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


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Stephen Young found a Green Sandpiper on the Irwell just downstream from Agecroft Bridge yesterday whilst doing BirdAtlas survey work.

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Between bridge at Linen Court/Riverside & Peel Park bridge


20 Goldeneye (3 drake)
4 Goosander (2 drake)
1 Tufty
3 Chaffinch
2 Greenfinch
Lots of Blackbirds
Song Thrush
Blue/Great/Cole Tits
3 Heron (2 in trees)

+ usual stuff

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RIVER IRWELL


November 27th about 9.30 am. Kingfisher from Victoria Bridge, Salford. Fishing from scrub below bridge old tax office side then moved under bridge to old bus station side.

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Drake Goldeneye seen from Peel Park between abandoned footbridge and The Crescent.

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12th October

Kingfisher, 3 Little Grebe, fem/imm Goosander and 5 Tufted Duck between Castle Irwell and Peel Park

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River Irwell by Peel Park on 16/09

Kingfisher (being mobbed by a Magpie !), fem/imm Goosander and c20 Tufted Duck

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Kingfisher this lunch time, flying by bridge across Irwell by Lowry Hotel.

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Kingfisher this morning from footbridge opposite the Lowry Hotel, my new early morning local patch!

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drake Goosander by Blackfriars Bridge this morning

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WeBs count Hough End Bridge - Old Pint Pot pub

3 Goosander (2 drakes)
3 Little Grebe
13 Tufted Duck (8 drakes)
16 Mallard (11 drakes)
5 Cormorant
1 Grey Heron
3 Moorhen

Also 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Jay

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3 Teal (2 drake), 2 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Wagtail, c50 Tufted Duck, 5 Mute Swans, c20 finches (prob Siskin) on River Irwell between Adelphi building and Castle Irwell

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2 redhead Goosander and c25 Tufted Duck on the river viewed from The Crescent today

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fairbrother st am
all as reported before but the swans had 2 juv (still in brownish moult)who got chased around a lot,
a pair of little grebe were on this side of the river for a change but made a hasty retreat as the light changed,the kingfisher was spotted and posed nicley on a shopping trolley for a while.

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1 Little Grebe & 5 Tufted Duck yesterday on the river viewed from The Crescent

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Parakeet type flew over Adelphi Street calling around 11am, sounded like an Oystercatcher........anyone any ideas ?

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fairbrother st 16/10/07 7.30ish
2 pied wagtails 8 mallard
2 mistle thrush 10 coot
1 wren 20 mute swan (best gathering i,ve seen)
2 cormorant(fishing) 1 kingfisher
1 blackbird 20+ b/h gull

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fairbrother st 08.00 22/09/07

after a complete dip at burnt edge(fogged out) i retreated to familiar ground, and was treated to three young swallows fresh from the nest being chastised by their parents for sitting within 10ft of me on the railings, a smashing morning well worth the wait.as well 30 footballs on riverconfused.gifall makes and sizes

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fairbrother st 7.00 20/09/07

all ducks and gulls present and correct
2 greywagtail
4 swallows (2 young having practice flights)
1 chiffchaff (mega this side of the river and still chiffchaffing)

water level back to normal so no waders

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back to normal this morning all waterfowl in place,

5 grey wagtail (3 young)
1 kingfisherwink.gif
1 heron
2 swallow
?? 1 mallard with two ducklings (guess 14 days old) is this unusualconfused.gif
also today 40 mistle thrush on the colgate building 15.00biggrin.gif

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7ish am fairbrother st,
usual waterfowl

50 b/h gull (probabley some meds and y/leg in therebiggrin.gif)
2 swallows on telephone lines
4 mute swans
1 mixed flock of birds containing at least 3 song thrush 4 great tit
6 blackbirds 2 robins (locals not happy with the invasion)
12 blue tits
2 greenfinch
6 goldfinch
water level still down so hopes of waders still highconfused.gif
cheers geoffbiggrin.gif

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fairbrother st 14/09/07 07.00
1 grey wagtail
1 kingfisher
1 grey heron

water level has dropped even further exposing a few sand banks which might attract migrant waders for an overnight stop(if i,m lucky)

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fairbrother st 7.00
usual suspects all present,
1 kingfisher
2 greywagtail
2 swallows
water level has dropped by 2 ft exposing all the debris that the birds normally forage between,its not a pretty sit

cheers geoff

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RIVER IRWELL, SALFORD, INCLUDING KERSAL WETLANDS


fairbrother st, 7.30am 12 mallard 4 cormorant 4 coot 1 mute swan 1 little grebe 1 sparrowhawk 1 kingfisher 2 blckbird 2 wren 2 swallow the sparrow hawk didn,t see the kingfisherwink.gif,i,m pretty sure the kingfisher is a resident somewhere between clippers quay and harry ramsdens,hopfully there are more than onebiggrin.gif.of note no canada geese present,the swallows appear to be feeding another broodconfused.gif,but its hard to confirm as nest is inaccesable. cheers geoffbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Monday 11th of February 2019 06:24:26 PM

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