The railway line which used to run to Worsley and Eccles was scrapped by Beeching in the 1960's and in this area it's been turned into a wooded pathway by planting a variety of trees about 25 years ago when I first moved in. I, and a few neighbours who moved in 1982-3, have still got some of the cinders and rocks in my garden because we used to raid the disused trackbed for rockery and other materials for our newly-built houses and gardens.
This is now my local birding patch as it's only about 500m from where I live and I intend to post my sightings here at least once a week. So watch this space!
On my trip out tonight I saw the following birds:
|Who's a pretty boy then?|
And no, I haven't put it on my life list.
Thanks to Steve Christmas on the Manchester Birding Forum this parrot has now be identified as a Senegal Parrot - cheers Steve!