June 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, Garganey, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, Mallard, Teal, Tufted Duck & GC Grebe also Greylag Goose & Pochard
Herons: Little Egret
Waders:  ‘regulars’ incl: Oystercatcher, Lapwing, LR Plover, Bar-tailed Godwit, Common & Green Sandpiper also Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank & Wood Sandpiper
Raptors & Owls: - incl: Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel & Hobby
Gulls & Terns:  ‘regulars’ incl: Little Gull also Black-headed* & Yellow-legged Gull + Common & Arctic Tern
Other records:  incl:  Swift, Kingfisher, Jay, Willow, Sedge & Reed Warbler, L Whitethroat, Wheatear reported this month.

MGT/RF:  incl: Mute Swan*, Gadwall*, Red Kite & Cetti’s Warbler

FF:  Barn & Tawny Owl

RLP: Red Kite

Rookery Bridge:  Yellowhammer

WLF: Red Kite, Common Tern*

Sightings Elsewhere:

Alsager:  Barn & Tawny Owl

Bridgemere:  Barn Owl & Spotted Flycatcher

AWP:  see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk
Bosley Crossroads:  Red Kite
Cloud:  Swift, Raven, Sand & House Martin
Town/Park area:  Dipper, Kingfisher & Grey Wagtail

Town:  Swift
Chorlton: Swift
David Whitby Way:  Kestrel, Swallow
Jack Mills Way: Skylark, House Martin

Shavington: House Martin

Weston: Swallow

Doddington:  incl: Canada & Egyptian Goose, Greylag Goose*, Teal, L Grebe*, Oystercatcher*, Red Kite, LR Plover, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Little Owl, Swift, Kingfisher, Jay, Skylark, Sand Martin, , Mistle Thrush*, Pied Wagtail*, Reed Warbler* & Reed Bunting*

Lea Forge:  Sparrowhawk, Oystercatcher, LR Plover, GS Woodpecker*, Kestrel, Skylark, Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler*, Blackcap*, Whitethroat*, Goldcrest, Song & Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch, Linnet, Goldfinch* & Reed Bunting

Derbyshire border:
Cat & Fiddle:  Red Grouse, SE Owl, Spotted Flycatcher
Danebower Quarry: Golden Plover, Ring Ouzel
Wildboarclough:  Bean Goose, Raven, Wheatear,

Hassall:  Barn Owl & Little Owl

Lawton Woods/Lake:  Spotted Flycatcher

Mow Cop:  Kestrel, Garden Warbler, Meadow Pipit* & Reed Bunting*

Roe Park:  Tawny Owl, Swift & Spotted Flycatcher

Rode Pool:  ‘regulars’ incl: Mute Swan, Mandarin &  GC Grebe* also Canada* & Greylag Goose*, Tufted Duck, Heron, Buzzard, Moorhen*, Coot, Oystercatcher, Kingfisher, GS Woodpecker*, Green Woodpecker, Reed Warbler, Nuthatch*, Treecreeper*, Mistle Thrush & Chaffinch*

Sandbach: Little Owl (Beech Tree Farm, Wood Lane)

Scholar Green:  House Martin

Swettenham: Spotted Flycatcher

Woore: Spotted Flycatcher

Wybunbury Moss: Tawny Owl, Swift & Swallow

*   denotes confirmed breeding

Blackcap, Little Gull and Garganey
by Dennis Swaby

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