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Post Info TOPIC: Bridgewater canal Stretford (Trafford Park ).

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RE: Bridgewater canal Stretford (Trafford Park ).

Very late post for Sunday 25.03.18
(On the way to Old Barton rd /MS canal).
Buzzard - 1 .
Lesser Black-back gull c30 mobbing Buzzard.
Greenfinch - 2.
Mistle Thrush - 2.
Long-tail tit - 6.
House sparrow - quite a few along the way.
(Also a red admiral ).


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From Chester rd.bridge to Old Barton rd (adjacent Barton rd. swing bridge ).
House sparrows with juveniles all along the canal.
Grey Wagtail - 5 (2 ad + 1 juvenile near Kelloggs , another 2 ad. further along ).
Footpath to Barton dock rd. near Bridgegate way -
Chiffchaff - 3 (2 ad. .... one with silver ring on right leg plus a juvenile ).
and 2 more further along the canal.
Sparrowhawk - 1 over .
Blackbird - 10.
Long-tail tit - c10 Inc. 3-4 young .
Mistle Thrush - 1.
Old Barton rd. -
Sparrowhawk - 1 ( mobbed by swallows ).
Chifchaff - 3 heard.
Willow Warbler - 2 heard .
Swallow - lots .
Kingfisher . - 3 seen together (Salford side of MSCanal) on a dead branch with a white container stuck in it.
Looks like 2 adult and a juvenile , the two larger birds were fishing and returning to it but I didn't see it fed.
Seen from the concrete jetty opposite the church / graveyard.
Note - this area is totally wild all the way to the M60 Barton flyover eg. tall grasses, lots of bramble, hawthorn etc. looks like it could be a "New Pomona " . Ps. someone watched this area the past and posted on GM birders but I've read nowt for years .

Oystercatcher - 1 heard as I left.

-- Edited by phillipskelly on Sunday 18th of June 2017 08:38:13 PM

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