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RE: St Helens


Buzzard over Carr Mill @ 13.00 today.smile.gif

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I honestly don't think there will be any occupancy until the gasholder comes down.

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sid ashton wrote:

Had a check round the Parish Church earlier in the week - no sign yet of Peregrine occupancy - had any shopping trips Paul wink.gif






No trips yet - no time, no money!

But a nice couple of shelduxk on Newton-le-Willows lake the other day plus a lot of "mucky" ducks appeared from somewhere???

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Cheers Sid.As I work in St Helens and am in town most dinnertimes I'll keep my eyes peeled.

Last week watched a Magpie building a nest roof in a tree next to the garage on College Street and there was a Wood Pigeon sat on a nest in a bare tree outside the Main Post Office!!disbelief.gif

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Neil, yes the parish church is just down from M&S. From Judith's original message the nest box has been placed in the turret with anticipated good views from the car park side however should the Peregrines take up residence the location will become fairly obvious I imagine wink.gif

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Is the Parish Church the one opposite Marks & Spencers?

On which side is the nest box - had a look this dinnertime but couldn't see anything.

There were about 20 Pigeons on the church roof so obviously no Peregrines in the vicinity.

-- Edited by Neil Ferguson on Thursday 24th of February 2011 11:45:57 PM

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Had a check round the Parish Church earlier in the week - no sign yet of Peregrine occupancy - had any shopping trips Paul wink.gif

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sid ashton wrote:

Ian McKerchar wrote:

Originally posted by Judith Smith today:

A nestbox for Peregrines was erected today on the turret of the parish Church of St Helen, in the town centre today, as compensation for the gasholder site which is shortly to be demolished. Doubtful if they will take it up until the gasholder actually goes - to be netted off this week. There should be good views from the roof of St Mary's multistorey car park, if they do colonise.



Judith I shall watch for developments on my frequent trips to St Helens smile.gif




Sid - Get off my patch! biggrin.gif

The wife will wonder why I am now more willing to go into St Helens town centre to shop with her ...... fingers crossed

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Ian McKerchar wrote:

Originally posted by Judith Smith today:

A nestbox for Peregrines was erected today on the turret of the parish Church of St Helen, in the town centre today, as compensation for the gasholder site which is shortly to be demolished. Doubtful if they will take it up until the gasholder actually goes - to be netted off this week. There should be good views from the roof of St Mary's multistorey car park, if they do colonise.



Judith I shall watch for developments on my frequent trips to St Helens smile.gif

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Originally posted by Judith Smith today:

A nestbox for Peregrines was erected today on the turret of the parish Church of St Helen, in the town centre today, as compensation for the gasholder site which is shortly to be demolished. Doubtful if they will take it up until the gasholder actually goes - to be netted off this week. There should be good views from the roof of St Mary's multistorey car park, if they do colonise.

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Excellent views of black tern at Carr Mill Dam this evening - I was the only one there at this time too!

Thanks to Dave Owen for the tip-off :)

Also a local angler told me that the local kingfishers have had 7 young!!!

And that he reckons there is a red kite knocking about .... I'll be keeping my eyes open


-- Edited by paul brady on Wednesday 15th of September 2010 08:16:00 PM

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An less than interesting shopping trip to St Helens town centre this afternoon livened up by the local female Peregrine visiting the the Starling flock on the tech college roof biggrin.gif

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Yeah lots of flying ants in my garden too!

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500+ Black-Headed Gulls were fly-catching near to the town centre this afternoon, presumably attracted by a dispersal of flying ants

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Possible male Red-footed falcon reported over town centre this morning, possibly for it's second day.

Let's hope it moves to Pennington!

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We went over to St Helens, my wife's home town today to visit family. Had the chance to wander around Taylor Park for half an hour or so. Pleasantly surprised to see how healthy the boating lake is looking - haven't been there for years. They seem to have an aeration system similar to Salford Quays and the water looked really well. Birds present 4 Great Crested Grebe, Coots with chicks, plenty of Mallard and 3 Common Tern, 2 Lesser Black backed Gulls.

PS Anyone know how this "aeration" system works - it looks as if water is being recirculated?

-- Edited by sid ashton on Sunday 3rd of May 2009 08:44:30 PM

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