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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.

Wildfowl

‘regulars’ incl: - Pink-footed Goose, Mute Swan, Mandarin max 3, Shelduck, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon max 748, Mallard, Pintail, Teal, Tufted Duck, Goosander
also Greylag Goose, Whooper Swan, L & GC Grebe

‘regulars’ incl: Lapwing, Curlew max 30, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Snipe max 65, Redshank & Water Rail
also Oystercatcher, Golden Plover & Woodcock

Waders

Other records

‘regulars’ incl: Sparrowhawk
also

Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Tawny Owl, Kestrel, Merlin &

Peregrine

Raptors and Owls

incl: Skylark, Chiffchaff, Treecreeper, Tree Sparrow,
Grey Wagtail, Redpoll & Siskin reported this month.

Gulls and Terns

‘regulars’ incl: Black-headed, Common, Great & Lesser Black-backed, Glaucous, Iceland, Herring Gull

also Kumlien’s Gull & Yellow-legged Gull

Other Sightings elsewhere

Blackcap & Siskin have been reported in member’s gardens this month


Alsager: - Day Green: - Goosander


Alsager: - Fanny’s Croft: - Yellowhammer


Alsdager - Oakhanger Moss: - Siskin


Alsager: -Salt Line/Borrow Pit: - Tawny Owl


Brereton Heath CP: - Pochard, Chiloe Wigeon, Tawny & Little Owl, Kingfisher & Rook


Congleton: -AWP: - see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk


Congleton: -Town/Park area: - Goosander, Kingfisher, Dipper & Grey Wagtail


Crewe: - Basford: - Brambling


Crewe: - Macon Meadows: - Snipe & L Redpoll


Crewe: - Meremoor Moss: - L Egret, Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper, Stonechat, Linnet & Siskin


Crewe: -The Merlin: - Hawfinch


Doddington: - ‘regulars’ incl: Shelduck, Shoveler, Pochard, Goldeneye, Oystercatcher, Raven, & Brambling
also Canada & Greylag Goose, Mandarin, Wigeon, Teal, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Water Rail, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, GS Woodpecker, Kestrel, Mistle Thrush, Linnet & Reed Bunting


Lawton area: - Snipe, Linnet, Brambling & Yellowhammer


Rode Pool: - ‘regulars’ incl: Greylag Goose, Mandarin,

Shoveler, Teal, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Goosander,

Great Crested Grebe, Heron, Little Egret, Kingfisher,

Coal Tit & Siskin
also
Wigeon, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Woodcock, Snipe,
GS & Green Woodpecker, Jay, Nuthatch & Mistle Thrush


Shavington: - Red Kite & Raven


Swettenham: - R-l Partridge, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard,

White Dove, Raven, Greenfinch & Lesser Redpoll


Wybunbury Moss: - Tawny Owl, Green Woodpecker & Marsh Tit

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.

February 2018 Sightings

Latest Sightings

Water Rail

by Dennis Swaby

Sandbach Flashes

Herons

Great (W) Egret & Little Egret

‘regulars’ incl: Scaup, Stonechat & Meadow Pipit

also
Pink-footed Goose
, GW & L Egret, Common, Glaucous & Iceland Gull, Long-eared Owl, Green Woodpecker, Peregrine, Skylark, Bullfinch, Yellowhammer & Reed Bunting

Golden Plover (in flight)

Maw Green Tip & Railway Flash

Green Lane (set aside)