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January 2016

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Short-eared owl sitting on the ground

January 2016 - 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:
(NB! - image is not essential)

23rd (5:00 pm)
Short-eared Owl
Axe Edge
Matt Lawton

Pintail Duck
Tufted Duck (4m 3f)
Black-headed Gull (Summer Plumage)
Grey Wagtail
South Park Lake (Macc.)
Derek & Daryll Bailey

Pintail Duck
South Park Lake (Macc.)
Simon Oldfield

Blackcap (m)
Garden sighting
Ryles Park Road (Macc.)
Maurice Peall

W/Ending 16th
2 Lesser Redpoll (f)
1 Siskin (f)
2 Reed Bunting (m)
1 Brambling (f)
Sparrow Hawk (m & f)
Tree Sparrows-up to 12
Bullfinch (m)
Garden sightings
Lower Withington
Peter & Gill Brierley

PINTAIL DUCK (Over Wintering?)
South Park Lake (Macc.)
James Baggaley (Chesh. East)

Marbury C.P. (Northwich)
Bird is quite vocal
Is currently in the area below Haydn Pool
Paul Flackett

4th (am)
Goosander (2m +1f)
Bottoms Reservoir (Langley)
Richard Spence

Redwing (70)
Reed bunting
Siskin (25)
Lesser redpoll (5)
Goosander - 1m 2f
Lapwing (30)
32 species in 2 hours
Steve McCoskery

Thursday, 14 January 2016

The Macclesfield Big Bird Box Build - aka MBBBB

The Macclesfield Big Bird Box Build - aka MBBBB

Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers is hoping that an exciting new project will provide fresh inspiration for children & young people to take action for their local wildlife. The Macclesfield Big Bird Box Build
(MBBBB) launches on January 12 with the support of a local nature conservation partnership that also includes The RSPB Macclesfield Local Group and Cheshire Wildlife Trust.
The group aim to raise £500 for bird box kit materials and tools to allow local children and young people to construct a wide selection of bird boxes at a public participation event at Lyme Green Business Park on Sunday 28 February 2016.
Different bird box designs will be created to cater for a range of bird species. The completed boxes will then be installed in local green spaces across the Macclesfield area including Cheshire Wildlife Trust's Danes Moss Nature Reserve on the outskirts of the town.

For full information go to the link below

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

January Heron - Monthly Newsletter

January Heron - Monthly Newsletter

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

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