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.

July 2017 Sightings

Latest Sightings

Yellow-legged Gull
by Dennis Swaby


‘regulars’ incl:
Mute Swan, Shelduck, Mallard, Garganey, Teal, Pochard, Little Grebe*

Wigeon, Gadwall, Pintail, & Tufted Duck* no count,
G C Grebe max 6, Shoveler

* - denotes breeding confirmed

‘regulars’ incl:
Oystercatcher max 5

Lapwing no count
Ringed Plover, LR Plover max 10
Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit max 10

Redshank, Green Sandpiper max 4, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin


Snipe 11th, Greenshank, Wood Sandpiper 18th



Marsh Harrier 22nd

Sparrowhawk,  Buzzard*, Kestrel*, Hobby, Peregrine

Red Kite 13th, Barn Owl

* - denotes breeding confirmed


‘regulars’ incl:

Kingfisher, Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat*, Greenfinch


Raven, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Cetti’s Warbler (RLP), Garden Warbler, Nuthatch, Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, Linnet* reported this month

* - denotes breeding confirmed


‘regulars’ incl:

Common Gull, Common Tern*


Black-headed, Mediterranean & Yellow-legged Gull

* - denotes breeding confirmed

Other Sightings elsewhere

AWP: - see

Congleton: - Goosander*, Ring-necked Parakeet 3rd, Kingfisher, Dipper, Grey Wagtail

Crewe: - Sparrowhawk*, Kingfisher (Macon Meadows)

Doddington: - Shoveler, Common Scoter, Guinea Fowl,

L Grebe* & G C Grebe*, Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, Swift, G S Woodpecker, Kestrel, Jay, Raven, Sand & House Martin, Reed Warbler, Song & Mistle Thrush, Y Wagtail, G Wagtail*, Pied Wagtail*, Linnet & Reed Bunting

Lawton: - Hobby, Peregrine

Holmes Chapel: - Pied Flycatcher

Rode Pool: - ‘regulars’ incl: Greylag* & Canada Goose*, Mute Swan, Mandarin, G C Grebe*, Grey Heron, Kingfisher

also G S Woodpecker & Green Woodpecker*, Hobby, Raven, Reed Warbler, Goldcrest

Sandbach: - Red Kite 9th, Lapwing, LR Plover*, Yellow Wagtail* (Springbank Farm, Bradwall), Whimbrel 19th, Hobby (Elworth)

Swettenham: - Spotted Flycatcher, Grey Wagtail*

* - denotes breeding confirmed

Sandbach Flashes


GW Egret 3rd

L Egret 17th, 25th & 31st