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October 2014

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

October 2014 Wildlife Sightings

October 2014 Wildlife Sightings

Please report your wildlife sightings seen within approximately one hours drive of Macclesfield to:

29 (cNoon)
Snow Goose (2) (1 White morph, 1 Blue morph)
Redesmere (Siddington)
Derek Hatton (N.T. Ranger)

25 (c15:30)
Brambling (c30)
Feeding on the fallen Beech nuts off the road - On the road down into Wildboarclough between Crag Hall and the A54
Rob Barker

25 (pm)
Goosander (6f)
Styperson Pool
Ann Eden

24 (10:30)
Pink-footed Goose (150)
Overflying Ashbrook Drive, Prestbury, heading East
Steve McCoskery

19th (am)
Goosander (4f/juv)
Grey Heron
Styperson Pool
Rob McEwen

Red-legged Partridge (3)
Redwing (50+)
Paul Flackett

13th (11:00)
Bollington - Albert Rd. intersection with R. Dean
Steve McCoskery

11th (am)
Goosander (2f juv.)
Cormorant (6)
Styperson Pool (Pott Shrigley)
Rob McEwen

11th (am)
Chiffchaff (singing)
Middlewood Way Nr. Adlington
Rob McEwen

10th (11:00) Kingfisher
Goosander (2 juv.)
River Bollin - Mottram side of Prestbury sewage works
Steve McCoskery

7th (cMidday)
Dipper (4) - Three were within 200m of each other in Clough brook near to the Vicarage and a fourth near to Clough House car park.
Wildboarclough (Clough brook)
Rob Barker

Hen Harrier (f)
In flight (location withheld in the interest of the species).
Steve Wright

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

October Heron - Monthly Newsletter

October Heron - Monthly Newsletter

Download the Heron Newsletter (pdf file) for the latest news and articles of interest

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Monday, 6 October 2014

Start your Garden Bird Survey

Start your Garden Bird Survey

Please download the garden bird reporting sheet.

1. Please tick each bird seen in your garden or record O/H for birds seen flying overhead in the appropriate week's column. All records are important, so even if you have only a few species in your garden, please complete the survey.
2. Add to the list any other species seen in your garden.
3. Any birds seen in neighbouring fields or gardens should be included under interesting sightings.
4. For any week you are unable to record write N/C at the head of the column.
5. Give full details of any interesting sightings in your garden, or within the local area, at the bottom of this form.
6. Record the first dates you see or hear locally any of the summer migrants listed below
7. Please return the completed form at the Group meeting in May, or by the 31st May 2015 To:

Ian Taylor, 39, Leamington Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4PE - Tel 01260 -

A summary of the records submitted will be included in the August 2015 edition of the RSPB, Macclesfield Local Group newsletter, "The Heron". If you are not a member of the Group, please send a C5 stamped self-addressed envelope for a copy of the summary and next year's form, or print a
copy from our website

House martin
Sand martin
Willow warbler
Dates of first Summer migrants
Other interesting sightings

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