Sunday, 31 March 2019

March 2019 Wildlife Sightings
Common Scoter - Photos by David Collis

March 2019 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.

30 March (pm) - Red-breasted Merganser (4 females and 1 male) - Knypersley Reservoir. Tina Auer

30 March (am) - Redesmere - Goldeneye (female), Mandarin (male), Shoveler (male and female), Garganey (male and female), Great White Egret (in tree just past and opposite boat house), Great Crested Grebes, Tufted Ducks Mute Swans, Greylag Geese, Mallards, Coots, Moorhens, Black-headed Gulls, Grey Heron plus (in adjoining woodland) Pheasant, Blackbird, Robin, Wren, Starling, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Song Thrush, Wood Pigeon, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Chaffinch, Nuthatch, Chiffchaff and Blackcap

29 March (evening) - Peregrine - Jodrell Bank (Landed on radio dish). David Tolliday

27 March - Common Scoter (Female) - Mere Farm flooded sand quarry at Chelford. (The CAWOS website recommends viewing this sand quarry from the footpath along the south side of the quarry). David Collis

27 March - 21 species including Raven, Buzzard, Chiffchaff, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Red-legged Partridge, Goldfinch and Nuthatch - Jodrell Bank Arboretum (currently closed to visitors). Tina Hanak

26 March - Mandarin (2 males), Garganey (male), Oystercatcher (2) - Redesmere. Phil Grice

26 March - Ring Ouzel - Blackclough Farm above Three Shire Heads. Paul Flackett

26 March - Redwing, Chiffchaff (two singing) and Sparrowhawk - Tytherington Golf Club. David Tolliday

25 March - Mandarin Ducks (pair), Brambling - National Trust Hare Hill, Over Alderley. David Tolliday

25 March (am) - Kingfisher, Chiffchaffs (2), Mandarin Ducks (2 male), Reed Bunting (male), Snipe - Prestbury sewage works area. Steve McCoskery

25 March - Tufted Ducks (several), Great Crested Grebes (displaying), Mute Swans (displaying), Oystercatchers (pair) - Redesmere. David Tolliday

24 March - Hedgehog emerged from its hibernation shelter. - Tytherington back garden. David Tolliday

24 March - Chiffchaff - Higher Sutton. Alan Lockett

24 March - Bramblings (3) - On ground beneath feeders at hide, National Trust Hare Hill Over Alderley. P and M Derbyshire

24 March - Goldcrest - Entrance to National Trust Hare Hill, Over Alderley. David Tolliday

24 March - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - Pikelow Farm, Marton. David Taylor

22 March (morning) - Little Egret - Riverside Park. Laura Howard

20 March - Sparrowhawk (female) - Higher Sutton. Tina Hanak

19 March - Sand Martins - Marbury Country Park. Paul Flackett

19 March - c100 Avocets - Burton Mere RSPB reserve. Paul Flackett

19 March - Curlew - Corner of Hollin Lane and A54. Tina Hanak

19 March (morning) - Singing chiffchaff (2) - Tytherington Golf Course. David Tolliday

19 March (9am) - Black-necked Grebes (2) - Chelford Sand Quarry. David Collis

17 March - Woodcock - Higher Sutton. Alan Lockett

Between 1 and 13 March - Back garden, Ivy Farm Estate, Macclesfield.
21 bird species, including Brambling (3), Bullfinch (2), Lesser Redpoll (2), Siskin (2), Reed Bunting (1).
Also two badgers. Graham Palmer

12 March (11pm) - Tawny Owl - Hall Lane Sutton. Tina Hanak

6 March - 6 Brambling - Bird feeders Higher Sutton. Tina Hanak

5 March - 6 Stock Doves feeding together - Field Higher Sutton. Tina Hanak

5 March (morning) - Siskin (pair) - back garden Ashbrook Drive, Prestbury. Steve McCoskery

1 March (morning) - Prestbury sewage works area along the River Bolin
Dipper (3), Goosander (1m, 2f), Grey wagtail (5), Reed bunting (2m), Mandarin duck (pair), Meadow pipit (2), Redwing (c100), Snipe (5), Treecreeper (2), Chiffchaff (heard). Steve McCoskery