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December 2020

Thursday, 10 December 2020

December 2020 Wildlife Sightings

December 2020 Wildlife Sightings

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the Level 4 restrictions in our local area we have amended the normal wildlife sightings section of our website. We will continue to welcome reports but initially only the species will be published, possibly with limited location information. The records will be updated with full location details at a later date.

Please report your wildlife sightings to

Clear photos will be welcomed and each month a pdf will be attached at the bottom of this page with a selection of photos received (if any).

Please everybody stay safe and healthy.

31 Dec - 30 to 40 Siskins feeding on alder and 10 Meadow Pipits at Prestbury Sewage Works area (Steve McCoskery)

30 Dec - Approximately 80 Pied Wagtails at Prestbury Sewage Works (Paul Davies)

29 Dec - Fieldfare in Macclesfield back garden (Graham Palmer)

28 Dec - Female Blackcap in Macclesfield back garden (Graham Palmer)

25 Dec - Kingfisher, location withheld

23 Dec - Goldfinches and Lesser Redpolls in Macclesfield back garden (Graham Palmer)

22 Dec - Buzzard in Macclesfield garden eating bread! (David Collis)

14 Dec - Woodcock at Higher Sutton (David Collis)

12 Dec - 4 male and 3 female Goosanders on Leadbeaters reservoir over the last couple of days (Dave Beer)

10 Dec - Male Blackcap in Prestbury back garden (Paul Davies)

5 Dec - Kingfisher, Goosander, Snipe and overflying Little Egret, Prestbury (Steve McCoskery)

2 Dec - Little Egret, Prestbury (Paul Davies)

Thursday, 10 December 2020

£3,000 donation to the RSPB

£3,000 donation to the RSPB

RSPB Macclesfield Local Group makes a £3,000 donation to the RSPB for nature conservation. The certificate is a thank you from the RSPB's Chief Executive, Beccy Speight.

Thursday, 10 December 2020

December 2020 Newsletter

December 2020 Newsletter

The December newsletter includes details of future events and what has been going on with the group during lockdown.

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