Notes: Birding in Salfordshire 2016

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GREAT WHITE HOPE

On 17th May a Great White Egret flew leisurely in from the west over Worsley Moss at 09:05 before veering off south west as it approached Botany Bay Wood and headed across the railway and onto Chat Moss

It capped a big Spring for the Salford Mosses, with Avocet the star bird in conservation terms, notable sightings of Reed Warbler & Sedge Warbler, Ruff, Whimbrels, Little Ringed Plovers, Turnstone, Yellow-legged Gull, Greenshank & Osprey

Cuckoos & Marsh Harrier have taken up summer residence

 

PEREGRINE – SALFORDS’ MILLENIUM FALCON

Peregrines are being seen with increased frequency in Salford, especially on the Docklands, recent sightings on Pomona and the MediaCity/Lowry area

 

FISHER KINGS

Kingfishers are being seen along the Manchester Ship Canal, the River Irwell & Bridgewater Canal

 

SAND MARTINS

Salford has good numbers of this colonial nesting species

 

ORCHIDS

Pomona in-bloom this June with Bee Orchids and Marsh Orchids

 

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