South East Cheshire Ornithological Society


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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



‘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


Alsager: - singing Mistle Thrush

Arclid: - Hawfinch

AWP: - see

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
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,
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


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