Monthly Archives: August 2011

bird survey results

We recorded 29 different species of birds at Alexandra Park on 30th July, three of which are Biodiversity Action Plan species: dunnock, song thrush and bullfinch. Click to here for the full list and view the results as analysed by … Continue reading

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Heard Tawny Owls in Whalley Range recently?

Now is a good time to hear young Tawny Owls begging to be fed. Their call is quite distinctive  –  listen to it here. They sound like a squeaky version of the adult female ke-wick call If you hear Tawny … Continue reading

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Water survey results

You can view the OPAL water survey results for Alexandra Park pond here

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Plant survey results

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Here’s the top 5 most interesting finds, as described by Dave Bishop. Musk (Mimulus moschatus). This is an introduced plant from Western North America. It is now found over most of the British Isles – but I’ve not seen it … Continue reading

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Avian pox virus

The RSPB is asking the public for help in tracking the spread of the avian pox virus, a viral skin infection that affects great tits particularly badly. It causes warty lesions round the eyes and beak that can interfere with … Continue reading

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Air survey results

Air quality results for Alexandra Park just in – click here for details

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