June 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. W-f Whistling Duck, Mute Swan, Egyptian Goose, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, Teal, Tufted Duck, L & GC Grebe
Waders: incl. Oystercatcher, R & LR Plover, Curlew, Curlew, Common & Spotted Redshank & Redshank
Gulls & Terns: GB-b & LB-b Gull & Common Tern
Egrets, etc: Great W Egret
Raptors & Owls: Sparrowhawk & Red Kite
MGT/RF: Mute Swan, Swift, Oystercatcher, Great W Egret, Barn Owl, Kestrel, Skylark, Sedge* & Reed* Warbler, Whitethroat, Bullfinch & Reed Bunting*
Groby Rd: Grey Partridge
Moston: L Whitethroat

Undisclosed site: Grasshopper Warbler

Sightings Elsewhere:
Alsager: Tawny Owl*
Fannys Croft/SW Alsager: Kestrel, Skylark, C Whitethroat, Tree Sparrow, Yellow Wagtail, Linnet, Yellowhammer & Reed Bunting
Church Lawton/Lawton Woods/Lake: Mandarin, Tawny Owl & Reed Warbler
Salt Line/Borrow Pit Meadows: Kestrel
Scholar Green/Rode Heath: Kestrel, Hobby, L Whitethroat, Tree Sparrow* & Yellowhammer

Barthomley: Spotted Flycatcher*

Congleton:
Astbury: R-l Partridge, Red Kite, Hobby, Skylark, Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail & Yellowhammer
AMCP: see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk
Brereton Heath LNR: Willow & Garden Warbler
Brownlow/Wallhill: Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail & Yellowhammer
The Cloud: Tawny Owl, Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart*, Tree Pipit, Linnet & Siskin
L Moreton Hall: Yellowhammer
Park/Town: Mandarin*, Goosander, Kingfisher, Mistle Thrush, Spotted Flycatcher, Dipper & Grey Wagtail
Redesmere: Whooper Swan, Mandarin, Common Scoter & Kingfisher
Somerford: Grasshopper Warbler, L Whitethroat*, Yellow Wagtail & Yellowhammer

Crewe:
Joey the Swan: Swift, Sparrowhawk, Rook, Willow Warbler, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail & Greenfinch
Meremoor Moss: Oystercatcher, Skylark, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Linnet & Reed Bunting
Quakers Coppice: Spotted Flycatcher*
Queens Park: Barnacle Goose, Red Kite & Grey Wagtail
Shavington: Red Kite

Derbyshire/Staffordshire border:
Axe Edge: Golden Plover, Curlew, Raven, Skylark & Meadow Pipit
Bearda: Willow & Garden Warbler, Spotted* & Pied Flycatcher* & Redstart*
Bosley Reservoir: Common Scoter
Cat & Fiddle: Curlew*, Red Kite & Meadow Pipit
Danebower: Golden Plover, Curlew, Snipe, S-e Owl, Kestrel, Rook, Stonechat, Wheatear, Grey Wagtail & Meadow Pipit
Lamaload: Osprey & Willow Warbler
Wildboarclough: Curlew, Spotted* & Pied Flycatcher, Redstart, Dipper & Meadow Pipit

Doddington: incl. Greylag, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Swift, L* & GC Grebe, Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, L & Tawny Owl, Kestrel, Raven*, Skylark, House Martin, Sedge & Reed* Warbler & Whitethroat
Gonsley Green: Kestrel*
Lea Forge: Stock Dove, Kestrel, Raven, Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail, Greenfinch & Linnet

Middlewich: Osprey, Red Kite & Cetti’s Warbler

Mow Cop: Red Kite, Kestrel, Raven, Willow, Garden & Grasshopper Warbler, Meadow* & Tree Pipit & Reed Bunting

Rode Pool: incl. Greylag Goose, Mandarin, Tufted Duck, GC Grebe, Grey Heron, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Reed Warbler & Spotted Flycatcher

Sandbach:
Arclid: Quail, L Grebe*, Oystercatcher*, LR Plover, Green Sandpiper, Kestrel, Hobby, Skylark, Sand Martin*, Garden Warbler & Yellow Wagtail
Brindley Green: R-l Partridge, Lapwing, Kestrel, Hobby, Skylark, Yellow Wagtail*, Yellowhammer* & Reed Bunting
Fields Farm: Greylag*, Kingfisher, Kestrel, House Martin, L Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail & Reed Bunting
Wheelock: Stock & Collared Dove, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher & House Martin*

Swettenham/The Quinta: Mandarin, R-l Partridge, Collared Dove, Rook, Skylark, Garden Warbler, Mistle Thrush & Hawfinch

Wybunbury Moss: Stock & Collared Dove, Red Kite, Tawny Owl, Jay, Willow Warbler, Linnet & Reed Bunting

Some members took part in the Swift count and have already passed on their sightings.
Occasional reports of Red Kite overhead and juvenile birds in gardens.

‘*’ indicates breeding confirmed

White-faced Whistling Duck, Blackcap & Little-ringed Plover
by Dennis Swaby

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