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.

April 2017 Sightings

Latest Sightings

Wildfowl

Regulars incl:
Pink-footed Goose
Mute Swan
Shelduck max 41
Wigeon
Gadwall max 10
Teal, Mallard, Shoveler & Tufted Duck, no count
Goosander max 10,

also
Greylag Goose
Mandarin,
Pintail max 2,
Garganey single 2nd
Common Scoter 23rd
G C Grebe max 4

Sandbach Flashes

Herons

GW Egret 1st, 4th & 9th
Little Egret 1st & 28th

Waders

‘regulars’ incl:
Oystercatcher max 6

Lapwing no count
Ringed Plover max 1
LR Plover max 7
Snipe max 6
Black-tailed Godwit max 15
Redshank max 3
Green Sandpiper max 2

Common Sandpiper max 10
Dunlin max 2
also

Avocet 5th, Curlew, Whimbrel 21st

Raptors

‘regulars’ incl:

Little Owl

also

Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Barn & Short-eared Owl, Kestrel

Gulls

Others

regulars’ incl:
Common, Caspian, Iceland, Glaucous Gull
also
GBB Gull
& Common & Black Tern

‘regulars’ incl:
Cetti’s Warbler (RLP)

also
Partridge
sp.

Water Rail, Raven, Ring Ouzel & Yellowhammer reported this month

Others sightings elsewhere

Alsager: - Osprey 4th ***


AWP: - see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk


Barthomley: - Grasshopper Warbler


Brereton:- Grasshopper Warbler, Wheatear


Congleton:- Goosander, Kingfisher, Dipper & Grey Wagtail


Doddington: - ‘regulars’ incl: Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, Yellow & White Wagtail

also Shoveler, Teal, Grey & R-l Partridge (Checkley Lane), Common Snipe, Little Egret, Kestrel, Peregrine, Kingfisher, Raven, Wheatear, Linnet


Holmes Chapel: - Mandarin, Grasshopper Warbler & Yellowhammer (Saltersford Corner), Raven


Rode Heath / Estate: - Osprey 4th ***


Rode Pool: - ‘regulars’ incl: GC Grebe, G Heron,

also Mute Swan, Mandarin, Shoveler, L Egret,  Kingfisher,

GS Woodpecker, Jay, Goldcrest, Treecreeper, Mistle Thrush, Reed Bunting


Sandbach: - Waxwing (Abbey Rd/Lodge Rd) regular

also LR Plover (Albion Lock), LR Plover (Springbank Farm, Bradwall ), Chiffchaff (Wheelock Rail Trail)


Wybunbury: - Red Kite, 2 on 9th


*** possibly the same bird!


Spring / Passage Migrants:

Willow Warbler & Yellow Wagtail 1st, Garganey 2nd, Common Sandpiper 7th, Common Tern 9th,

White Wagtail 11th,  Reed Warbler 12th,
Ringed Plover 13th,

Sedge Warbler & Whitethroat 14th,
Lesser Whitethroat 16th, Grasshopper Warbler 17th,

Garden Warbler 22nd, Greenshank & Swift 26th,

Hobby 27th, Swift 28th, Black Tern & Ring Ouzel 30th

Osprey

Nick Copeland