St Helens Canal

3 Mandarin along the canal between the World of Glass and the St Helens Chamber buildings this morning. All superficially in 'female-type' plumage but at least one was a drake in eclipse plumage.
Derek Evans

Sankey Valley

1 Tawny Owl at 0720 in the dark and damp Stanley Bank Wood being mobbed by Jay and Blackbird.
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Berrington's Lane, Rainford

1 adult Hobby flew through hunting at 0805 heading towards Sandy Lane.
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Laffak Pond, Chain Lane

17 Tufted Duck comprised 13 adults and a brood of 4 ducklings.
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Carr Mill Dam

Tuesday 1st August 1 Little Grebe; 2 Common Tern.

Wednesday 2nd August 18 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 1 Common Tern; 8 Grey Wagtail.

Friday 4th August 30 Great Crested Grebe of which at least 4 were juvenile; 116 Mallard; 96 Canada Goose (70 flying and 26 flightless).

Derek Evans