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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




‘regulars’ incl: Buzzard


Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Merlin & Peregrine


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


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.


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


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
, Greylag & Barnacle Goose,
Pintail, Tufted Duck, Goosander & Great Crested Grebe



Sandbach Flashes

Alsager: - Hobby, Stonechat

AWP: - see

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


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