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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.

August 2017 Sightings

Latest Sightings

Whinchat

by Dennis Swaby

‘regulars’ incl:
Greylag Goose, Barnacle Goose, Mute Swan, Gadwall, Mallard, Garganey, Teal, Goosander, Little Grebe
also
Shelduck
, Wigeon, Tufted Duck no count,
Great Crested Grebe & Shoveler

‘regulars’ incl:
Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit max 15, Curlew, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper max 7, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, Ruff
also
Lapwing
no count, Ringed Plover, LR Plover, Whimbrel, Spotted Redshank, Redshank, Wood Sandpiper & Turnstone

Waders

others

Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Hobby & Peregrine
also

Tawny & Little Owl

Raptors

‘regulars’ incl:
Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Raven, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart, Stonechat, Wheatear, Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail
also
Red-legged Partridge
, Skylark, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Whinchat, Yellow Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Greenfinch & Linnet reported this month

Gulls

‘regulars’ incl:
Black-headed, Herring, Yellow-legged &
Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Tern
also
Mediterranean
, Common, Great Black-backed &
Caspian Gull

Other Sightings elsewhere

Alsager Mere: - Osprey 5th

AWP: - see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk

Brereton Heath: - Spotted Flycatcher

Congleton Town/Park area: - Kingfisher, Goldcrest, Dipper, Grey Wagtail, Hobby, Yellow & Grey Wagtail

Congleton Bath Vale: - Sparrowhawk*, Green Woodpecker, Dipper* & Grey Wagtail

The Cloud: Green Woodpecker & Wheatear

Crewe: - Kestrel ‘displaying’ (David Whitby Way)


Doddington: - ‘regulars’ incl: Common Sandpiper, Swift, Kingfisher also Shoveler, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel, Hobby, Peregrine, Jay, Raven, Sand & House Martin, Swallow, Treecreeper, Yellow Wagtail, Bullfinch, Linnet & Reed Bunting


Lawton -Woods/Lake: - Mandarin & Spotted Flycatcher


Lawton - Village: - Osprey, Oystercatcher, Barn & Tawny Owl, Hobby, Spotted Flycatcher & Tree Pipit


Hassall/Wheelock: - Hobby*


Mow Cop: - Little Owl, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Hobby, Whitethroat & Linnet


Rode Pool: - ‘regulars’ incl: Mandarin, Great Crested Grebe, Kingfisher, Coal Tit also Canada & Greylag Goose, Heron, Sparrowhawk, Swift, Raven, Sand Martin, Chiffchaff & Goldcrest


Sandbach - Bradwall: - Mandarin, Hobby, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, Tree Sparrow & Yellowhammer


Sandbach - Elworth: - Sparrowhawk


Sandbach - Wheelock: - Red-legged Partridge


Sandbach - Wood Lane: - Little Owl


* denotes breeding confirmed


119 species reported

Herons

Cattle Egret, Little Egret

Wildfowl

Sandbach Flashes