For a couple of years I worked in Chorlton and I used to come to the Water Park to eat my lunch on most days. With only a 30 minute break, I'd usually just sit on the car overlooking the feeders because that's all I had time to do, but I often saw a Jay, a Nuthatch, Reed Buntings, Ring-necked Parakeets and a good population of House Sparrows here as well as the usual Tits, Robins, Blackbirds and Chaffinches.
I've often thought of coming back with my camera as the Jay was particularly tame and the Parakeets pretty much guaranteed, with this area of South Manchester being a bit of a hotspot for them. At this time of year there is also a good chance of seeing Siskin and Redpoll, with Goosander, Goldeneye and Pochards all fairly common. But recently there had been a drake Scaup present and so I decided it was time to go.
This post is combination of two visits I made in mid January and early February.