Tag Archives: Waterbirds

Little though for the day – When is a tit not a tit?

  When it’s a Long Tailed Tit. Long-tailed tits are in fact members of the Aegithalidae family. A wonderful bird to see in the garden, they usually arrive en mass, mob the feeder, flit about in the trees for a … Continue reading

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I did not know that the coot was “near threatened”.

The Eurasian Coot (fulica atra) has found itself a decent niche on the enclosed basins at Salford Quays. The coot is a close relative of the moorhen, and coots are the largest of the Rallidae or Rail species in the … Continue reading

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More Cormorants …because they’re fabulous.

More shots of the stars of my lunch break… Mancunian Cormorants, – the finest out there. This group of cormorants look to have staked out a pretty solid territory along the floating water barrier at the end of one of … Continue reading

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Salford Cormorants

Just some pictures of Salford’s Cormorants. They may not be the prettiest ball of feathers out there but I think they’re absolutely joyous birds. Like little, slippery Pterodactyls, these reptilian looking waterbirds have real character. I hung around all lunch-hour, … Continue reading

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Brockholes – Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Just off junction 31 of the M6, Preston, Lancashire, Brockholes is a former sand and gravel quarry. The site opened in 2011 and is looked after by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust. It’s a wonderful site, nice and quiet, it covers … Continue reading

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Unlikely Places… Salford Quays

  Heavy, deep, brutal, eerie even, the watery lost soul of Salford’s Quays reverberates ghost and memory in iron and murky impenetrable depth; the neglected intersection of several watery dead ends. Its past imposes itself on its today. Boom. Decline. … Continue reading

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