August 2018 Sightings

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

Sandbach Flashes:
Wildfowl:  ‘regulars’ incl:  Greylag Goose also Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Shelduck, Shoveler, Gadwall, Mallard, Garganey, Teal, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Goosander, L & GC Grebe
Herons:  Great W & Little Egret
Waders:  ‘regulars’ incl:  Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Dunlin, Snipe, Common & Green Sandpiper also Lapwing, R & LR Plover, Curlew Sandpiper & Wood Sandpiper
Raptors & Owls:  ‘regulars’ incl:  Sparrowhawk & Hobby also Osprey & Buzzard
Gulls & Terns: incl:  Black-headed, Common & Yellow-legged Gull
Other records:  ‘regulars’ incl:  Raven & L Whitethroat also Swift, Kingfisher, Willow & Garden Warbler, Nuthatch & Treecreeper reported this month.

MGT/RF:  incl:  Gadwall, Tufted Duck, GW Egret, Snipe,  Green Sandpiper, Barn Owl, Green Woodpecker*, Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine, Raven, Skylark, Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart, Whinchat, Wheatear & Yellow Wagtail

Crabmill Lane:  Hobby

FFF:  Raven

WLF:  Pochard, Ruff, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Willow & Reed Warbler & Chiffchaff

 

Sightings Elsewhere:

Alsager:

Borrow Pit Meadows:  Spotted Flycatcher

Salt Line:  Willow Tit

Barthomley:  Hobby

Brereton Green/Heath:  Hobby

Church Lawton:  Whinchat

Congleton: -
Astbury: - correction: July record of Grey Partridge has been re-identified as Pheasants
AWP: - see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk
Cloud:  Red Kite
Town/Park area:  Kingfisher, Dipper, Yellow & Grey Wagtail

Crewe:
Quakers Coppice: Green Woodpecker
David Whitby Way:  Kestrel

Doddington:  ‘regulars’ incl: Kingfisher also L Grebe, Oystercatcher, Avocet, LR Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Common & Green Sandpiper, GS Woodpecker, Kestrel, Raven, Sedge Warbler, Mistle Thrush, Spotted Flycatcher*, Wheatear & White Wagtail

Lea Forge:  Red Kite, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Hobby, Peregrine, Raven, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat & Black Redstart

Derbyshire border:
Blackclough:  Red Grouse, Stonechat & Meadow Pipit
Wincle:  Whinchat

Hassall/Wheelock:  Hobby*

Mow Cop:  Green Woodpecker

Rode Pool:  ‘regulars’ incl: Mandarin, Teal, Heron & Moorhen also Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Moorhen, Lapwing, Yellow-legged & Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove*, Kingfisher, Hobby, Jay, Raven, Chiffchaff & Mistle Thrush

Sandbach
Fields Farm:  Tree Sparrow

Scholar Green/Rode Heath:  Swift, L Whitethroat, Redstart & Tree Pipit

Wheelock Heath:  Hobby*

 

*   denotes confirmed breeding/juv seen

Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and Merlin at Elton Hall Flash August 2018 by Dennis Swaby

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