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October 2016

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

October Heron - our monthly newsletter

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Sunday, 9 October 2016

Snipe perched on fence post

October 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)

20+ Crossbills
Macclesfield Forest
Near Standing Stone car park (towards Shutlingsloe)
Jean and Ray Evans.

For about 3 days at beginning of month
Three female goosander (redheads).
Leadbeaters reservoir.
Observer: David Beer

Curlew heard in Wildboarclough. Most unusual for this time of year.
Rob Barker

12th am
River Bollin - Prestbury sewage works area
Observer - Steve McCoskery

11th - walk around Bosley Reservoir
1 Green Sandpiper
4 Snipe
4 Shoveler
7 Great Crested Grebe
2 Barnacle Geese
1 Blue Snow Goose
The 3 geese flew in with a large flock of Canadas.
The Snow Goose could be the one that was seen at Redesmere last year.
Anne (my wife) saw one at Alderley Park a few weeks ago.
Paul Flackett

11th - 930am
garden sighting - 26 redwing.
Location - Ashbrook Drive, Prestbury
Observer - Steve McCosker

First Redwings (2) in my garden at Poynton. First of the Autumn here.
Dave Bancroft

2 Snipe
small flock of Redwing
at intersection of Buxton Road and Gritstone Trail.
WEA Bird watching group, Tina Hanak

Monday, 3 October 2016

Garden Bird Survey

Garden Bird Survey

1. Please tick each bird seen in your garden or record O/H for birds seen flying overhead in the appropriate week's column. All records are important, so even if you have only a few species in your garden, please complete the survey.
2. Add to the list any other species seen in your garden.
3. Any birds seen in neighbouring fields or gardens should be included under interesting sightings.
4. For any week you are unable to record write N/C at the head of the column.
5. Give full details of any interesting sightings in your garden, or within the local area, at the bottom of this form.
6. Record the first dates you see or hear locally any of the summer migrants listed below
7. Please return the completed form at the Group meeting in May, or by the 31st May 2017 To:

Ian Taylor,
39, Leamington Road,
Congleton, Cheshire,
CW12 4PE
Tel 01260 275248

A summary of the records submitted will be included in the August 2017 edition of the RSPB, Macclesfield Local Group newsletter, "The Heron". If you are not a member of the Group, please send a C5 stamped self-addressed envelope for a copy of the summary and next year's form, or print a
copy from our website

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