SJ8390 : Grey Heron at Northenden Weir

near to Gatley, Manchester, Great Britain

Grey Heron at Northenden Weir
Grey Heron at Northenden Weir
A grey heron standing near the bottom of the weir at Northenden. (It can be seen in SJ8390 : River Mersey Weir, Northenden).

During the nineteenth century, the increase in industry along the banks of the Mersey caused it to become one of the most polluted rivers in Europe and wildlife was virtually wiped out. It is only relatively recently that fish have been once again been able to survive in the river. The heron is one symbol of the improvement to the river's water quality since the 1980s. Of course it could also symbolise the decline of the local industry.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 27 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 29 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8321 9032 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.5654N 2:15.2423W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8320 9031
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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River  Weir  Grey Heron  Northenden Riverside Park  Bird 

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