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Post Info TOPIC: RIVER IRWELL


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RE: RIVER IRWELL


3 Woodcock flushed along the riverside at Kersal Dale this morning during a clean up of all the litter following the floods, with Melanie B and Zoe B.

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Yesterdays WeBS count the Weir at crescent road to Agecroft bridge:

2 Goosander
3 Goldeneye
3 Grey Wagtails
3 Pied wagtails
2 Cormorants
3 Grey herons
79 Mallard
57 Canada Geese
7 Moorhen
5 Little grebes
6 Tufted ducks

Salford Sports village playing fields:

108 Starlings
26 Mistle Thrushes
1 Kestrel
200+ Black-headed Gulls

Castle Irwell Wetland:

11 Herring Gulls
2 Lapwing
18 Lesser-black backed gulls
200 Jackdaws

Also singing Goldcrest, Chaffinch, Song and Mistle Thrushes

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Littleton Road Playing fields (Salford sports village)

300 Black-headed Gulls
40 Starlings
15 Mistle Thrushes
23 Magpies
1 Kestrel
5 Siskins

Salford uni:
2 Treecreepers
2 Jays

David Lewis Playing fields

43 Woodpigeons

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Rather late post from sunday morning in nice weather:

1 Kingfisher near Kersal Dale
3 Goosander
28 Cormorants at dusk
37 Lapwings over Castle Irwell flood basin
16 Goldeneyes
1 Goldcrest singing near Kersal Dale

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Summary of sunday's WeBS count from the Weir (salford uni) to Agecroft bridge:

204 Black-headed Gulls
124 Canada Geese
11 Common Gulls
1 Cormorant
5 Goosanders
28 Goldeneye
1 Greylag Goose
3 Grey Wagtails
1 Kingfisher
1 Lapwing
4 Lesser black-backed Gulls
9 Little Grebes
103 Mallard
9 Moorhen
2 Pied Wagtails
87 Tufted Ducks

other highlights include:

140 Pink-footed geese flying west
c. 40 Siskin
90 Fieldfare

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Very little on river today. Highlights were -

60+ Redwing in Peel Park in subsong
36 Siskins feeding on alder by Cromwell Road
1 Greylag Goose amongst Canada Geese between Littleton and Jubilee bridge
26 Cormorants at roost:



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Happy new year everyone!

18 Tufted Ducks near university
2 Little Grebes near university
11 Goldeneye near Frederick road
20+ Redwing in Peel Park
108 Black-headed Gulls in flooded section of Peel Park. The park was completely submerged only 4 days ago

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Late morning near Salford University:

Great views of a male kestrel
10 Grey herons in trees roosting. Seems strange seeing so many roosting so early in the day, some flew in while i stood there
6 Tufted Ducks
17 Canada Geese
3 Little Grebes
1 Grey Wagtail

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Late post from Yesterdays WeBS Survey (Crescent to Agecroft bridge):

1 Common Gull, Mew Gull
1 Goosander
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher
3 Cormorant, Great Cormorant
4 Grey Heron, Heron
4 Tufted Duck
5 Teal, Common Teal, Eurasian Teal
10 Moorhen, Common Moorhen
16 Dabchick, Little Grebe
26 Goldeneye, Common Goldeneye
58 Canada Goose, Greater Canada Goose
61 Black-Headed Gull
111 Mallard



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3 Goldeneyes by Frederick bridge

Littleton to Agecroft:

23 Lapwings flying over Charlestown
6 Goldeneye
4 Siskin
2 Meadow Pipits flying over salford sports village
1 Jay
1 Goosander drake
1 Bullfinch male
1 Nuthatch
plus lots of the usuals (goldfinch, blackbirds, tits etc.)

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Adelphi to Cromwell Rd today:

1 Goosander
1 Kingfisher
3 Siskin
2 Goldcrest
c. 300 Starlings

Castle Irwell:

120 Lapwings
300 Jackdaws

Littleton to Jubilee bridge:
! Kingfisher
4 Redwing
2 Fieldfare
3 Goldcrest




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River Irwell @ University at dusk:

66 Canada Geese
20 Mallard
4 Little Grebe
2 Grey Herons
17 Cormorants


Peel Park:

50 Magpies roosting
1 Ring-necked Parakeet flying into roost
11 Woodpigeons
1 Pied wagtail flying over
Redwings and fieldfares heard flying over

Crescent Meadows:

1 male Kestrel hovering
40 Crows

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1 Goosander redhead by crescent road

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This morning from Adelphi to Cromwell Rd:

8 Goldeneye
14 Tufted Ducks
1 Common Gull
90 Starlings on playing fields
1 Kestrel
4 Goldcrest
2 Song thrushes
1 Mistle Thrush singing in Peel Park
1 Treecreeper in Peel Park
30 Long-tailed tits
8 Redwings
1 Coal Tit
5 Little Grebes
3 Cormorants

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This morning near Salford university:

1 Little grebe
7 Tufted duck
10 Mallard
1 Teal
51 Fieldfares in trees and 38 flying over



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Agecroft to the Weir at Adelphi bridge WeBS count:

Mallard 107
Canada Goose 26
Black-headed Gulls 8
Little grebe 7
Moorhen 5
Grey wagtail 4
Pied wagtail 4
Grey heron 3
Kingfisher 3
Cormorant 1
Goosander 1

Castle Irwell wetland (under development):

Lapwing 91
Black-headed Gull 150
Lesser Black-backed gulls 38
Great Black-backed Gull 1

David Lewis Playing fields:

Starling 70
Mistle Thrush 2
Black-headed Gull 127


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Wellington Street, Bury

Dipper showing well this morning, seen twice
Sparrowhawk came through, scattered all pigeons from surrounding mills and chimney.
2 Grey Wagtails
2 possibly 3 Jays seen flying over our site throughout the day.
3 Redwing over

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Wellington Street, Bury

Dipper present this morning and a Kestrel flew over.

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Wellington Street, Bury

Kingfisher active this morning.

A flock of Thrushes flew over probably 30+, wasn't able to identify with the naked eye as they were too high.

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Wellington Street, Bury

Dipper present this morning.

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Wellington Street, Bury

A dismal morning at work, but some decent birds seen on the Irwell,

2 Kingfishers, Male and Female
3 Red Headed Goosanders
2 Grey Wagtails
1 Dipper
1 Jay
1 Grey Heron with catch


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Wellington Street, Bury

Dipper seen this afternoon at work.

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Wellington Street, Bury

Kingfisher present this morning a male bird.

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Wellington Street, Bury

3 Grey Wagtails
1 Sparrowhawk

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Yesterday mid morning from Adelphi bridge to Cromwell Rd:

6 Tufted Duck females - the first here of autumn
3 Goosander redhead
6 Little Grebes including one with a small chick
Kingfisher sighted several times
11 Meadow Pipits flying over south east

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Wellington Street, Bury

2 Common Sandpiper this morning.
1 Dipper.

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Wellington Street, Bury

1 Kingfisher
2 Grey Wagtails
1 Chiffchaff singing


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10 Cormorants flying over this evening near university

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Quick evening visit near meadows and and Peel Park:

4 Coots - family party including 2 almost fully grown fledglings
2 pairs Little grebes
Great spotted woodpecker first seen for a while here
3 Mute Swans flying over
12 House martins
Long-tailed Tit flocks

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Wellington Street, Bury

Late post for Thursday afternoon,

2 Dippers
2 Kingfishers
3 Grey Wagtails

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Adelphi-Cromwell Rd:

very quiet this evening, highlights were:

Grey wagtail
Kingfisher
9 Cormorants
4 Grey herons


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Adelphi bridge to Cromwell Road:
Kingfisher
6 Goosander
8 Mute Swan




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Wellington Street, Bury

Kingfisher active this afternoon, Seen three times, possibly two birds
2 Grey Wagtails also seen this afternoon.



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Wellington Street, Bury

Dipper was present this morning.

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Wellington Street, Bury

Common Sandpiper heard only this morning.
1 Dipper seen very briefly
1 Grey Heron
1 Grey Wagtail

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Wellington Street, Bury

Kingfisher and a Pair of Grey Wagtails present this morning.

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Kingfisher seen again this morning, a young bird.

-- Edited by Scott robinson on Tuesday 25th of August 2015 10:34:29 AM

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Adelphi bridge to Cromwell Rd Saturday 22nd afternoon:

1 Kingfisher flew past
3 Grey wagtails
1 Kestrel not seen here for a long time
30+ Goldfinches in the meadows, largest flock seen this autumn
100+ Black-headed gulls at Boniface bridge

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Wellington Street, Bury

Kingfisher active this morning, seen twice.

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Wellington Street, Bury

Not seen anything of note for the last two weeks at work been very quiet apart from a couple of sightings of Kingfisher and Grey Wagtails.



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This evening from Great Clowes street bridge to Cromwell Rd: 10 Goosander 35 Lesser Black-backed gulls 91 Black-headed Gulls 10 Mute Swan Single Swift

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Monday evening 17th Aug, Adelphi bridge to Cromwell rd:

Kingfisher fishing by Boniface bridge - first sighting since winter
30 Lesser-black backed Gulls
1 Swift
1 Mute swan
plus usuals

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Tuesday 4th to Friday 7th

Wellington Street, Bury

Very little to report these last 4 days, Grey Wagtails seen everyday, Kingfisher seen yesterday, Grey Heron present on Wednesday. Still a few Sand Martin about along with Swift.

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Wellington Street, Bury

All sightings from this afternoon,

1 Common Sandpiper
1 Kingfisher
1 Grey Wagtail

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Monday 27th to Friday 31st

Wellington Street, Bury

Dipper and Kingfiser seen everyday this week, Dipper been very active especially this week with the high river water. Grey Wagtails seen Tuesday and today.
Sand Martin and Swallow seen everyday with Swift.
Grey Heron seen today only.

Unfortunately I've seen Mink this week. Singles seen Monday and Wednesday and two seen today.

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Wellington Street, Bury

Dipper seen this afternoon.

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Wellington Street, Bury

Kingfisher seen again this morning.

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Wellington Street, Bury

Kingfisher seen this afternoon.

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Wellington Street, Bury

Late post for Monday afternoon,

Common Sandpiper and Dipper seen.

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Monday 13th to Friday 17th

Wellington Street, Bury

Very quiet this week at Work, Sand Martin seen daily along with Swallow and Swift. Grey Wagtails seen Wednesday and today, Grey Heron seen Tuesday.
Kingfisher seen Monday and heard only today.
Grey Heron was seen with what looked like Crayfish on Tuesday morning.

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