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May 2016

Monday, 30 May 2016

May 2016 - Wildlife Sightings

May 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 (15:00)
Grasshopper Warbler (singing)
Danes Moss N.R.
David Tolliday

29th (c13:00)
CUCKOO (on a electricity wire being harassed by small bird
Cut Thorn Hill Nr. Three Shires Head
Rob Barker

27th May
CUCKOO - Three separate sightings
1 Allgreave, near Rose and crown
1 Between Gradbach and Flash
1 Hollinsclough

Ring Ouzel
Wheatear
Danebower

Golden Plover (5)
Lapwing
Curlew
Red Grouse
Top of Cumberland Clough.

Spotted Flycatcher
Grey Wagtail
Gradbach.

All above reported by
Chris Grime

26th (15:15)
RED KITE
Overflying Prestbury village centre
Steve McCoskery

26th
Dipper (adult feeding juv.)
River Bollin / Spencer brook intersection opposite Prestbury village club
Steve McCoskery

24th (am)
Stock Dove (garden sighting)
Ashbrook Drive
Mandarin Duck (f with young)
Near sewage works
Prestbury
Steve McCoskery

24th (am)
Yellowhammer (heard)
Withington area
Rob Barker

22nd
Tree Pipit
Derbyshire Bridge
Yellowhammer(heard)
Jodrell Bank
Chris Grime

20th (pm)
RING OUZEL (pair)
Wheatear (m + f)
Snipe (heard)
Danebower Quarries (Nr. Chimney)
Viewed from lay-by on A54
Rob Barker

17th
Great Crested Grebe (pair)
Coot (sev.)
Moorhen (sev.)
Oystercatcher
Chelford
Les Gradwell

15th (19:00)
HOBBY
Sutton - Macclesfield
Chris Grime

15th (am)
Kingfisher (sev)
Goosander (m+f)
MINK - working along the river bank
River Bollin near Prestbury Sewage Works
Steve McCoskery

14th
Hobby
4 Spotted Chaser D/Fly (sev.)
Danes Moss N.R.
Les Gradwell

11th
Chiffchaff
Mandarin (m)
Wildboarclough (near Cragg Hall)
Les Gradwell

10th
SPOTTED FLYCATCHER
Pikelow Farm - Marton
Also:
Cuckoo (calling daily)
Marton Heath Woodlands
David Taylor

10th
Chiffchaff
Goyt Valley
Les Gradwell

8th (report date)
NORTHWICH WOODLANDS

CETTI'S WARBLER (2m)
Butter finch Bridge
at confluence with River Weaver
also
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Showing regularly)
Grasshopper Warbler
David James (Ranger)

7th
WHISKERED TERN (2)
Elton Hall Flash - Sandbach
Mike Atkinson

7th
SWIFTS
Over Bramhall / Cheadle Hulme
Peter & Margaret Derbyshire

6th
Cuckoo (Heard)
Staffordshire Moorlands - Nr. Black Brook N.R.
David Holt

5th
Grey Wagtail
Wildboarclough
Les Gradwell

5th
Tree Pipit
The Roaches
Les Gradwell

5th
SWIFTS
Over Hurdsfield (Macc.)
Chris Revett

5th (09:00)
SWIFT - 1st report!!
Over Ullswater (Ivy Farm Est. - Macc.)
Simon Jackson

4th (18:45)
CUCKOO (heard)
Between Gradbach and Flash
Chris Grime

4th
Little Ringed Plover
COMMON SANDPIPER (2) 1st report !!
Tree Pipit (2)
Redstarts (3)
Goyt Valley by Errwood Res.
Paul Flackett

4th (am)
Swifts (6)
Swallows
House martins
Kingfishers - nesting
Mandarin duck (2m, 1f)
Blackcaps (m)
Lapwing (pair)
Chiffchaffs
Reed bunting
Common Buzzards - still at nest site
Bollin Valley Way Prestbury Sewage Works area
Steve McCoskery

3rd
Whinchat (m)
Langley - Macclesfield
Matt Lawton & Steve Wright

2nd
CUCKOO (Heard)
Marton Heath Woods
David Taylor

1st
Bullfinch (m)
Garden sighting - Blakelow Rd. (Macc.)
(First occurrence in over 10 years)
Barry Hayter