January 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. Greylag & Pink-footed Goose, Shelduck, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, Teal, Goosander, L & GC Grebe
Waders: incl. Water Rail, Oystercatcher, Golden Plover, Curlew & Bl-t Godwit
Gulls & Terns: Black-headed, Mediterranean, Common & Great B-b Gull
Egrets: Great W & Little Egret
Raptors & Owls: no records

Other records:  Chiffchaff & Meadow Pipit reported this month
MGT/RF: Pink-footed Goose, Shelduck, Pintail, Water Rail, Common & Jack Snipe, Common, G B-b & Y-l Gull, Raven, Skylark, Cetti's Warbler, Stonechat, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, L Redpoll & Reed Bunting
FF: Goosander, L Grebe, Woodcock, Sparrowhawk, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, Raven,  L Redpoll & Siskin
FFF: Goosander, L Egret & Chiffchaff
GF: Water Rail, Great W Egret, Cetti's Warbler
RLP: Cetti's Warbler
WF/Set-aside: Jay, Redwing, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Linnet & Reed Bunting
WLF: Curlew, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Rook & Starling

Sightings elsewhere:

Alsager: Mute Swan, Goosander & GC Grebe
Fannyscroft/SW Alsager: Stock Dove, Skylark, Fieldfare, Redwing, Chaffinch, Brambling, Greenfinch, Linnet, Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer & Reed Bunting
Church Lawton/Lawton Woods/Lake: Mandarin, Goosander, L Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Raven, Dipper, Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting
Salt Line/Borrow Pit Meadows: Goosander, Tawny Owl, Song Thrush, Bullfinch, L Redpoll & Siskin
Scholar Green/Rode Heath: Egyptian Goose, Kestrel, Stonechat, L Redpoll & Yellowhammer

Congleton: Goosander, Kingfisher, Dipper & Grey Wagtail
Astbury: Barn Owl
AMCP: see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk
Brereton Heath LNR/Bagmere: Goosander, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, Goldcrest, Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail & Bullfinch
Brownlow/Wallhill: Grey Wagtail, Linnet, Yellowhammer
Park/Town: Goosander, Kingfisher, Dipper & Grey Wagtail
North Rode: Goosander, Collared Dove & Rook

Crewe Green: Barn Owl
Haslington/Crewe GC: Tawny Owl
Joey the Swan: Collared Dove, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Jay, Rook, Raven, Bullfinch & Greenfinch
Macon Meadows: Mandarin, Water Rail,  Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Song Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch & Greenfinch
Meremoor Moss: Med Gull & Great W Egret
Queens Park: Barnacle Goose, Mandarin, Goosander & L Grebe, Common & Med Gull & L Owl
West End: Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail

Doddington: incl. R-l Partridge, Greylag & Pink-footed Goose, Whooper & Mute Swan, Mandarin, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, Pintail, Teal, Pochard, Tufted, Goldeneye, Stock Dove, L & GC Grebe, Oystercatcher, Common & G B-b Gull, Tawny Owl,  Kestrel, Peregrine, Jay, Raven, Skylark, Mistle Thrush, Chaffinch, Linnet, L Redpoll & Reed Bunting
Checkley: R-l Partridge, Sparrowhawk, Skylark, Song Thrush, Meadow Pipit, Brambling, Greenfinch, Linnet, L Redpoll, Yellowhammer & Reed Bunting
Lea Forge: Jay, Raven, Skylark & Meadow Pipit

Middlewich: White-fronted Goose, Whooper Swan, Mandarin, Goosander, Golden Plover, Woodcock, Snipe, Sparrowhawk, Barn Owl, Kingfisher, Meadow Pipit & L Redpoll
Lime Beds: Pink-footed Goose, Whooper Swan, Goosander, Jack & Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper & Bullfinch

Rode Pool: incl. Mandarin, Shoveler, Teal, Tufted Duck, Goosander, GC Grebe & Raven

Sandbach: Starling, Black Redstart
Arclid/Sandbach Heath: Meadow Pipit
Bradwall: Skylark
Elworth: Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher & Peregrine
Fields Farm: Starling, Fieldfare, Redwing, Tree Sparrow, Meadow Pipit & Greenfinch
Winterley/Winterley Pool: Mute Swan, Goosander, Stock & Collared Dove, Woodcock, Common Gull, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Rook, Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush & Greenfinch

Swettenham/The Quinta: Stock Dove, Jay, Raven, Grey Wagtail & L Redpoll

Wybunbury Moss: Stock Dove, Snipe, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Jay, Raven, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Greenfinch & Reed Bunting

Occasional reports of skeins of Pink-footed Geese also Raven overhead, plus in gardens, Blackcap, Goldcrest, L Redpoll & Siskin were noted.

Lesser Redpoll, ChiffChaff and Shoveler
by Dennis Swaby

this medium doesn’t do justice to the natural history images that Dennis Swaby captures at Sandbach Flashes.
See all of his latest images at: - sandbachflashes.co.uk

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