Hyde Name Origins.

The name "HYDE" is derived from the hide, a measure of land for taxation purposes, taken to be that area of land necessary to support a peasant family. In later times it was taken to be equivalent to 120 acres .
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Saturday, 23 April 2011

Kingfisher On Wilsons Brook

Pictures
By
Peter Parrott



There's been a Kingfisher around this brook for a few years now... both me and Peter whose pictures these are... have seen and caught it on camera. Yet we have never seen it with young or any signs of them.  I wanted to show these today to let others know Hyde as some great wildlife to be seen... if only we have the time to stand and stare awhile.

3 comments:

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

not seen a kingfisher for about fifteen years - it was Park Bridge. But seen a heron recently here

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

What a lovely bird! I've never seen one in person, so I appreciate your photos.

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

I remember seeing a photo of a Kingfisher taken earlier this year near Granada Studios in Manchester, close to the River Irwell. Absolutely gorgeous little bird. Tom, I was wondering about Peter Parrott and his dog Defor? I still have his blog "Parrotts Perch" on my favourites list. Sadly there are no longer any photos nor has there been an update since 2008. Hopefully Pete and his dog Defor are still well and enjoying their outdoor life:) Linda