July 2020 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: Mandarin, Wigeon, Goosander
Waders: incl: Oystercatcher, Golden & L R Plover, Whimbrel, Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Snipe, Common & Green Sandpiper, Redshank
Gulls & Terns: Mediterranean, Common, Great Black-backed, Caspian (possible) & Yellow-legged Gull, Common Tern & Gannet
Egrets: Great W & Little Egret
Raptors & Owls: Hobby
Other records: Kingfisher GS Woodpecker Raven, Reed Warbler, L Whitethroat reported this month
MGT/RF: Partridge sp., Swift, L Grebe, Curlew, Common & Green Sandpiper, Common Gull, Great W Egret, Kestrel, Barn Owl, Green Woodpecker, Jackdaw, Raven, Willow, Sedge & Reed Warbler, Wheatear & Reed Bunting
Tetton Lane: Little Owl
WLF: Oystercatcher, Common Tern

Sightings Elsewhere:
Alsager:
Church Lawton/Scholar Green: Tawny Owl,  Green Woodpecker*, Goldcrest*
Salt Line/Borrowpit Meadow: Canada Goose*, Whitethroat, Greenfinch

Audlem: Red Kite

Balterley Green: Sparrowhawk, Barn Owl*

Barthomley: Barn Owl

Brereton/Smethwick: Quail, Red Kite, Little Owl, Kestrel

Bridgemere: Spotted Flycatcher

Congleton: Curlew
AMCP: see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk
Astbury: Barn Owl
Bosley Locks: L Egret
Buglawton: Dipper
The Cloud: Spotted Flycatcher, Meadow & Tree Pipit & Siskin
Park/Town: Mandarin, Goosander, Kingfisher, Dipper & Grey Wagtail
Wallhill/Brownlow: Barn & Tawny Owl, Skylark, Sand Martin, Yellowhammer

Crewe: Peregrine, Ring-necked Parakeet
Business Park: Reed Warbler
Macon Meadows: Hobby, Reed Warbler
Quakers Coppice: Coal Tit*
Queens Park: Hobby
Weston/Basford: Quail, Hobby, Greenfinch & Linnet
Weston Rd Ind Est: Herring* & Lesser B-b Gull*
West End LWS/SBI: Swift

Derbyshire / Staffordshire border:
Danebower: Golden Plover, Curlew, Kestrel  Peregrine, Raven, Skylark, Willow Warbler, Stonechat, Wheatear, Meadow Pipit
Derbyshire Bridge: Red Kite, Kestrel, Meadow Pipit

Doddington: incl: Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, Shoveler, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Common Scoter, Swift, L Grebe, GC Grebe, Oystercatcher, Bl-t Godwit, Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, L Egret, Sparrowhawk, L Owl, Kingfisher, Jay, House Martin, Reed Warbler, Mistle Thrush

Hassall: House Martin*, Yellow Wagtail*

Haslington: Sparrowhawk

Lea Forge: Stock Dove, Oystercatcher, Barn Owl, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Jay, Skylark, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch & Linnet

Martin's Moss: Barn Owl*

Marton: Stock & Collared Dove, Rook, Coal Tit, House Martin

Meremoor Moss: Muscovy Duck, Kingfisher, Kestrel*, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat*, Goldcest*, Meadow Pipit*, Linnet*, Reed Bunting*

Mow Cop/Cheshire's Close: Little Owl*, Kestrel, Stonechat, Crossbill

The Quinta/Swettenham: Swift, Stock & Collared Dove, Raven, Coal Tit, House Martin, Linnet

Sandbach: Hobby
Arclid/Sandbach Heath: Stock & Collared Dove, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel*, Raven, Sand Martin*
Bradwall: Little Owl
Elworth: Swift
Wheelock: House Martin*
Winterley Pool: Mute Swan*, Swift, GC Grebe*, Stock & Collared Dove, Sparrowhawk*, House Martin, Whitethroat, Mistle Thrush, Meadow Pipit, Greenfinch, Linnet

Shavington: Chough

Wybunbury Moss: Stock Dove, Red Kite, Jay, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Spotted Flycatcher*

115 species reported in your local recording area this month

* indicates breeding confirmed

Little Ringed Plover, Gannet and Common Sandpiper
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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