Friday, 7 May 2021

May 2021 Wildlife Sightings
Short-eared Owl by David Collis

May 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

Clear photos will be welcomed.

11 May - Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler at Neumann's Flash (David Collis)

11 May - Greylag geese (14 including 5 goslings), grey wagtail, great crested grebes (1 pair diving not dancing), a mixed flock of approx 50 hirundines (mostly house martins with a few swallows and swifts), mallard ducklings, young coots and moorhen, male reed bunting, greater spotted woodpecker at Poynton Pool (Richard and Viv Arnold)

11 May - Garden Warbler (3), Swift, Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin, Goosander, Mandarin Duck, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Kingfisher, Stock Dove along River Bollin, Presbury to Mottram Hall. (Paul Davies)

10 May - Swift (5) over Brookfield Lane (Susanna Carmondy)

9 May - Swallow (12), House Martin (40), Swift (3), Lapwing, Oystercatcher (2), Kingfisher, Goosander along River Bollin, Prestbury Sewage Works area (Steve McCoskery)

9 May - Common Whitethroat (male and female), Swift (6) at River Bollin, Mottram (Steve McCoskery)

7 May - Willow Warbler (lots), Pied Flycatcher (pair), Tree Pipit (4), Blackcap (male) in The Goyt (David Collis)

7 May - 4 Swifts overflying Waters Green, Macclesfield.

7 May - 4 Swifts overflying Prestbury (Steve McCoskery)

7 May - Ring Ouzel (male), Wheatear, Curlew (heard), Golden Plover at Danebower chimney/Spabent lay-by (Ian and Lydia Taylor)

7 May - Cuckoo, Common Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler (heard) and plenty of Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Wren, Robin and Blackcap at Danes Moss (Ian and Lydia Taylor)

5 May - Barnacle Goose, Herring Gull (pair), Swifts (lots) at Mere Farm Quarry (David Collis)

5 May - Green Woodpecker yaffling at Lapwing Hall Pool (David Collis)

5 May - Wheatear at Sutton (David Collis)

3 May - Cuckoo at CWT Danes Moss (Sarah Jane Perry)

2 May - Dunlin on the island at Mere Farm Quarry (David Collis)

2 May - Black-necked Grebes (2) at Lapwing Hall Pool (Please keep to top of banks/footpaths in this area and do not disturb these Schedule 1 listed birds) (David Collis)

1 May - Shorted-eared Owl at Axe Edge (David Collis)

1 May - Kingfisher, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, feeding flock of 60 to 75 House Martins, Swallow, Red Fox at River Bollin, Prestbury Sewage Works area (Steve McCoskery)

1 May - Whitethroat at River Bollin, Mottram (Steve McCoskery)