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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 John Thompson from the Sandbach Flashes log book.

For details of abbreviations see the Monthly Sightings page.

October 2017 Sightings

Latest Sightings

Snipe (digiscoped)

by Andy Warner

‘regulars’ incl: Lapwing, Snipe max 8, Black-tailed Godwit max 2, Curlew max 27, Green Sandpiper, Ruff & Water Rail also

Redshank

Waders

others

‘regulars’ incl: Buzzard

also

Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Merlin & Peregrine

Raptors

‘regulars’ incl: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Treecreeper

also

Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit, Skylark, Swallow,
House Martin, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Redwing, Fieldfare, Song & Mistle Thrush,
House & Tree Sparrow, Brambling, Hawfinch, Linnet, Goldfinch, Siskin & Reed Bunting reported this month.

Gulls

‘regulars’ incl: Black-headed, Herring, Lesser Black-backed Gull

also

Common, Great Black-backed & Yellow-legged Gull

Other Sightings elsewhere

Little Egret

‘regulars’ incl: - Mute Swan, Mandarin max 5, Gadwall max 8, Wigeon max c400, Mallard, Shoveler, Teal, Goosander,
Little Grebe
also
Pink-footed
, Greylag & Barnacle Goose,
Pintail, Tufted Duck, Goosander & Great Crested Grebe

Herons

Wildfowl

Sandbach Flashes

Alsager: - Hobby, Stonechat


AWP: - see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk


Barthomley: - Redwing


Brereton Green: - Little Owl, Hawfinch


Congleton Town/Park area: - Goosander, Kingfisher, Dipper, Goldcrest, Grey & Pied Wagtail


Congleton Bathvale: - Dipper


Doddington: - ‘regulars’ incl: Shoveler, Wigeon, Mallard, Teal, Snipe, Meadow Pipit & Linnet also Canada, Greylag &
Pink-footed Goose, Mute & Whooper Swan, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Goosander, Little Great Crested & Black-necked Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Common Gull, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel, Raven, Swallow, Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Greenfinch, Goldfinch & Reed Bunting


Haslington: - Brambling


Holmes Chapel: - Yellow-browed Warbler


Rode Pool: - ‘regulars’ incl: Canada Goose, Mandarin, Shoveler, Teal, Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe,

Cormorant also Little Grebe, Heron, Sparrowhawk,

Buzzard, Water Rail, Snipe, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Jackdaw, Raven, Coal Tit, Redwing

& Siskin


Scholar Green: - Yellow-browed Warbler, Hawfinch


Shavington: - Redwing


Stowford: - Green Sandpiper, Sparrowhawk, Short-eared

Owl, Kingfisher, Blackcap, Redwing, Stonechat, Siskin


Wybunbury / A51: - Barn Owl, Kestrel



107 species reported in your local recording area this month

Maw Green Tip & Railway Flash

‘regulars’ incl: Green Woodpecker, Skylark, Stonechat & Meadow Pipit

also

Pink-footed & Barnacle Geese, Little Egret, Little Grebe, Golden Plover, Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Little & Long-eared

Owl, Kestrel, Peregrine, Goldcrest, Redwing, Fieldfare,

Grey Wagtail, Brambling, Hawfinch, Linnet, Redpoll,

Siskin & Yellowhammer