July 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:

Wildfowl: 'regulars' incl: Egyptian Goose also Mandarin, Goosander, L & GC Grebe
Herons: L Egret (regular)
Waders: 'regulars' incl: Oystercatcher, Avocet, LR Plover, Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper also Whimbrel, Ruff, Snipe, Redshank & Wood Sandpiper
Raptors & Owls: 'regulars' incl: Sparrowhawk, Buzzard also Hobby & Peregrine
Gulls & Terns: 'regulars' incl: Mediterranean & Yellow-legged Gull, Common Tern also Caspian Gull

Other records: 'regulars' incl: Kingfisher also Swift, GS Woodpecker reported this month

MGT/RF: no records!
FF: Barn & Tawny Owl
FFF: Egyptian Goose
WLF: Common Sandpiper*, Common Tern*

Sightings elsewhere:
Brereton Heath LNR: Kingfisher

: Swift, Raven
AWP: see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk

Brownlow/Wallhill: Oystercatcher, Stock Dove, Tree Sparrow, Pied Wagtail, Linnet, Yellowhammer & Reed Bunting

Mossley: Hobby Park: Mandarin, Goosander, Kingfisher, Dipper* & Grey Wagtail

Coppenhall Moss: Red Kite
Weston Rd: LB-b* & Herring Gull*

Derbyshire / Staffordshire border:
Danebower Quarry: Raven
Wildboarclough: Dipper

Doddington: 'regulars' incl: Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, L Owl also Greylag Goose, Black & Mute Swan, Teal, Pochard, Tufted Duck*, Common Scoter, L & GC Grebe, LR Plover, Common Tern, Swift, Hobby, Jay*, Raven, Mistle Thrush* & Greenfinch
Lea Forge: R-l Partridge, Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Raven, Skylark, Whitethroat, Goldcrest, Bullfinch & Linnet

Haslington: Red Kite

Hassall Green: Little Owl, Hobby

Lawton Woods/Lake: Kingfisher

Middlewich Lime Beds: Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch, Linnet

Rode Pool: 'regulars' incl: Canada & Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, Mandarin Duck, Mallard, Tufted Duck, GC Grebe, Mistle Thrush also Heron, Buzzard, Stock Dove, Kingfisher, GS Woodpecker, Jay, Raven, Reed Warbler

Roe Park: R-l Partridge, GS Woodpecker*

Sandbach: Hobby, Peregrine, Spotted Flycatcher

Scholar Green: Mandarin Duck, Hobby, Skylark, Yellowhammer* & Reed Bunting*

Shavington: Raven

Swettenham/Quinta: Swift, Raven, Coal Tit, Greenfinch

Warmingham:- Hobby

Wybunbury Moss: Raven

Further afield ...

SJ77 Knutsford / SJ87 Alderley Edge border:

Lostock Green: Yellow Wagtail

Marbury CP/Neumann's and Aston's Flashes: Gadwall, B-n Grebe, Barn Owl, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Peregrine, Jay

Redesmere: Common Scoter, House Martin

Rudheath Lime beds: L Egret, Curlew, Cuckoo, Tawny Owl, Kestrel, Hobby, Peregrine, Yellow Wagtail, Linnet & Yellowhammer

97 species reported in your local recording area this month

* denotes confirmed breeding


Egyptian Geese, Avocet and Green Sandpiper at Elton Hall Flash by Dennis Swaby

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