July 2018 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: - Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Shelduck, Wigeon, Mallard, Teal, Tufted Duck*, L & GC Grebe also Greylag Goose, Shoveler, Gadwall, Pochard & Goosander
Herons: Little Egret
Waders: ‘regulars’ incl: Oystercatcher, Lapwing, LR Plover, Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Snipe, Common & Green Sandpiper, Redshank, Greenshank  also R Plover & Whimbrel
Raptors & Owls: ‘regulars’ incl: Buzzard & Hobby also Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, Barn Owl*, Kestrel & Peregrine
Gulls & Terns: ‘regulars’ incl: Yellow-legged Gull,  Common Tern* also Black-headed, Mediterranean & Common Gull

Other records: ‘regulars’ incl: Kingfisher, L Whitethroat, Treecreeper* also Swift, Jay, Raven, Willow, Sedge, Reed & Garden Warbler, L Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Nuthatch*, Tree Sparrow, Yellow & Grey Wagtail* & Yellowhammer reported this month.

MGT/RF: incl: Garganey, Pochard, Red Kite, Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Kestrel* & Peregrine

FF: Tufted Duck*, Tawny Owl & Raven

FFF: Common Sandpiper, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher & Jay

Tetton Lane: Water Rail* & Snipe

WLF: Barnacle Goose, LR Plover, Common & Green Sandpiper, Common Tern, Hobby & Yellow Wagtail

Sightings elsewhere:

Acker’s Crossing: Kestrel* & Reed Bunting

Alsager: Tawny Owl

Brereton Heath: Tree Sparrow

Brookhouse Green: Hobby

Astbury: Grey Partridge
AWP: see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk
Cloud: Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Raven, Spotted Flycatcher, Meadow* & Tree Pipit, Linnet*, L Redpoll & Crossbill
Somerford Booth: Oystercatcher
Town / Park area: White Stork, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Hobby, Dipper& Grey Wagtail

Business Park: Green Woodpecker & Reed Warbler
David Whitby Way: Hobby

Doddington: ‘regulars’ incl: Oystercatcher also Shoveler, Pochard*, Tufted Duck*, GC Grebe, Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, Little Owl, Swift, Kingfisher, Raven, Mistle Thrush*, Grey Wagtail*

Lea Forge: Sparrowhawk, GS Woodpecker, Kestrel, Raven*, Chiffchaff, Sedge & Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, Linnet & Reed Bunting

Derbyshire border:
Cat & Fiddle: Red Grouse, SE Owl & Spotted Flycatcher
Danebower Hollow: Spotted Flycatcher

Holmes Chapel: Barn Owl & Peregrine

Lawton Woods / Lake: Kingfisher & Reed Warbler

Martin’s Moss: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Mow Cop: Raven & Siskin

Rode Pool: ‘regulars’ incl: Canada & Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, Mandarin &  GC Grebe also Teal, Tufted Duck*, Heron, Red Kite, Buzzard, Moorhen, Common Sandpiper, Common Gull, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Raven, Coal Tit, Reed Warbler, Song & Mistle Thrush & Bullfinch

Fields Farm: Hobby & Tree Sparrow

Scholar Green / Rode Heath: Red Kite, Barn Owl, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Hobby, Raven, L Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail & Yellowhammer

Swettenham: Spotted Flycatcher

Woore: Red Kite

 *  denotes confirmed breeding

Spotted Flycatcher at Lea Forge July 2018 by Andy Warner

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