Category Archives: birds

Swans and Cygnet on Alexandra Park Lake

These latest photos of the Alexandra Park swans were taken on Wednesday evening 26th July 2017. The cygnet is now about 3 months old.

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      Go wild in your park with the RSPB and Aldi! In Alexandra Park, Whalley Range throughout August 2017, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) will be delivering free nature activities in Alexandra Park exploring … Continue reading

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Sunday Butterfly (& bird) walk on Chorlton Meadows

You’re invited to a ‘Butterflies of Early Summer‘ walk this Sunday (7th May). The walk will be led by local aurelian (butterfly-watcher), copland smith.             Orange Tip male Meet: Ivy Green Car Park on Brookburn … Continue reading

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Heron chicks

The Heron “chicks” are as big as the adults now. 2 active nests on Alexandra Park’s lake-isle this year, with (I think) 2 chicks in each.

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Alex Park Goldcrests

There’s more singing going on and birds being more visible as they search for nests and mates. If you see a tiny bird (smallest in Europe) making a short flight seem like a long journey, it may be a Goldcrest. There … Continue reading

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Alex Park spring changes

If you look at the main island from the Demesne Road end, you can see a Heron hunkered down in the nest, presumably sitting on eggs. The so-called Blackheaded Gulls are losing their winter pattern (dark marks on the cheeks) … Continue reading

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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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