Havannah flash

Sun 22nd Oct.
List of birds observed on Havannah flash this morning.
Sparrowhawk 2
Bullfinch 5
Redwing
Fieldfare
Jackdaw 
Mallard
Coot
Mute Swan 10
Magpie
Blackbird
Wood pigeon
Chaffinch
Carrion crow
Plus Grey squirrels.
Pete Kemp.


Havannah flash

Large flocks of Wood pigeon seen flying over first light, heading S E along with very large skein of geese Pinks?
Pete Kemp.

Sighting


Monday October 9th. Skein of geese, almost certainly Pink-footed (saw them only briefly from the house) and around 100 strong, flying quite low over Collins Green (Burtonwood) towards St Helens, 6 pm.

Graham Mercer

Havannah flash

Spotted the following at first light on my way through the flash this morning.
Buzzard 1
Very large number of Crows, Jackdaws, flying over from Buttonwood direction heading North.
Pete Kemp.

Fieldfares

Spotted my first Fieldfares this morning, just three on top of the Hawthorns at the bottom of Cooper lane footpath Haydock, the Hawthorns bushes are bursting with berries.
Pete Kemp.

Waggon lane

Today's sightings off Waggon lane Haydock.
Buzzard 1
Grey partridge 6
Area very quiet.
Pete Kemp.

Havannah flash

Buzzard 2
Kestrel 1
Also one Stoat seen running across Cooper lane footpath.
Pete.

Havannah flash

2 Mute Swans seen taking off from flash.
Plus one other seen flying over heading towards  Newton le Willows.
Also 3 Cormorants seen.
Pete.

Moss Lane

Sunday 17th September, 10.15 am

70/80 Barnacle Geese (approx) in field adjacent to Moss Lane, Rainford.

Graham Mercer



Havannah flash

8-15am.
80+ Pinks over.
20 Swallows over.
3 Cock Pheasant.
1 Brown hawker.
Along Havannah flash this morning.
Pete.

Geese

Approx 80 Pinks seen flying over Haydock this morning at 8-15 am heading East.
Pete.

Havannah flash

Ten Pink footed geese seen flying low overhead 8-45am, headings West.
Pete.

Carr Mill Dam

100+ Swallow, 1 Sand Martin and 23 Great Crested Grebe this morning

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

Carr mill

Six Common tern.
Two Common Sandpiper.
Three Grey heron.
7-30pm.
SB.

Havannah flash

Nice to see the Police patrolling Havannah flash area this morning on Quad bikes, and a pleasure to talk with, hope this is going to be a regular thing.