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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.

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

For details of abbreviations see the Monthly Sightings page.

February 2017 Sightings

Latest Sightings

Pintail

by Dennis Swaby

Oystercatcher; Golden Plover: 7th

Lapwing: regular, no count
Curlew: regular, max c30
Redshank: regular, max 6
Black-tailed Godwit: regular, max 4
Ruff: regular, max 3

Woodcock: max 2
Jack Snipe: max 2
Snipe: regular, max 24

Waders

others

Sparrowhawk & Buzzard regular

Peregrine: 1st, 17th & 26th
Kestrel: 19th
Merlin: single, 7th
Tawny Owl: 4th & 6th
Little Owl: WLF, 7th
Long-eared Owl: regular

Raptors

Water Rail: 5th, 11th & 12th
Kingfisher: 5th, 7th & 17th
Raven, Waxwing: 24th CF & 28th RLT
Cetti’s Warbler: PHF 3rd & RLP 28th
Chiffchaff: 7th, 26th & 27th
Tree Sparrows: regular, max 9
Brambling: 1st & 19th
L Redpoll: regular
also
Linnet & Yellowhammer reported this month

Gulls

Mediterranean: 7th & 10th
Yellow legged: 15th & 26th
Iceland: 3rd, 4th & 19th

Common & Glaucous Gull: regular

Other Sightings elsewhere

GW Egret: regular, max 2
L Egret: regular, max 2

Whooper: 14th
Egyptian Goose: 15th

Mute Swan; Greylag Goose; Mallard & Teal: regular, no count Shelduck: regular, max 69

Mandarin: 10th
Wigeon: regular
Gadwall: regular, max 5
Pintail: regular, max 7
Shoveler; Tufted Duck; Goosander: all regular
L Grebe: regular, max 3
G C Grebe: regular, max 12

Herons

Wildfowl

Sandbach Flashes

Alsager: - Red Kite (Borrow Pit Meadows), Yellowhammer (Fanny’s Croft circular


Arclid: - Golden Plover, Lapwing


AWP: - Pochard, Long-tailed Duck: daily until 17th,

Goldeneye, Tawny Owl, Waxwing


Basford: - Reed Bunting


Barthomley: - GW Egret


Brereton Heath CP / Bagmere:- L Owl, Kestrel, Starling murmuration


Congleton:- Kingfisher, Dipper, Waxwing (Astbury, Buglawton & Town), Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail


Crewe : - Peregrine (Macon Meadows)


Doddington: - ‘regulars’ incl: Shoveler, Pochard, Goldeneye, Oystercatcher — also Gadwall, Goosander, L Grebe, L Egret, Water Rail, Snipe, Common Gull, L Owl, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Peregrine, Raven


Haslington:- Kestrel


Lawton: - Mandarin (pair)


Rode Pool: - ‘regulars’ incl: Shoveler, ♀ Smew, GC Grebe,
G Herons nesting, L Egret (5), Kingfisher & Goldcrest —- also Pink-footed Goose, Mute Swan, Mandarin, Wigeon, Goosander, L Grebe, Green Woodpecker, Treecreeper, Coal Tit & Siskin


Sandbach: - Waxwing (Abbey Rd/Lodge Rd) 23rd to 28th