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Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Wildlife Sightings, April, May and June 2020 - Covid 19 update
Goldfinch by David Taylor

Wildlife Sightings, April, May and June 2020 - Covid 19 update

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the government's announcement that we all must stay at home we have suspended the normal wildlife sightings section of our website. However, we would welcome reports from your own gardens and areas that you can see from your house (addresses will not be published) which will allow us to monitor the arrival of our summer migrants.

Please report your garden wildlife sightings to: birdrecords@macclesfieldrspb.org.uk

Clear photos will be welcomed.

Please everybody stay safe and healthy.

We have introduced a Spring and Summer garden wildlife survey, please follow the link to download a copy of the survey form.

21 June Stock Dove in Prestbury garden.

15 June Oystercatcher flying over Tytherington garden.

9 June Early morning sighting in Congleton garden. Two great spotted woodpeckers searching for insects on bark of the pear tree. It was a mother and juvenile. They stayed for quite a while feeding on the ground and feeders before flying away. Later sighting a beautiful male bullfinch on feeder.

4 June Pair of grasshopper warblers in a garden to the east of Macclesfield.

18 May
We have now received 47 reports of swifts in Macclesfield and surrounding areas. Please report any sightings to swifts@macclesfieldrspb.org.uk to include location, number of birds and whether they were flying high up, low down in screaming parties or entering nest sites either a tradition hole or a nest box.

13 May
Tawny Owl adult and youngster in Higher Sutton Garden

12 May
2 swifts over Poynton Garden

9 May
5 Swallows at Higher Sutton

5 May
Swifts over Macclesfield house

2 May
Redstart and Pied Flycatcher, Higher Sutton garden

17 April
Swallow at Higher Sutton

16 April
Goldfinch at Marton

13 April
Blackcap singing, Pott Shrigley

12 April
Male and female Orange Tips and a Goldcrest in a Macclesfield Garden

11 April
Tawny Owls (probably 3) and a fox heard from Tytherington back garden at 11pm

11 April
Swallows at Marton

9 April
Redstart at Higher Sutton

8 April
Orange Tip in a Poynton garden

5 and 6 April
Swallows are arriving - South west of Rainow and Kerridge

6 April
House Martin over Congleton back garden

6 April
Blackcap in Macclesfield

5 April
Swallow - Cliff Lane

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