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RE: Newton-le-Willows


Yesterday in willow park:

Mallard 128
Teal 30
Moorhen 9
Goosander 2 (males)

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Three Green Sandpipers in the Sankey Valley at Earlstown this morning.

Info thanks to Bill Harrison



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Early morning walk round Lyme and wood country park 7:00 to 8:00 produced 2 female Wheatear at the top of the hill and a Grasshopper Warbler singing from the path between Grange valley and Lyme primary school.

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2 fieldfare off Southworth road today

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Male Whinchat and Grasshopper Warbler in scrubby field north of Sankey valley path. West from common road about half way to Havannah flash.

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Green sandpiper looks to be resident at the lake now, also 2 male goosander

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Anna, yes the Green Sandpiper was there 30 mins ago, pecking around the vast amounts of rubbish

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Willow tit newton greenway and think the green sandpiper may be back on the island on newton lake again (no bins for positive ID but was flushed by Frodo chasing the geese!)

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An early morning walk round Lyme and wood country park 7:30 to 9:00 produced a nice selection of birds. Highlights included Siskin 15+ Chaffinch 10+ Linnet 15+ Reed bunting 6 Cormorant 10 Skylark 4 Little grebe 2 Willow Tit 2 (this is a first record after two years of searching)

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2 Green Sandpipers on flooded field near penkford bridge at bottom of common road.

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Few teal and couple of goosander on Newton Lake. After the fish kill earlier in the year, caused by an upstream detergent spill/leak, it'll be interesting to see how long they stay. The teal have been there a couple of weeks now.

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Willow tit down newton brook at back of whites estate (greenway path towards Vulcan)

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7 Whooper Swans flew south over Lyme and Wood country park 8:30am.

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Wheatear at top of hill at Lyme and wood country park at 7am.

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Green Sandpiper on flooded field near penkford bridge at bottom of common road.

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A walk in Sankey valley park between common road and Haydock, then back to Newton via swan road. 8:30 - 10:30am. Willow Tit (2 from path) Cetti's warbler Goosander 2m 1f 10+ Teal 15 Meadow pipit Tufted duck Yellowhammer Bullfinch Reed bunting Total of 45 birds this morning. A great day.

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Little grebe with 3 young newton lake this morning

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Juvenile male mandarin duck on newton lake this evening

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At lunchtime today a Kingfisher was seen alongside the St.Helens canal near Vulcan Village.

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1x Gadwall 3 x shelduck 10 x teal 2x tufted duck newton lake

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Shelduck on newton lake today

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A walk from Newton past the nine arches along canal toward St Helens from 10 - 1.00pm. 40 birds in all.

2 Linnet
3 Common Whitethroat
8 Blackcap
many Chiffchaff
many Willow Warbler
2 Reed Warbler calling
1 Skylark
2 Willow Tit
1 Gadwall
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Pied Wagtail
4 Swallow
20+ Sand Martin
2 Jay
2 Yellowhammer
3 Reed Bunting
9 Bullfinch
3 Kestrel
2 Sparrowhawk
5 Buzzard

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A leisurely walk from nine arches along canal toward St Helens from 3 - 4.30pm. 36 birds in all.
Cormorant
3x buzzard
4x Gawall
4x Shoveler
10+ teal
4X Tufted duck
Mallard
4x mute swan
2x Canada Goose
Lapwing
Kingfisher
Pheasant
Moorhen
Coot
Lesser Black Backed Gull
herring Gull
Black headed Gull
Wood Pigeon
Ferral Pigeon
Robin
Blackbird
Song Thrush
1 Calling Chiffchaff
great tit
Blue Tit
Magpie
Rook
Carrion Crow
Raven
House sparrow
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Chaffinch
Reed Bunting






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400+ Pink Footed Geese over newton at 8.00am moving south east

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Raven in trees behind Bridge Street, Earlestown this morning at 8am.

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A pair of Ravens were in the large trees next to Vulcan Reservoir at 12.30pm today.

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100+ Swift today feeding over fields by the former Parkside Colliery, visible from M6



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Common Tern over Vulcan Reservoir 4.00pm today.

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Cheers Col

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The flash is at SJ 56281 94813. Park at the car park near postcode WA12 9NY. Then walk along the new footpath through the woods to the right (away from the viaduct), following the river. The flash is basically just a flooded field on your left after about 100m. Be careful when you go down here, the vegetation has been cleared and the gulls flush really easily.



-- Edited by colin davies on Wednesday 15th of February 2017 10:40:41 PM

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Where is Penkford Flash please Col?

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Juvenile Glaucous gull on Penkford flash Earlestown yesterday, commuting between here and Lyme and Wood Pits tip.



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Female Grey Wagtail in back yard. That's 6 winters in a row.

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A good long walk down the Sankey Valley from Newton toward St Helens 10.00am - 1.30pm

10+ Common Whitethroat
8 Blackcap
many Chiffchaff
many Willow Warbler
1 Sedge Warbler
1 Grasshopper Warbler
5 Reed Warbler
1 Willow Tit
10+ Long Tailed Tit
1 Grey Wagtail
many Swallow
many House Martin
many Sand Martin
Jay
3-4 Yellowhammer
many Reed Bunting
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
1 Greenfinch
2 Bullfinch
1 Kestrel
1 Sparrowhawk
3 Buzzard

A great warbler day and great to see first willow tit for this area. A good day with a total of 48 species

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The male Grey Wagtail has now been joined by a female in my back yard.

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Adult male Grey Wagtail feeding in my back yard in Brookfield street this morning. This is the fifth year in a row Grey Wagtails have visited my yard feeders.

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Morning walk from Earlestown via the Sankey Canal to Burtonwood and back via Old Hall Lane 10.30 12.00

2 Goosander 1m 1f on Sankey brook
2 Grey Wagtail
1 or 2 Skylarks in song
1 Mistle Thrush
1 Tree Sparrow
9 Mute Swan 4 adult 1f 3 m 5 Juvenile (courtship behaviour by adult males) on canal


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A afternoon walk 2.00pm-4.00pm down the Sankey Valley from Newton to Haydock and back.

1 Kestrel (m)
1 Goosander (M) on Sankey Brook
30+ Teal on Sankey Brook
1 Common Buzzard
3 Stock Dove
2 Jay

Near Vista Road Landfill

1 Great Black Backed Gull
Lesser Black Backed Gull
Herring Gull

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Sparrowhawk over Earlestown Railway Station at 7.45am

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37 Teal on Newton Lake this morning

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1 Green Sandpiper at Newton Lake this morning

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Newton Lake in Willow Park this morning - 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 12 Teal, 2 Gadwall

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Well for those interested the male eclipse pintail was still present on Newton Lake yesterday evening AND it had a friend, a female/immature bird biggrin

Waited ages for my first St Helens pintail and now had two at once!

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M Gannon wrote:

Eclipse male Pintail on Newton Lake this afternoon





Very nice record, any news on whether its still around?

Also arent we due a green sandpiper here!

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Eclipse male Pintail on Newton Lake this afternoon

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Good stuff, cheers

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Another walk this afternoon this time from Newton to Winwick Quay along the Sankey Canal 1.00pm to 3.00pm.

Many Willow Warblers
5 Buzzards
1 Kestrel mobbing a Buzzard
2 Grey Wagtail 1 adult female 1 juvenile
Yellowhammer
Reed Bunting
2 Mute Swan with 7 Cygnets

Paul

I have sent you a PM on the location of the Garden Warbler.

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Lawrence Hindley wrote:

A morning walk 6.50am-9.00am down the Sankey Valley from Newton to Haydock and back. The place was alive with warblers.

many Whitethroat
1 Blackcap
many Chiffchaff
3 Reed Warbler
1 Sedge Warbler
1 Garden Warbler

2 Stock Dove
4+Yellowhammer
4 Reed Bunting
1 Grey Heron
1 Nuthatch
10 Long Tailed Tits





Garden warbler's a good find in St Helens can you give exact location please via PM if neccesary? Thanks

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A morning walk 6.50am-9.00am down the Sankey Valley from Newton to Haydock and back. The place was alive with warblers.

many Whitethroat
1 Blackcap
many Chiffchaff
3 Reed Warbler
1 Sedge Warbler
1 Garden Warbler

2 Stock Dove
4+Yellowhammer
4 Reed Bunting
1 Grey Heron
1 Nuthatch
10 Long Tailed Tits

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24 Gadwall on Newton Lake this morning, brood of fledged Nuthatch also present by the lake

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