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

RESIDENTS

The majestic Golden Eagle is a symbol of the North

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8aZ-8FakNI

Golden Eagle in Cumbria

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-26856814

Film, Haweswater RSPB Reserve, Cumbria

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9COxXHQqqw

Kingfisher, the king of our waterways, lakes and ponds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WWDEVyUiJ0

SPRING/SUMMER MIGRANTS

Whinchat, a stunning bird of the North

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c-qnA_o1Is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVNYYv_mDLs

Avocets are energising the Norths’ nature reserves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi0LHIt6uCg

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks2taH61mn8

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xplbuy0Obw4

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9b33UaL7Rw

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWh7t0Bufh8

MEGAS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ7rsfhAPns

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vJdCNJbyx0

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQo9H9Wg9uE

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

LANCASHIRE LA LA LA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjCDyMD2FEs

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKobQfKGOoE

Black-tailed Godwits at Leighton Moss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXrSobcm_mI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn0kqRLf2AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlfsSQGzuoM

Marshside Marsh RSPB Reserve

EYES ON THE PRIZE

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc0h-2hNH5s

A Bufflehead at Woolston Eyes drew a big crowd of birdwatchers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M261A5etm7k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcIz8-b4cKU

Black-necked Grebes are the star bird at Woolston Eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9nN9uT4iN0

Avocet at Woolston Eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngJTL1oD49A

The River Mersey at Woolston

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Guut17yzY6Y

An educational film about the River Mersey at Woolston

MANCHESTER MAGIC

https://mancunianbirder.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/mancunian-springwatch-2015/

Mancunian Springwatch

SALFORD STYLE

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVWLELz7EDA

Nature In Salford

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ_jq5LJs_s

The Natural Beauty of the Salford/Manchester Mosses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5ZhYV9HmKA

Salfords Got Talons – the raptors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O56CLJu7Ogk

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhMhga7IAc0

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss2A9XH5aN0

Interesting song at Pomona, Salford Docklands

Twitter: @MancunianBirder

@NatureInSalford

Please email comments to: mancunianspring@yahoo.com

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