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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.

September 2017 Sightings

Latest Sightings

Goosander

by Dennis Swaby

‘regulars’ incl: - Greylag Goose max 18, Barnacle Goose, Mute Swan, Mandarin max 3, Gadwall max 12, Wigeon max 66, Mallard,
Shoveler max 33, Teal max 112, Goosander, Little Grebe max 6

also Tufted Duck

‘regulars’ incl: Lapwing, Ringed Plover, Snipe max 27,
Black-tailed Godwit max 9, Curlew max 19,
Green Sandpiper max 5, Common Sandpiper max 3,
Dunlin max 5, Ruff
also Wood Sandpiper

Waders

others

‘regulars’ incl: Sparrowhawk, Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Kestrel, Hobby & Peregrine

also Tawny Owl

Raptors & Owls

regulars’ incl: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Raven, Sand Martin, Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Treecreeper
also
Jay
, Swift, Swallow, House Martin, Coal Tit, Willow Warbler, Lesser & Common Whitethroat, Mistle Thrush, Spotted Flycatcher, House & Tree Sparrow, White Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, Linnet & Reed Bunting reported this

month.

Gulls & Terns

‘regulars’ incl: Black-headed, Herring, &
Lesser Black-backed Gull
also
Mediterranean
, Great Black-backed & Yellow-legged Gull

Other Sightings elsewhere

Alsager: - Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Hobby, Jay, Raven


AWP: - see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk


Brereton Heath: - Mandarin, Chiloe Wigeon


Congleton Town/Park area: - Goosander, Kingfisher, Dipper,

Grey & Pied Wagtail


Congleton Brownlow Heath: - Merlin


Doddington: - Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, Mallard, Teal, Little & Great Crested Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Coot, Lapwing, Dunlin, Snipe, Swift, Kingfisher, Jay, Raven,
Sand Martin, Swallow, Treecreeper, Mistle Thrush,
Yellow, Grey & White Wagtail, Meadow Pipit & Goldfinch


Mow Cop: - Little Owl, Ring Ouzel


Rode Pool: - ‘regulars’ incl: Canada Goose, Mandarin, Teal, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Swallow also Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Heron, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kingfisher, Raven, Coal Tit, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Song & Mistle Thrush & Meadow Pipit


Sandbach Bradwall: - Osprey, Yellow Wagtail

Sandbach Elworth: - Raven


Shavington: - Raven

Herons

Little Egret

Wildfowl

Sandbach Flashes

Maw Green Tip & Railway Flash

‘regulars’ incl: Green Woodpecker, Skylark, Stonechat, Wheatear & Meadow Pipit
also
Pinkfooted Geese
(skein), Marsh Harrier, Kestrel, Raven,

Long-eared Owl, Lesser Whitethroat, Whinchat,

Yellow & Grey Wagtail