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.

May 2017 Sightings

Latest Sightings

Wildfowl

Sandbach Flashes

regulars’ incl:
Mute Swan
Shelduck
Gadwall max 9
Shoveler, Teal, Mallard, & Tufted Duck, no count
Goosander max 6
G C Grebe max 6
also
Barnacle
& Pink-footed Goose
Wigeon

Mandarin
Garganey single 19th

Herons

GW Egret 15th
L Egret 1st & 29th

Waders

‘regulars’ incl:
Oystercatcher max 5

Ringed Plover max 4
LR Plover max 4
Black-tailed Godwit max c110
Greenshank max 1

Common Sandpiper max 2
Dunlin max 2
also

Lapwing no count
Grey Plover 5th
Snipe max 2

Avocet 7th

Raptors

Osprey 13th

Red Kite

Buzzard

Barn Owl

Kestrel

Hobby

Gulls

Others

‘regulars’ incl:

Common Tern

also

Mediterranean, Common, Glaucous, GBB Gull & Black Tern

‘regulars’ incl:

Ring Ouzel, Cetti’s Warbler (RLP)

Tree Sparrow

also

Cuckoo, Raven, Kingfisher, Garden Warbler, Whinchat &

Yellowhammer reported this month

Others sightings elsewhere

AWP: - see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk


Brereton:- Garden Warbler, Whinchat


Congleton:- Mandarin, Goosander, Spotted Redshank 17th (overhead), Kingfisher, Dipper, Grey Wagtail & Siskin


The Cloud: - Raven, Grasshopper & Garden Warbler,
M & T Pipit, Spotted & Pied Flycatcher,  Redstart, Redpoll, Linnet, Crossbill


Crewe:- Hobby, Nightingale


Doddington: - Shelduck, Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, Common & Black Tern, Little Owl, Swift, Jay, Raven, Yellow Wagtail


Holmes Chapel: - Lesser Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher (Quinta), Mandarin (Greenhey Wood)


Lawton: - Mandarin, Red Kite, Kestrel, Kingfisher,

Reed Warbler, Y, G & W Wagtail, Wheatear,

Spotted Flycatcher


Rode Pool: - ‘regulars’ incl: Greylag & Canada Goose,
Mute Swan, GC Grebe
also Mandarin, G Heron, Cuckoo (17th), GS Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Reed Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher (23rd)


Sandbach: - Gadwall, LR Plover & Dunlin (Springbank Farm, Bradwall )


Spring / Passage Migrants: - Whinchat 1st,

Pied Flycatcher 7th, Spotted Flycatcher 17th,
Cuckoo 18th, Garganey 19th

Spotted Flycatcher

Andy Brown