Carr mill

Six Common tern.
Two Common Sandpiper.
Three Grey heron.

Havannah flash

Nice to see the Police patrolling Havannah flash area this morning on Quad bikes, and a pleasure to talk with, hope this is going to be a regular thing.

Carr Mill Dam

1 Common Sandpiper, my first juvenile Black-headed Gull of the summer and a Willow Tit.
Derek Evans

Carr Mill Dam

50 Swift over east side woodland and cornfields this morning.
Derek Evans

Havannah flash

The following Dragonflies were seen on Havanna this morning.
Four spotted chaser.
Common darter.
Broad bodied chaser.
Emperor dragonfly.

Banded demoiselle.
Azure damselfly.

Merton Bank Open Space

1 Sedge Warbler seen in song; 5 Reed Warbler seen: 3 in song, one carrying food for young and one bearing metal ring on right leg (as last year).
Derek Evans


Berrington's Lane, Rainford

2 pairs Little Grebe each with 2 juveniles; pair Oystercatcher; one singing (and seen) Reed Warbler.
Derek Evans


Beetle ID

Can anyone please help with this beetle identification. It was seen around ponds and waterways on Sankey valley this afternoon.

Rainford Bypass Barn Owl

I had an amazing view of a barn owl in full light last night (8.00 pm) whilst driving towards Eccleston on the Rainford Bypass. I saw it from a distance in a field on the left and then I as I got nearer, it flew right in front of the car holding a mouse/vole in its talons! I'll not forget that in a while!

Damian P

Linkway Pools, Town Centre

1 drake Mandarin; confirmed breeding of Canada Goose, Mallard, Coot and Moorhen.
Derek Evans

Hi, I live overlooking car mill damm and I'm pretty sure that I've observed a red kite twice in the last few days today and yesterday. In and around the waterside pub/Premier inn.

Im not a birdwatcher but noticed very distinct red shoulders on the bird and on doing a bit of research I think it might be  a kite

Thanks alot


Carr Mill Dam

Willow Tit: confirmed breeding in east side woodland when adult carried food to nest hole at 0635.
Derek Evans


Single Osprey flying NE low over houses over Langdale Crescent, Wigan, being pursued by an Oystercatcher and a crow Thursday 11th 8:30am 

Laffak Pond, Chain Lane

2 Little Ringed Plover circled the site at 0725 but did not stay.
Derek Evans

Moss Lane, Windle

First time I've been out for a while, I couldn't resist the sunshine...

Wheatear 1m in the horse paddock
Oystercatcher 1
Tree sparrow 1
Corn bunting 1 heard
Reed bunting 1
Kestrel 1
Buzzard 1
Plenty of Skylark, Linnets, Yellowhammers around

Brown hare 1

Damian P

St Helens Cemetery

2 Swifts flew north/north-east at 0700 and 0730 respectively.
Derek Evans

Carr Mill Dam

Pair Shoveler from Nineteen Arches 0710-0800+; 1 Whitethroat seen in song; also: pair Greylag Goose, 8 Common Tern, confirmed breeding of Great Crested Grebe (brood of 2).
Derek Evans

Laffak Pond, Chain Lane and Burgy Banks North

On the pond: adult pair Great Crested Grebe with 4 young; one adult Little Grebe. In and over the Burgy woodland: pairs of Sparrowhawk and Raven.
Derek Evans