Laffak Pond, Chain Lane

Tufted Duck 4; Little Grebe 6; Great Crested Grebe 2; Sparrowhawk; Moorhen 11; Coot 6; Kingfisher; Swallow 3; House Martin 3; Grey Wagtail; Chiffchaff 2; Goldcrest 2; Nuthatch; Treecreeper.

Derek Evans

St Helens Cemetery and Crematorium

Pink-footed Goose 150 flew high to east; Willow Warbler one sang twice - a late date for St Helens. Also: Goldcrest, Coal Tit and Nuthatch.

Derek Evans

Havannah flash

The following sighting from Havannah flash this morning.
Tree sparrow.
Greenfinch.
Buzzard.
Chaffinch.
Jackdaw.
Collared dove.
Still a few Swallows around the Trout farm.
SB.

Berrington's Lane, Rainford

Pinkfooted Goose 400 overhead; Little Grebe one on a golf course pond; Lapwing 60 in stubble fields. Also: a pair of Stock Dove, one Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff (some in weak song) and 3 Bullfinch.

Derek Evans

Moss Lane, Windle/Rainford

All single birds: Spotted Flycatcher at 0810 feeding from shrubs along big ditch at west end soon disappeared; Whinchat 0720-0755+ ranging widely across hawthorn hedgerows and west end horse paddocks; Wheatear gave good views west end horse paddocks; Yellow Wagtail as reported previously.

Derek Evans 

Moss Lane, Windle/Rainford

One Yellow Wagtail as previously reported. Also: 70 recently released Pheasant, a covey of 5 Grey Partridge, 7 Meadow Pipit, 30 Tree Sparrow and 40 Goldfinch.

Derek Evans

Grasmere Avenue and Carr Mill Dam

Pinkfooted Goose heard over Grasmere Avenue at 0200.

At Carr Mill Dam single Teal and Common Sandpiper. In stubble near Hollin Hey 14 Pied Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit and 8 Tree Sparrow.

Derek Evans

Carr Mill Dam

Green Woodpecker heard but not seen just north of the Sailing Club at 0800. Also: one Teal on the water.

Derek Evans

Carr Mill Dam

The period 4th to 10th September
Great Crested Grebe max count 41 (24 adult, 17 juvenile) on 10th.
Canada Goose max count 140 on 10th.
Teal 3 on 10th.
Common Tern present throughout with max 4 (2 adult, 2 juvenile - though not bred here) on 7th.
Common Sandpiper one on 10th.
Willow Tit singles on 5th and 10th.
Meadow Pipit 5 in stubble on 7th.
House Sparrow 50+ with Tree Sparrow 4+ above Otter's Swift on 7th and 10th.

Derek Evans

Moss Lane, Windle/Rainford

2 Wheatear on hay bales at western end from 0700; one Yellow Wagtail as previously reported; 100 Lesser Black-backed Gull fed in fields; 35 Tree Sparrow in the hedgerows.

Derek Evans