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 2016 Sightings

Latest Sightings


Sandbach Flashes

Greylag Goose: regular, max 60

Mallard, Teal & Wigeon: regular, no count

Mandarin: records from EHF / PHF
Gadwall: regular, max 8
Pintail: regular, max 3
Shoveler: regular, max 47
Tufted Duck: regular, max 12

Goosander: regular, max 2
Little Grebe: regular, max 4
G C Grebe: regular, max 4


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


Lapwing: regular, no count
Dunlin: regular, max 2
Ruff: regular, max 2
Snipe: regular, max 6
Black-tailed Godwit: max 20

Curlew: regular, max 35
Greenshank: regular, max 4
Green Sandpiper: regular, max 5

Common Sandpiper: regular, max 2


Osprey: WLF, 10th
Marsh Harrier: ‘creamhead’ at EHF, 15th
Sparrowhawk: regular in the Flashes / MGT area
Buzzard: regular

Kestrel: records from EHF
Hobby: regular

Peregrine: regular



Sabine’s Gull: 5th
Mediterranean Gull: 5th

YL Gull: at EHF/PHF on 17th, 19th & 24th

Raven: regular EHF
Green Woodpecker: CF, 21st

Stonechat & Chiffchaff: regular EHF
Tree Sparrow: a flock is regular on MGT

Others sightings elsewhere

AWP: - Gadwall pair; GC Grebe + 4 juvs

Bent Farm/Sandy lane: - RL Partridge 22nd

Brereton Heath: - Little Owl: family 4th; also Kingfisher

Cheerbrook Roundabout: - Red Kite: 2nd

Doddington: - Bar-headed Goose: regular; Snipe; Green Sandpiper; Kestrel: regular; Kingfisher; Barn Owl: 25th; Common Tern; Raven

Greenhey Wood: - 3 Mandarin Duck over , 4th

Haslington: - Hobby: regular, max 4

Holmes Chapel: - Sparrowhawk: 20th

Lawton Fields: - Hobby: 2 chicks fledged, 10th; Spotted Flycatcher: 10th

Mossley: - Dipper: regular

Rode Heath: - Osprey over 4th; Barn Owl, 10th; also Raven & Tree Pipit over