April 2022 Sightings

Details of the latest sightings compiled from the Sandbach Flashes log book and other records.
For details of abbreviations see the Monthly Sightings page.

Sandbach Flashes:
Wildfowl: Shelduck, Wigeon, Teal, Mallard, Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Goosander, Canada Goose, Great Crested Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Coot, Moorhen, Mute Swan
Waders: Oysercatcher, Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, Lapwing, Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Whimbrel, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper
Gulls & Terns: Mediterranean Gull, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Tern, Arctic Tern
Egrets etc: Great White Egret, Grey Heron

Other records
EHF/PHF: Western Yellow Wagtail (Blue-headed), Kingfisher, Yellow Wagtail, Dunlin, Green Woodpecker, Ring Ouzel, Swift
FFF: Whitethroat
GF: Garden Warbler
MGT: Barn Owl, Stonechat, Whitethroat
RF: Sand Martin, Black-necked Grebe, Grasshopper Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat
WLF: Swallow, Reed Warbler, Tawny Owl

Sightings elsewhere:

Church Lawton: Lesser Whitethroat, Red Kite, Hobby
Fanny's Croft: Wheatear, Yellowhammer
Scholar Green: Whitethroat

Astbury Mere: Brambling, Common Scoter, Sandwich Tern
Bosley Cloud: Tree Pipit
River Dane / Park: Kingfisher, Dipper, Mandarin Duck, Goosander

Meremoor Moss: Sedge Warbler
Queens Park: Little Owl
Town: Swift

Doddington: Black-necked Grebe, Common Sandpiper, LR Plover, Oystercatcher

Mow Cop: Grasshopper Warbler, Redstart, Pied Flycatcher

Rode Pool: Egyptian Goose, Great White Egret, Kingfisher, Mandarin Duck

Whitethroat, Little Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper
by Dennis Swaby

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