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.

January 2018 Sightings

Latest Sightings


Sandbach Flashes

‘regulars’ incl: - Pink-footed Goose, Mute Swan, Mandarin max 3, Wigeon max 735, Mallard, Pintail, Teal, Tufted Duck, Goosander, Little Grebe
also Greylag Goose, Shelduck, Shoveler, Gadwall, Pochard

& GC Grebe


Great (W) Egret & Little Egret


‘regulars’ incl: Lapwing, Curlew max 47, Black-tailed Godwit (single), Ruff, Snipe max c60, Redshank & Water Rail
also Woodcock

Raptors and Owls

‘regulars’ incl: Sparrowhawk & Tawny Owl
also Buzzard, Kestrel & Peregrine

Gulls and Terns


‘regulars’ incl: Black-headed, Great & Lesser Black-backed, Glaucous, Iceland, Herring & Yellow-legged Gull
also Caspian & Kumlien’s Gull

‘regulars’ incl: Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail
also Great Spotted Woodpecker, Coal Tit, Chiffchaff, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Raven, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Tree Sparrow, Redpoll & Siskin reported this month.

Others sightings elsewhere

Blackcaps continue to be reported in member’s

gardens this month

Alsager: - Tawny Owl, Hawfinch, Redpoll & Yellowhammer

Salt Line/Borrow Pit: - Tawny Owl

Bradwall (Springbank Farm): - Snipe, Brambling & Yellowhammer

Brerton Heath CP: - Kittiwake

Bridgemere: - Tawny Owl

Congleton - AWP: - see

Congleton -Bathvale: - Dipper, Brambling

Congleton -Town/Park area: - Goosander, Kingfisher, Dipper, Yellow-browed Warbler & Siskin

Crewe - Meremoor Moss: - Green Sandpiper, Stonechat

Crewe - David Whitby Way/A500: - 2x Barn Owl

Doddington: - ‘regulars’ incl: Wigeon, Shoveler, Pochard, Goldeneye,
also Pink-footed, Canada & Greylag Goose, Shelduck, Mandarin, Teal, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Water Rail, Common Gull, Little Owl, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel, Jay, Raven, Chiffchaff, Fieldfare, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Meadow Pipit, Brambling, Hawfinch, Linnet & Reed Bunting

Lawton area: - Goldeneye, Goosander, Woodcock, Merlin, Green Woodpecker & Brambling

Middlewich Lime Beds: - Green Sandpiper, Woodcock

Oakhanger: - Barn Owl

Rode Pool: - ‘regulars’ incl: Greylag Goose, Mandarin, Wigeon, Shoveler, Teal, Tufted Duck, Goosander, Great Crested Grebe, Heron, Little Egret, GS Woodpecker & Coal Tit
also Pochard, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Water Rail, Snipe, Kingfisher, Jay, Raven, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail & Siskin

Wheelock: - Barn Owl

Golden Plover

Dennis Swaby

Maw Green Tip & Railway Flash

‘regulars’ incl: Long-eared Owl, Great W Egret, Green Woodpecker & Stonechat
also Pink-footed Goose, Goosander, Snipe, Water Rail,

Common, Glaucous & Iceland Gull, Kestrel, Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff, Meadow Pipit & Bullfinch

‘regulars’ incl: Brambling

also Snipe, Tree Sparrow, Linnet & Reed Bunting

Green Lane (set aside)