August 2022 Sightings

Details of August sightings will appear on the Monthly Sightings page.

In the meantime, if you spot anything of interest record it here by adding a comment.


  1. Glyn Jones
    16th August 2022

    Borrow Pit Meadows – between old railway line and Betchton Lane – 1445
    40+ Swallows flying over the fields

  2. Colin
    16th August 2022

    I finally felt well enough to go to Doddington this afternoon but an unpleasant incident rather spoilt it. When I got there two guys with cameras and big lenses were at the edge of the field in a good position, not disturbing anything. I had some good scope views of the four stilts, four green sands, yellow wagtail, pied wagtail, teal, shelduck and a lot of geese.
    The two guys went and a few minutes later a couple appeared also with cameras and big lenses. However, they just marched through the wheat crop to the edge of the water. The geese were frightened, took off and also took every other bird with them. After a minute there wasn’t a bird in sight. I shouted and told them that they shouldn’t be there. The woman looked a bit surprised as if she couldn’t understand why the birds had all flown off, then went back to the car, but the guy stormed up to me and gave me some abuse and threatened me if I shouted at them again.
    So the good side and the bad side of bird photography.

  3. Peter
    13th August 2022

    Still 4 Black winged Stilts at Doddington 2.45 pm

  4. Nigel Henderson
    13th August 2022

    Congleton: River Dane
    Non-avian sighting: Otter at the bottom of the weir downstream from the park Park Road entrance at approximately 7:45am.
    Also Kingfisher x 2; Grey Wagtail

  5. Mike&Andy
    11th August 2022

    Something very different at Doddington this morning,5 Black-Winged Stilts!Also Green Sand and Yellow Wagtail.

  6. Nigel Henderson
    10th August 2022

    Acre Nook Sand Quarry
    Avocets x 15
    A black necked grebe has been reported but I didn’t see it.

    Sandbach Flashes: PHF: Greenshank; EHF: Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Curlews, Kingfisher

  7. Nigel Henderson
    8th August 2022

    Congleton:River Dane
    Common Sandpiper – the first we have seen on this stretch of the Dane
    Kingfisher – Four sightings of at least two (Pam)
    Dipper – Two (Pam)
    Grey Wagtail – One (Pam)

  8. Mike&Andy
    5th August 2022

    To add to Colin’s list this morning,3 Green Sandpiper,Snipe,3 Yellow Wagtails,6 Swifts through and 2 Female Teal.

  9. Nigel Henderson
    5th August 2022

    River Dane – between the weir and Steamboat;
    Grey Wagtail ♂
    River Dane – weir

  10. Colin
    5th August 2022

    At Doddington today; I’ll leave Mike and Andy to give the details of the smaller birds and I’ll do the easy ones starting with the big white ones! Mute swan numbers totalled 72; also had a kingfisher on Lemon Pool and a kestrel out of the tree at the main pool . Finally had breeding records for little grebe when two pairs were each seen with one juv. 15 sand martins; 10 house martins and 20 swallows.

  11. Mike&Andy
    3rd August 2022

    At Doddington this afternoon,Snipe,L.R.Plover,58 Lapwings,3 juv Yellow Wagtails and a Grey Wagtail around the pool.

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