June 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:
EHF/PHF:
Wildfowl:   'regulars' incl:   Mandarin, Gadwall*, GC Grebe also Shelduck, Ringed Teal, Shoveler, Teal, Tufted Duck & Goosander
Herons:   GW Egret & L Egret (regular)
Waders:   'regulars' incl:   Oystercatcher, Lapwing, LR Plover, Black tailed Godwit, Common & Green Sandpiper also Dunlin, Redshank & Wood Sandpiper
Raptors & Owls:   'regulars' incl:   Sparrowhawk, Buzzard also Kestrel & Hobby
Gulls & Terns:   'regulars' incl:   Mediterranean Gull, Common Tern also Black headed* and Yellow legged Gull

Other records:   'regulars' incl:   Kingfisher also Swift, GS Woodpecker*, Skylark, Song Thrush, Grey Wagtail and Reed Bunting reported this month
MGT/RF:   no records!

Sightings Elsewhere:

Borrow Pit Meadow:   House Sparrow & Reed Bunting*

Brereton Heath LNR:   Coal Tit, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail

Congleton:
Astbury/Brownlow:   Shelduck, Oystercatcher, Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Skylark, Sand Martin, L & C Whitethroat, Tree Sparrow, Yellow Wagtail*, Linnet, Yellowhammer & Reed Bunting
AWP:   see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk
The Cloud:   Kestrel, Spotted Flycatcher, L Redpoll & Siskin
Park:   Goosander*, Kingfisher, Dipper & Grey Wagtail

Crewe:   Peregrine*
Weston Rd:   LB b & Herring Gull nesting

Derbyshire / Staffordshire border:
Blackclough:   Red Grouse & Curlew
Cat & Fiddle:   Red Grouse & Meadow Pipit
Derbyshire Bridge:   Curlew, Whinchat & Meadow Pipit

Doddington:   incl: Black & Swan, Shoveler, Tufted, R l Partridge, L Grebe*, Sparrowhawk, Oystercatcher, LR Plover, Curlew, L Owl, GS Woodpecker, Skylark, Sedge & Reed Warbler, Mistle Thrush*, Spotted Flycatcher*, Yellow Wagtail & Reed Bunting
Lea Forge:   R l Partridge, Stock Dove, Kingfisher, LS Woodpecker, GS & Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Skylark, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Song & Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Linnet & Reed Bunting

Meremoor Moss:   Quail

Middlewich Lime Beds:   Green Sandpiper

Rode Heath:   Oystercatcher

Rode Pool:   Canada & Greylag Goose*, Mute Swan*, Mandarin Duck*, Mallard, Tufted Duck, GC Grebe*, Heron, Buzzard, Kingfisher, GS & Green Woodpecker, Reed Warbler, Mistle Thrush & Spotted Flycatcher

Sandbach:   Spotted Flycatcher*
Wheelock:   Grey Wagtail
Winterley Pool:   Swift & Kingfisher

Swettenham / Quinta:   Tawny Owl*, Jay, Coal Tit, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Pied Flycatcher

Wybunbury Moss:   Coal Tit, Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher

Further afield ...

SJ77 Knutsford / SJ87 Alderley Edge border:

Lostock Green:   Garden Warbler

Marbury CP / Neumann's and Aston's Flashes:   Sand & House Martin, Sedge & Garden Warbler, Whitethroat

Redesmere:   Coal Tit & House Martin

Rudheath Lime beds:   Curlew, Kingfisher, Sedge & Garden Warbler, Whitethroat & Grey Wagtail

Whitegate:   Garden Warbler

104 species reported
*  denotes confirmed breeding

Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Teal, and Madarin Ducks
at Elton Hall Flash June 2019 by Dennis Swaby

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