On my lunch break today I decided to go for a spot of birdwatching around Salford Quays. I wasn’t sure how much I would see but it was such a nice day that I thought why not?
I took these pictures on my iPhone so they aren’t very clear but they show what I could see. So from my perch, I saw:
A Canadian goose
Lesser black-backed gulls
A pied wagtail
So thirteen species in ten minutes! Admittedly one is a mammal and not a bird…
This guy certainly enjoyed the view!
It’s not a native species but I thought this flower was really beautiful.
I don’t know where it came from but there was coloured powder all over the pavement.
This is the view from the bridge of the area I walked around.
These Canadian geese have ten juveniles with them, as you can see they are nearly ready to leave their parents.
On the way back I saw this line of cormorants.
I saw these two coot families and I ended up being slightly late back to the office. Well done to the coots for raising two chicks each!
It was a great hour of urban birding so I will try to do it again soon.