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Cooper lane footpath

Lapwing seen over fields along Cooper lane footpath this morning.
Pete Kemp

Havannah flash

Today's sightings.
Teal
Cormorant
Buzzard
Grey heron
Mute Sean
Coal tit
Blue tit
Great tit
Coot
Moorhen
Wren.
SteB

Cooper lane

Cooper lane Haydock.
Nuthatch 2
Coal tit 1
Great tit 
Blue tit 
Carrion crow
Wood pigeon
Chaffinch
SteB

Havannah flash

As always, very quiet on the Flash, just the usual, Mute Sean 6
Coot
Mallard
Moorhen
Few Teal on Sankey brook.
SteB.

Pinks

Once again two large Skeins of Pinks seen overhead this morning, as I walked through Havannah flash.
Pete Kemp.

Pinks

Three large Skeins of Geese ( several hundred) seen overhead at Havannah flash, this morning, possible Pinks, heading East.
Pete Kemp.

Partridge

Ten Grey Partridge spotted in farmers fields near Havannah flash this morning, also around 100 Pinks overhead.


Carr Mill Dam

Little Gull one winter adult 0850-0915 had apparently moved on by 0930; viewed from the overflow and from the Waterside; bathing, preening and in flight. Also 60+ Black-headed, 8 Common, 2 Herring and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull.
Derek Evans

Taylor Park Lake

Little Egret one; Muscovy Duck 2; Tufted Duck 19; Pochard one; Shoveler 3; Coot 56; Common Gull one.
Derek Evans



Monday Dec 10th 2018 - 11 am.

Estimated 100 - 120 geese (presumably Pink-footed) flying in a broad, shallow chevron formation across Penny Lane, Collins Green, Burtonwood. Heading north-westerly as if towards the Billinge/Crank/Rainford area..

Graham Mercer

Havannah flash

As always, very quiet on the Flash this morning as I passed through, Sankey canal running very high.
Blackbird.
Jay.
Magpie 
Chaffinch.
Robin.
Carrion crow.
Cormorant 2.
Mute Swan 6, 2 adults 4 large cygnets.
Coot.
Mallard.
Moorhen.
Pete Kemp.

Cooper lane

First light Cooper lane footpath Haydock.
Bullfinch 5.
Blackbird.
Robin
Hedge sparrow
Jay.
Pete Kemp.

Carr Mill Dam

Mute Swan 3 adult, Tufted Duck 4, Teal one, Pochard one. Also Grey Wagtail 2 and single Buzzard, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Coal Tit and Siskin.
Derek Evans

Sankey canal

The following sightings from Sankey canal this morning.
Grey heron 1
Teal 30
Mallard
Tufted duck (female) 1
Moorhen
Little grebe 3
SteB

Cooper lane

Sparrowhawk seen hunting along Cooper lane footpath this morning as I walked my dog's, area very quiet.
SteB.

Canada geese

Around fifteen Canada geese in the field along Cooper lane Haydock as I passed through at first light this morning, nothing else seen.
Pete Kemp.

Carr Mill Dam

Woodcock 2 flushed separately at 1000 from damp woodland edge south of the Goyt inlet.
Derek Evans

Moss Lane: Windle/Rainford

Pink-footed Goose 145 in flights over; Grey Partridge 12 (coveys of 5 and 7); Merlin one hunting western end at 1025; Stonechat one female adjacent to the stables at 0855; Tree Sparrow 12 scattered; Brambling one female western end hedgerows at 0935; Linnet 40 flock; Corn Bunting 9 on the power lines. Also one Stoat. 
Derek Evans

Geese

Few hundred Geese over Haydock this morning 0-8 15 ( Pinks) also around 20 Redwing along Cooper lane Haydock plus one Buzzard.
Pete Kemp.

Geese

Several large skeins of Geese ( possible Pinks) totaling several hundred seen over Haydock at  7-45am this morning, heading East.
SteB.

Redwings

Observed this morning around Havannah flash area.
Redwing 50.
Grey partridge 10.
Pinks 100 over.
Mute Swan 2 over,( large cygnets ).
Pete Kemp.

Havannah flash

Observed the following this morning as I walked through the Flash.
Canada geese 40 over.
Pheasant 6.
Mute Swan 1,( large cygnet ).
Stoat or a Weasel 1, not sure which? briefly seen.
Pete Kemp.

Bats

Large amount of Pipistrelle bats observed as I walked along Cooper lane footpath tonight at dusk .
Pete Kemp.