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Post Info TOPIC: Old Barton Road /Manchester Ship Canal


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RE: Old Barton Road /Manchester Ship Canal


Today from 1.15pm - 2.30pm
Buzzard - 5 ( 3 high over Salford side of MSCanal ).
Sparrowhawk - 1 circling high .
Bullfinch - 3 ( one in St.Catherines graveyard ).
Goldfinch - 8 .
Robin - 1.
Wren - 2.
Blue tit - 4.
Grt.tit - 2.
Chiffchaff - 3 (one over MSCanal, the other two having a singing duel over territory right in front of me and flying past me at head height several times ).

Msc ..........
Mute swan - 2.
Black-headed gull - 3.
Lesser Black-back gull - 3.
Plus several Canada goose and Mallard.

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Very late post for Sunday 25.03.18 .
MSC......
Grt.Crested Grebe - 3.
Cormorant - 4.
Lesser Black-back gull - 3.
Common gull - 2.
Black-headed gull - c50.
Mute swan - 2.
Oystercatcher - 2 heard in flight only.

Old Barton rd.......
Blackbird - 4.
Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1.
Chiffchaff - 1 (heard in the distance )

Old Barton rd ....... ( today Wednesday 28.03.18).
Ring - necked Paraqueet - 2.
Grt.Crested Grebe - 3. (MSC).
Chiffchaff - 3 heard only ( 1 heard In the fenced off area containing the small lake, the other in a willow thicket but very mobile. And 1 across the MSC.on the Salford side ).


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Manchester Ship Canal Irlam to Peel Green:

 

104 Teal

1 Goldeneye

2 Goosander

4 Snipe

15 Little Grebe

2 Grey Wagtail

5 Willow Tit

pair of Stonechat

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Princess Park and the Manchester Ship Canal to Boysnope today:

 

1 Treecreeper

84 Mallard

25 Tufted Duck

28 Little Grebe

3 Shoveler

13 Gadwall

 

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018 13:30 - 15:30 hrs.

Walk along Bridgewater Canal (near Patricroft Station) - Patricroft Bridge - Barton Aqueduct - crossed over Barton Swing Bridge - along south side of Manchester Ship Canal (via Old Barton Road) - Salford Western Gateway bridge - crossed over bridge - Eccles ETW - and walked along north side of Manchester Ship Canal as far as Langland Drive (and return).

Ring-Necked Parakeet x 5
Peregrine x 1 (flying towards Salford Quays)
Kestrel x 1
Bullfinch x 4 sightings (at least 2 different birds 1M and 1F)
Pied Wagtail x 10
Meadow Pipit x 5
Great Crested Grebe x 3
Grey Heron x 1
Herring Gull x 2
Black-Headed Gull x 150 plus
Jackdaw x 50
Carrion Crow x 3
Mute Swan x 2
Cormorant x 2
Canada Geese x 54
Coot x 2
Moorhen x 2
Mallard x 20
Dunnock x 1
House Sparrow x 3
Long-Tailed Tit x 10
Goldfinch x 3
Chaffinch x 4
Blue Tit x 7
Robin x 3
Great Tit x 5
Blackbird x 5
Mistle Thrush x 1
Woodpigeon x 4
Magpie x 15
Feral Pigeon x 10

-- Edited by Steve Judge on Wednesday 17th of January 2018 05:53:58 PM

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A dog walk down to the Salford Western Gateway bridge this morning, very quiet.

On the canal 3 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 6 Mallard

On Eccles sewage works 50 Jackdaw with a couple of hundred gulls (no scope so no ID)

Behind the Premier Inn opposite the Trafford Centre a Collared Dove was collecting nesting material

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Today, 4 male and 1 female Goosander were on the old river at Princess Park.

 

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A morning walk down to the new bridge over the ship canal (Salford Western Gateway) produced;

New bridge to Langland Drive/Old Barton Road;
4 Goosander (3 stunning males and a female)
1 Tufted Duck
1 Grey Heron
1 Moorhen
2 Mute Swan
12 Mallard

New Bridge to Barton Locks;
24 Mallard
2 Canada Goose
2 Mute Swan

The new road on the Salford side of the bridge gives good views over Eccles sewage works where there were;
>50 Pied Wagtail
1 Buzzard
There were also in excess of 200 distant gulls but I only had my 10x25's with me so did not ID.

Happy New Year to all.
N


Walking back past the Trafford Centre a Kestrel was hunting over the rough grass.



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Irlam to Barton Locks this morning:

 

79 Tufted Duck

56 Mute Swan

7 Goldeneye

17 Little Grebe

83 Mallard

165 Teal

4 Willow Tit

3 Goosander

8 Snipe

 

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Princess Park and the Ship Canal to Boysnope Wharf this morning:

 

1 Kingfisher

7 Goldeneye

1 Nuthatch

3 Grey Wagtail

7 Redwing

12 Little Grebe

24 Mute Swan

112 Mallard

41 Blackbird

 

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Msc -
Canada Goose 40.
Great Crested Grebe 1.
Cormorant 5.
Black-headed Gull 30.
Lesser Black-back gull 4.
Mute Swan 2.
Mallard 20.
Swallow 5.
House Martin 5.
Eccles E.T.W. -
House Martin lots over probably about 30(ish).
Along O.B.rd to M60 flyover -
Chiffchaff 3 (2 seen plus 1 heard singing across Msc. ).
Goldcrest 1.
Bullfinch 2.
Mistle Thrush 1.
Blackbird 3.
Goldfinch 10.
Common Sandpiper 2 over .

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Msc . -
Gt. Crested Grebe 2 (head shaking ).
Swallow 5.
Swift c10.
Black-headed gull 2.
Oystercatcher 3 (1 near Barton bridge and 2 flying towards the bridge later ) .
Mallard 3.
To Travelodge -
Blackbird 10 .
Goldfinch 15.


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Late post for yesterday 11th July. Ring Necked Parakeet heard calling from trees alongside canal just to the east of Barton swing bridge and 7 Mute Swan Cygnets on Bridgewater canal alongside Barton road one of which had a badly damaged leg sticking up out of the water.

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From Barton swing bridge to Travelodge 12.30 to 2pm.
Chiffchaff - 5.
Whitethroat - 2 (pair) .
Chaffinch - 5.
Common Buzzard - 1 over.
MS canal ...........
Kingfisher - 1 .
Great Crested Grebe - 1.
Cormorant - 4 .
Mallard - 6 .
Canada Goose - 65 (Eccles side ) .
Swallow - several over the area .
I only went as far as Travelodge because the area upto the M60 bridge has a new road through it and so 90% of vegetation has been removed (mentioned in my post on Bridgewater canal ) .



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