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June 2019

Thursday, 27 June 2019

June 2019 Wildlife Sightings

June 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 will be attached at the bottom of this page with a selection of these.

27 June 2019
Three painted lady butterflies feeding in my front garden today.
Graham Palmer

26 June 2019 - garden siighting, Ashbrook Drive, Prestbury.
Stock Dove - pair
Steve McCoskery

20 June 2019
I went up to Trentabank around 6/8 pm. There was not much there apart from a couple of male (eclipse) mandarin so I ended up going through Wildboarclough - the red deer were out, pied/grey wagtails and a single dipper.
Richard Spence

17 June 2019 1900 - Ashbrook Drive , Prestbury
siskin - pair
Steve McCoskery

15 June: Styal Mill car park: singing Yellowhammer.
Harrop Fold, north of Rainow: male redstart.
Teggs Nose Wood: male redstart - pied flycatchers not found - I managed not to see any during my stay, including in Wales.
David Haydock

14 June: Tittesworth reservoir.
over 20 oystercatchers in three groups, including one pottering around the car park.
Hooley Hey Road, Rainow: pair of stonechats alarming, one possible young one, not seen well.
Spotted flycatchers, seen near Tittesworth and Rainow.
13 June: went to Wildboarclough for dippers, but heavy rain had made the streams too fast flowing I reckon. None seen.
Red deer in Rainow.
12 June: Rudyard Lake,
One tern, common or arctic, not seen well enough to determine.
David Haydock

12 June Riverside Park
Two sand martins.
Steve Fry

10 June 2019
Spotted flycatcher seen at Wildboarclough not far from the Crag.
Richard Spence

10 June: Walk Rainow-White Nancy.
One red kite drifting north along ridge plus three buzzards.
9 June: Kerridge End Cottages, Rainow.
Roe deer right next to play area 07.30.
David Haydock

06 June - Macclesfield town centre.
"I had just got out of the car after parking in the middle of Macclesfield this morning and heard a Peregrine calling. It was flying quite high but appeared to be carrying prey."
Rob Barker

04 June 2019
Jodrell Bank Arboretum WEA class:
Blackbird, blackcap, blue tit, carrion crow, chaffinch, chiffchaff, goldcrest, great tit, greenfinch, jackdaw, jay, long-tailed tit, magpie, mallard, moorhen, nuthatch, raven, red legged partridge, pheasant, robin, rook, treecreeper, willow warbler, wood pigeon, wren.
Tina Hanak

AM 01 June 2019, River Bollin - Prestbury sewage works area;
Kingfisher, mandarin duck five (a pair plus one male/2 female overflying), five blackcap, two chiffchaff, three reed bunting (2 male/ 1 female), three swift, five house martin, two swallow (one juvenile), willow warbler,
whitethroat (a first sighting for me at this location in recent years).
Steve McCoskery

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