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

Kev

Carr Mill Dam

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

Osprey

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

Moss Lane, Windle

Pair Oystercatcher perched on the rooftops of Numbers 30 and 34 at 0625; 14 Wheatear; pair Raven perched pylon.
Derek Evans

Moss Lane, Windle

13 Wheatear (5 male, 8 female) scattered across the area at 0625-0720+.
Derek Evans

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