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October 2017

Thursday, 26 October 2017

October 2017 - Wildlife Sightings

October 2017 - 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)

31st October - Higher Sutton
Several hundred redwing and fieldfare in mixed flocks.
Tina Hanak

30 October- 7.30am- Astbury Mere
hawfinch - first record for site, 2 siskin, brambling, female wigeon, pochard and goldeneye, 2 grey wagtails, 31 redwing, 11 fieldfare, 434 woodpigeons.
Steve Seal

29 October - Astbury Mere - early morning Visual Migration
1200 wood pigeon
87 redwing
23 fieldfare
92 starling
43 lapwing
3 grey wagtail
8 pied wagtail
3 siskin and a single brambling all heading south.
Also present two tawny Owl, kingfisher, sparrowhawk, female pochard and a drake shoveler .
Steve Seal

26 October am - Prestbury sewage works area
green woodpecker - first sighting for me on this stretch
dipper (pair ) - first record on this stretch this year for me
Steve McCoskery

25 October - Astbury Mere
Aythya hybrid is possibly a Tufted/Pochard cross. Also male sparrowhawk, two buzzard, grey wagtail and kingfisher.
Steve Seal

23 October - Astbury Mere
Aythya Duck species.
Kingfisher, two raven, two grey wagtail, male sparrowhawk, two buzzard and 12 skylark flew over.
Steve Seal

20 October - Higher Sutton
Small flock of redwing and fieldfare
Tina Hanak

15 October - am - Hurdsfield Road bridge, Macclesfield canal
Two kingfisher.
Joanne Ash

10 October - Redesmere
Blackbird, blackheaded gull, blue tit, carrion crow, chaffinch, coal tit, coot, cormorant, dunnock, goldcrest, goosander, great crested grebe, great tit, grey heron, greylag, grey wagtail, jackdaw, jay, kingfisher, little grebe, lesser black backed gull, long tailed tit, magpie, mallard, mistle thrush, moorhen, mute swan, nuthatch, pheasant, pied wagtail, red legged partridge, rook (heard), treecreeper, tufted duck, wood pigeon, wren plus a common frog!
Tina Hanack and WEA Birdwatching

9 October - 6.25pm - Bosley Reservoir
Six redwing.
Neil Wain

9 October - Tytherington back garden.
David Tolliday

4 October - Middleton by Youlgreave
10 swalllow
Lathkill Dale
Four Swallow, dipper, grey wagtail, raven.
Chris Grime

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