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June 2018

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

June 2018 - Wildlife Sightings

June 2018 - 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)

26 June 2018
This morning I spotted a single Hobby hunting 2 swallows over the top car park at Tegg's Nose Country Park. The Swallows were fighting back and I think the hobby came away without a meal!
Martin James - Countryside Ranger

Sun 24 June about 6pm
A red kite flying over the riverside park at the back of Clare Drive in Tytherington.
Our first sighting of this in Macclesfield.
Barry and Louise Hayter.

20 June 2018- walk up path from Errwood car park.
Pied flycatcher feeding young in nest box before nest box H and redstart seen in wall on right hand side walking up path. Two active great spotted woodpecker nests seen with parents feeding young in both. Fledgling dippers seen and curlew and golden plover near top car park.
The lake itself held great crested grebe and cormorant. common sandpiper and little ringed plover seen on banks.
Derek Hatton

Monday 18 June 2018 - Danes Moss Cheshire Wildlife Trust Reserve (06.30 am to 08.45 am)
(This was a walk I did alone and was not specifically part of the Breeding Bird Survey)
29 species seen and/or heard - in particular: blackcap, bullfinch, common whitethroat, garden warbler, grasshopper warbler (heard), house martin, jay, reed bunting, swallow, swift, willow warbler.
Alan Brereton

15 June 2018 - garden sighting Ashbrook Drive, Prestbury
Stock dove.
Steve McCoskery

Thursday 14 June 2018 Goyt Valley - walk UP the valley on the road from Errwood Hall car park towards Goytsclough Quarry - in particular:
pied flycatcher (feeding young in two nest boxes - H and J - on left hand side of road), spotted flycatcher (feeding young in nest box on left hand side of road - before nest box H), great spotted woodpecker (feeding young in nest holes in two dead trees on right hand side of road), great crested grebe, common sandpiper, dipper, grey wagtail, treecreeper.
Alan Brereton

10 June 2018 am - River Bollin - Prestbury sewage works area
Grey wagtail - male, bullfinch - male, goosander overflying, mandarin - female, kingfisher - two, swallow - two, lapwing - four, blackcap - four.
Steve McCoskery

05 June 2018
One dipper and one grey wagtail on the river Bollin, Brook street, Macclesfield
Laura Howard

Monday 04 June 2018 (7.00 am to 9.15 am) Danes Moss Cheshire Wildlife Trust Reserve
(Part of the Breeding Bird Survey carried out at the reserve)
25 species seen and/or heard - in particular: blackcap, buzzard, chiffchaff, garden warbler, great spotted woodpecker, reed bunting, treecreeper, willow warbler.
Alan Brereton

04 June 2018 about 14.00 hours
A red kite flew over Teggs Nose Cafe - it was being harried by a crow and was flying low over the hill going westwards.
I also saw six female red deer in the upper reaches of the Errwood valley between the reservoir and Derbyshire Bridge at about 12.30 hours.
Jon Kelly

03 June
One dipper on the river Bollin, Brook street, Macclesfield.
Laura Howard

02 June 2018 - River Bollin, Prestbury Sewage works area
Plenty of hirundines: swifts (circa 20), house martin (25 - 30) plus handful of swallows.
Mandarin - pair, mandarin - female with 6 young, kingfisher, green woodpecker ( male).
Steve McCoskery

01 June 2018 - on canal between Macclesfield and Poynton.
One mandarin duck with six ducklings, five greenfinch, one female bullfinch and thrush.
Laura Howard

01 June, at Jacksons Brickworks, Middlewood.
One peregrine sitting near top of electricity pylon.
Vivienne Arnold