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.

Other Sightings Elsewhere

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.

August 2016 Sightings

Latest Sightings


Greylag Goose: 13 on 23rd
Mallard & Teal: regular, no count
Mandarin: regular, max 2
Wigeon: regular, max 15
Gadwall: regular, max 9
Shoveler: regular, max 22

Garganey: 1 on RF, 30 & 31st
Tufted Duck: max 8 (6 juv)
Ringed Teal, max 1
Goosander: regular, max 9
Little Grebe: regular, max 2
G C Grebe:regular, max 2

Sandbach Flashes


Great (White) Egret & Little Egret regular at EHF & PHF


Oystercatcher: regular, max 4

Ringed Plover: 4 on 14th
Little Ringed Plover: regular, max 3
Golden Plover: single, 19th

Lapwing: regular, no count
Dunlin: regular, max 20
Ruff: regular, max 3
Snipe: regular, max 19

Black-tailed Godwit: regular, max 6
Curlew: regular, max 35
Redshank: single, 6th

Greenshank: regular, max 6

Green Sandpiper: regular, max 5
Common Sandpiper: regular, max 5


Sparrowhawk: regular
Buzzard: 13 at EHF on 15th
Kestrel: single, MGT 29th

Peregrine: regular
Merlin: single, MGT & PHF, 31st
Hobby: regular
Barn Owl: 1 on MGT, 2 Groby Rd
L Owl & SE Owl: RF, 30th



Mediterranean Gull: ad 26th & juv 28th

YL Gull: regular
Caspian Gull: 6th & 25th

Tree Sparrows: regular MGT, 26 max c60

A variety of warblers regular EHF

Kingfisher: regular, EHF
Yellow Wagtail: EHF, 2, 17th

Spotted Flycatcher: PHF, 18th
Whinchat: MGT, 22nd & 31st
Stonechat: regular, EHF

Others sightings elsewhere

Doddington: - Bar-headed Goose (unringed)

Common Tern; Common & Green Sandpiper; Kestrel;  Peregrine; Little Owl breeding confirmed; Kingfisher; Raven; Linnet

Hall Lane:-

Haslington:- Hobby breeding confirmed