Monthly Archives: February 2017

Alex Park ducks & drakes

Julie suggested I showed what our visiting Shoveller ducks looked like, which was when I realised I didn’t have a decent picture of one. I have taken a few now. Well, all year round, you will see Mallard and Tufted … Continue reading

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Since October 2016, the following bird species have been spotted in Alexandra Park: 6 Redwings on 19th October. Goosanders increasing during November (14th) with 8 seen. 3 Fieldfare on the lake on December 11th These birds are rare here. Large … Continue reading

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‘FRIENDS & FEATHERS’ Half-Term Activities: Alexandra Park Wednesday 22nd February 2017

“One Green World is a new business in the North West developing, improving and conserving open green spaces. One Green World offers a comprehensive and extensive consultancy service and implements practical solutions and projects within public places, schools, gardens and … Continue reading

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The Herons are building

Alexandra Park is full of singing birds – Songthrushes, Robins, Wrens warming up for Spring. Winter birds from the north are still about: Redwings poking around in the grass or twittering from trees, with the occasional Fieldfare among them. Herons nest … Continue reading

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GREEN AND BLUE SPACES PROJECT: Meeting in the Lodge, Alexandra Park on Thursday 9/02/17 at 2:15pm

ghia_summary_june2016_long The Blue and Green Spaces Project is based on “age-friendly” research into blue and green spaces (i.e.nature/trees/woods/fields and water/rivers/seas/oceans). It is now known that the natural environment is beneficial for our health and well-being, yet for many of us … Continue reading

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Waxwings in the area

The picture wasn’t taken in Whalley Range, but only a bit to the north. This is one of 3 Waxwings that have come from the taiga in the far north to feast on apples at Hulme Garden Centre. Easy to … Continue reading

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Have you, or someone you know, lost a rabbit? A young domestic/pet rabbit was found in the area around Yarburgh Street/Withington Road in Whalley Range on Tuesday evening, 31st January 2017, at around tea-time (5:30pm-6:00pm). The rabbit has dark grey and white … Continue reading

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