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September 2020

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

September 2020 Wildlife Sightings

September 2020 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 photos received (if any).

22 Sept - Pectoral Sandpiper at Rudyard Lake north side (Steve McCoskery)

18 Sept - Green Sandpiper, Ruff and 4 Dunlin on Elton Hall Flash (Phil Grice)

15 Sept - At least 5000 Geese on Mere Farm Quarries. 70% Canadas 30% Greylags (David Collis)

15 Sept - Green Sandpiper, Acre Nook, Chelford (David Collis)

14 Sept - Little Owl at Bullocks Lane, Sutton (David Collis)

10 Sept - Singing Chiffchaff in Tytherington (David Tolliday)

4 Sept - Shag at Astbury Mere (Phil Grice)

1 Sept - Hobby flushing Teal, they dived under water to avoid a hit. Mere Farm Quarry, Chelford (Please keep to the footpaths), also Egyptian Geese.

1 Sept - 3 Roe Deer grazing in the field opposite the Garden Centre on Bullocks Lane (David Collis)


The Bird Report for 2018 has now been published - with many people working together to develop the content and get it printed. The Report is produced in the B5 format with full colour printing which gives the opportunity to include 80 great images of birds whatever their abundance or popularity. The front cover is graced by the Pied Wheatear at Meols in November, which was a first for the county.

The Report has 160 pages and draws on over 150,000 records from a wide range of sources - Birdtrack, BTO WeBS and Breeding Bird Survey, rECOrd, major site reports, website records, ringing reports and of course records from individual observers. An annual Bird Report is the one document that brings all these records together on a County basis.

In 2018 there were 236 species recorded in Cheshire and Wirral of which 27 were County or BBRC rarities. Also included in the Report are articles on the Pied Wheatear, the Mersey Estuary, 'Early and Late Dates for Migrants' and Cheshire and Wirral in the BTO Online Ringing Report for 2018, which selectively focusses on recoveries chosen to illustrate movements and longetivity.

The Bird Report is free to Cheshire and Wirral Ornithological Society members (ordinary membership costs £15), otherwise it costs £10 + £2 p&p with copies available from:

David Cogger, 71 Parkgate, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8HF
Tel: 01565 228503 Email:,