South East Cheshire Ornithological Society


Code of Conduct      Constitution

Details of the latest sightings compiled by John Thompson from the Sandbach Flashes log book.

For details of abbreviations see the Monthly Sightings page.


Mute Swan: regular
Whooper Swan: 5 on 21st
Pink-footed Goose: max 68

Greylag Goose: regular, max 39
Mallard & Teal: regular, no count
Shelduck: regular, max 15

Mandarin: regular, max 2
Wigeon: regular, max 710
Gadwall: regular, max 14
Shoveler: regular, max 37
Pochard: RF, single 18th
Tufted Duck: regular, max 7
Goosander: regular, max 2
Little Grebe: regular, max 4
G C Grebe: 3rd & 6th

Golden Plover: (heard) 2nd

Lapwing: regular, no count
Dunlin: regular, max 1
Ruff: regular, max 3
Snipe: regular, max 18
Jack Snipe: 9th & 25th
Black-tailed Godwit: regular, max 1
Curlew: regular, max 37
Green Sandpiper: regular, max 3
Common Sandpiper: single, 8th



Sparrowhawk, Buzzard & Peregrine: regular
Kestrel: 10th & 21st; regular
Merlin: single, MGT & PHF, 13th
Tawny Owl: single, 15th MGT
Short-eared Owl: MGT, single, 21st


Water Rail, Kingfisher & Raven: regular
Cetti’s Warbler: WLF 14th & 30th + PHF 27th/28th
Rock Pipit: MGT, 24th
Tree Sparrows: MGT, max c20;

Greenfinch: CF, 26th;


Common Gull & YL Gull: regular
GBB Gull: 3rd, 16th & 26th
Little Gull: RF, 6th/7th

Other Sightings elsewhere

AWP: - Scaup: 1st w ♀, 19th

Congleton:- Tawny Owl, Kingfisher

Congleton Park: - Goosander, Grey Wagtail

Doddington: - Pink-footed Goose, Bar-headed Goose, Pochard, Shoveler, Goldeneye, Snipe, Dunlin, Little Egret, Peregrine, Kingfisher

Lawton: - c 19 Mandarin (12♂)

Rode Pool: - ‘regulars’ incl: Mandarin, Teal,

Shoveler, L & GC Grebe, Heron, Kingfisher

Scholar Green: - 15 Crossbill, 31st

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.

October 2016 Sightings

Latest Sightings

Great White Egret

by Dennis Swaby

Sandbach Flashes


Great (White) Egret regular at EHF & PHF
Little Egret: max 5 on  13th