Visit to Sankey Valley Country Park and Carr Mill Dam – 10th July 2018

By | July 1, 2018

Because of the Moorland fires that had been burning in the Rivington area the planned visit to Rivington Moor Country Park was cancelled and the group revisited the Sankey Valley, a site we had first visited in June last year.

Eight members of the group attended on this occasion and a total of 31 species were recorded.

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Species Number Seen Comment
Blackbird Several
Black-headed Gull Several
Blue Tit Heard only
Buzzard 4
Carrion Crow Heard only
Collared Dove Heard only
Common Gull 1
Coot Several On Nest
Feral Pigeon A few
Goldfinch A few
Great Crested Grebe 9 Incl. 2 Juveniles
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Great Tit A few
Greenfinch Heard only
Grey Heron 3
Grey Wagtail Several
Hybrid Duck A few
Jay Heard only
Lesser Black-backed Gull A few
Magpie Several
Mallard Many
Moorhen Several + chicks (1st & 2nd brood)
Mute Swan 2
Nuthatch Heard only
Pied Wagtail A few
Robin Several
Song Thrush 5
Swallow A few
Swift Many
Woodpigeon Many
Wren A few