Friday, 26 February 2021

February 2021 Wildlife Sightings
Redwing by David Collis

February 2021 Wildlife Sightings

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the latest stay at home instructions in England we have amended the normal wildlife sightings section of our website. We will continue to welcome reports of wildlife seen in our gardens or during exercise walks from home. Initially only the species will be published, possibly with limited location information. We are aware that the police are are advising people who are out birdwatching that they may be contravening Covid guidelines, as birdwatching is not a form of exercise.

Please report your wildlife sightings to

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).

Please everybody stay safe and healthy and comply with the Covid-19 guidelines.

26 Feb - 2 Grey Wagtail and 2 Raven flying over Prestbury garden (Steve McCoskery)

25 Feb - Ring-necked Parakeet, 5 Great Crested Grebe including two pairs displaying, Treecreeper, Common Gull at Poynton Pool

25 Feb - Pochard, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 5 Goldeneye at Redesmere

25 Feb - Kestrel, Barn Owl, Treecreeper, Long-tailed Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker at Danes Moss

17 Feb - Sparrowhawk landed on birdfeeder in Poynton garden (Richard and Viv Arnold)

16 Feb - Pair of Tawny Owls calling to each other on Tytherington Golf Course (David Tolliday)

16 Feb - 45 Lapwing over Macclesfield Canal (David Tolliday)

15 Feb - Red Kite seen from a Congleton garden (Gerald Wells)

14 Feb - Sparrowhawk, male Reed Bunting, male Stonechat, 5 Lapwing at River Bollin, Prestbury Sewage Works area (Steve McCoskery)

14 Feb - Redwing and Lapwing seen from kitchen window in Sutton (David Collis)

14 Feb - 33 Lapwing in field by River Bollin just before Presbury Sewage Works (Paul Davies)

14 Feb - Mistle Thrush feeding on crab apples and a Redwing in Congleton garden (Jean Mackey)

13 Feb - Rook in Wally Hayes car park (Paul Davies)

13 Feb - Redwng in Sutton garden (David Collis)

12 Feb - 6+ Teal, 11 Mandarin Duck, 3 Dipper, 6 Goldcrest, 12 Siskin, Grey Wagtail, 12 Meadow Pipit, 65 Redwing at River Bollin, Prestbury (Paul Davies)

12 Feb - Little Egret, Grey Heron, Kingfisher, Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail at Riverside Park, Macclesfield (David Tolliday)

12 Feb - Mistle Thrush in Prestbury back garden (Steve McCoskery)

11 Feb - Little Egret being harassed by a Grey Heron in Knutsford (Rick Mason)

11 Feb - 2 Treecreeper, 10 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing at River Bollin, Prestbury Sewage Works area (David Tolliday)

11 Feb - Dipper on River Bollin, Prestbury (David Tolliday)

10 Feb - 47 Shovelar, 17 Teal, 4 Shelduck in the pool below Lapwing Cottage, Lapwing Lane

10 Feb - Hundreds of Lapwing, 7 Oystercatcher, 17 Pochard on the islands Mere Farm Pools

10 Feb - Common Gull and Kingfisher at Redesmere

10 Feb - 2 Oystercatchers standing on the ice at frozen Redesmere

9 Feb - Reed Bunting, 3 Stock Doves, 2 Ravens at River Bollin, Prestbury (Paul Davies)

9 Feb - 3 Dippers, 6 Goosanders, 3 Teal, 3 overflying Cormorants, 9 Mandarin Ducks, Kestrel, Rook overflying at River Bollin, Prestbury Sewage Works area (Steve McCoskery)

7 Feb - 200+ Redwings over Tytherington Golf Course (Conor Molloy)

5 Feb - Whooper Swan with a group of Mute Swans on the canal at Middlewich (Phil Grice)

5 Feb - 4 Goldeneye (2 males and 2 females) at Redesmere

5 Feb - Kingfisher, Dipper, Goldcrest, Cormorant at River Bollin, Prestbury Sewage Woks area (David Tolliday)

4 Feb - Little Owl, confidential location Macclesfield (David Tolliday)

4 Feb - Female Sparrowhawk in a High Street, Macclesfield back garden (Kevin Blake)

3 Feb - 4 Lesser Redpoll in a Prestbury garden (Paul Davies)

2 Feb - Male Goldeneye at Redesmere

2 Feb - 2 Little Egrets flying along Poynton Brook towards Moggie Lane (Kate Marsham)

1 Feb - Peregrine at undisclosed location

1 Feb - 2 Goosanders, Teal, Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtails, 4 Dippers at River Bollin, Prestbury (Paul Davies)