South East Cheshire Ornithological Society


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Details of the latest sightings compiled by Bryan Perkins from the Sandbach Flashes log book.

For details of abbreviations see the Monthly Sightings page.

Wildfowl at EHF / PHF

Mallard regular, no count
Teal regular, max 9
Shoveler regular, max 3
Great Crested Grebe 1 on 23rd, 1 and 1 juv on 25th, 2 and 1 juv on 28th
Greylag Goose 2 on 28th
Ringed Teal single on 25th
Garganey single on 21st

Black-tailed Godwit regular, max 6
Lapwing regular, max 72
Common Sandpiper regular, max 8
Dunlin regular, max 4
Green Sandpiper regular, max 5
Curlew regular, max 17
Snipe regular, max 3
Redshank regular, max 3
Little Ringed Plover regular, max 3
Oystercatcher regular, max 2
Ringed Plover 2 on 21st

Waders at  EHF / PHF


a pair of Greylags plus 3 juvs were at WLF on 7th

Little Grebes bred at Doddington and a RB Merganser was there on 29th

2 Common Sandpipers and 12 Oystercatchers including 2 juv were at Doddington on 12th
an adult plus 2 juv Little Ringed Plovers were at Albion Lock on 24th

Raptors and Owls

Sparrowhawk regular at EHF / PHF
Kestrel records from Green Lane, MGT and Doddington
Buzzard regular in the Flashes area with 6 over EHF on 31st
Hobby regular in the Flashes area. Also records from Doddington and Holmes Chapel
Red Kite 1 over Haslington bypass on 7th
Peregrine regular in the Flashes area

Gulls and Terns

Mediterranean Gull singles at EHF / PHF on 6th, 15th and 17th
Common Tern a pair regular at EHF / WLF observed frequenting the 2012 nest site. 6 at WLF on 20th and 4 at Doddington on 19th
Arctic Tern a single at WLF on 20th
Sabines Gull a fly-by at EHF on 12th was a first for the Flashes
Y L Gull singles regular at EHF / PHF
Sandwich Tern 6 at Doddington on 12th

Other Sightings

Little Egret regular at EHF / PHF
Kingfisher recorded at EHF / PHF, Doddington and RF
Redstart at MGT on 21st
Raven regular over EHF
Water Rail at RF on 27th
Coot 400 counted at Doddington on 24th
Spotted Flycatcher recorded at Saltersford, Holmes Chapel
Tree Sparrow 15 at EHF on 31st
Great White Egret passed over EHF on 29th

More up to date sightings may be found on our blog where you will also be able to add details of your own sightings within the SECOS area.

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