Cooper lane

Following birds observed while walking along Cooper lane footpath Haydock.
Tree creeper 1
Yellow hammer 1
Bullfinch 2
Nuthatch 2 
Also Goosander seen on Sankey canal along Havannah flash. ( Male).
Pete Kemp.

Eccleston Mere

I've not been out for ages but had a bit of rare spare time today. It was quite depressing walking around the Mere, lots of trees and gorse has been removed since I was last there, presumably to make it more windy for the boats.

 

Willow tit 3

Little Grebe 4

Bullfinch 1 male

Nuthatch 3

Siskin 5

Pochard 1 male

Gadwall 5 male 3 female

Mute Swan 10-15

Harris Hawk 1 (on the arm of a fisherman)

Coot too many to count!

 

Damian P

Havannah flash

Nuthatch 2
Tufted duck 1m 2 f Sankey brook.
Teal 20.Sankey brook.
Kestrel 1.
Grey wagtail 1.
Goldfinch 10.
 Family of Mute swans still on the flash, 2 adult plus ,7 juvenile.

Havannah flash

Two Cormorants over and one Buzzard around Havannah flash this morning.
Pete Kemp.

North Florida, Haydock

Approx 2000 Woodpigeon and at least 13 Skylark on stubble this morning, close to Haydock Lane

Cooper lane

Two large Skeins of geese seen flying overhead this morning as I walked along Cooper lane footpath Haydock, possible Pinks.
Pete Kemp.

Cooper lane

Kestrel observed along Cooper lane footpath Haydock this morning at first light.
Pete Kemp.

Cooper lane

Twenty Fieldfares observed along Cooper lane footpath this morning.
Pete Kemp.

Re: St Helens Birds and Wildlife: Report a Sighting

Yep
Global warming comes to Rainford

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On 16 Dec 2017, at 11:54, Damian Pendlebury <sightings@outlook.com> wrote:

Hi Mark, I've cropped the photo – is that it in the middle? That's a cracking bird to see in your garden!

 

Cheers, Damian

 

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From: Mark Hounslea <m.hounslea@sky.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:45:13 AM
To: Damian Pendlebury
Subject: Re: St Helens Birds and Wildlife: Report a Sighting
 
Only a really poor I phone pic. Dead centre between the two biggest branches

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On 16 Dec 2017, at 11:32, Damian Pendlebury <sightings@outlook.com> wrote:

Hi Mark, that's amazing! Could you get a photo?

 

 

Cheers, Damian

 

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From: Mark Hounslea <m.hounslea@sky.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:31:48 AM
To: sightings@outlook.com
Subject: St Helens Birds and Wildlife: Report a Sighting
 
Little Egret just settled into a tree in my garden in Rainford
http://sthelensbirds.blogspot.com/p/report-sig.html


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RE: St Helens Birds and Wildlife: Report a Sighting

Hi Mark, you can put the cropped photo on the blog if you like by sending another email to sightings@outlook.com

 

Cheers, Damian

 

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From: Damian Pendlebury <sightings@outlook.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:54:38 AM
To: Mark Hounslea
Subject: RE: St Helens Birds and Wildlife: Report a Sighting
 

Hi Mark, I've cropped the photo – is that it in the middle? That's a cracking bird to see in your garden!

 

Cheers, Damian

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: Mark Hounslea <m.hounslea@sky.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:45:13 AM
To: Damian Pendlebury
Subject: Re: St Helens Birds and Wildlife: Report a Sighting
 
Only a really poor I phone pic. Dead centre between the two biggest branches


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On 16 Dec 2017, at 11:32, Damian Pendlebury <sightings@outlook.com> wrote:

Hi Mark, that's amazing! Could you get a photo?

 

 

Cheers, Damian

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: Mark Hounslea <m.hounslea@sky.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:31:48 AM
To: sightings@outlook.com
Subject: St Helens Birds and Wildlife: Report a Sighting
 
Little Egret just settled into a tree in my garden in Rainford
http://sthelensbirds.blogspot.com/p/report-sig.html


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Re: St Helens Birds and Wildlife: Report a Sighting

Only a really poor I phone pic. Dead centre between the two biggest branches


Sent from my iPad

On 16 Dec 2017, at 11:32, Damian Pendlebury <sightings@outlook.com> wrote:

Hi Mark, that's amazing! Could you get a photo?

 

 

Cheers, Damian

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: Mark Hounslea <m.hounslea@sky.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:31:48 AM
To: sightings@outlook.com
Subject: St Helens Birds and Wildlife: Report a Sighting
 
Little Egret just settled into a tree in my garden in Rainford
http://sthelensbirds.blogspot.com/p/report-sig.html


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Little Egret

A Little Egret is on farmland immediately north of Carr Mill Dam alongside the Brook by the blue-green barns, visible from A571

Regards Dave Broome

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Geese

Sun 12th Nov.
Again a big movement of Geese  ( Pinks) over Haydock, several large Skeins totaling over 1000 were seen at 7-30am flying West .
Pete Kemp.

Geese

Big movement of Pinks this morning with several large Skeins seen over Haydock as I passed through at 8_30am totaling over 1000, some heading SE others heading W.
Two Cormorants also spotted flying over.
Pete Kemp.

Haydock

Several large Skiens of geese seen over Haydock at 7am, followed by another four large Skeins at around 9-30am several hundred in total, possible Pinks, all heading SE.
Pete Kemp.

Pink-Feet

c4000 Pink-Footed Geese feeding at Crank near The Red Cat today

D Broome

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Hawfinch

A Hawfinch flew north at Billinge at 10:10, over the pines at Higher End, in Wigan at first then down the ridge in to St. Helens territory

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Penketh bridge

Sun 29th Oct.
List of birds observed around the Penketh bridge area 8am.
Teal 6
Cormorant 1
Sparrowhawk 2
Buzzard 5
Kingfisher 1
Reed bunting
Chaffinch
Goldfinch
Redwing
Long tailed tit
Pete Kemp.

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.