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April 2016

Friday, 29 April 2016

April 2016 - Wildlife Sightings

April 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)


28th (19:00)
Goosander (m+f)
Bottoms Reservoir - Langley
Roy Mullings

27th
Peregrine Falcon (Juvenile)
The Roaches
Les Gradwell

23rd
OSPREY
Sat on white grassy slope - back of Macc. Recycling Centre
(on far edge of N.R.)
Slowly took off heading toward Tegg's Nose
Paul Wrenn

21st (am)
Treecreeper
Great spotted woodpecker
Blackcap (m
Chiffchaff (4)
Dipper
Kingfisher
Kestrel ( pair )
Reed bunting (m)
Buzzard ( pair)
Grey wagtail (pair )
House martin (3)
Bollin Valley Way past Prestbury sewage works
direction from Prestbury village:
Steve McCoskery

19th (11:00)
Pied Flycatcher (m)
Teggsnose Wood - Nr. Bottom car park
Tom Gibbons

19th (am)
Lapwing (c6) - displaying
Golden Plover (c250) - pitched on ridge
Reed Bunting (m)
Swallow
Derbyshire Bridge area
U3A Bird Watching Group
Macclesfield

19th
Marbury C.P. area:

Common Sandpiper
Dunlin
Yellow Wagtail
Lapwing
Oystercatcher
Shelduck
Budworth Mere

Garganey (pair)
Red Warbler (sev.)
Haydn Pool

Whitethroat (2)
Reed Bunting (sev.)

all above reported by
Paul Flackett

17th
Ring Ouzel
Cut Thorn Hill - Wildboarclough
Paul Flackett

17th
Pintail Duck (m)
Turks Head Reservoir (Sutton)
Chris Grime

16th & 17th
Stock Dove
Garden sighting
Sutton (Macclesfield)
Chris Grime

16th
Red Kite
Long dale - Hartington (White Peak)
Chris Grime

16th
Redstart (pair)
Winterside Farm
Rainow (Nr. Macclesfield)
Paul Flackett

16th
Swallow (several)
Poynton Pool
Poynton
Jane Nunn

14th
RED KITE
Over flying Handforth (Seen from Willow Drive)
Heading towards woodland near River Dean
Jane Nunn

13th
White Blackbird (Leucistic)
Sagars Road - Handforth
Susan Evans

13th
Barnacle Goose (6)
Tittesworth
also seen:
Pied Flycatcher (m)
Redstart
Wheatear (pair) in adjacent field
RSPB Coombes Valley
Paul Flackett

12th (pm)
Teal (2)
Swallow (2)
Kerridge area (Macclesfield)
Also seen
HARRIS HAWK (escapee)
Perched in bush - flushed and mobbed by Crow
Flew off towards Higher Hurdsfield
Steve Fry

12th
CETTI'S WARBLER (heard, and seen briefly)
Marbury CP
on Witton Brook between Haydn Pool and Carden's Bridge
Also seen:
YELLOW WAGTAIL (2)
on the far shore of Budworth Mere
Paul Flackett

9th
Mandarin Duck (pair)
Tegg's Nose Reservoir
Langley (Macc.)
Christine Auer

9th (am)
Great spotted woodpecker (4)
Chiffchaff (2 + 2 heard)
Grey wagtail
Pied wagtail
Goosander (1m+1f)
Treecreeper
Bullfinch (f)
Swallow (3) ( over filtration beds )
Lapwing
Buzzard (pair) - both on last year's nest site
Cormorant ( overflying )
Reed bunting (pair )
Along Bollin Valley Way (past Prestbury Sewage Works)
Steve McCoskery

8th
Wheatear (few)
Meadow pipits (few)
RED KITE (with prey)
being mobbed by:-
Lapwing (2)
Raven
RING OUZEL (2)
Danebower (Nr, Macclesfield)

Then seen later:-
PEREGRINE FALCON
Unsuccessfully chasing:-
Lapwing
Nr. Congleton
Mike Atkinson

7th (17:45)
Sparrowhawk (m)
Garden sighting (perched)
rear of Thirlmere (Ivy Farm est.)
Gordon Howard

6th
Green Sandpiper
Flooded field adjacent to
Withington Village Hall
Peter Brierley

6th
Brambling (m)
Garden sighting
Lower Withington (Nr. Black Swan)
Peter Brierley

5th
Lesser Redpoll
Sparrowhawk (fly through)
Garden sighting
Lower Withington (Nr. Black Swan)
Peter Brierley

5th (pm)
WILLOW WARBLER
House Martin (3)
Blackcap (3)
Chiffchaff (7)
Sparrowhawk (f)
Astbury Mere (Congleton)
Steve Seal

5th
BLACK REDSTART (m)
RING OUSEL (5)
Stonechat (2 pairs)
Reed Bunting
Raven (sev.)
Cut Thorn Hill (Nr. Three Shires Head)
Paul Flackett

3rd
Sparrowhawk (f) with prey
Garden sighting
rear of Thirlmere (Ivy Farm est.)
Macclesfield
Mike & Marge Green

3rd
BLACKCAP (3) Singing
Chiffchaff (7)
Astbury Mere (Congleton)
Steve Seal

3rd (am)
WHEATEAR (2m + 1f)
Lapwing (12)
Curlew (4)
Raven (3)
Sparrowhawk
Buzzard
Peregrine falcon
Kestrel
Red grouse
Danebower Chimney (Nr. Macclesfield)
Steve McCoskery

2nd
WHEATEAR
Snipe House Farm
Rainow (Nr Macclesfield)
Paul Flackett

1st
BLACKCAP (m) - (Behind Sailing Club)
House Martin - (Hawking Insects)
along with:
Sand Martin (3)
Swallow (2)
Astbury Mere (Congleton)
Steve Seal

1st
WHEATEAR
Lamaload Reservoir (Nr. Macclesfield Chesh.)
Matt Lawton


Friday, 22 April 2016

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