MB

  All users of this forum, please ensure you familiarise yourselves with the sticky posts at the top of each forum; posts not conforming to these guidelines and requests will be deleted.

Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Old Barton Road /Manchester Ship Canal


Status: Offline
Posts: 537
Date:
RE: Old Barton Road /Manchester Ship Canal


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

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 11070
Date:

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

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



__________________
Ian McKerchar (forum administrator and owner)


Status: Offline
Posts: 537
Date:

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.



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 11070
Date:

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

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



__________________
Ian McKerchar (forum administrator and owner)


Status: Offline
Posts: 11070
Date:

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

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel 



__________________
Ian McKerchar (forum administrator and owner)


Status: Offline
Posts: 239
Date:

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 .

__________________
psk


Status: Offline
Posts: 239
Date:

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.


__________________
psk


Status: Offline
Posts: 287
Date:

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.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 239
Date:

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 ) .



__________________
psk
Page 1 of 1  sorted by
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

RODIS

 

This forum is dedicated to the memory of Eva Janice McKerchar; rest in peace mum.