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.

November 2016 Sightings

Latest Sightings

Glaucous Gull
by Dennis Swaby


Pink-footed Goose: regular, max c100
Greylag Goose: regular, max 45
Mallard, Teal & Shelduck: regular, no count
Wigeon: regular, max 671
Gadwall: regular, max 15

Pintail: regular, max 3
Shoveler: regular, max 51
Tufted Duck: no count
Scaup: RF, 1st

Goosander: regular, max 1
Little Grebe: regular, max 3
G C Grebe: max 13

Lapwing: regular, no count
Curlew: regular, max 30
Black-tailed Godwit: regular, max 1
Ruff: regular, max 3
Dunlin: regular, max 5
Redshank: regular, max 6
Jack Snipe: single, 7th
Snipe: regular, max 20



Sparrowhawk: 3rd, 24th & 28th

Buzzard: regular at EHF
Peregrine: 1st, 15th & 25th
Merlin: single, PHF, 16th
LE Owl: MGT, 3rd


Raven: regular, EHF
Kingfisher: 8th & 15th EHF

Water Rail: 4th & 14th
Cetti’s Warbler: regular

Tree Sparrows: 25th, 28th & 30th EHF
Brambling: regular, max 1


Common Gull: regular, max 5
YL Gull: regular
Caspian Gull: 6th & 7th
Glaucous Gull: regular
GBB Gull: max 121

Other Sightings elsewhere

Alsager: - 45 Pink-footed Geese overhead

AWP:  - Pochard: Oct 26th; Pintail, Pochard, Chiffchaff

Basford: - GS Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Blackcap

Congleton: - Goosander: Macclesfield canal; Dipper: Timbers Brook & Havannah

Crewe: - Barn Owl: David Whitby Way, 5th

Doddington: - Pink-footed Goose, Pochard, Goldeneye, Goosander, L Grebe, Water Rail, Jack Snipe, Snipe, L Egret, Kestrel, R-l Partridge, Kingfisher, Raven, Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail

Holmes Chapel: - Woodcock: 7th, jct M6

Lawton: - Mandarin, Goosander, Woodcock, Snipe, L Grebe, Kestrel, Kingfisher, LS Woodpecker, Raven, Goldcrest, Brambling, Yellowhammer

Rode Pool: - ‘regulars’ incl: Mandarin, L & GC Grebe, Goosander, Kingfisher, Mistle Thrush, Siskin. Also this month Goldcrest

Scholar Green: - L Grebe

Swettenham: - Mandarin, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, Redpoll

Sandbach Flashes


Great (White) Egret regular at EHF & PHF
Little Egret: single, 1st