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May 2019

Thursday, 30 May 2019

May 2019 Wildlife Sightings

May 2019 Wildlife Sightings

Please report your wildlife sightings seen within approximately a one hour drive of Macclesfield to:

Clear photos will be welcomed and each month a pdf can be attached at the bottom of this page with a selection of these. This month, dotterel by Steve Seal and Mike Atkinson, wood warbler by David Taylor, whinchat by David Collis.

30 May 2019.
I spotted a red kite today flying over Blakelow Road, Macclesfield. My favourite bird and I've never seen them in this area before!
Also kingfisher seen last Sunday flying between perches along the Macclesfield canal (just near the Old Kings Head pub).
Asha Ward

30 May 2019 Ashbrook Drive, Prestbury.
Female plus two juvenile great spotted woodpeckers.
Steve McCoskery

26 May - Marton
Red kite
John Percival

23 May 2019. Mid morning at Derbyshire Bridge.
Stunning whinchat.
David Collis

21 May, WEA Birdwatching Class - Lindow Common
Blackbird, blackcap, blue tit, bullfinch, buzzard, chaffinch, chiffchaff, coot, garden warbler, great crested grebe, great spotted woodpecker, great tit, jackdaw, long tailed tit, magpie, mallard, moorhen, reed warbler, robin, song thrush, swallow, whitethroat (heard), willow warbler, wood pigeon.

21 May, Timbersbrook - wood warbler
David Taylor.

15 May - heard a cuckoo in the woods at Lyme Park. Richard and Vivienne Arnold

11 May 7.23am - Swifts (3) - Barracks Square, Macclesfield. Sue Kilbride

10 May (am) - Swifts (30+), House Martins (80 to 100), Swallows, Mandarin Ducks (1 pair plus 1 female), Buzzard at nest site, Blackcap (4 on territory), Chiffchaff (4) - River Bolin, Prestbury sewage works area. Steve McCoskery

10 May - Swifts (14) - Brookfield Lane, Macclesfield. David Tolliday

9 May (am) - Black Terns (2), Swifts (several) - Mere Farm Pool near Chelford. Paul Flackett

Astbury Mere 8 May, one Black Tern, 3 Arctic Tern, 8 Common Tern, 9 Swifts, 300 plus Sand Martins.
Steve Seal.

8 May - Oystercatcher - Regularly seen in Gawsworth. Angela Taylor

7 May just before midnight - Barn Owl - Flying over the Butley Ash, London Road, Prestbury. Laura Howard

5 May (am) - Dotterel (2) by the path between the Cat & Fiddle and Danebower. Approx map reference SK.004.703. Paul Flackett

4 May - Swifts, Whooper Swan, Garden Warbler - Marbury Country Park. Paul Flackett

2 May - Mandarin Ducks (2 males) on Tegg's Nose Reservoir and 30+ House Martins over meadow at bottom of Tegg's Nose. David Tolliday

2 May (7am to 9.30am)- Walk With Nature, Birds of the Goyt Valley - 30 species seen, in particular: chiffchaff, common redstart, common sandpiper, goldcrest, great spotted woodpecker, grey wagtail, jay, mandarin duck, nuthatch, pied flycatcher, siskin, treecreeper, tree pipit, willow warbler. Alan Brereton

2 May (2pm to 3.30pm) - Walk With Nature, Trentabank Reservoir - 21 species seen, in particular: blackcap, buzzard, common sandpiper, cormorant, great crested grebe, grey heron, jay, little grebe, mandarin duck, nuthatch, willow warbler. Alan Brereton

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