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This is just a record of some Bury Field Tripsand a few of the finds. In particualr Mere Clough will feature high  as the year progresses to see how this site has fared since the visits of the Victorian Pioneer Botanists 1849 1859.

Migrants Continue

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.

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