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RE: Salford Quays


This morning (7.50-10.20) around MSC at weaste: Lesser whitethroat singing next to ship canal opposite sewage works from 8.00-10am. It was alongside rail tracks next to cement factory Also of note: 4 Whitethroats 4 Blackcaps 2 Willow warblers 5 Oystercatchers 5 Lapwings displaying 1 Chiffchaff 1 male Bullfinch Kingfisher 21 Swifts

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2 Lesser Whitethroats on Pomona on Sunday 6th May (info thanks to Stuart Marsden)

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Singing male Lesser Whitethroat on the North side of Pomona Docks

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A walk from National Tyres to Pomona 2 - 4 pm.
No acess under the arches at Woden st. bridge or any of the new aapartments.
Acess found at little bridge by the scrapyard, through a section of fence.

Willow Warbler - 1 (singing away 20m from workmen erecting a large yellow gateway and fencing across the tarmac road, which I was told is only temporary for a film shoot .... phew !!).
Bullfinch - 1.
Blackcap - 1.
Goldfinch - 10.
House Sparrow - c10.
Swallow - 5.
Sand Martin - 10 (none seen at,or near the traditional nesting site ).
Long-tail tit - 6.
Cormorant - 2 on MSC.

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Pomona, afternoon visit.

2 sand martin
1 peregrine falcon, distant
1 common buzzard
1 kestrel
2 grey wagtail
4 mistle thrush

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Pomona

4 sand Martins
1 stock dove
1 sparrowhawk
2 meadow pipit, over
2 bullfinch
2 mistle thrush

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BTO WeBS

Site Name: Salford Quays

Date: Sun, 18 Mar, 2018 Time: 12:10 - 13:00

Black-headed Gull 376
Canada Goose 43
Common Gull 25
Coot 10
Cormorant 8
Grey Wagtail 3
Herring Gull 32
Lesser Black-backed Gull 45
Mallard 6
Moorhen 1
Mute Swan 9
Total number of species: 11
Individuals: 558

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I have made a couple of trips recently and informed GMEU of the veg clearance taking place there, will hopefully find out more soon.

It is a tragedy if the whole site would be lost to development, I agree. That is why we must submit all the records we have as soon as possible, then more chance of saving some from development.




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Thanks for this Phillip. Sad to see this urban oasis of wildlife slowly disappear.

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Pomona this afternoon from 1pm.
As people have said, almost the all of Pomona has been been cleared.
The Southern part has been left without any vegetation just topsoil with some large deep holes now filling with water, providing a good Wader habitat (if it gets left for a while) . Unfortunately this won't be the case as it's already fenced off.
The Northern section (where the grey pipes are and where Wheatear / Whinchat turn up on passage ) has been Flailed
to ground level up to and including part of the House Sparrow colony.
Unfortunately for me ,the Fire Brigade where doing a very visible training exercise with lots of machines , pipes and flashing lights over almost the entire length of the site.

Stonechat - 1m.
Kestrel - 1.
Dunnock - 4.
House sparrow - 20 seen but lots more heard.

MSC .........
Mute swan - 20.
Cormorant - 10.
Black-headed gull - aproximately 300.



-- Edited by phillipskelly on Tuesday 6th of March 2018 07:58:41 PM

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A morning visit to pomona to discover that even more of the area is almost completely flattened apart from a few scrubby areas, however I managed....
3 jack snipe
At least 6 common snipe
3 meadow pipits
2 skylarks

1 peregrine falcon on view around media city.

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8 Lapwing 8 Tufted Duck 4 Goosander 1 Goldeneye

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Salford Quays
Date: Sat, 17 Feb, 2018 Time: 13:10 - 14:00

Black-headed Gull 238
Canada Goose 38
Common Gull 18
Coot 14
Cormorant 5
Herring Gull 55
Lesser Black-backed Gull 33
Mallard 14
Mallard (domestic) 2
Moorhen 2
Mute Swan 7
Total number of species: 11
Individuals: 426

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Walked down to Pomona south end during dusk this evening and noticed veg clearance. Any idea what is going on? Will contact GMEU and ask. 5 Goosanders on dock 2 singing Song thrushes 1 singing Robin

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7,30am Kestrel flying around Exchange Quay, landed on buillding 3 and stayed there till i left.



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1 peregrine falcon, possibly the female, perched up at media city this morning.
Shannon, I noticed all the habitat destroyed at the southern end opposite Pomona tram stop whilst going past on the tram, not looking good no you still managed a woodcock which is a great bird for there.

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Pomona, for a couple of hours late morning. More habitat going now at the Pomona Metrolink end. Count:

2 or 3 goldfinch
1 bullfinch
1 pied wagtail over
1 mistle thrush
2 moorhen
5 coot
7 mallard
9 Canada geese
10 mute swan
1 woodcock
7 cormorant
160+ black-headed gull
13+ common gull
3+ lesser black-backed gull
2+ herring gull

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BTO WeBS 0830 - 0920 today;

8 Mallard (7 male, 1 female)
2 Feral Duck
18 Coot
2 Grey Heron
7 Cormorant
56 Canada Geese
130 Black-headed Gull
16 Common Gull
12 Lesser Black-backed Gull
6 Herring Gull
5 Mute Swan
2 Grey Wagtail


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Late post for Sun 14.01.18
Mode wheel lock to Trafford road bridge.
Cormorant 22.
Black-headed gull c 200.
Lesser Black-back gull c35.
Mute swan 2.

Pomona
Little grebe 1.
Goosander 2 ( m+f).
Mute swan 8.
Cormorant 7.
Bullfinch 2.
Fieldfare 8.
House sparrow c30.

Today Wednesday 17.01.18
I went down early afternoon to drop off some bird seed and barley ( 5kg which has been put under the tree feeders at Burleigh Rd. ) for the House sparrows and any remaining Fieldfare which numbered at least 8 maybe 10.
I didn't hang about,mainly because I cycled down wearing shoes and the weather was decidedly "iffy".





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This afternoon at Pomona: 43 Fieldfares 4 Bullfinches 4 Goosanders

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Male & female peregrine falcons showing well around media city this morning.
1 buzzard circling over trafford park
3 grey wagtail
20 herring gulls amongst the usual lesser black backed, black headed & common gulls on Trafford wharf.
Mistle thrush singing.

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3 peregrine falcons over trafford wharf this afternoon, making a bit of a racket, looked to be a male (probably the resident) chasing off another male whilst the female landed on a nearby appartment & left him to it. The peregrine being chased then headed off towards the city centre. The female was then on view for a while.
Drake goldeneye
1 grey heron, just sitting looking at me at around 15 feet away & was not bothered.
4 grey wagtails

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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.

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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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