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.

August 2017 Sightings

Latest Sightings


by Dennis Swaby

‘regulars’ incl:
Greylag Goose, Barnacle Goose, Mute Swan, Gadwall, Mallard, Garganey, Teal, Goosander, Little Grebe
, 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
no count, Ringed Plover, LR Plover, Whimbrel, Spotted Redshank, Redshank, Wood Sandpiper & Turnstone



Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Hobby & Peregrine

Tawny & Little Owl


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


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

Other Sightings elsewhere

Alsager Mere: - Osprey 5th

AWP: - see

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


Cattle Egret, Little Egret


Sandbach Flashes