Sunday, 22 February 2009


Had a Sunday mornings stroll around Upper Moss Side (Marbury is ornithologically dead at the mo) and added a couple more padders to the yearlist. 2 Grey Wagtails on the Manchester Ship Canal by the old wooden quay and a male Peregrine chasing Lapwings from Norton Marsh Hide. The strong westerly wind kept most of the Bunting/Sparrow flock(s) hidden but still over 30+ Yellowhammers and several Tree Spuggies were around the feeder hedges. As the tide came in past Fiddlers an Oyc flew up river with loads of Teal, Wigeon, Mallard, Curlew and 3 Cormarents plus the usual 5 species of gull (thankfully no dodgies to look at). 50+ species seen in just over 2 hours not bad eh!

Moss Side YL - 92

A just off patch a Waxwing was showing well at the nearby village of Pickmere , found by Malc's wifes friend in her garden so I had to nip down and gather some images.

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