Billinge Hill

I had another look up Billinge Hill this morning to see the spotted flycatchers again. I eventually found one, in exactly the same place as last night - on the overhead wires that pass over the road to the summit.

Also seen was a wheatear on the summit building and then later on the stone circle, and a very pale
?willow warbler near to the pine copse on the footpath towards Mountains farm.

Spot Fly Location

Spot Fly Large

Spot Fly from last night

Wheatear on summit

Very pale willow warbler

Very pale willow warbler 2

Damian P

Dairy Farm Road Rainford

There were 12 curlew in a grass field with cows in off Dairy Farm Road yesterday.

Damian P

Lyme and Woods Pit Country Park

Birds this morning included 1 Common Sandpiper, approx 80 Linnet, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 350+ Lesser Black-Backed Gull, 19 Herring Gull and 4 Great Black-Backed Gull

D. Broome

Newton Lake

Birds present this morning included 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 12 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 1 Cormorant, 13 Moorhen and 2 Goldcrest

Dave B

Clock Face Country Park

This afternoon birds included 2 Willow Tit, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel and 1 Sparrowhawk. Overhead near to the car park approx 400 Black-Headed Gull, 1 adult Common Gull and 20 Swift were feeding on flying ants. This site looks a great place for watching visible migration.

Dave Broome

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Moths at home

Trapped this Chocolate Tip last night at home, only the 2nd record of this species for St Helens as far as I'm aware and new for the garden, plus another 34 species including 2 Flame Carpet, July Highflyer and Swallowtail Moth.
Ray Banks