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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|Blue Tit||Heard only|
|Carrion Crow||Heard only|
|Collared Dove||Heard only|
|Feral Pigeon||A few|
|Great Crested Grebe||9||Incl. 2 Juveniles|
|Great Spotted Woodpecker||1|
|Great Tit||A few|
|Hybrid Duck||A few|
|Lesser Black-backed Gull||A few|
|Moorhen||Several||+ chicks (1st & 2nd brood)|
|Pied Wagtail||A few|