August 2020 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: incl. Barnacle Goose, Pintail, Shoveler, Goosander
Waders: incl. Oystercatcher, Grey, R & L R and Golden Plover, Whimbrel, Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Snipe, Common & Green Sandpiper, Redshank & Greenshank
Gulls & Terns: Mediterranean, Common, Great Black-backed & Yellow-legged Gull and Common Tern
Egrets: Great W & Little Egret
Raptors & Owls: Osprey, Red Kite, Hobby
Other records: Cuckoo, Kingfisher and Yellow Wagtail reported this month
MGT/RF: Shoveler, Wigeon, Pintail, Teal, Pochard, Tufted Duck*, Swift, L Grebe*, Ruff, Snipe, Common & Green Sandpiper, L & Great W Egret, Marsh Harrier, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Hobby, Peregrine, Jay, Raven, Skylark, Sedge, Garden & Cetti's Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat, Wheatear, Tree Sparrow, Yellow & Grey Wagtail, Crossbill & Siskin
Tetton Lane: Tawny & Little Owl
WLF: Starling

Sightings Elsewhere:
Alsager: Ring-necked Parakeet & Raven
Church Lawton/Scholar Green: Kingfisher
Fannyscroft/SW Alsager: Stock Dove, Hobby, Skylark, Willow Warbler, Redstart, Stonechat, Tree Sparrow, Yellow Wagtail, Tree Pipit, Yellowhammer*

Congleton: Grasshopper Warbler
Astbury: Red-legged Partridge, Shag, Sparrowhawk, Raven
AMCP: see
Bosley Reservoir: Great W & L Egret
The Cloud: Tawny Owl, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Raven, Stonechat, Meadow Pipit, Linnet & Siskin
Newsbank Pool: Mute Swan & Tufted Duck
Park/Town: Goosander, Kingfisher, Dipper & Grey Wagtail
Wallhill/Brownlow: Sand Martin, Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Yellowhammer

Remer St: Swift & Sparrowhawk
Weston/Basford: Sparrowhawk, Swallow & Whitethroat*
West End LWS/SBI: Swift, Sparrowhawk

Derbyshire / Staffordshire border:
Danebower: Red Grouse, Kestrel, Raven, Stonechat, Wheatear, Meadow Pipit

Doddington: incl. Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, Shoveler, Pochard, Swift, GC Grebe*, Turnstone, Kingfisher, Peregrine, Sand & House Martin

Hassall: Hobby

Lea Forge: Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk, Hobby, Raven, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail, Greenfinch & Linnet

Meremoor Moss: Marsh Harrier

Middlewich: Common Sandpiper, L Egret, Hobby
Lime Beds: Green Sandpiper

Mow Cop/Cheshire's Close: Kestrel, Tree Pipit, Siskin

The Quinta/Swettenham: Spotted Flycatcher*

Rode Heath/Scholar Green: Tawny Owl, Hobby, Raven, Willow Warbler, Grey Wagtail, Tree Pipit, Linnet, Siskin, Yellowhammer*

Rode Pool: Egyptian Goose & Mandarin Duck

Arclid/Sandbach Heath: Lapwing, LR Plover, Green Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail & Goldfinch
Winterley Pool: Mute Swan, GC Grebe, House Martin, Linnet

Shavington: Hobby

Wybunbury Moss: Stock Dove, GS Woodpecker*, Jay, Willow Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher*

Wychewood Park: Mute Swan*, Kestrel

* breeding confirmed

127 species reported in your local recording area this month

Kingfisher, Spotted Flycatcher and Grey Wagtail, August 2020 by Dennis Swaby

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