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March 2016

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Swallow perched on wire fence in Spain

March 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:

birdrecords@macclesfieldrspb.org.uk
(NB! - image is not essential)

30th
CHIFFCHAFF (2)
Middlewood Way (Higher Poynton)
Margaret & Bernard Robinson

29th
Kingfisher
Oystercatcher
SWALLOW
SANDMARTIN
CHIFFCHAFF (heard and seen)
Redesmere
Sale WEA Birdwatching Class, leader Tina Hanak

29th (10:20)
SWALLOW
(Earliest record for the farm)
Also
CHIFFCHAFF (Heard earlier in the week)
Pikelow Farm
Marton (Chesh.)
David Taylor

27th
SAND MARTIN (10)
Astbury Mere late evening after passing storm
Steve Seal

27th
Common Scoter
4 SAND MARTIN (4)
SWALLOW (2)
Oystercatcher (4)
Redesmere
Steve Seal

25th
Kingfisher
Redwing (c20)
Bollin Valley Way near Prestbury Sewage Works
Steve McCoskery

24th
SAND MARTIN (sev.)
Astbury Mere
Cheshire East Countryside Ranger Service

23rd
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Mediterranean Gull
SAND MARTIN (5)
Water Rail (2) (heard)
Marbury Country Park
Paul Flackett

21st
Black Redstart
Peregrine (2)
CHIFFCHAFF (heard only)
Green Woodpecker (heard only)
Grey Wagtail
Skylark (singing)
Biggin Dale
Paul Flackett

21st
Goosander (pair)
Dipper (3)
Wolfscote Dale
Paul Flackett

13th
RED KITE
Flying along the ridge parallel with the road from Tegg's Nose up to Walker Barn T junction then flew back towards Macclesfield
Glynn Booth

13th
Stonechat (m) on fence post just up from Derbyshire Bridge
Golden Plover(40) in flight higher up the same track
Lapwing (6) in flight
Curlew (c10) calling and in flight
Derbyshire Bridge Area
Rob Barker

13th
Stonechat (m)
Just below the tower opposite Reeve-edge quarries
Rob Barker

11th (mid-day)
Golden Plover (heard)
Curlew (heard
Shining Tor Summit
Golden Plover Flock (20+) over flew over
Stonechat
Near Derbyshire Bridge
Gordon Eckersley

9th (09:00)
Grey Wagtail (2m) Summer plumage
Garden sighting
Ashbrook Drive - Prestbury
Steve McCoskery

7th (17:30)
BARN OWL
Hunting over rough grassland at Bosley Crossroads (Macc.)
Also
Lapwing (15)
In the snow at Higher Sutton Farm, Higher Sutton.
Matt Lawton

6th (am)
Song Thrush
Nuthatch
South Park (Macclesfield)
Gordon Howard

3rd
GOLDCREST
Bollinbrook Road area (Macclesfield)
Daryll Bailey

3rd (17:40-18:00)
BARN OWL
Quartering fields on Kerridge Hill
(Seen from Windmill Lane, Kerridge)
Cliff and Beth Lomas

1st
BARN OWL
Hunting over the field below Blakelow Road above Leadbeaters Reservoir (Macc.)
Also
Redpoll (4)
Siskin (2)
Goldfinch (4)
Garden Feeder sightings
Blakelow Road
Dave and Rob Cameron

1st
Jackdaw (2)
Garden feeder sightings (1st occurrence)
One on Fat balls, one on Peanuts
Margaret and Bernard Robinson

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

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