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Monday, 19 April 2021

April 2021 Wildlife Sightings
Black-necked Grebe by David Collis

April 2021 Wildlife Sightings

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the latest 'minimise travel' instructions in England we have amended the normal wildlife sightings section of our website. We will continue to welcome reports of wildlife seen locally. Initially only the species will be published, possibly with limited location information.

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

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.

19 April - Ring Ouzel (male and female), Wheatear (male and female) at Danebower Chimney (Paul Davies)

19 April - Short-eared Owl at Axe Edge (Paul Davies)

19 April - Wheatears, Kestrel, Common Buzzard (3), Ring Ouzel, Raven, Red Grouse, Curlew, Lapwing plus Brown Hare at Danebower Chimney (Steve McCoskery)

19 April - Golden Plover (2) at Sparbent (Steve McCoskery)

17 April - Black-necked Grebe at Woolston Eyes (David Collis)

17 April - Yellowhammer (3) Smethwick Lane, Congleton (David Tolliday)

15, 16 and 17 April - Short-eared Owl near Cat and Fiddle (Ann Eden)

15 April - Pied Flycatcher at Bottoms Reservoir woods and 41 species during a dawn chorus walk (Alec Johnston)

14 April - Common Buzzard and Sparrowhawk in a Sutton garden (David Collis)

13 April - Wheatear (pair) near Cat and Fiddle, Short-eared Owl (2) Axe Edge and near Peak View Tearooms (David Tolliday)

12 April - Blackcap, a regular visitor to a Tytherington garden. Also an unusual record of a Ring Ouzel in the garden.

12 April - Ring Ouzel (5) in sheep field below Warrilow Farm opposite Teggs Nose top car park.

10 April - Golden Plover (6) on field at Sparbent lay-by (David Beer)

10 April - Swallow and House Martin at Bottoms Reservoir (Chris Grime)

10 April - Cuckoo (heard) at Goldsitch Moss (Chris Grime)

10 April - Blackcap (2), Chiffchaff (2), Goosander (2), Kingfisher (2), Oystercatcher (2), Dipper at Prestbury, River Bollin/Sewage works area (Steve McCoskery)

9 April - Displaying Meadow pipit, curlew and Lapwing, Raven, Red Grouse, Wheatear (male), Kestrel at Danebower Chimney (Steve McCoskery)

6 and 8 April - Ring Ouzel and Wheatear at Blackclough near Knotbury (Chris Grime)

7 April - Green Woodpecker (2), Little Grebe (2), Ring-necked Parakeet (3) at Dunham Massey NT (David Tolliday)

6 and 8 April - Ring Ouzel and Wheatear at Blackclough near Knotbury (Chris Grime)

5 April - Golden Plover, Axe Edge (David Collis)

5 April - Dipper, Wildboarclough (David Collis)

5 April - Swallow (5), Sand Martin (8), mandarin Duck (7), Dipper, Grey Wagtail, Blackcap, Reed Bunting, Stock Dove, Oystercatcher, River Bollin, Prestbury (Paul Davies)

3 April - Blackcap and lots of Chiffchaffs at Astbury Mere (David Tolliday)

2 April - Red Kite location withheld (Pete Austin)

2 April - Kingfisher (2), Dipper, Goosander (3), Mandarin Duck (5), Reed Bunting (male), Common Buzzard (5), Chiffchaff (2), Blackcap (2), Swallow at River Bollin/Prestbury sewage works area (Steve McCoskery)

1 April - Little Owl in Sutton back garden (David Collis)