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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.

December 2017 Sightings

Latest Sightings

Wildfowl

‘regulars’ incl: - Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, Mandarin max 3, Shoveler, Wigeon max 477, Mallard, Pintail, Teal, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Goosander, Little & Great Crested Grebe

also Pink-footed Goose, Shelduck & Pochard

Sandbach Flashes

Herons

Great (W) Egret

Waders

‘regulars’ incl: Lapwing, Curlew max 38,

Black-tailed Godwit max 1, Ruff, Snipe max c100,

Redshank & Water Rail

also Oystercatcher & Dunlin

Raptors and Owls

‘regulars’ incl: Buzzard

also

Sparrowhawk, Kestrel & Peregrine

Gulls and Terns

Others

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

also

Caspian Gull

‘regulars’ incl: Kingfisher, Goldcrest, Treecreeper, Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail

also Tawny Owl, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff,

Nuthatch, Jay, Raven, Redwing, Song Thrush, Brambling, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Linnet, Redpoll & Siskin reported this month.

Others sightings elsewhere

Blackcap - lots of sightings from across the Recording Area from our members gardens: - Crewe, Elworth & Shavington


Alsager: - L Egret, Kingfisher, Blackbird (singing) & Redpoll


Borrow Pit: - Tawny Owl


Arclid: - Kestrel


AWP: - see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk


Basford:- Brambling, Redpoll & Bullfinch


Bradwall (Springbank Farm): - Shelduck, Brambling &

Yellowhammer


Brereton Green: - Peregrine


Brerton Heath CP: - Chiloe Wigeon, Goosander, Little &

GC Grebe


Bridgemere: - Tawny Owl


Congleton Brownlow: - Hawfinch


Congleton Town/Park area: - Pink-footed Goose (skein,

Goosander, Kingfisher, Dipper & Grey Wagtail


Crewe: - Municipal GC: - Ring-necked Parakeet

Crewe Weston Rd: - Barn Owl


Doddington: - ‘regulars’ incl: Pink-footed Goose, Shoveler, Goldeneye,

also Canada & Greylag Goose, Mute & Whooper Swan, Wigeon, Pintail, Teal, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Goosander, Red-legged Partridge, Little & GC Grebe, Water Rail, Oystercatcher, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel, Raven, Coal Tit, Treecreeper, Fieldfare, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Meadow Pipit, Brambling & Linnet


Holmes Chapel/Swettenham: - Mandarin, Peregrine, Raven, Brambling & Redpoll


Lawton: - Mute Swan, Mandarin, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Goosander, L Grebe, Snipe, Woodcock, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Skylark, Grey Wagtail, Brambling, Linnet, Redpoll, Siskin, Yellowhammer & Reed Bunting


Middlewich Lime Beds: - Green Sandpiper


Oakhanger: - Barn Owl


Rode Pool: - ‘regulars’ incl: Canada Goose, Shoveler, Teal, Coal Tit & Treecreeper

also Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Goosander, Little & Great Crested Grebe, Heron, Little Egret, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Jackdaw, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Fieldfare, Redwing, Mistle

Thrush, Grey Wagtail & Reed Bunting


Scholar Green: - Snipe, Tawny Owl, Kestrel & Yellowhammer


Swettenham: - Hawfinch


Shovelers

By Dennis Swaby

Maw Green Tip & Railway Flash

‘regulars’ incl: Glaucous Gull

also Pinkfooted Goose, Goldeneye, Great W Egret, Snipe,

Green Sandpiper, Long-eared Owl, Green Woodpecker, Cetti’s Warbler, Stonechat, Meadow Pipit & Hawfinch

‘regulars’ incl: Brambling,

also Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Raven, Skylark, Tree Sparrow, Meadow Pipit, Linnet & Reed Bunting

Green Lane (set aside)