April ’15: Family Birdwatch

Leaders and young volunteers from Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers joined local families for an introduction to Birdwatching at Teggs Nose Country Park. Armed with binoculars and bird books the group went in search of resident woodland birds and the newly arrived summer migrants, some of which have made incredible journeys across continents to nest at Teggs Nose.


Teggs Nose Ranger Martin James (also one of our Leaders in his spare time) lead the walk around this local beauty spot, explaining the way that habitats are managed for particular species of plant, birds and butterflies.

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Many of the migrants were in good singing form and the group learned to listen for blackcap, willow warbler and chiffchaff and try to spot them in the trees.

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Teggs Nose is a fabulous place to visit, especially in the spring  – we recommend a visit to everyon


Our Bird List included:


Willow Warbler


Mandarin Duck


Mistle Thrush

Great Crested Grebe

Tufted Duck

Blue tit

Great tit




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