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Summer Arrives in Alexandra Park

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  Turn Moss is green belt land bordering Stretford, Chorlton and the River Mersey. It is an area of meadowland well used and enjoyed by nature lovers, dog walkers and the general public. Trafford Council want to lease a large … Continue reading

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The park in the snow

In between the snowing, there are birds making themselves more visible than usual: a Mistle Thrush in a tree full of berries, one of many Redwings visiting for the winter (my favourite birds) and a Shoveler drake – one of … Continue reading

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‘ A Christmess Carol’

  ‘ A Christmess Carol’ ‘In the First Week of December, some park users gave to me…’‎ Many Plastic bags ‎A Child’s pink sandal Some Fishing Floats NINE Bottle tops EIGHT Crisp packets ‎SEVEN Plastic bottles SIX Drinks containers FIVE … Continue reading

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Recent Bird Sightings in Alexandra Park

  Alexandra Park is currently a very active environment with various species of birds, which seem to have descended upon us at the start of winter 2017!  So far, a member of the Alexandra Park Wildlife Group (Stuart) has recorded … Continue reading

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Birds on the lake – winter

11am Today at the lake: 10 Goosander present, including 4 adult males 4 Mute swan including 1 1st winter 14 Canada goose 23 Mallard 5 Tufted duck 6 Coot 7 Moorhen 54 Blackheaded gull (plus 35 on the football field, … 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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