By Bury Wildlife, May 20 2015 10:18PM
The spring Migrants keep comming with this Red Throated Pipit in Stockport. This is a rare vagrant that was spotted in a hillside field. It is from north europe and Siberia. A relative of the common Meadow Pipit it is a ground nesting bird and caused some excitment in the twitching world. News also came through of another rare visitor this time in Salford on the Mosses in the Shape of a Stone Curlew. These are a UK bird mainly found further south. There is only about 500 in the UK and this is a returning migrant from Africa. It is a wader and has very large eyes and has featured on Springwatch. Again it generated much excitment as the last time one was found in GM was 1963. Finally a self found migrant this time were these Knot. These are a UK winter visitor so are heading back north to their breeding grounds, Usually seen at the coast in large numbers and flocksin Winter these were found resting at a local res. More cuckoos also are abounding but I have not been lucky enough to see one for a pic. Photos are of the Pipit and Knot.