NorthernSpringwatch #1

#NorthernSpringwatch #WeLoveTheNorth #GetUpAnd GoBirding #NatureInSalford

A selection of films representing the birds of the Northern Spring

The North of England is a veritable garden of Eden and, after huge amounts of hard work, in particular from conservation organisations, grassroots movements and volunteers, we now have a world class array of nature reserves hosting some phenomenal wildlife – the North of England is a birdwatchers paradise

Huge thanks to all the film makers for sharing these films


The majestic Golden Eagle is a symbol of the North

Golden Eagle in Cumbria

Film, Haweswater RSPB Reserve, Cumbria

Kingfisher, the king of our waterways, lakes and ponds


Whinchat, a stunning bird of the North

Avocets are energising the Norths’ nature reserves

Almost rare enough to be in the mega section, a Corncrake in Cheshire is attracting many birdwatchers, this film shows the unique call of the Corncrake

Dotterel, a species of Plover that breed on the mountains of Scotland, are a traditional Spring sight on Pendle Hill, Lancashire

Little Gulls – at Seaforth on the River Mersey – are a traditional Spring sight

Garganey is a species of duck that migrates from Africa, here a pair can be seen displaying at Carr Lane Pools, Cheshire


North American Pied-billed Grebe at Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve, Lancashire

Black-winged Pratincole at Bothal Pond, Northumberland, a presumed returning bird that toured the North-east in summer 2014, this site also hosted a Gull-billed Tern

A pair of Black-winged Stilts were seen in Cheshire, this film shows the pair that nested at the same site in 2008


Fylde Future – a film for anyone who likes a touch of politics with their wildlife films

Black-tailed Godwits at Leighton Moss

Marshside Marsh RSPB Reserve


Woolston Eyes, Cheshire, has hit the headlines this Spring for it’s birds and also the conservation issue of extreme energy mining

A Bufflehead at Woolston Eyes drew a big crowd of birdwatchers

Black-necked Grebes are the star bird at Woolston Eyes

Avocet at Woolston Eyes

The River Mersey at Woolston

An educational film about the River Mersey at Woolston


Mancunian Springwatch


The city of Salford is 60% greenspace and is getting a good reputation as a place to watch wildlife – now a new generation of ecologists and film-makers are starting to document the nature of Salford

Nature In Salford

The Natural Beauty of the Salford/Manchester Mosses

Salfords Got Talons – the raptors

Pomona on Salford Docklands

For any birders out there who are fighting the extreme energy industry, this is what it looks like when you successfully complete a campaign

Barton Moss ReUnion

And to round up this first #NorthernSpringwatch, this very interesting song was heard on Salford Docklands, perhaps a Willow Warbler with vocal skills

Interesting song at Pomona, Salford Docklands

Twitter: @MancunianBirder


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