Recent sightings

Carr Mill Dam: 2 Common Tern on 6th and 9th June; one calling Tawny Owl at 2215 on 12th June.
Taylor Park Lake on 13th June: 9 Mute Swan; 2 Muscovy Duck; 8 Tufted Duck; confirmed breeding of Coot and Moorhen; confirmed breeding of Grey Wagtail as adult carried food for young.
Derek Evans

Havannah flash

Shellduck on Havannah flash 6-30am this morning.
Plus one Cormorant.
Pete Kemp

Red kite

Red kite spotted over Havannah flash/ Parr area 7am this morning, showed well before making its way towards the Blackbrook area.
Only had my mobile phone with me but any photo is better than none in my books.
Pete Kemp.

Havannah flash

Walk along the banks of Sankey brook this morning and lost count of how many Banded demoiselles I saw,50+ maybe more, plus other unidentified Damselflies
Pete Kemp.

Havannah flash

7-am, spotted three Shellduck in farmers fields near Havannah flash, these are a first for me in this area.
Pete Kemp.

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Could anyone help identify this little grasshopper like insect , not the best photo as it was taken quickly using my phone.
My guess is it's a Slender ground hopper.

Red Kite


A Red Kite was gliding over the Game Bird pub earlier today on the East Lancs Road. Showing well in the sunshine it floated off northwards, it was seen at 11:45am

Thanks, Colin.

Havannah flash

Cormorant on Sankey brook 7 -30 am this morning.
Plus the usual, Blue tit, Goldfinch etc.
Pete Kemp.

Eccleston Mere - possible whinchat

I saw a possible whinchat at Eccleston Mere this morning – it was very distant but I can't think of what else it could be.


Also these feathers were there – does anyone know what they are from?



Damian P




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Havañnah flash

Every year at nesting time, some mindless person decides to set fire to large areas of Havannah flash.
This morning I noticed the embankment near Waggon lane had been burned, this area was fine yesterday morning, surley member's of the public must see what's going on, ( just ring the Police).

Spotted this afternoon, a squirrel moving house carrying her young in her mouth across Leach Lane, Sutton Manor. 

Victoria Roberts

Sankey brook

Sighting from Sankey brook 7am this morning.
Tufted duck , 2 male 1 female.
Pheasant 1 male 1 female.
Pete Kemp.


Brimstone butterfly spotted at Grange valley school this afternoon.
Pete Kemp.

Havannah flash

Canada goose 15.
Also spotted a Stoat running across the path, plus several Grey squirrels.
Pete Kemp.

Red Admiral

Spotted a Red Admiral this morning in the rain, think it was disturbed from the shed as I got the car out. (Early sighting ).


Havannah flash very quiet this morning.
I realised this morning how aggresive Magpies can be, I observed three fighting on the path, two had the third one pinned down on its back, pecking away at it with feathers flying everywer, just not giving up.
Just wondering if this was their way of getting reading for breeding, ( sorting themselves out)?
Pete Kemp.

Havannah flash

This morning 7_30am.
Water levels very high.
Canada geese 2.
Mute Swan 2.
Cormorant 1.
Goldfinch 15 +
Buzzard 1.
Pete Kemp.

Havannah flash

Starling, Yellowhammer, both observed with nesting material.
Male Tufted duck on Sankey brook, along with a report of a Mink sighting.


This morning, I noticed large amounts of Frogspawn in several locations on Havannah flash.

Cooper lane

Cooper lane Haydock 7-30am.
Buzzard 2.
Sparrowhawk 1.
Nuthatch 2.
Great tit
Pete Kemp.


Total of seven Buzzards observed soaring together over Clipsley lane Haydock at 2-30pm this afternoon.
Pete Kemp.

Fiddle Pool

March 24th 2018

Fiddle Pool (Seasonal pond opposite Fiddle 'ith Bag pub, Alder Lane, near Burtonwood.

17 Lapwings
Pair of Shovellers
Pair of Redshanks
Pair of Mallards
Pair of Oyster Catchers
2 Mute Swans (immature)
Small group of Teal
Black-headed Gulls
Wood Pigeons

Graham Mercer