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.

September 2017 Sightings

Latest Sightings


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



‘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
, 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


Gulls & Terns

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

Other Sightings elsewhere

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

AWP: - see

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


Little Egret


Sandbach Flashes

Maw Green Tip & Railway Flash

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

Long-eared Owl, Lesser Whitethroat, Whinchat,

Yellow & Grey Wagtail