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May 2015

Saturday, 30 May 2015

May 2015 - Wildlife Sightings

May 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)

28th (Noon)
Grey Wagtail
Orange Tip Butterfly
Packhorse Bridge - Goyt Valley
Les Gradwell

27th (c13:00)
Golden Plover (f) - Breeding Plumage
Green Hairstreak Butterfly
Grass Wave Moth
Shining Tor
Les Gradwell

23rd (p.m) and 24th
Hobby
Overflying Trout Pools
Pikelow Farm - Marton
David Taylor

23rd
Cuckoo (heard calling)
Marton Woods

18th
Swift (2)
Over Ivy Farm Estate (Macc)
Jean Evans

17th
Spotted Flycatcher
Pikelow Farm - Marton
David Taylor

16th
Goyt Valley
Woodcock
Tree Pipit
Spotted Flycatcher x6
Pied Flycatcher
Willow Warbler ...many
Chiff Chaff ...many
Redstart
Wood Warbler ...male singing .....pretty rare these days sadly
Kestrel
Cuckoo...Heard
Nuthatch
Long tailed tit
Meadow pipits....many
Hobby
Common Sandpiper
Mistle thrush
Raven

Derbyshire Bridge
Curlew
Short eared owl
Raven
Buzzard
Red grouse
Chris Grime

16th
Cuckoo (Heard only)
Upper Goyt Valley (approx. 3/4 mile below Derbyshire Bridge)
David Holt

15th (p.m.)
Cuckoo (Heard only)
Above Errwood Hall (Goyt)
Damien Healey

10th
Redstart
Spotted Flycatcher (3)
Wood Warbler
Pied Flycatcher
Errwood Car Park (Goyt Valley)
Common Sandpiper (2)
Errwood Reservoir
Possible Tree Pipit to the rear of Errwood reservoir near the bird feeders
Matt Lawton & Steve Wright

10th
Ring Ouzel (m)
lower Eastern side of Shutlingsloe in among the rushes and then in flight.
Rob Barker

9th (c20:30)
Swift (2)
over Ullswater on the Ivy Farm Estate (Macclesfield)
Simon Jackson

9th
Swift (8)
over M56 near Manchester Airport.
Chris Grime

5th (report date)
Of interest:
Mute Swan (pair - nesting)
Leg rings indicate swans have flown in from Bulgaria
Little Moreton Hall
Ann Bennett

2nd (11:00)
Sedge Warbler (singing)
Middlewood Way - Tytherington / Kerridge
Steve Fry

1st
Pied Flycatcher (2f)
Garden Warbler (heard singing)
Stock Dove (heard calling)
Tegg's Nose area
David Haydock