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Details of the latest sightings compiled by John Thompson from the Sandbach Flashes log book.

For details of abbreviations see the Monthly Sightings page.

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.

November 2017 Sightings

Latest Sightings

‘regulars’ incl: Lapwing, Curlew max 38, Black-tailed Godwit max 1, Ruff, Snipe max 31, Redshank
also Whimbrel, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper & Water Rail

Waders

others

‘regulars’ incl: Buzzard, Peregrine

also Sparrowhawk

Raptors and Owls

‘regulars’ incl: Fieldfare, Redwing

also Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Raven, Coal Tit, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Stonechat, Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, Brambling, Greenfinch, Linnet, Goldfinch, Siskin,

Yellowhammer & Reed Bunting reported this month.

Gulls and Terns

‘regulars’ incl: Black-headed, Herring, Lesser Black-backed Gull
also Yellow-legged Gull & possible Caspian Gull

Other Sightings elsewhere

Great (W) Egret, Little Egret

Herons

Alsager: - singing Mistle Thrush


Arclid: - Hawfinch


AWP: - see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk


Basford:- Brambling


Brereton Green: - Hawfinch


Congleton: - Town/Park area: - Goosander, Kingfisher,

Dipper, Grey Wagtail


Crewe (Macon Meadows): - Water Rail & Hawfinch


Doddington: - ‘regulars’ incl: Canada, Greylag & Pink-footed

Goose, Mute & Whooper Swan, Wigeon, Shoveler, Goldeneye, Snipe & Brambling
also
Pintail, Teal, Pochard, Red-legged Partridge, Little Grebe, Water Rail, Common Gull, Kingfisher, Great Spotted

Woodpecker, Kestrel, Jay, Raven, Coal Tit, Fieldfare,

Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Meadow Pipit, Greenfinch, Linnet & Redpoll


Lawton: - Mute Swan, Mandarin, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Goosander, Little Grebe, Kingfisher,

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker


Rode Pool: - ‘regulars’ incl: Canada Goose, Mandarin,

Shoveler, Teal, Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Heron, Cormorant, Kingfisher,
also
Wigeon, Goosander, Little Grebe, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Jackdaw, Rook, Coal Tit, Goldcrest, Redwing & Redpoll


Scholar Green: - Barn & Tawny Owl


Smallwood: - Hawfinch


Stowford: - Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Snipe, Kingfisher, GS & Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Jay, Goldcrest, Song & Mistle Thrush, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, Linnet & Redpoll


Swettenham: - Hawfinch

‘regulars’ incl: - Pink-footed Goose, Mute & Whooper Swan, Shelduck, Mandarin max 2, Shoveler, Gadwall max 13, Wigeon max c300, Mallard, Pintail, Teal, Tufted Duck, Goosander, Little Grebe
also Greylag & Snow Goose & Great Crested Grebe

Wildfowl

Sandbach Flashes

Maw Green Tip & Railway Flash

‘regulars’ incl: Stonechat
also Great W Egret, Green Woodpecker, Skylark & Meadow Pipit, Ruff, Jack Snipe, Snipe, Long-eared Owl, Redwing,

Hawfinch ** Some recorded only as Visible Migration

Whooper Swan

By Dennis Swaby