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June 2021

Thursday, 24 June 2021

June 2021 Wildlife Sightings

Please report your wildlife sightings seen within approximately a one hour drive of Macclesfield to:
Please ensure that Covid 19 guidelines are complied with.
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).

25 June - Two Short-eared Owls at Derbyshire Bridge and another further down Goyt Valley (Peter Calvert)

24 June - Raft of 8 Common Scoters early morning at Redesmere (David Collis)

23 June - Whooper Swan at Redesmere late evening (David Tolliday)

23 June - 2 Ravens overflying Prestbury (Steve McCoskery)

21 June - Pochard with Tufted Ducks on Poynton Pool (Viv Arnold)

20 June - 3 Swifts overflying Prestbury Village Centre (Steve McCoskery)

19 June - Stonechat and Grey Wagtail on walk to Three Shires Head (Jeremy Snape)

15 and 17 June - 31 species including Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Collared Dove, Goldfinch, Grey Heron, House Martin, Kestrel, Moorhen, Mistle Thrush, Nurthatch, Reed Bunting, Song Thrush, Stock SDove, Swallow, Swift, Whitethroat and Willow Warbler during Nature Stuff Birdwatching session - Jackson's Brickworks and the Middlewood Way (Tina Hanak)

17 June - Grasshopper Warbler heard at Mottram St Andrew (Paul Davies)

16 June - Juvenile Blackcap. Chiffchaff and Grey Wagtail, Lapwing (5), Raven (group of 7 overflying), Swallow (3), Reed Bunting (male) at River Bollin, Prestbury (Steve McCoskery)

16 June - Swallow (2), Common Whitethroat, Sand Martins, Oystercatcher at River Bollin, Mottram (Steve McCoskery)

13 June - Pair of white wagtails Back Eddisbury Rd, Macclesfield (Jeremy Snape)

10 June - 22 species including Chiffchaff, Goldfinch, Grey Heron, Maedow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Skylark, Stock Dove, Swallow, Swift, Whitethroat, and Willow Warbler at Tegg's Nose Country Park (Tina Hanak - Nature Stuff birdwatching course)

7 June - 22 species including Buzzard, Chiffchaff, Goldfinch, Linnet, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Swallow, Swift, Whitethroat and Willow Warbler at Tegg's Nose Country Park (Tina Hanak - Nature Stuff birdwatching session)

7 June - Female Broad-bodied Chaser dragonfly at Danes Moss (John Cutter)

6 June - Osprey briefly at Lamaload Reservoir (Phil Badcock)

5 June - Painted Lady and several Small Heath butterflies at Higher Sutton (Tina Hanak)

4 June - Short-eared Owl, Curlew, Meadow Pipit in The Goyt Valley (David Collis)

3 June - Screaming party of 12 Swifts at Robin Hood public house, Rainow and a screaming party of 30+ Swifts at Brookfield Lane, Macclesfield with many of the birds flying at below roof height (Darren Mayer)

2 June - Red Kite, location withheld.