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March 2021

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

March 2021 Wildlife Sightings

March 2021 Wildlife Sightings

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the latest 'minimise travel' instructions in England we have amended the normal wildlife sightings section of our website. We will continue to welcome reports of wildlife seen locally. Initially only the species will be published, possibly with limited location information.

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 March - Wheatear (several) at Danebower Quarry (John Cutter)

31 March - Ring Ouzel on the river path downstream of Danebower Quarry half way to Three Shires Head (John Cutter). Also Lapwing and Golden Plover in the area.

31 March - Goldeneye (14 displaying) Lapwing Hall Pool (David Collis)

30 March - Meadow Pipit at Ridghill just passed Old Hanging Gate (Richard Spence)

30 March - Dipper, Goosander (2 males flying over), Mandarin Duck (2 flying over), Reed Bunting (male), Chiffchaff, River Bollin, Prestbury (Steve McCoskery)

29 March - Swallow over River Bollin, Prestbury (Steve McCoskery)

28 March - 10 Sand Martins at Redesmere

26 March - Greenfinch ( female), Long-tailed Tit (pair) plus Goldcrest (pair) all collecting nest material in a Prestbury Garden (Steve McCoskery)

24 March - Brimstone in Macclesfield Garden (John Cutter)

24 March - 2 Curlew at Walker Barn

24 March - 3 Shelduck and 13 Northern Shoveler at Acre Nook Quarry

24 March - Northern Shoveler (pair) and Reed Bunting at Poynton Pool

24 March - Chiffchaff at Harrup Valley

24 March - Snipe and lots of Chiffchaffs and Reed Buntings at Danes Moss

23 March - Sparrowhawk in Congleton Garden (Susan Evans)

23 March - Golden Plover (pair) and Stonechat (pair) Axe Edge Moor (David Tolliday)

14 March - Peregrine Falcon pair, location withheld

14 March - Little Owl pair in Sutton garden (David Collis)

9 March - Smew (redhead) and Black-necked Grebe at Lapwing Hall Pool. Please only view from the path on the top of the banks.

8 March - Brambling at Marton

1 March - Chiffchaff, Kingfisher, Dipper, Grey Wagtail(5), Snipe, Reed Bunting, Meadow Pipit at River Bollin, Prestbury (Paul Davies)

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

March 2021 Newsletter

March 2021 Newsletter

The March newsletter includes details of future events and part 2 of the results of our 2020 garden wildlife survey. The survey includes records of mammals, butterflies, moths, amphibians and odonata.

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