Monday, 17 December 2018

December 2018 Wildlife Sightings
brambling - Steve Seal

December 2018 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 these (updated 13 December).

17 December, midday Swan's Pool.
Goosander, one male and one female.
David Atkinson

Communal grounds bordered by Paradise Street, Bridge Street, Union Street and Crossall Street in Macclesfield, near B&Q.
Birds finally feeding on the large crop of rowan berries present this year - redwing, mistle thrush, blackbird, woodpigeon. (NO fieldfare or waxwing sighted to date)
Alan Brereton

14 December midday. River Bollin, near Prestbury sewage works.
Large numbers of pied wagtails, maybe 50, and one grey, feeding on the filter beds and fluttering over the rotating water arm spray.
Peter & Margaret Derbyshire

14 December am, River Bollin - Prestbury sewage works area.
Kestrel, goosander - pair, meadow pipit, dipper, snipe,
Steve McCoskery

!3/12/2018 (10.00 am to 1215 pm)
Rudyard Lake - short walk with Macclesfield U3A Group from car park at north end of lake (Grid reference SJ 939 611)
24 species seen including: willow tit (3), coal tit, nuthatch, jay, redwing, buzzard, teal, lapwing, redshank, great crested grebe.
Alan Brereton

13 December pm - Poynton pool
Two ring necked parakeets, 10 shoveler, eight wigeon, three goosander, three gadwall
Dave Bancroft

13 December - Middlewood Way in Bollington this afternoon:
Four Sseparate flocks of redwing, each 6 - 10 birds plus sparrowhawk in flight,
Bridge 22 on canal:
Two nuthatch and a treecreeper on the same tree. Male goosander on canal, approximately 10 long-tailed tits.
Long Lane: Another treecreeper and another flock of long tailed tits plus flock of about 20 brambling.
Rob Barker

9 December 2018 Above Derbyshire Bridge
Four golden plover (on the ground).
Steve Fry

Friday 07 December 2018, mid morning at the inlet end of Rudyard.
Three redshank, one blue morph snow goose with the large flock of Canada geese and three willow tit.
David Collis

3 and 6 December - Paddlers' Pool (behind Sandringham Road, Macclesfield).
Two little egret. Prior to that, my last previous record was back in March.
David Atkinson

5 Dec 8.30 am Redesmere.
Two great white egret + one little egret all together in the field off Redesmere lane.
No camera, it was chucking it down.
David Collis

01 December 2018 - One kingfisher on the River Bollin off Brook Street, Macclesfield.
Laura Howard

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