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April 2015

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Male redstart perched on branch

April 2015 - Wildlife Sightings

Please report your wildlife sightings seen within approximately a one hour drive of Macclesfield together with a clear subject image if available to: birdrecords@macclesfieldrspb.org.uk
(NB! - image is not essential)

30th
Pied Flycatcher
by the side of the road in Wildboarclough valley near to crossroads with A54, calling in a tree
Pied Flycatcher
in woods above the R. Dane near confluence with Clough Brook, also calling from a tree.
Pied Flycatcher
by Black Brook in Gradbach Wood
Dipper (3 + 1 fledgling)
two Dippers in Clough Brook and a further adult and fledgling Dipper near to the bridge in Danebridge.
Rob Barker

29th (p.m.)
Willow Warbler
Chiffchaff
Lyme Park
Nigel Troup

29th
Redstart ....many
Willow warbler
Chiff chaff
Blackcap
Garden Warbler
Grey wagtail
Dipper
Skylark
Lathkill Dale (White Peak)
Chris Grime

29th (p.m.)
Around Lamaload walk
Redstart (1) - at North end
Redstart (3) - at South end
Linnet (c20) - at South end
Kestrel - in car park nestbox
RED DEER (4) - next to wood on East side
David Haydock

29th (a.m.)
Cuckoo (heard)
Tree Pipit singing
Pied Flycatcher (m + f separately)
Redstart
Dipper
Little Ringed Plover (2)
Common Sandpiper
Oystercatcher
Goyt Valley (Errwood rear end)
Paul Flackett

28th (p.m.)
At Danebower:-
Peregrine (juv.)
Raven (2)
Common Buzzard
At Blackclough:-
Peregrine (juv. - repeat sighting)
Ring Ouzel (poor view)
At Cutthorn Hill
Ring Ouzel - singing
At Holt:-
Mistle Thrush
David Haydock

27th
Around Rainow
At Withinlow Farm
Red-legged Partridge
At Harrop Fold Farm:-
Nuthatch
East of Cook Hill:-
Redstart - singing
David Haydock

27th (14:15)
Grey Heron (2) - Adult feeding young bird
Sutton Hall - Macclesfield
Lisa Goodwin

27th (07:30 - still present at 09:30)
Black-necked Grebe
Astbury Mere - Congleton
Mike Atkinson

26th
Redstart (2) singing in woods
Curlew (sev.)
Lapwing (sev.)
Wheatear (sev.)
Walk around Lamaload
David Haydock (Visitor from France)

25th (p.m.)
Whinchat (m) (not showing next morning)
Tree Sparrow (sev.)
Skylark
Woodford Airfield (Adlington end)
Nigel Troup

24th (pm)
Raven
Buzzard
Golden plover
Lapwing
Kestrel
Curlew
Peregrine Falcon
Ring Ouzel 10+
Wheatear
Grey wagtail
Dipper
Mistle thrush
Red grouse
Meadow pipit
Stonechat
Danebower and Three Shire Heads area
Chris Grime

22nd
Ring Ouzel (10+)
Stonechat (pair)
Wheatear (several)
at Blackclough Farm Nr. Three Shire Heads
Redstart
at Cut-thorn Nr. Three Shire Heads
Paul Flackett

20th
Barnacle Goose (4)
Little Ringed Plover (2)
Common Sandpiper (2)
Oystercatcher (2) - One sitting on nest scrape
Tittesworth
Pied Flycatcher (m)
RSPB Coombes Valley N.R.
Paul Flackett

20th (15:30)
Mandarin Duck (4m)
Ridgegate Reservoir - Langley
Willow Warbler (several singing)
Chiff Chaff (several singing)
Macclesfield Forest
Swallow (feeding)
Trentabank Reservoir - Langley
Michael Calam

20th (13:10)
Common Buzzard (3)
Circling over Pennington's Lane (Gawsworth)
Gordon Howard

19th (p.m.)
Wheatear (5)
Yearns Low - Rainow - (Macc.)
Paul Flackett

19th (10:00)
Pied Flycatcher (m) singing (holding territory)
Chiffchaff (2) singing
Willow Warbler (4) singing
Blackcap (5) singing
Teggs Nose Wood (Langley Macc.)

House Martin and
Swallows (mixed flock feeding)
Bottoms Reservoir (Langley Macc.)
Brian Grieve

17th
(11:00)
1st Mallard chicks (6) sighted Macclesfield Canal - Hurdsfield (Macc.)
(16:15)
Willow Warbler (2) (singing)
Bollington (Macc.)
Mark & Clair Arnold

16th (pm)
Redstart
Kerridge Hill
Paul Flackett

16th (a.m.)
Redstart (m) singing
Civit Hills Farm (Macclesfield)
Tina Hanak

15th (18:30 - 19:30)
at Danebower Quarries
Wheatear (3m, 1f)
Red Grouse
Curlew
Kestrel
Meadow Pipit
Ring Ouzel (4m. 5f)
At Cat and Fiddle area
Red Grouse
Curlew
Short-eared Owl
Chris Grime

15th
Blackcap
Willow Warbler
Chiffchaff
Mandarin Duck
Jay
Mistle Thrush
Great Crested Grebe
Tufted Duck
Bottom's Reservoir (Langley - Macc)
Family Birdwatch
The RSPB - Macclesfield Wildlife Explorers Group

15th (10:45)
Red Kite
Sand Martin (20+)
Swallow (2)
Poynton Pool
Derek Hatton

14th (19:30)
Red Kite (good views)
Over Capesthorne Estate (Macclesfield)
Derek Hatton

14th (11:00)
Blackcap (m) (singing)

14th
Pied Flycatcher (1st report !)
Teggs Nose (Bottom's Reservoir) - Langley
Tina Hanak

14th (13:00)
Wheatear (m)
Hazel grove (seen on path then flew up to roof at NXP factory)
Dr. John R Cutter

14th (a.m.)
Yellow Wagtail (4+) *
Wheatear *
White Wagtail (sev.) *
* in the ploughed field behind the yacht club
Common Scoter (f)
Dunlin (2)
Budworth Mere
Paul Flackett

13th (08:00)
Wilow Warbler (2) singing
Blackcap (3) singing
Reed Bunting singing
Chiffchaff (8) singing
Astbury Mere (Congleton)
Mike Atkinson

11th (report date)
Red Kite (4)
Over Capesthorne Estate
NB ! - Report (not ratified) received by Cheshire W.T. last week
Matt Lawton

9th (16:30)
Common Buzzard (f)
High over Ivy Farm Est. (Macclesfield)
Gordon Howard

8th (report date)
Birds:-
Raven (2) nesting - Northern Woods
Goosander (2 pairs) - Showing courtship display
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (heard)
Insects:-
Large Red Damselfly (m+f)
Styal C.P.
Derek Hatton (Styal Ranger)

7th
Ring Ouzel
Meadow Pipit
Curlew
Lapwing
Three Shires Head
Harold Cooper

7th
Swallow (2)
Civit Hills Farm (Macclesfield)
Tina Hanak

7th
Butterflies:-
Comma
Small Tortoiseshell
Peacock Brimstone
Specled Wood
Amphibians:-
Great Crested Newt *
Smooth Newt *
Styal Country Park
( * both seen in Top Garden Dipping Pond
Derek Hatton

7th (10:00)
Wheatear
Macclesfield Rugby Club
Steve Fry

6th
Comma
Mos Lane Allotments (Macclesfield)
Tina Hanak

6th
Common Buzzard (5) (circling)
Over Alderley
Richard Spence

6th
Lapwing (6)
Curlew (3)
Golden Plover
Skylark
Three Shire Heads area
Matt Lawton

6th
Grey Partridge
Pexhill Lane - Siddington
Ray & Margaret Perry

6th
Small tortoiseshell
Comma
Dipper (nesting - same location as last year)
Styal C.P.
Derek hatton

5th
House Martin (2) FIRST REPORT
Topside of The Ryles Arms (Macclesfield)
Richard Spence

5th
Chiffchaff (heard)
Small Copper butterfly
Civit Hills Farm (Macclesfield)
Tina Hanak

5th
Small Tortoiseshell
Peacock Butterfly
Brimstone
Hurdsfield (Macclesfield)
D Atkinson

5th (Indirect report)
Black-necked Grebe
Common Scoter
Budworth Mere
Received via Paul Flackett

5th
Swallow (2)
Rainow (Macclesfield) - (repeat sighting)
Paul Flackett

5th (7.30pm)
Chiffchaff (2)
Goldcrest
Tytherington Woods
David Tolliday

5th
Brimstone butterfly
Tytherington
David Tolliday

5th
Displaying/singing
Skylark
Meadow Pipit
Lapwing
Curlew
Near Peak View Tearooms on A537
David Tolliday

5th
Chiffchaff
Macclesfield Forest by Ridgegate Reservoir
David Tolliday

4th
Swallow (2) - FIRST REPORT !!
Rainow (Macclesfield)

3rd (a.m.)
Lapwing (2)
Over flying fields adjacent to Monks Heath - Repeated sighting.
Lisa Melody

2nd (c16:00)
Northern Wheatear (m)
Ring Ouzel (m)
Stonechat (m)
Reed Bunting (m)
Red Grouse (m+f) (several)
Meadow Pipit (m+f) (several)
Lapwing (m+f) (several)
Curlew (few) (overflying)
Pied Wagtail (m+f)
Danebower Quarries
Ray and Jean Evans

Saturday, 18 April 2015

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