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Bird vocalization gallery; the identification of Black and American Black Terns; Arctic Tern identification; Gone Birding series; Gambia trip report; Dove Stone RSPB site guide; Lightshaw Meadows (formerly Abram Flashes) site guide; books reviews; and much, much more.
Get your copy of the 2010 Greater Manchester County Bird Report while stocks last. added 16.11.12
NEW! Keith Mills and Mike Passant add county lifers, Mike also adding a Wigan borough tick. Simon Warford adds two Rumworth site ticks and Nick Isherwood one for his Highfield Moss list. added 15.05.13
NEW! Karen Foulkes adds an Audenshaw Reservoirs and Tameside borough tick. Jon Bowen adds a county lifer and Phil Owen adds a few county lifers and Manchester borough ticks. Simon Warford updates his Rumworth Lodge site list. added 08.05.13
Better late than never (blame work and the nice weather keeping me away from the computer!), April's mystery fools are explained. added 08.05.13
May mystery madness comes by the way of a pair of head hurters. added 08.05.13
NEW! Greenland Wheatear and Whimbrel on Astley Moss, Dunlin (flock of 29), Turnstone (flock of 9) and Raven at Pennington Flash and Dunlin at Rumworth by me; Turnstone at Pennington Flash by John Tymon and Jon Taverner; Sanderling (flock of 4) at Audenshaw Reservoirs by Paul Hammond; White Wagtail at Pennington Flash by Jon Taverner; Black Tern at Pennington Flash by Rob Adderley. Out-of-county, Mediterranean Gull at Workington, Cumbria by Peter Welch, Dotterel on Pendle Hill, Lancashire by Pete Hines and male Collared Flycatcher at Low Newton, Northumberland by Iain Johnson. added 15.05.13
NEW! Channel Wagtail at Carrington Moss and Altrincham ETW (same individual) by James Walsh and pale female Yellow Wagtail also at the latter site by James again and Pete Hines. Whimbrel at Glazebury and Pennington Flash by John Tymon plus Peregrine also by him at the latter site too. Ring-necked Parakeets at Fletcher Moss by Ian Boote. Grasshopper Warbler at Altrincham ETW by Tony Coatsworth. Woodcock in Manchester City Centre by Kath Butterworth. added 08.05.13
Male Blue-headed Wagtail at Audenshaw Reservoirs by Gareth Hughes. Wheatear and Corn Buntings on Highfield Moss by Nick Isherwood. Fantastic opportunistic shot of a 'garden' Osprey over Lower Bredbury by Rob Adderley and Tree Pipit at Bredbury Park Way also by him. Common Scoter at Pennington Flash by John Tymon. Grey and Red-legged Partridge together on Carrington Moss by James Walsh. added 03.05.13