SD7406 : Bullfinch, Moses Gate Country Park

taken 7 years ago, near to Farnworth, Bolton, Great Britain

Bullfinch, Moses Gate Country Park
Bullfinch, Moses Gate Country Park
The Bird Hide, in the grounds of the Rock Hall Visitor Centre SD7406 : Rock Hall, overlooks a wild setting of trees and bushes with a scattering of bird tables and hanging feeders that attract wild birds of many varieties including this bullfinch (LinkExternal link RSPB Guide - Bullfinches).
Moses Gate Country Park
Moses Gate Country Park (also known as Crompton Lodges) is situated at Moses Gate in the Croal Irwell Valley, south of Bolton, on the A6053 which connects Farnworth to Little Lever. The park, which occupies a site of approx 750 acres, runs from Hall Lane to Nob End along the banks of the River Croal.

The name “Moses Gate” is not a personal name, but a corruption of the word 'mosses' meaning peaty or marshy lands, and gate from the Old English 'gata' meaning a way across, so we have the way through the mosses (Kearsley Moss, Clifton Moss, Linnyshaw Moss etc).

The park lies on the Kingfisher Way which runs for 7 miles from Clifton Country Park to Jumbles Reservoir, north of Bolton.

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Date Taken
Friday, 1 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 3 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7436 0679 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:33.4261N 2:23.3111W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7435 0680
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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