Visit to Sankey Valley CP and Carr Mill Dam – 13th June 2017

By | September 10, 2017

Great Crested Grebe on nest at Carr Mill Dam

Eleven members attended this, the group’s first visit to Sankey Valley Country Park and Carr Mill Dam, St Helens.  We benefited from having Dave Owen, one of the Rangers, to guide us round this extensive and varied site.

A total of 47 species were recorded on this visit – for a complete list of sightings click ‘Continue Reading’:

Species Number Seen Comment
Blackbird Many  
Blackcap 1 female others were heard calling
Black-headed Gull A few  
Blue Tit Several  
Buzzard 2  
Carrion Crow Several  
Chaffinch Several  
Chiffchaff 1 seen several heard singing
Coal Tit 1 juvenile  
Common Tern c.10  
Coot Many plus juveniles
Cormorant 2  
Dunnock A few  
Feral Pigeon Many  
Goldcrest 2  
Goldfinch Several  
Great Crested Grebe Many plus young
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 a few heard
Great Tit Several  
Greenfinch 1 heard  
Grey Heron 3  
Grey Wagtail 5+  
Herring Gull Several  
House Martin    
House Sparrow A few  
Hybrid Duck Several  
Jackdaw Several  
Jay 1 Peter & Moreen
Kestrel 1  
Lesser Black-backed Gull A few  
Long-tailed Tit Many  
Magpie Several  
Mallard Many  
Moorhen Several plus chicks
Nuthatch 1 seen a few heard
Pied Wagtail 1  
Reed Bunting 1  
Robin Many  
Skylark 1 heard  
Song Thrush 2 seen a few others were heard
Swallow Many  
Swift Many  
Treecreeper 1  
Willow Tit 1 heard calling  
Willow Warbler a few heard  
Woodpigeon Many  
Wren Several


Last Updated on September 10, 2017