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RE: Salford Birds


Two Great Spotted Woodpecker's showing very well in Buile Hill Park this afternoon.. Could be heard Drumming very loudly and be seen chasing each other around the park..

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Flock of 30+ Goldfinch moving about on shield drive, 1600 tonight.

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A stunning female Blackcap in the carpark of the RSPCA Eccles new road today at 13.30.

Having that as a good proper self found bird, right out of the blue, unexpected, out of season, nice find ,hahah roll on spring.

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A flock of Pink-footed Geese heard winking to each other in flight over Buile Hill Park at 5:30pm

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20+ Redwing in the Gore Ave end of Buile Hill Park at 2:15pm. All foraging on the ground through the snow.

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X4 Nuthatch in Buile Hill Park this morning, plus a few small groups of Long-Tailed Tit.

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Weaste cemetery this morning.

At least two Ring-necked parakeets, one seen and another heard in the dense area of trees at the southern end of the cemetery. Also seen were two Buzzards, 9 Redwing, Wren and Pied wagtail.

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Monday 22nd of December 2014 01:10:20 PM

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Nuthatch in Buile Hill Park, showing lovely bright blue top half.. First time ive ever seen one in there. evileye

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A Buzzard flew low over Cross lane , Salford at 4.10pm today.

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A male Blackcap [ metal ringed] was in the trees along Liverpool street next to the Plumb centre at 12.30 this afternoon. Also 3 Grey wagtails over Brunel avenue around the same time.

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Aprox 12,30pm today I saw a Sparrowhawk take out a flying pigeon from a small flock that had just been spooked. Above Sandy's bakehouse on Vere street. aww

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Daily dog walk around Buile Hill Park this morning: x1 Great Spotted Woodpecker , x1 Sparrowhawk

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A walk up the river irwell from woden street bridge to trinity way brdge.
A nice mixture of birds next to trinity way bridge on the rubble pile inc..

7 mistle thrush
2 greenfinch
1 chaffinch
3 goldfinch
1 meadow pipit
2 house sparrow
1 pied wagtail (crazy one) was chasing around a mistle thrush on a few occasions & then turned its attention to one of the greenfinch.
c120 starlings feeding on the berries.
5 skylarks, over
2 meadow pipits, over.
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Sparrowhawk 3pm today over Clarendon rec/ Liverpool Street. Was dive bombing and chasing a small flock of Sparrows.. (as the namesake suggests aww)

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had a little stroll from trinity way bridge to broughton bridge & back around 2.30pm.

tit flock consisting of long tailed, blue & great tit plus at least 3 chiffchaff.
1 kingfisher
1 female tufted duck
1 grey heron
4 grey wagtail
2 mute swan
mallard & Canada goose
1 jay
1 kestrel

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Currently one Peregrine and one Kestrel perched on the Salford gasometers on Liverpool street.

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About 4 ish
Peregrine falcon between two blocks of flats next to the precinct
Cheers Jay
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-- Edited by Jason Dulhanty on Monday 29th of September 2014 08:37:31 PM

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Four Jays on the north end of the golf course in Buile Hill Park. Looks like one adult and three juveniles, they were having a very noisy territorial argument with the local Magpies and Crows. evileye

-- Edited by Martin Loftus on Friday 26th of September 2014 12:54:53 PM

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For those who find themselves near Regent Rd, there is a Wheatear on the development site between Campanile hotel and railway... Lovely views from Albion Way

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Tawny Owl In the Lower Seedley Rd end of Buile Hill Park at 1,30am this morning. Calling very loudly for at least an hour.... Adding to my insomnia evileye

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All Sparrowhawks showing today
absolutely fantastic sight.
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Build hill park this afternoon 3juvenile sparrowhawk's and 1 large female flying about and perching in the trees mewing to each other all the time I was there about 2hours
Loads of magpies and woodpigeons
A few carrion crows and several collared doves

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There is a family of newly fledged Sparrowhawks in Buile Hill Park, they have been there for 4 days now. I have counted 3 juveniles and one large adult female. They are very vocal constantly mewing to each other and fighting with the local magpies. If anyone has a decent camera this would be a good opportunity to get some excellent shots. I don't want to disclose the exact location as I think they may have been nesting there. However they have all fledged now and are providing great entertainment.

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Weaste WWTW 11.00am -
Oystercatcher 2
BHG 3
Herring Gull 1 juv
Pied Wagtail - 10+
Swallow - 3
Magpie -1
Wood Pigeon - 1

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Very vocal Sparrowhawk soaring high above Seedley Park Rd at aprox 5pm tonight, drifted off towards Buile Hill Park..

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Whilst parakeets are possible just about anywhere in the county and there's little to confuse them with when seen of heard well enough, sightings remain very scarce and erratic at best outside their south Manchester stronghold, including in the Salford borough.

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steven burke wrote:

Martin Loftus wrote:

Im very certain I heard and saw two Ring-necked Parakeets flying about just off Whit lane next to the Irwel yesterday..can anyone else confirm a local sightings or am i going insane? hmm





hi martin, james walsh had 2 sightings of ring- necked parakeets around Pomona, 1 on the 19th oct 2012 & 1 on the 26th oct 2012, so I am pretty sure you wont be going insane.

-- Edited by steven burke on Tuesday 8th of July 2014 12:23:59 PM




Totally agree with Steve and Mike on this one Martin. Can't really see why you wouldn't see them in that area. Salford is one of those areas not that far from South or North Manchester. South Mcr is where a lot of the sightings occur, but you mention Whit Lane, the one near Agecroft I presume (used to deliver to a plastics firm right near it) well it's also close to Prestwich which is North Mcr, and looking at a post on June 18th on Gtr Mcr Ring-necked Parakeets thread some were seen in gardens there, so I'm not surprised at all Martin.
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Martin Loftus wrote:

Im very certain I heard and saw two Ring-necked Parakeets flying about just off Whit lane next to the Irwel yesterday..can anyone else confirm a local sightings or am i going insane? hmm





hi martin, james walsh had 2 sightings of ring- necked parakeets around Pomona, 1 on the 19th oct 2012 & 1 on the 26th oct 2012, so I am pretty sure you wont be going insane.

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No reason at all why you shouldn't see them, given how many are around Rusholme/fallowfield

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Im very certain I heard and saw two Ring-necked Parakeets flying about just off Whit lane next to the Irwel yesterday..can anyone else confirm a local sightings or am i going insane? hmm

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Peregrine flew west to east over the Lowry Outlet Centre yesterday at around 5.20 p.m.

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Originally posted by Mark Whalley today:

At Cornbrook Tram stop I saw a male Bullfinch in the bushes by the railway track today.

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Chiffchaff calling from wardley cemetery, 25 days earlier than this time last year.

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A Buzzard flew low over Liverpool street and Arnold clark car garages this morning at 9.05am, It was chased off by 7 Carrion crows.

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I saw 11 meadow pipits on Middlewood Locks, off East Ordsall Lane. They flew off in SW direction

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Originally posted today by Zoe Barratt:

There were 97 redwings today off east ordsall lane
Yesterday 2 mistle thrushes outside st philips primary school

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12 Meadow Pipit today by the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, close to the railway, on land off East Ordsall Lane

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Weaste Cemetery today.

Sleeping Tawny owl
Kestrel
4 Redwing
2 Mistle thrush
7 Magpies
Pied wagtail

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I watched with my workmates this afternoon a large adult Peregrine chase and catch a juvenile Peregrine over my workplace on Liverpool street, Salford. Every local Pigeon, Starling and Black headed gull took to the air in panic as the very vocal juvenile did its best to avoid the adult bird but was caught and knocked out of the air and landed on my works roof. It perched on the edge of the guttering about 30' feet above us calling and trying to preen its left wing which had lost a couple of feathers in the attack. The adult bird circled high above us before swooping down at speed towards the juvenile bird which panicked and dropped off the gutter and flew just over our heads towards the EMR scrap yards across the road. The adult bird carried on chasing and diving at the juvenile as they both headed towards Regent road.

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Nine Grey wagtails together checking out the gutters on the roof of my workplace on Liverpool street at 12.35pm today.

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Originally posted by Marion Madden today:

At 16.04 on Friday 25th October a very large flock of Geese flew over our house in Doveleys Road, Salford heading south. We heard them well before we sighted them. They come the same way every year and it is always exciting to see them.

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58 Carrion Crow late morning on one of two tower blocks south of Salford Cathedral

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Female Sparrowhawk yesterday afternoon soaring over the wasteland that once was the Ship pub on Cross lane / Liverpool street

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river Irwell at broughton bridge.

3 goosanders, female
9 mute swans inc 3 juveniles, which later followed me all the way downstream into the city centre.
2 grey wagtails
5 mistle thrushes

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Seen over my workplace at Liverpool street Salford this morning;
2 Peregrines
Sparrowhawk
Another Raven [2nd this week] which really upset the local gasometer Carrion crows which chased it off over the scrap yard towards Manchester.

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While watching a flock of eight Canada geese which flew over my workplace on Liverpool street this morning at 7.05am I noticed that one of the geese seem to start struggling to keep up with the others. As it lagged behind its wing beats became slower and it began to lose height. It looked like it died in flight as it stopped flying and its body went limp and it tumbled out of the sky landing somewhere behind my workplace possibly near the rail track.

Also a Raven flew over Liverpool street yesterday at 12.05pm.

-- Edited by Dave Thacker on Monday 23rd of September 2013 08:29:14 PM

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although the weather was pretty drab there was calm in the air today.

drinkwater park:
whitethroat
grey herons on the river irwell, 1 adult 2 juv
kestrel and juv on the viaduct, the adult was soaring and diving, catching mice/voles and eating them on the wing. very exciting indeed.
plenty of house martins and swifts around

otherwise pretty quiet

-- Edited by Ben Kayser on Monday 5th of August 2013 02:06:33 AM

-- Edited by Ben Kayser on Monday 5th of August 2013 02:06:54 AM

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Seven Grey wagtails in and around Hope street Salford at 12.35pm today, 4 Adult birds and 3 Juveniles

2 Common terns over Liverpool street at 15.05pm heading South/west

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6 Buzzards over the Viridor site Lumms lane

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Madcaplaughs wrote:

Hi all. New here but wanted to report a sighting today.
First of all I am not very savvy in identifying birds and am curious if someone could tell me what I have just seen.
I saw a massive figure in the sky around 20:30 tonight in Eccles, significant enough for me to get up from the table and run outside to see it.
When outside I saw a bird with its wings spread on the roof of the house opposite.
I am certain it was a bird and each wing must have been c18in - 2ft. I didn't see the body of the bird so can not give any details of markings.
Is anyone aware of a bird of prey in the area and what could it be I saw.
Thanks in advance





Heron maybe?
I sometimes see them on roofs of houses near to me in Irlam presumably looking for easy pickings in garden ponds (including mine!) I have noticed a number of Herons quite low overhead locally as they fly back and to to Botany Woods heronry in the last few days presumably to feed their rapidly growing chicks!

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