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July 2015

Friday, 31 July 2015

July 2015 - Wildlife Sightings

July 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)


31st (11:00)
Dipper
River Bollin
(Seen from footbridge over River Bollin between Park Green and Waterside, near Storm Brewery).
​Howard Rowley

30th
Mandarin (f) in eclipse with chicks
Macclesfield Canal - Poynton
(parked at Nelson pit and walked about 200 yds towards Macclesfield)
Jane Nunn

27th
Mallard (f) fostering Tufted Duck chicks (2)
Pikelow Farm (Marton)
David Taylor

24th (am)
Stock Dove (pair)
Ashbrook Drive (Prestbury)
Steve McCosker

23rd (am)
Sparrowhawk (m)
Soaring high - over Southern edge of Ivy Farm estate.
Gordon Howard

19th (am)
Kingfisher (3)
Bollin Valley Way
(Spittal House bridge to end of woods past the sewage plant)
Steve McCoskery

16th
Red-footed Falcon - Still showing well
Chatterley Whitfield - (see also report 12th below)
Steve McCoskery

15th
Golden Plover (6) - in flight
Dane Bower opp. Cat & Fiddle
Matt Lawton

12th
Stonechat (m)
Danebower Chimney
Matt Lawton

12th
Hobby (3)
Axe Edge
Matt Lawton

12th
Golden Plover - alarm calling as though with young
Wheatear - with young
Skylark
Kestrels (8) - together
Top of Cumberland Clough
Matt Lawton

12th
Red-footed Falcon (m)-1st Summer
Black Redstart
On the lane to Chatterley Whitfield Colliery,
off the roundabout just south of Brindley Fold on the A527
The road from Congleton via Biddulph. Post code ST68UV
(see Staffordshire Bird News)
Harold Cooper

12th
Common Lizard
Danes Moss
Les Gradwell

10th
Dark Green Fritillary
Pikelow Farm (Marton)
Neil Pope

10th
Southern Hawker
Poynton Coppice
Les Gradwell

10th
Common Backswimmer (Water Boatman)
Pirate Wolf Spider (Carrying spiderlings)
Common Darter
Robin (Juv.)
Jackson's Brickworks
Les Gradwell

7th (am)
Spotted Flycatcher
Raven (4)
Siskin (3)
Willow Warbler
Common Crossbill (f)
From the track south of Standing Stone car park along the top edge of
Macc Forest
Pete Atherton

5th
Broad-bodied Chaser
Great Crested Newt
Jackson's Brick Works
Les Gradwell

4th
Jay
Jackson's Brickworks (Poynton)
Les Gradwell

3rd
Black-tailed Skimmer
4-Spot Chaser
Poynton Park
Les Gradwell

2nd
Common Buzzard
Poynton Coppice
Les Gradwell

1st
Chiffchaff
Black Darter (f)
Small Skipper
Red Damselfly
Danes Moss N.R.
Les Gradwell