Carr Mill Dam

Monday 27th June: 8 young Great Crested Grebe in two broods of 4; 3 Cormorant; 67 Mallard; 1 female Tufted Duck; 5 Common Tern; 4 Oystercatcher chasing and calling high overhead; 1 Kingfisher; 2 Nuthatch.
Derek Evans

Reed's Farm/Mossborough Roundabout

Tuesday 21st June; 80 Lapwing (failed &/or non-breeders?); pair Oystercatcher; one Red-legged Partridge; 2 singing Corn Bunting.
Derek Evans


Counted 34 Lapwings in the fields opposite Havannah flash this morning, 6-8 is the norm for this area.

Moss Lane

All the usual cast along Moss Lane this afternoon, the only unusual sighting were the three painted lady butterflies...

Corn bunting 4+ heard
Yellowhammer 8+
Tree sparrow 12+
Skylark 3
Oystercatcher 3
Lapwing 5
Buzzard 2
Kestrel 1

Painted Lady 3
Small white 1

Damian P

One of three Painted Lady butterflies


Caught this lovely looking Elephant Hawkmoth in my garden last night, after a poor start, things look like they are picking up.


Pipistrelle bats were detected at the following locations last night, around Haydock. 10pm.
Clipsley lane .
Cooper lane footpath .
Woods behind Station road .
No other species of Bat was detected.

Pond dipping

Spent an hour pond dipping with the Grandchildren this afternoon, the pond behind Chain lane estate.
Smooth newt.
Water stick insect .
Stickle back.
A good afternoon to get the kids interested in nature

Tawny Owl

Thursday 2nd June: 1 Tawny Owl adult with 1 young in woodland east of Barrow's Farm, Chadwick Green, Billinge at 0800.
Derek Evans