January 2022 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: incl. Pink-footed Goose, Mute Swan, Shelduck, Mandarin, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, Pintail, Teal, Yellow-billed Teal, Pochard, Goldeneye, Goosander, L & GC Grebe
Waders: incl. Water Rail, Oystercatcher, Golden Plover, Curlew, Bl-t Godwit, Dunlin, Snipe & Green Sandpiper
Gulls & Terns: Mediterranean, Common, GB-b, Herring, Y-l & LB-b Gull plus Scandinavian Herring & Glaucous/Kumlien hybrid.
Egrets, etc: Great W & Little Egret
Raptors & Owls: Sparrowhawk, Merlin & Peregrine

Other records: Skylark, Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail & Brambling reported this month

MGT/RF: Pink-footed Goose, Pintail, Common & Jack Snipe, Iceland, Y-l, G B-b Gull, Great W & L Egret, Marsh & Hen Harrier, Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine, Skylark, Cetti’s Warbler, Stonechat, Tree Sparrow, Meadow Pipit, & Bullfinch
CF: L Egret
FF: Woodcock, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, Greenfinch, L Redpoll & Siskin
Green Lane: Kestrel & Tree Sparrow
GF: Water Rail, Kingfisher & Cetti’s Warbler
Plant Ln to CF: Kestrel, Meadow Pipit & Reed Bunting
RLP: Cetti’s Warbler
Rookery Br: Kingfisher, Stonechat, Grey Wagtail & Linnet

Sightings elsewhere:

Alsager:
Fannyscroft: Kestrel, Linnet, Siskin & Yellowhammer
Lawton Woods/Lake: Mandarin, Goosander, L Grebe, Woodcock & Dipper
Rode Heath/Scholar Green: Egyptian Goose, Lapwing, L & Cattle Egret, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Redwing, Yellowhammer & Reed Bunting
Salt Line/Borrow Pit Meadows: Goosander, Jay & Redwing

Congleton:
AMCP: see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk
Astbury: Skylark & Yellowhammer
Brereton: Barn Owl
Brownlow/Wallhill: Peregrine
Buglawton: Redwing
Gr Moreton Hall: Great W Egret
Park/Town: Goosander, L Egret, Kingfisher, Raven, Dipper & Grey Wagtail

Crewe:
Barthomley: Green Sandpiper & Grey Wagtail
Joey the Swan: Collared Dove, Sparrowhawk, Rook, Grey Wagtail & Greenfinch
Macon Meadows: Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Bullfinch & Siskin
Meremoor Moss: Stock Dove, Snipe, Great W Egret, Mediterranean Gull, Kestrel, Peregrine, Jay, Rook, Coal Tit, Chiffchaff, Stonechat, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Linnet & Siskin
Quakers Coppice: Redwing, Bullfinch, Linnet & L Redpoll
Queens Park: Barnacle Goose, Mandarin, Goosander, Mistle Thrush & Greenfinch

Derbyshire/Staffordshire border:
Danebower: Peregrine
Three Shires Head: Dipper

Doddington: incl. Egyptian Goose, Mandarin, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, Teal, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Goosander, L & GC Grebe, Oystercatcher, Snipe, Common & L B-b Gull, B-t Diver, Great W & L Egret, L Owl, Kingfisher, Raven & Redwing
Checkley: Grey & R-l Partridge, Kestrel, Raven, Brambling, Yellowhammer & Reed Bunting
Lea Forge: Woodcock, Rook, Bullfinch & Reed Bunting

Haslington: Barn Owl

Middlewich: Woodcock, Green Sandpiper, Peregrine, Skylark & Jackdaw
Lime Beds: Jack Snipe, Snipe, Green Sandpiper & Stonechat

Mow Cop: Woodcock, Jack Snipe, Snipe & Siskin

Rode Pool: incl. Egyptian Goose, Mandarin, Shoveler, Teal, Goosander, L & GC Grebe, Snipe, Grey Heron, Great W & L Egret, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Raven, Coal Tit & Siskin

Sandbach:
Bradwall: Meadow Pipit, Greenfinch & Reed Bunting
Brookhouse Gr: Tree Sparrow
Fields Farm: Goosander, Snipe, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Redwing, Fieldfare, Tree Sparrow, Greenfinch & Reed Bunting
Winterley Pool: Goosander, Collared Dove, Skylark, Jackdaw, Fieldfare & Greenfinch
Swettenham/The Quinta: Mandarin, Kestrel, Jay, Rook & Raven

Wybunbury Moss: Jack Snipe, Jay, Raven, Redwing, Meadow Pipit, Brambling, Greenfinch, Redpoll & Siskin

NB - the reports of a Black-throated Diver and a Cattle Egret may be cases of misidentification / or wrongly selected species when posted online?

Brambling, Water Rail and Goldcrest
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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