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June 2015

Friday, 26 June 2015

June 2015 - Wildlife Sightings

June 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)


29th (22:00-22:45)
Tawny Owl (2)
Nightjar
Woodcock
Brown Hare
Goyt Valley
Chris Grime

28th
Field Mouse
Poynton Coppice
Les Gradwell

27th
Small Skipper (Butterfly)
Black-tailed Skimmer (Dragonfly)
Black Darter (Dragonfly)
Lindow Moss
Les Gradwell

26th
Hobby
Allostock Knutsford
Chris Grime

25th
Pied Flycatcher (Juv.)
Teg's Nose wood
Les Gradwell

23rd (20:15)
Blue-tailed Damselfly (f)
Blackcap (m)
Common Lizard (sloughing)
Small Heath Butterfly
Moorhen (sev.)
Lindow Common
Les Gradwell

23rd (21:30-22:30)
Woodcock (several roding)
Cuckoo (heard)
Nightjar (m + f)
Goyt Valley
Chris Grime

21st
Merlin
Exact location withheld - Cheshire/Derbyshire border.
Matt Lawton

19th
Dipper
Grey Wagtail
River Bollin (Macclesfield)
Chris Revette

18th
Kingfisher
Paddlers Pool, Hurdsfield
Chris Revett

18th
Broad-bodied Chaser Dragonfly
Treecreeper
Common Lizard
Danes Moss
Les Gradwell

16th
Wood Warbler (singing)
Common Sandpiper
Tree Creeper (3)
Spotted Flycatcher
Pied Flycatcher - pair busily feeding young in a nest box. A second (believed to be different) female sighted some distance away.
Golden Plover (pair)
Goyt/Derbyshire Bridge area
U3A Bird Watching Group

16th
Small Copper Butterfly
Silver Y Moth
Danes Moss
Les Gradwell

16th
Swallow with young
Macclesfield Canal between bridges 23 and 24
Les Gradwell

15th (a.m.)
Wood Warbler
Goyt Valley
John Wilde

15th
Linnet
Redstart
Whitethroat
Garden Warbler
Tegg's Nose
Matt Lawton

15th
Spotted Flycatcher
Barn Owl
Redstart
Langley
Matt Lawton

14th
Treecreeper
Lindow Common
Les Gradwell

12th
Red Kite
Peregrine Falcon x 2
In our area but exact locations withheld
Chris Grime

12th
Wheatears - many
Axe Edge
Chris Grime

12th
Common Sandpiper with two young
Grey Wagtails (4)
From the bridge at the head of Ridgegate Reservoir
Michael Calam

12th
Female Mandarin with 7 or 8 small ducklings
Bottoms Reservoir
Michael Calam

12th
Redstarts (M&F)
Wall Brown butterfly
Tegg's Nose
Les Gradwell

11th
Barn Owl
Red-legged Partridge
Stock Dove
Whirley
David Tolliday

11th
Barn Owl (pair)
Rainow
David Tolliday

9th
Goosander
Grey Wagtail adult plus juvenile
Female Mandarin with duckling
Male Blackcap (4)
Chiffchaff (2)
Buzzard at nest with one young
Mistle Thrush
Song Thrush (2)
Tawny Owl - 2 fledged juveniles at daytime roost
Bollin Valley Way - Prestbury village to Mottram Hall
Steve McCoskery

9th
4 Oystercatchers
Woodford Golf Course on the fairway to the right of the road down to the clubhouse.
Peter Derbyshire

8th
Great spotted woodpecker
Silver-ground carpet moth
Scorpion fly
Lacewing
Longhorn beetle
Common lizard
CWT Danes Moss
Les Gradwell

8th
Red Kite
Holehouse Lane, Whiteley Green
Gordon Eckersley

8th (am)
Common Sandpiper
Wood Warbler
Siskin (m)
Spotted Flycatcher (pair)
Tree Pipit (singing)
Grey Wagtail
Stonechat
Raven - seemed to be taking Curlew eggs or young from the very agitated behaviour of the adult Curlew
Cuckoo (seen/heard) at least 2 and probably 3
Reed Bunting (f)
Goyt Valley/Derbyshire Bridge area
Steve Fry

4th
Eyed Hawkmoth
Garden adjacent to South Park
Maurice Peall

4th (a.m.)
Whitethroat (m) - singing
Macclesfield Rugby Club
Steve Fry

4th June
Common Lizard
4-spotted Chaser
Azure Damselfly (m)
Large Red Damselfly (f)
Brimstone Butterfly
Peacock Butterfly
Danes Moss N.R.
Les Gradwell

3rd (p.m.)
Common Blue Damselfly
Blue-tailed Damselfly
Mandarin (f) - with young
Macclesfield Canal (Between Bridge Nos.22 - 27)
Les Gradwell

Redstart (m) - singing
Harrop Valley
Steve Fry