January 2019 Sightings

Details of January sightings compiled by John Thompson will appear on the Monthly Sightings page early next month.

In the meantime if you spot anything of interest in the SECOS area record it below by adding a comment.


  1. Mike&Andy
    January 16, 2019

    Yesterday off Checkley Lane at least 7 Yellowhammers,6 Brambling,2 Reed Buntings,Greenfinches,Sparrowhawk and 30 Skylarks.At Doddington another Sparrowhawk,8 Goldeneyes,female Gadwall and 15 Teal.

  2. John
    January 12, 2019

    Macon Meadows this morning – Kingfisher, Buzzard & immature Sparrowhawk only things of note

  3. Mike&Andy
    January 12, 2019

    Unnaturally quiet on the water at Doddington this morning with only Goldeneye and a single Wigeon of note.Along the drive to the units were Greenfinch,Linnets and a male Kestrel.Last Sunday we had a Peregrine through and a Shelduck and midweek two female Reed Buntings.Once again around 600 Lapwings in the air.

  4. Colin
    January 11, 2019

    At Doddington this morning, very similar birds to last week with the addition of a male Speckled Teal of the race Yellow-billed Teal Anas flavirostris flavirostris I guess it’s out of a collection since it’s range is southern South America.

  5. Peter
    January 10, 2019

    Early morning flight … Barn Owl opposite Bridgemere 4am today

  6. Terry Hughes
    January 07, 2019

    Female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. Wheelock Rail Trail. She was on a tree stump by the steps going down from Lightley Close. I stood in the rain and watched her for a good 5 minutes. Didn’t want to get my new camera wet so no photo – yet.

  7. Colin
    January 05, 2019

    Some good, although distant, displays from the starlings as they came in to roost at Bagmere NR this evening. Impossible to count but we (me, Kate, Brian) guessed in the order of 10,000; started to arrive at 15-45 and by 16-20 they had all gone to bed!

  8. Colin & Sylvia
    January 04, 2019

    At Doddington this morning; 52 mute swan, 65 tufted, 18 shoveler, 9 goldeneye, 8 pochard, 2 wigeon, plus 1 snipe flushed from the juncus.

  9. Mike&Andy
    January 03, 2019

    Red Kite low over Lea Forge this morning,also Goldcrest,Red legged Partridge,Mistle and Song Thrush.The last few visits to Doddington gave 12 Shoveler, low counts of Goldeneye,Pochard,Teal,Wigeon and Little Grebe.Around the pool were 5 Skylarks,Linnets,Raven,Jays,G.S. Woodpecker,Mistle Thrush,Coal Tits,Nuthatch and the impressive Lapwing flock dominated the skyline.

  10. Peter
    January 01, 2019

    first bird of 2019 … BARN OWL … along the Haslington Bypass between Elton Lane and Clay Lane sitting on top of a footpath signpost at 12.30am

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