August 2021 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. Mute Swan, Ruddy Shelduck, Shoveler, Wigeon, Pintail, Teal, Tufted Duck, Goosander, L & GC Grebe
Waders: incl. Oystercatcher, R Plover, Curlew, Bl-t Godwit, Dunlin, Snipe, Common, Green & Wood Sandpiper, Redshank & Greenshank
Gulls & Terns: Mediterranean, GB-b, Y-l & LB-b Gull & Common Tern
Egrets, etc: Great W & Little Egret
Raptors & Owls: Osprey, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, Hobby & Peregrine

Other records
: Swift, Kingfisher, Raven, Willow Warbler, L Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail, Linnet & Reed Bunting reported this month
MGT/RF: Gadwall, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Stock & Collared Dove, L Grebe, Common Sandpiper, Great W Egret, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Raven, Grasshopper Warbler, L & C Whitethroat, Whinchat, Wheatear, Tree Sparrow, Yellow Wagtail, Linnet & Reed Bunting
WF: Snipe, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, Hobby, Peregrine & Grey Wagtail

Sightings Elsewhere:
Alsager: Hobby
Fannyscroft: Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Tree Sparrow, Linnet & Yellowhammer
Salt Line/ Borrow Pit Meadows: Swift
Scholar Green: Spotted Flycatcher & Yellowhammer

Astbury: Barn Owl & Hobby
AMCP: see
Brereton Heath LNR: Stock Dove, Coal Tit
The Cloud: Kestrel, Raven & Meadow Pipit
Park/Town: Mandarin, Goosander, Cormorant, Kingfisher, Dipper & Grey Wagtail
West Heath: Kestrel, Hobby, Willow Warbler, Raven & Coal Tit

Barthomley: Yellowhammer
Joey the Swan: Swift, Sparrowhawk, Rook, Song Thrush & Greenfinch
Meremoor Moss: Muscovy Duck, Shoveler, Stock Dove, Oystercatcher, Jay, Raven, Coal Tit, Willow & Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Bullfinch, Linnet & Reed Bunting

Derbyshire/Staffordshire border:
Bosley Locks: Hobby
Derbyshire Bridge: Goshawk, Kestrel & Raven
Goyt Valley: Kestrel, Red Grouse, Stonechat

Doddington: incl. Mute Swan, Wigeon, Teal, Tufted Duck, L & GC Grebe, Oystercatcher, Great W & L Egret, Jay, Raven & Reed Bunting
Lea Forge: Stock & Collared Dove, Kingfisher, Hobby, Peregrine, Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, Greenfinch, Linnet &  Reed Bunting

Mow Cop: Kestrel, Raven, Willow Warbler, Wheatear & Meadow Pipit

Rode Pool: incl. Greylag & Egyptian Goose, Mandarin, Teal, GC Grebe, Grey Heron, Hobby, Jay & Raven

Sandbach: Red Kite
Elworth: Hobby & L Redpoll
Fields Farm: L Whitethroat
Wheelock: Coal Tit & House Martin
Winterley Pool: GC Grebe, Collared Dove, Sparrowhawk, Jackdaw, Rook & Yellowhammer

Swettenham/The Quinta: Spotted Flycatcher, Jackdaw & Raven

Further reports of Swift overhead and of juvenile ‘garden’ birds.

Common Sandpiper, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Green Sandpiper by Dennis Swaby

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