MecoS Has Officially Started

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Manchester European City Of Science 2016 has begun in fine style with some avian visitors perking the interest of the Manchester areas’ ecologists

January 1st is traditionally a big day in the ecologists’ year with birdwatchers starting their year lists afresh and as a result many birders were in the field in the Manchester area on 01/01/16

Great Northern Diver is the bird of the moment with two of these spectacular birds gracing our waters – one on the Salford Docklands, favouring the smaller areas of water such as St Peters and Ontario, and a long-staying bird on Audenshaw Reservoir

Willow Tits are a speciality that birders flock in to see at sites such as Pennington Flash, a site that also hosts the elusive Water Rail

Goldeneyes are a symbol of Salford as these gorgeous ducks fly in from Iceland to the River Irwell, a river that has made national headlines due to severe flooding

The floods have brought climate change into sharp focus and sets a theme for MecoS, just how do we deal with climate change and the economy

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