July 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:
EHF/PHF:
Wildfowl: incl. Mute Swan, Egyptian Goose, Ruddy Shelduck, Shoveler, Wigeon, Teal, Tufted Duck & GC Grebe
Waders: incl. Oystercatcher, LR & Golden Plover, Curlew, Bl-t Godwit, Dunlin, Snipe, Common & Green Sandpiper, Redshank & Greenshank
Gulls & Terns: Common, GB-b, Y-l & LB-b Gull & Common Tern
Egrets etc: Great W & Little Egret
Raptors & Owls: Sparrowhawk, Hobby, Peregrine
Other records: Cuckoo, Kingfisher, Raven, Sedge, Reed & Garden Warbler, L Whitethroat, Yellow & Grey Wagtail reported this month
MGT/RF: No records for July
FF: Red Kite

Sightings Elsewhere:
Alsager: Red Kite & Hobby
Church Lawton/Lawton Woods/Lake: Peregrine & Reed Warbler
Rode Heath: Oystercatcher & Osprey

Congleton:
Astbury: R-l Partridge
AMCP: see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk
Brownlow/Wallhill: Oystercatcher, Skylark, Sand Martin, Yellow Wagtail, Yellowhammer & Reed Bunting
Marton: Spotted Flycatcher
Park/Town: Mandarin, Goosander, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Hobby, Spotted Flycatcher, Dipper & Grey Wagtail
Redesmere: Whooper Swan

Crewe: L B-b Gull*
Basford/Weston: L Owl
Haslington/Hall o’ the Heath: Oystercatcher & Raven
Joey the Swan: Swift, Sparrowhawk, Rook, Willow Warbler & Greenfinch
Meremoor Moss: Muscovy & Tufted Duck*, Oystercatcher, Raven, Skylark, Sedge & Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail, Linnet & Reed Bunting
Quakers Coppice/University Way: Spotted Flycatcher
Queens Park: Barnacle Goose, L Egret & L Owl, Grey Wagtail,
Rope/Shavington: Red Kite

Derbyshire/Staffordshire border:
Axe Edge: Golden Plover
Cut-thorn Hill: Kestrel

Doddington: incl. Mute Swan, Pochard, Tufted Duck, L & GC Grebe, Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Reed Warbler & Reed Bunting
Lea Forge: Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Hobby, House Martin, Sedge & Garden Warbler, Whitethroat*, Mistle Thrush, Spotted Flycatcher, Grey Wagtail, Greenfinch, Linnet, Yellowhammer &  Reed Bunting

Middlewich:
Canal: South African Shelduck
Lime Beds: Kestrel, Willow Warbler, L Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail & Linnet

Mow Cop: Kestrel & Raven

Rode Pool: incl. Greylag & Egyptian Goose, Mandarin, Teal, GC Grebe, Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, Grey Heron, Green Woodpecker, Reed Warbler & Mistle Thrush

Sandbach:
Betchton: Hobby & Yellow Wagtail
Brindley Green: Skylark, Yellow Wagtail, Tree Sparrow & Reed Bunting
Fields Farm: Greylag, Common Sandpiper, House Martin & Yellow Wagtail
Hassall Moss: Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, House Martin*, Yellow Wagtail* & Linnet
Wheelock: Coal Tit, House Martin, Grey Wagtail
Winterley Pool: Mute Swan*, GC Grebe, Collared Dove, Sparrowhawk*, Skylark, Rook, Meadow Pipit & Yellowhammer

Swettenham/The Quinta: Kestrel & Coal Tit

Occasional reports of Osprey and Red Kite overhead and juvenile birds in gardens.

* breeding confirmed

Ruddy Shelduck, Black-tailed Godwit and Great crested Grebe
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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