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RE: Salford Quays


Trafford wharf 10.10pm.

6 male tufted ducks
3 black headed gulls

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Pomona, for a couple of hours this afternoon:

2 goldcrest
1 house sparrow
14 goldfinch
2 bullfinch over
1 grey wagtail
4 mistle thrush
2 moohen
6 coot
2 goosander
8 mute swan
1 woodcock (flew off over the soap works)
1 grey heron
4 cormorant
60+ black-headed gull
8 common gull
3 lesser black-backed gull
3 herring gull
1 kestrel


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Trafford wharf 10.10pm

1 male & 2 female tufted duck.

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i spent a couple of hours this morning watching the pair of resident peregrine falcons, the female perched up for a while before disappearing, the male not around until shortly after. he started making a lot of noise & then a feral pigeon was going over being chased by the female, he then joined in the chase & were both trying to get the pigeon, they both got close to it but for all the time I could see the chase they did not catch the pigeon, needless to say both birds came back towards me & then perched back up on the nearby buildings. great to watch smile

a couple of photos attached, the male is the one scratching.

4 grey wagtail
1 pied wagtail
2 mistle thrush







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BTO WeBS Survey

Site Name: Salford Quays
Date: Sun, 19 Nov, 2017 Time: 03:10 - 04:00

Black-headed Gull 254
Canada Goose 44
Common Gull 1
Coot 12
Cormorant 1
Goldeneye 1
Grey Heron 1
Grey Wagtail 1
Herring Gull 16
Lesser Black-backed Gull 37
Mallard 10
Moorhen 1
Mute Swan 11
Total number of species: 13
Individuals: 390

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Originally posted today by Owain Williams:

There is a Dead Wader of some type next to the Entrance for Dock house at Madia City in Salford.

Might be a Sandpiper although a bit late in the year isn't it?... or perhaps a Redshank? pale legs medium long bill.

My guess is that is was caught by one of the Peregrine Falcons which live here, but then dropped and not recovered.

It's 6am on Sunday now and it's still there... it's beautiful... despite its crushed head.

 

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great views of a male & female peregrine falcon this morning around media city.

plenty of black headed gulls & lesser black backed gulls
1 common gull
1 grey wagtail
2 pied wagtail
1 grey heron
Canada geese, mute swans & cormorants.


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Pomona, from about 10 - 12.30:

1 chiffchaff
2 greenfinch
9 goldfinch
3 meadow pipit
1 pied wagtail
2 grey wagtail
1 starling
1 redwing over
6+ mistle thrush
1 jay
1 kingfisher
3 moorhen
5 coot
11 mute swan
1 snipe
5 cormorant
50+ black-headed gull
1 or 2 common gull
6+ lesser black-backed gull
1 sparrowhawk
1 kestrel
1 buzzard (a patch first)

36 species overall, which is my record for here, I think.

From Trafford Road bridge to Media City bridge, until about 2.30 (nice to meet Philip Kelly again here, too):

2 grey wagtail
8 starling
1 moorhen
23 mute swan
2 grey heron
32 cormorant
c140 black-headed gull
1 common gull
11+ herring gull
c40 lesser black-backed gull
1 kestrel


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BTO WeBS Survey, Site Name: Salford Quays
Date: Sat, 7 Oct, 2017 Time: 12:50 - 13:40


Species Count Comment
Black-headed Gull 184
Canada Goose 52
Coot 5
Cormorant 4
Goosander 2
Grey Wagtail 2
Herring Gull 1
Lesser Black-backed Gull 30
Mallard 15
Mute Swan 8
Total number of species: 10
Individuals: 303


-- Edited by Nick Hilton on Saturday 7th of October 2017 08:45:46 PM

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Salford Docklands West

20 Lapwings and 7 Grey Herons on the Manchester Ship Canal west of Mode Wheel Locks

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10/09/17 1600 - 1650: BTO WeBS Survey

Black-headed Gull = 46
Lesser Black-backed Gull = 14
Moorhen = 1
Coot = 7
Mallard = 9
Goldeneye = 1 (female @ Clippers Quay)
Canada Goose = 66
Mute Swan = 27
Cormorant = 11


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Pomona this morning from about 9 - 11.30:

4 chiffchaff
3 sand martin (a pair repeatedly entering wall cavity)
c5 house martin
2 swallow
5 grey wagtail
25+ starling
1 kingfisher (repeated sightings, presumed same bird)
2 moorhen
1 coot
5 mute swan
1 grey heron
3 cormorant
c135 black-headed gull
1 common gull
10+ lesser black-backed gull

-- Edited by Shannon Llewellyn on Sunday 3rd of September 2017 01:50:55 PM

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Afternoon at Pomona: Sparrowhawk 2 Stock dove 2 Kingfishers 1 Sand martin with swallows and house martins Numerous chiffchaffs

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Weaste ETW and Msc.
Etw.
Pied wagtail 39.
Alba wagtail 1.
Starling c100.

Msc .
Lapwing 25.
Grey Heron 1.
Swallow 1 only.

The Etw. had some filter beds with lots of weed growth in them and the view of the some of the site was obscured by large shrub and tree growth between the fence and the road barrier.
It was also unusual not to see any hirundines over the beds.

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Salford Docklands West 50 Lapwings & 3 Oystercatchers on the old landing dock viewable from Kestrel Court

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Nice one Colin, that is just the third record of Common Scoter for Salford Docklands

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Nine what appeared to be common scoters on the main Ship Canal basin this afternoon. Stayed for quite a while before flying off down the Canal towards the coast at around 7.00 pm. Sorry for the poor quality of the photos, but they were quite some distance away in the middle of the basin.

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Two and a half hours or so at Pomona this morning:

1 chiffchaff
4+ willow warbler
1 blackcap
4 whitethroat
Fledgling blue and great tit
4 goldfinch
1 greenfinch
30+ sand martin, a few darting in and out of probable nest sites
2 song thrush
Moorhen pair, one sitting, with at least two very young chicks hatched, popping their heads out to receive food.
Coot pair with brood of six; not much older than the moorhens, but leaving the nest occasionally.
1 grey heron on Bridgewater canal
6+ black-headed gull
2 cormorant
1 kestrel

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23rd May 2017

Salford Docklands West (Manchester Ship Canal west of Media City)

4 Lapwing
2 Oystercatcher


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Whitethroat singing at Pomona this evening.

Also:
9 Willow Warblers
2 Chiffchaffs
30 Sand Martins
2 Swallow over

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Morning visit, pomona.

9+ willow warbler
3 chiffchaff
1 blackcap
12 sand martin
2 swallow
1 goosander

Trafford wharf, very quiet & more trees & bushes gone !

3 sand martin
1 sparrowhawk

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Late post for yesterday, about 3:30pm by Pomona tram stop - 5 sand martins over, and 1 kestrel hunting.

Cheers
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Trafford wharf

1 great crested grebe
2 Goosander
2 coot


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Pomona late morning early afternoon time:

Chiffchaff singing
6 Sand Martins
Buzzard over

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Pomona

4 sand martin
1 Chiffchaff
1 kingfisher
2 grey wagtail
2 kestrel, male & female sat together.
1 meadow pipit
1 mistle thrush

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Pomona

3 sand martin
2 goosander

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Sand Martin at Pomona this morning, also 2 singing Chiffchaff and 2 Goosander on ship canal.

Info thanks to Tony O'Mahony

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BTO WeBS Survey

Site Name: Salford Quays
Date: Sun, 12 Mar, 2017 Time: 10:10 - 11:00


Black-headed Gull 119
Canada Goose 15
Coot 14
Cormorant 8
Kingfisher 1
Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
Mallard 5
Mute Swan 7
Total number of species: 8
Individuals: 172 The small dredger was active so count recorded as "low".

-- Edited by Nick Hilton on Monday 13th of March 2017 08:49:57 AM

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dave broome wrote:

Jay on the verge of Bridgewater Way alongside Pomona today


We had a Jay yesterday here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/53%C2%B028'14.1%22N+2%C2%B014'53.7%22W/@53.4724304,-2.2522051,14z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d53.4705912!4d-2.2482569 conceivably the same given that is the first I have seen close to MMU http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35038723



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Jay on the verge of Bridgewater Way alongside Pomona today



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Trafford wharf, 10-10pm.

17 tufted duck
5 pochard

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Yesterday at Pomona around 17.00

8 Goosander (4m 4f)

This afternoon at Pomona around 16.00

3 Snipe flew off together

Ps nice find with stonechat Shannon

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Stonechat on Pomona this morning.

Best of the rest, in what was a thoroughly enjoyable two and a half hours or so, from about 9.30:

2 goldcrest
Lots of singing dunnock
c10 goldfinch
1 bullfinch
2 meadow pipit
1 grey wagtail
2 song thrush
4+ mistle thrush
3 coot
1 goosander
7 mute swan (one with the blue darvic 4BXH)
3 snipe
5 cormorant
c190 black-headed gull
13+ common gull
10+ lesser black-backed gull
5+ herring gull
1 kestrel
1 peregrine over (heading off towards town, had a quick stoop at something before I lost it behind tall buildings)

Also a first winter lesser black-backed gull with a deformed beak, much like the 'curlew gull' mentioned as having been seen at Pennington Flash recently; slightly less exaggerated than that one, so perhaps more an 'Egyptian vulture gull'. Gave it quite a fearsome aspect!

From Trafford Road bridge to Media City bridge, from about 12 - 1.45:

1 song thrush singing
1 moorhen
3 coot
1 goldeneye
4 mute swan
18 cormorant
300+ black-headed gull
5+ common gull
c20 lesser black-backed gull
c20 herring gull
1 sparrowhawk

Extremely sad that what's such an excellent area for urban wildlife is to be destroyed.

-- Edited by Shannon Llewellyn on Sunday 19th of February 2017 05:53:27 PM

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I also read in MEN news they culled rabbits on the roundabout at Trafford Park to make way for new metrolink line. Apparently legal though

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Trafford wharf 10.10pm.

74 tufted duck
Couldn't see any pochard.

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BTO WeBS Survey

Site Name: Salford Quays
Date: Sun, 12 Feb, 2017 Time: 11:00 - 11:50


Black-headed Gull 356
Canada Goose 39
Common Gull 8
Coot 17
Cormorant 7
Goosander 2
Grey Wagtail 2
Herring Gull 8
Lesser Black-backed Gull 23
Mallard 6
Moorhen 1
Mute Swan 2
Total number of species: 12
Individuals: 471



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Zoe Barrett wrote:

Hi Phil what is happening near Trafford road bridge? Why are trees being felled? This was the only bit of wood around SQ area





zoe, it is going to be the new route for the metrolink through Trafford park to the Trafford centre, a shame & lots more trees felled through Trafford park no

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Hi Phil what is happening near Trafford road bridge? Why are trees being felled? This was the only bit of wood around SQ area

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afternoon visit

Trafford wharf..

1 kingfisher
drake goldeneye
3 coot
2 moorhen

Pomona...

1 common snipe
1 meadow pipit
4 goosander
6 song thrush

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The path along MSC from Trafford rd. bridge to Pomona is now blocked off.
The small wood from Trafford rd. Bridge to Pomona has been felled .....just a few trees left (no more spotted flycatcher or garden warbler).
Still at least -
Goldcrest - 1.
Long-tail tit - 2.
Great tit - 2 .
Still present amongst the debris.
At Pomona -
Pied wagtail - 1 over.
Wren - 3.
Robin - 2 .
House sparrow - 10 seen but possibly another 20 heard in the usual area near to the building site.
Mute swan - 7 ( on MSC ).
On grey roof adj. the Foundary -
Black-headed gull c140 .
Common gull 12.
Lesser black - back gull 6.

-- Edited by phillipskelly on Saturday 4th of February 2017 07:06:13 PM

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Salford Docklands West 2 Great Crested Grebe 12 Tufted Duck

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Trafford wharf, 10.10pm.

19 tufted duck
4 pochard

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This evening (20.38 - 21.38) at Salford Quays SBI:

56 Tufted ducks
17 Pochard
1 Great Crested grebe

Lowry bridge next to imperial war museum:

3 Mute swans

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Hello fellow birders,

I am collating records of Pochard and Tufted ducks from Salford Quays as the area is selected as an SBI specifically for wintering ducks. We need the data to see if the site is still important for them.

Please can anyone who has any night time counts of Pochard and Tufted duck from the past 5 years PM me?

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Yesterday afternoon 23rd, trafford wharf.

1 kingfisher
7 goosander
1 grey wagtail
3 coot
2 moorhen

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Today's highlights at Pomona:

3 Snipe
2 Bullfinch
1 Goosander (f)
23 Common gulls

Weaste:

30 Tufted duck
6 Mute swans
5 Meadow pipits
50 Pied wagtails
3 Bullfinch
2 Grey wagtails
8 Lapwings


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Records for the Winter Wetland Bird Blitz event;

Site Name: Salford Quays

Date: Sat, 21 Jan, 2017 Time: 08:10 - 09:20



Canada Goose 35
Mallard 23 (17 Males, 6 Female)
Grey Heron 1
Mute Swan 2
Moorhen 1
Cormorant 14
Coot 14
Grey Wagtail 2
Kingfisher 1
Black-headed Gull 148
Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
Common Gull 5
Goosander 4 (2 Male, 2 Female. 1 pair observed mating)

Total number of species 13

Also a Peregrine over.


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15/01/17 0950 - 1030: BTO WeBS Survey

(Low count due to disturbance levels; rowers and bungee jumpers !!)

Black-headed Gull = 94
Common Gull = 2
Lesser Black-backed Gull = 5
Coot = 11
Mallard = 15
Grey Wagtail = 1
Canada Goose = 2
Mute Swan = 3
Cormorant = 10
Great Crested Grebe = 1

Also of note a flighty flock of circa 20 Fieldfare and 30 Redwing.


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Peregrine falcon over trafford wharf around 2.40pm.
8 redwing, 1 fieldfare, 3 mistle thrush near holiday Inn express.

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A cycle along Salford Quays

1 Grey Wagtail   200 Black-headed Gulls   13 Common Gulls   4 Lesser Black backed Gulls    1 Herring Gull  1 Male Goldeneye

A cycle along Pacific Way looking at the Ship Canal produced  2 Great Crested Grebe  5 Tufted Duck 

and looking at the sewage works  50 Pied wagtails 5 Meadow Pipits 60 Redwing 200 Black-headed Gulls all feeding on the beds. Along the fence near the road 1 Chiffchaff 1 Buzzard 6 Goldfinch 

 

 



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