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Salford Birds


Weaste ETW. - Pacific way Salford. 12 to 1.30 pm today.
(The usual parking spot is now used by a mobile sandwich bar until 1.30 pm so I parked at the Lighthouse Church car park after asking permission ).

Church car park :
Lesser Whitethroat heard moving along the top of rise covered with bramble /willow trees at the very end of the rough car park area. I couldn't hear it when I tried again later.

Etw.
Jackdaw - 20.
Carrion Crow - 10.
Starling - 10.
Alba Wagtail - 1.
Pied Wagtail - 3.
Grey Wagtail - 1.
Oystercatcher - 1.
Lapwing - 1.
House Martin - c100 .
Swallow - 10.

Disused railway line .
Sparrowhawk - 1 over .
Chiffchaff - 4 (including a male following a female around and singing within a foot of her each time ).

-- Edited by phillipskelly on Thursday 26th of April 2018 05:18:06 PM

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Male wheatear on land just off East Ordsall Lane aka Middlewood locks around 18.30 this evening.

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Another escape!

This bird flew past me as I left work this evening and perched on a high window ledge at Islington Mill.

Think it's a Peach-faced Lovebird. Can anyone confirm? And is it a county first? biggrin

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Late one from Saturday 1pm,  escaped Harrishawk on cross lane being harassed by a gang of Gulls and corvids. 



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A Mediterranean Gull has just flew up from my works roof on Liverpool street with 2 Black headed gulls and are all heading towards Salford quays.

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One peregrine falcon sat on allied mills, coronet way at 2.05pm.

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Two Peregrines were chasing each other over the EMR scrap yard on Liverpool street at 14.05 this afternoon. Both about the same size so probably males. Also had a pair of Snipe flyover my workplace on Saturday pm heading South.

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A pair of peregrine falcons sat on allied mills, coronet way at 2.05 pm probably the media city pair eyeing up the local feral pigeons.

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House martin colony on Great Clowes street, great to see in an urban environment

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I've just seen and adult blackbird with a totally black beak and eye ring, it's paired up with another adult with normal colours. They are both hanging around the Working class movement library's side garden on Salford Crescent, I was unable to get a photo as I'm in work and cameraless. Its probably just a late bloomer first year adult yet never seen one in full adult plumage with such a dark beak before. 



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Buzzard over Liverpool Street at 15.25 today and two more Buzzards flying low over the top of Langworthy road at 16.25.

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Update on Harris hawk. My friend managed to capture it and store it in his old parrot cage,  I then drove it to Green Mount wild bird sanctuary, where it is now being properly looked after and the owners being traced via ring information. It is in good healthy condition, just a bit exhausted and saturated. aww



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Anyone lost a Harris hawk? This is currently on Haymond Close, M6.. A friend of mine is trying  to secure it now. 



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3 Ring-Necked Parakeet today feeding in gardens by the Ship Canal at Thistledown Close, Barton upon Irwell



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11,30am.  I was walking down Alpha Street and heard a wren screaming for its life, so I turned around to see it being pursued by this adult male sparrowhawk. The wren escaped by hiding in the scrub, and the sparrowhawk was so transfixed on its position that it didn't even notice I was stood 5 feet from it.  I took this shot on my mobile phone! As it was the only thing I had on me.  I'm sure all the wildlife photographers on here feel my pain no



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Between Craven rd and Guy Fawks st. -
About 30 Redwing ad 8 Fieldfare eating berries .


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Cross Lane/Liverpool Road this afternoon 2:30pm: 50+ redwings 

 

Ordsall Allotments 2:50pm: 30+ redwing, 50+ starlings, plus one very frantic mistle thrush guarding a tree in an adjoining garden!



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100+ Redwings seen last couple of days with smaller numbers of Fieldfare, Song thrush, Mistle thrush and starlings at Regent Park off Ordsall Lane. Lots of berries still around.

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Unmistakeable wingbeats of Mute swans heard flying past my window this morning whilst I was lying in bed.

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2 Goosander on the ship canal opposite Weaste Sewage Treatment works this morning.

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Monmouth park, 2.15pm.

110+ redwings
1 fieldfare
5 mistle thrush
1 blackbird
6 starling
still no signs of any waxwings, still plenty of berries in the park & surrounding area.

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Large peregrine carrying prey item flying around Liverpool Street at the moment.



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Peregrine tastic today! 10,25am Female Peregrine (possibly the same one from the Gas meter) fighting with a very vocal juvenile Peregrine over Salford Precinct, right above St james's house ,whilst both being harassed by a black headed gull. All 3  flew off over Duchy estate towards Agecroft. 



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Large female Peregrine currently perched on one of the Liverpool Street gas meters,  gave great views as it flew low along Liverpool St from the direction of Clarendon Rec.



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A Buzzard perched on roadside lights on M602 at Weaste this afternoon.

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Monmouth park, Brief afternoon visit.

10 redwings
6 mistle thrush
4 blackbirds
25 starlings
9 goldfinch
Lots of berries still.

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c.50 Redwings heading S around 8am over E Ordsall Lane
Also flocks heard this evening flying over. Wonder if the cold weather is pushing them southwards?

-- Edited by Zoe Barrett on Wednesday 30th of November 2016 09:05:37 PM

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12.05pm Kestrel hovering above the houses on James Henry ave and Phoebe street, Ordsall. 



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37 Redwings over Liverpool street Salford heading South during the last 5 minutes.



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2.30pm, single Buzzard perched in a tree in the centre of Buile Hill Park being harassed by two crows. 



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Single Oystercatcher circling over the RSPCA hospital Eccles New Road tonight at 19.30

 

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A single Peregrine was sat on one of the Liverpool street gasometers for most of this afternoon. Also a pair of Grey wagtails were trying to feed 4 youngsters on Hope street at 11.40am today



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Large female Sparrowhawk flew across the junction of Trafford road and Broadway towards Joule close. @11,45 am 



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Singing male Grey Wagtail on Langworthy Road on the roof of the GlamGorgeous Hair Boutique

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Two buzzards soaring and mewing over Stott Lane / Eccles new rd area @ 12,20pm

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Castleway woods (just north-east of Buile Hill Park)

Pair of Blackcap
Singing Chiffchaff

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Originally posted today by Scott Robinson:

Sparrowhawk this morning near the Old Pint Pot Pub flew up from Irwell and across road while I was at lights.

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Here are some more photos of the leucistic Blackbird I took yesterday. What an extraordinary looking bird it is!  



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Leucistic Blackbird on the back of Duchy rd playing fields next to the East Lancs rd at 2pm today



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2 recently fledged mistle thrush in mcdonalds car park Salford this afternoon being fed by one of the parents.



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Peregrine circling over Middlewood Locks then flew towards NW direction this morning

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Today my daily dog walk around Buile Hill Park produced a pair of Coal Tits.. I can't recall ever seeing this species in the park before? Also the past week there has been a high number of Nuthatch's active throughout the park along with the resident Great spotted Woodpeckers drumming and courting. Plus a small flock of Redwings still present too. 



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Wednesday 3rd February 2016, 3.00pm

Pacific Way sewage works, Salford

c 200 Pied Wagtails, at least - so difficult to count, moving between the beds
1 Grey Wagtail
c 100 Starlings
c 50 Magpies
6 Blackbirds
2 Dunnock

On the adjacent ship canal

1 Mute Swan
14 Canada Geese

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A flock of approx 30 Redwing were foraging on the grass in front of the mining museum in Buile Hill Park at 2,30pm this afternoon.



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Late afternoon at Middlewood locks:

4 Linnets
1 Meadow Pipit
12 Mistle Thrushes with fieldfare and redwing



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30 Fieldfares over Buile Hill Park at 3pm



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At 12.35pm this afternoon there were two Peregrines, a Kestrel and over 30 nervous Starlings all perched on the Liverpool street gasometers. The Kestrel eventually went off hunting over the EMR scrap yard. There was still a single Peregrine perched on the gasometer later at 15.10.

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I saw a Grey Wagtail in Buile Hill Park before, first time in over 8 years

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10.25am a Peregrine flew past me on Coconut grove (just off Churchill way) it was very low down meandering in between rooftops, It then ascended and circled Spruce court a few times before flying off towards the University in the direction of Fredrick rd.

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Male and female Blackcap in Buile Hill Park just now. It was the unusual sounding calls that alerted me to their presence.evileye

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