Posted by: mynaturaldiary | October 3, 2008


There’s a new RSPB reserve coming to our area, based around a long existing wildlife reclamation project, in the shadow of the Transporter Bridge.

The project has lasted longer than the company that started it…

Already well known by the locals, we’re going to get a spangly new centre once it’s built.

I can’t wait. And in case you can’t either, here’s some pictures from the Saltholme Pools.

In the far distance, perches a solitary Shag.

Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis)

Closer in are some Mute Swans with their Cygnets.

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)

On the water are Tufted Ducks, Coots and overhead swooping Lapwings.

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)

Coot (Fulica atra)

On the other side of the pool, bisected by a busy road full of industrial traffic, a festival of swans and geese fly overhead and onto the waters.

Greylag Geese sweep overhead…

Greylag Goose (Anser anser)

Finally, Lapwings swoop singly over the waters and in flocks

Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)


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