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January 2021

Sunday, 31 January 2021

January 2021 Wildlife Sightings

January 2021 Wildlife Sightings

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the latest stay at home instructions in England we have amended the normal wildlife sightings section of our website. We will continue to welcome reports of wildlife seen in our gardens or during exercise walks from home. 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 and comply with the Covid-19 guidelines.

31 Jan - Barn Owl North East of Rainow (John Cutter)

31 Jan - Pair of Oystercatchers on the island at Mere Farm, Chelford (David Collis)

31 Jan - My Tytherington Big Garden Birdwatch list - 2 Carrion Crows, 2 Magpies, 2 Jackdaws, 3 Woodpigeons, 3 Blackbirds, 2 Robins, 2 Blue Tits (David Tolliday)

24 Jan - 2 Kingfishers, 2 male and one female Goosander, 5 Teal, Kestrel, 30 Redwings, 20 Fieldfares in Prestbury sewage works area (Steve McCoskery)

15 Jan - 12 Redwings in a Macclesfield Garden (Conor Molloy)

15 Jan - 30 Lapwings in a field near Swettenham (Susan Evans)

14 Jan - Siskin in a Congleton garden (Susan Evans)

13 Jan - 2 Siskins and 8 Lesser Redpolls in Macclesfield Garden (Graham Palmer)

12 Jan - Pair of Ravens flying over Prestbury Garden (Steve McCoskery)

9 Jan - 2 Kingfishers, 2 Dippers, 5 Goosanders, Teal, Snipe, 'white winged black crow' Prestbury (Steve McCoskery

8 Jan - Mixed flock of Redwings and Fieldfares in a Macclesfield back garden (Conor Molloy)

6 Jan - Meadow Pipit and Redwing in Chelford (David Collis)

5 Jan - Common Gull and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Redesmere (David Tolliday)

4 Jan - Little Egret near Prestbury Sewage Works (Paul Davies)

3 Jan - Willow Tit at Rudyard (David Collis)

3 Jan - Teal, 4 Goosander, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 2 Fieldfare, Green Woodpecker at Prestbury Sewage Works Area (Steve McCoskery)

2 Jan - 30 Redwings, Dipper, 2 male and 1 female Teal at Presbury Sewage Works area (Steve McCoskery)

1 Jan - Starling in a Sutton back garden, count the spots in the photo (David Collis)

1 Jan - Siskin in a Prestbury garden (Steve McCoskery)

1 Jan - The sound of 103 Canada Geese flying over Macclesfield Canal (David Tolliday)

Sunday, 10 January 2021

January 2021 Newsletter

The January newsletter includes details of future events, new display boards at Redesmere and unfortunately the sad news of the passing of one of our committee members.

If you are able to help with cleaning the display boards at Redesmere please do not use anything abrasive.

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