24 Hour Birding People


The big Salford Docklands bird news this winter is the confirmed presence of Aythya diving ducks on-site night-feeding with 3 Northern Pochards and 21 Tufted Duck spotted at 11:15pm on Monday 5th December 2016

With streetlight & moonlight it is possible to birdwatch on the Salford Quays area of the docklands 24 hours per day and the site is famous for Aythya ducks utilising the docklands for feeding during the night-time

Huge numbers of up to 2500 Northern Pochards and 1760 Tufted Ducks were present on Salford Docklands during the winters of the 1980’s and 1990’s up to 2002, however, numbers are generally just double figures these days; but it is still a somewhat magical urban birding experience to see night-feeding Aythyas


James Walsh “The Birds Of Salford Docklands”


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