News archive

September 2021

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

September 2021 Wildlife Sightings

Please report your wildlife sightings seen within approximately a one hour drive of Macclesfield to:

Clear photos will be welcomed.

Please ensure that any Covid 19 guidelines are complied with.

29 Sept - 60+ Pink-footed Geese heading south east over Macclesfield (David Tolliday)

28 and 29 Sept - Nature Stuff birdwatching class walks around Bosley Reservoir, 28 species including Chiffchaff, Goldfinch, Great Crested Grebe, Great White Egret, Grey Heron, House Sparrow, Jay, Kingfisher, Long-tailed Tit, Meadow Pipit, Song Thrush, Starling, Teal and Wren (Tina Hanak)

25 Sept - Pair of Mandarin ducks on Lark Pool (Jeremy Snape)

25 Sept - Swallow (6), Great White Egret, Grey Heron (several), Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit and large numbers of Canada Geese and Mallards at Bosley Reservoir (Tina Hanak)

21 and 22 Sept - Nature Stuff birdwatching class walks around Tegg's Nose and meadows around Windy Ways - 23 species including Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Skylark, Swallow, Swift, Willow Warbler and Wren (Tina Hanak)

21 Sept - Ring-necked Parakeet (10) gardens at NT Quarry Bank Mill (David Tolliday)

19 Sept - Singing Chiffchaff on Tytherington Golf Course (David Tolliday)

7 Sept - Higher Sutton - 50+ mixed hirundines feeding up in the sunshine then gathering on wires.
Last 3 days numbers of chiffchaff, willow warbler, blackcap and unidentifiable warbler sp moving through.
Woken up two days in a row by chiffchaff singing. (Tina Hanak)

7 Sept - Black-tailed Godwit (7), Dunlin (2), Ringed Plover (2), Little Egret at Rudyard (David Collis)

4 Sept - House Martin (group of 30-40), Raven (4 overflying) Prestbury village centre (Steve McCoskery)

3 Sept - Snipe (3) at Rudyard (David Collis)

3 Sept - Egyptian Geese (8) at Acre Nook, Lapwing Lane (David Collis)

Friday, 24 September 2021

THE HERON - Macclesfield RSPB local group's annual newsletter

The Heron includes a review of the year, our 2020-2021 garden bird survey and garden wildlife survey results, the annual accounts, news from our Wildlife Explorers, details of Swift Awareness Week and the results of the CWT Danes Moss breeding bird survey. To download a copy of the newsletter click the following link.

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Sunday, 12 September 2021

2021-2022 Local Group Garden Bird Survey

Please record what birds and other wildlife you see in your garden between the last week in September and the second week in May. A copy of the survey form can be found by following the link below.

Details of the results for 2020-2021 can be found in our August annual newsletter.

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Sunday, 12 September 2021

2021 - 2022 Programme

Details of lectures and meetings from September 2021 to May 2022. While Covid-19 circumstances persist the lectures will be a mixture of online events using the 'Zoom' platform and 'normal' meetings. Full details can be found in the programme by following the link below or by going to the 'Events' section of this website.

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Saturday, 11 September 2021

Macclesfield Local Group Membership Application Form

Please follow the link below for a membership application form, standing order mandate and General Data Protection regulations. Annual membership is £15 for adults, under 18s free.

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