Havannah flash

Two photos of the reed beds on Havanna flash which once more have been set alight for the fourth year running.

Hoverflies

Two new hoverflies for me at Sankey Valley Park today 21/4/17, Portevinia maculata and Leucozona lucorum, the first being associated with Wild Garlic


Ray Banks
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Carr Mill Dam

4 Oystercatcher; 4 Common Tern; 1 Grasshopper Warbler seen as it sang from long, dead, dry grass stalks in rushy meadow on the east side 0710-0720+.
Derek Evans

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Carr Mill Dam

1 Greylag Goose, 4 (2 pair) Tufted Duck, brood 12 Mallard duckling, 1 Tawny Owl, 20 Sand Martin; pair Willow Tit.
Derek Evans

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Moss Lane, Windle

2 Wheatear in the horse paddocks at the western end at 0820.
Derek Evans

FW: Ring Ouzel and Grasshopper Warbler


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From: Kimco Africa <martin.hulme@menamed.eu>
Date: Saturday, 15 April 2017 at 19:20
To: "sightings @ outlook .com"
Subject: Ring Ouzel and Grasshopper Warbler

A Ring Ouzel was on Prescott Cricket ground this morning and a Grasshopper Warbler near Eccleston Mere also seen by Dot.

Martin Hulme

Carr Mill Dam

1 House Martin with 12 Swallow and 50 Sand Martin at 0815.
Derek Evans

Moss Lane, Windle

1 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Fieldfare, 1 Willow Warbler.
Derek Evans

Carr Mill Dam

1 male Blackcap seen in song along the railway embankment at 0735.
Derek Evans

Moss Lane, Windle

2 Oystercatcher; 70 Fieldfare on frosted rugby pitch; 1 Chiffchaff in song; Jackdaw and Carrion Crow nest-building; 1 Raven over.
Derek E

My garden Eccleston

5 siskin on my feeders this morning and a hedgehog last night. I last saw the brambling yesterday morning.

Damian P
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Dairy Farm Road, Rainford

2 Shelduck at 0700; 1 Oystercatcher; 48 Lapwing; 2 Fieldfare; 1 Chiffchaff.
Derek Evans

Moss Lane, Windle

1 Peregrine hunting at 1440; 2 Oystercatcher; 5 Redwing; 30 Yellowhammer in loose flock.
Derek Evans

Brambling - my garden, Eccleston

This gorgeous male brambling visited the garden this afternoon. I was just on the way out to collect my car from a service so only had a few minutes to watch it, and it was gone by the time I'd got back.

I've had bramblings in the garden a few years ago when a male and female visited intermittently for  a week or so, but this was a complete surprise today.







Damian P

Star

Lovely photo of the Roe deer in the Star Thursday  16th March 17, its just a pity the location was given away.

Carr Mill Dam

1 Little Grebe, 1 female Goosander circled at 0700, 1 Woodcock flushed from east side woodland at 0725, 1 Curlew flew south at 0750, 60 Fieldfare, 3 Chiffchaff in song.
Derek Evans

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Carr Mill Dam

4 sub-adult Mute Swan,1 Greylag Goose, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Chiffchaff in song, Siskin pair.
Derek Evans

Billinge Hill

Two Stonechats (fem's) at the midden pile near the hill this afternoon.

Carr Mill Dam

2 Greylag Goose on the water; 2 Oystercatcher flew west at 0720; 15 Redwing; 2 Siskin in the alders at the Goyt inlet.
Derek Evans