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Post Info TOPIC: RIVER IRWELL, SALFORD, INCLUDING KERSAL WETLANDS


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RE: RIVER IRWELL


Yesterday mid morning from Adelphi bridge to Cromwell Rd:

6 Tufted Duck females - the first here of autumn
3 Goosander redhead
6 Little Grebes including one with a small chick
Kingfisher sighted several times
11 Meadow Pipits flying over south east

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Wellington Street, Bury

2 Common Sandpiper this morning.
1 Dipper.

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Wellington Street, Bury

1 Kingfisher
2 Grey Wagtails
1 Chiffchaff singing


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10 Cormorants flying over this evening near university

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Quick evening visit near meadows and and Peel Park:

4 Coots - family party including 2 almost fully grown fledglings
2 pairs Little grebes
Great spotted woodpecker first seen for a while here
3 Mute Swans flying over
12 House martins
Long-tailed Tit flocks

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Wellington Street, Bury

Late post for Thursday afternoon,

2 Dippers
2 Kingfishers
3 Grey Wagtails

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Adelphi-Cromwell Rd:

very quiet this evening, highlights were:

Grey wagtail
Kingfisher
9 Cormorants
4 Grey herons


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Adelphi bridge to Cromwell Road:
Kingfisher
6 Goosander
8 Mute Swan




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Wellington Street, Bury

Kingfisher active this afternoon, Seen three times, possibly two birds
2 Grey Wagtails also seen this afternoon.



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Dipper was present this morning.

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Wellington Street, Bury

Common Sandpiper heard only this morning.
1 Dipper seen very briefly
1 Grey Heron
1 Grey Wagtail

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Wellington Street, Bury

Kingfisher and a Pair of Grey Wagtails present this morning.

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Kingfisher seen again this morning, a young bird.

-- Edited by Scott robinson on Tuesday 25th of August 2015 10:34:29 AM

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Adelphi bridge to Cromwell Rd Saturday 22nd afternoon:

1 Kingfisher flew past
3 Grey wagtails
1 Kestrel not seen here for a long time
30+ Goldfinches in the meadows, largest flock seen this autumn
100+ Black-headed gulls at Boniface bridge

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Wellington Street, Bury

Kingfisher active this morning, seen twice.

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Not seen anything of note for the last two weeks at work been very quiet apart from a couple of sightings of Kingfisher and Grey Wagtails.



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This evening from Great Clowes street bridge to Cromwell Rd: 10 Goosander 35 Lesser Black-backed gulls 91 Black-headed Gulls 10 Mute Swan Single Swift

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Monday evening 17th Aug, Adelphi bridge to Cromwell rd:

Kingfisher fishing by Boniface bridge - first sighting since winter
30 Lesser-black backed Gulls
1 Swift
1 Mute swan
plus usuals

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Tuesday 4th to Friday 7th

Wellington Street, Bury

Very little to report these last 4 days, Grey Wagtails seen everyday, Kingfisher seen yesterday, Grey Heron present on Wednesday. Still a few Sand Martin about along with Swift.

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Wellington Street, Bury

All sightings from this afternoon,

1 Common Sandpiper
1 Kingfisher
1 Grey Wagtail

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Monday 27th to Friday 31st

Wellington Street, Bury

Dipper and Kingfiser seen everyday this week, Dipper been very active especially this week with the high river water. Grey Wagtails seen Tuesday and today.
Sand Martin and Swallow seen everyday with Swift.
Grey Heron seen today only.

Unfortunately I've seen Mink this week. Singles seen Monday and Wednesday and two seen today.

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Wellington Street, Bury

Dipper seen this afternoon.

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Wellington Street, Bury

Kingfisher seen again this morning.

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Wellington Street, Bury

Kingfisher seen this afternoon.

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Wellington Street, Bury

Late post for Monday afternoon,

Common Sandpiper and Dipper seen.

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Monday 13th to Friday 17th

Wellington Street, Bury

Very quiet this week at Work, Sand Martin seen daily along with Swallow and Swift. Grey Wagtails seen Wednesday and today, Grey Heron seen Tuesday.
Kingfisher seen Monday and heard only today.
Grey Heron was seen with what looked like Crayfish on Tuesday morning.

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Today at Work,

Pretty quiet today, but Grey Wagtail active with male and female both seen, still small numbers of Swift, Swallow and Sand Martin zooming around.

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Wellington Street, Bury

Kingfisher and Grey Wagtail seen this morning.



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Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th July

Pied Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Dipper
Kingfisher
Swift
Swallow
Sand Martin
Grey Heron
Blackcap
Whitethroat
Oystercatcher



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Dipper again seen this afternoon at work, but this time cracking views, heard it calling at first then managed to locate and was seen on a branch and then onto exposed pebble area for a couple of minutes.
Grey Heron also hunting.

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Dipper present this morning.

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Today at work, Wellington Street, Bury

2 Grey Wagtails seen throughout the day on the Irwell itself and seen flying over my site numerous times.
1 Dipper
Swift and Sand Martin


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2 Kingfishers seen this afternoon.

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Dipper seen in flight this afternoon.

-- Edited by Scott robinson on Friday 26th of June 2015 06:03:42 PM

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Today at work, Bury

2 Red Headed Goosander
1 Male Grey Wagtail
1 Grey Heron
1 Oystercatcher
Kingfisher heard only
Few Sand Martin about

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Female Goosander and Grey Wagtail seen this morning.

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Dipper seen this morning.

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Elton Bury,

1 Grey Wagtail
1 Grey Heron, Attacked by a Crow, then chased off
Swift, Sand Martin and Swallow
2 Female Goosander


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Sunday 8th June 2015

9 red-head Goosander on the River Irwell viewable from the bridge adjacent to The Riverside just north of The Meadows Nature Reserve

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Single Female Goosander on Irwell this morning.

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3 Female Goosander and 1 Grey Wagtail on Irwell this morning, Kingfisher heard only.

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Pair of Kingfishers seen again today at work.

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Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th, Bury

Single Dipper seen yesterday and today
2 Kingfisher
1 Grey Heron
Sand Martin
House Martin
Swallow
Swift
1 Female Goosander, I would imagine a male was about but could only see female from the site I'm working on, I seen a pair last week on same stretch.
1 Grey Wagtail
3 Pied Wagtail

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Working in Bury beside Irwell,

Male Sparrowhawk over site I'm working on
Kingfisher
Grey Wagtail
Pied Wagtail
Swift
House Martin
Sand Martin



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Working in Bury right beside River Irwell

Kingfisher and Grey Wagtail on Irwell today, Swift and House Martin around River all day.

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Cycle ride from Drinkwater Park along the Irwell to Clifton Country park and back,

8 Buzzard,
2 Kestrel,
1 Sparrowhawk ,
3 Heron,
1 pheasant
2 Goosander one had 2 chicks the other had 8!

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Yes I hope so. There are some preliminary plans in place which I can forward if you like?

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Walked from littleton rd upriver for a bit and back to agecroft bridge with six blackcap singing, three willow warblers teal pair at same location

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should be a good wetland here after work is finished


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The footpath upstream of Cromwell Rd will be closed for several months as the EA are constructing a flood storage basin in the area of land in the cliff opposite Kersal dale. It is a pain you can't walk down there without making a big detour.

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