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August 2020

Sunday, 30 August 2020

August 2020 Wildlife Sightings

August 2020 Wildlife Sightings

Please report your wildlife sightings seen within approximately a one hour drive of Macclesfield to: birdrecords@macclesfieldrspb.org.uk.

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 ensure that social distancing and all of the government's Covid-19 restrictions are complied with whilst you are out wildlife watching.

Please everybody stay safe and healthy.

To see a selection of photographs from these reports please click on the link at the bottom of the page.
30 August - Kingfisher and 2 Barnacle Geese on Tittesworth (David Collis)

28 August - Kingfisher at Redesmere

28 August - Ringed Plover, 1 adult and 2 juveniles at Rudyard lake, inlet end. (David Collis)

28 August - Goldcrest at Higher Sutton (David Collis)

28 August - Hobby at undisclosed site.

24 August - Little Egret and Great White Egret at Bosley Reservoir (David Collis)

12 August - 4 Egyptian Geese and 4 Little Egrets at Mere Farm Sand Quarries. Please keep to the footpaths. (David Collis)

11 August - 8 swifts flying high and screaming. Heading south? (David Tolliday)

11 August - Kingfisher and Common Sandpiper at undisclosed site. (David Collis)

10 August - Mink, Ashbrook Drive, Prestbury (Steve McCoskery)

10 August - Peregrine at undisclosed site (David Collis)

7 August - Red-legged partridges, Little Owl, Hobby, Red Kite at undisclosed sites (David Collis)

4 August - 2 Swifts feeding over Trentabank Reservoir (Richard Spence)

3 August - Juvenile Dunlin and Common Sandpiper at inlet end of Rudyard Lake (David Collis)

3 August - 6 Egyptian Geese and a Little Egret at Mere Farm Quarries. Please keep to the footpaths. (David Collis)

3 August - Great White Egret at Rudyard Lake (Tim Doggett)

2 August - 2 Ravens, Higher Sutton (David Tolliday)



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Thursday, 13 August 2020

Indoor and Outdoor Meetings for 2020-2021 season

A brief, provisional outline of our new programme of indoor/on line meetings is as follows. Meeting joining information to be provided asap.

2020
8 September - Zoom meeting - Trinidad and Tobago, home of the hummingbird by Ashley Grove
13 October - Zoom meeting - Heading North by David Boag
10 November - Zoom meeting - Birds of Moor and Mountain, controversy or co-operation? Andre Farrar
8 December - Zoom meeting - Wildlife of the Weaver Valley by Jeff Clarke

2021 - Depending on circumstances, Zoom or indoor meetings
12 January - Birds, Wetland History and Landscape by Ian Rotherham
9 February - The Complete Owl by Michael Leach
9 March - Ethiopia by Paul Bingham
13 April - The Goshawk by Steve Watson

OUTDOOR MEETINGS
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions and advice from the RSPB we are not yet able to produce a programme of outdoor activities. Full details will be added to our website when available.