August 2019 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:
EHF/PHF:
Wildfowl: 'regulars' incl: Barnacle Goose, Garganey, Gadwall, Wigeon, Goosander, GC Grebe also Greylag Goose, Mandarin, Teal, L Grebe
Herons: Little & Cattle Egret
Waders: 'regulars' incl: Curlew, Black tailed Godwit, Snipe, Common & Green Sandpiper also Oystercatcher, R Plover, Dunlin
Raptors & Owls: 'regulars' incl: Sparrowhawk, Buzzard & Peregrine also Hobby
Gulls & Terns:  'regulars' incl: Common, Caspian & Yellow legged Gull also Mediterranean Gull, Gull billed Tern

Other records: 'regulars' incl: Kingfisher, Raven, Willow Warbler, L Whitethroat, Goldcrest also Swift, Jay, Reed & Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail & Meadow Pipit reported this month
MGT/RF: Barnacle Goose, Mute Swan*, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, L Grebe*, Bl t Godwit, Snipe, Tawny Owl, Kestrel*, Raven, Cetti's Willow Sedge & Reed Warbler, Wheatear, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch & Reed Bunting
CF: L Owl
FFF: L Whitethroat, Yellowhammer
WLF: Kingfisher

Sightings Elsewhere:
Borrow Pit Meadows: Swift, Sparrowhawk

Congleton: Hobby
AWP: see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk
Brownlow/Wallhill: Sand Martin, Tree Sparrow, Yellow Wagtail, Yellowhammer

Crewe:  Peregrine, R n Parakeet

Derbyshire / Staffordshire border:
Blackclough: Red Grouse, Raven, Redstart, Stonechat
Danebower Quarry: Raven
Wildboarclough: Black Redstart

Doddington: 'regulars' incl: Swift, Black necked Grebe also R l Partridge, Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, Shelduck, Shoveler, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, L & GC Grebe, Common Sandpiper, GB b Gull, Common Tern, Sparrowhawk, L Owl, Kingfisher, GS Woodpecker, Kestrel, Hobby, Peregrine, Raven, Mistle Thrush, Wheatear
Lea Forge:   Stock Dove, Kestrel, Raven, Whitethroat, Linnet

Haslington Hall: L Owl

Hassall Green: Hobby

Lawton Woods/Lake: Mute Swan*

Mow Cop: Swift, Snipe, Marsh Harrier, Stonechat, Wheatear

Rode Pool: 'regulars' incl: Mandarin Duck, GC Grebe, Cormorant also Canada & Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, Heron, Stock Dove, Buzzard, Kingfisher, GS Woodpecker*, Jay, Rook, Raven, Willow Warbler*, Goldcrest *, Mistle Thrush

Sandbach:
Elworth: Hobby

Scholar Green
: Yellowhammer

Swettenham/Quinta: Kestrel, Hobby, Spotted Flycatcher

Winterly Pool: Kingfisher

Woore: Raven

Wybunbury/Moss: GS Woodpecker, Kestrel, Jay, Willow Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher*, Bullfinch

Further afield ..

SJ77 Knutsford / SJ87 Alderley Edge border:
Lapwing Hall Pool: Black necked Grebe
Lostock Green: Jack Snipe, Green Woodpecker, Raven, Yellowhammer
Marbury CP/Neumann's and Aston's Flashes: Dunlin, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Hobby, Rook, Raven
Redesmere: Common Sandpiper, House Martin
Rudheath Lime beds: Kestrel, Hobby, Peregrine, Rook, Raven, Skylark, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting

95 species reported
* denotes confirmed breeding

Cattle Egrets, Snipe (with Lapwing) and Kingfisher at Elton Hall Flash August 2019 by Dennis Swaby

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