March 2022 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: incl. Mute Swan, Shelduck, Garganey, Shoveler, Wigeon, Pintail, Teal, Goosander, L & GC Grebe
Waders: incl. Water Rail, Oystercatcher, Avocet, LR & Golden Plover, Curlew, Bl-t Godwit, Dunlin, Snipe, Green Sandpiper & Redshank
Gulls & Terns: Mediterranean, Common, GB-b, Herring, LB-b & Y-l Gull
Egrets etc: Great W & Little Egret
Raptors & Owls: Sparrowhawk & Buzzard

Other records
: Kingfisher, Skylark, Sand & House Martin, Swallow, Chiffchaff, Greenfinch & Reed Bunting reported this month
MGT/RF: Gadwall, Common & Jack Snipe, Skylark, Cetti’s Warbler, Stonechat, Meadow Pipit, L Redpoll & Corn Bunting
FF: Greenfinch & L Redpoll
Rookery Bridge/Canal: Grey Wagtail

Sightings elsewhere:

Alsager: Great W Egret & Kestrel
Lawton Woods/Lake: Woodcock, Kingfisher, Dipper & Grey Wagtail
Rode Heath/Scholar Green: Egyptian Goose, Grey Partridge, Oystercatcher, Common & Y-l Gull, L Egret, Red Kite, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Brambling, Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer & Reed Bunting
Salt Line/Borrow Pit Meadows: Raven, Willow Tit,  Grey Wagtail & Siskin

Basford: R-l Partridge

Betley Mere: Gadwall, Water Rail, Kingfisher & Cetti’s Warbler

AMCP: see
Astbury: Red Kite
Brownlow/Wallhill: R-l Partridge, Oystercatcher, L Egret, Barn Owl, Peregrine, Raven & Yellowhammer
The Cloud: Stonechat
Kermincham: Tawny Owl
Mossley: Raven & Dipper
Park/Town: Mandarin, Goosander, L Egret, Kingfisher, Willow Warbler, Mistle Thrush, Dipper, Grey Wagtail & Siskin
Somerford: Red Kite

Crewe GC: Egyptian Goose & Snipe
Joey the Swan: Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Jay, Rook, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch & Greenfinch
Macon Meadows: Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Jay, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch, Greenfinch & Siskin
Meremoor: Tufted Duck, Stock Dove, Oystercatcher, Curlew, Kestrel, Peregrine, Rook, Raven, Coal Tit, Skylark, Song & Mistle Thrush, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Linnet, Siskin & Reed Bunting
Quakers Coppice: Stock Dove, Bullfinch & Siskin
Queens Park: Barnacle Goose, Mandarin, L Owl, Grey Wagtail & Greenfinch

Derbyshire/Staffordshire border:
Blackclough: Curlew, Raven, Skylark, Mistle Thrush & Reed Bunting
Cat & Fiddle: Red Kite
Danebower: Golden Plover, Woodcock, Red Kite, Merlin, Raven, Skylark, Ring Ouzel, Stonechat, Wheatear & Meadow Pipit
Lamaload Reservoir: Barn Owl
The Roaches: Red Kite
Wildboarclough: Red Kite

Doddington: incl. Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, Teal, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, R-l Partridge, L & GC Grebe, Oystercatcher, Snipe, Common Gull, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Jay, Raven, Skylark, Sand Martin, Song & Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit & Reed Bunting
Blakenhall: R-l Partridge & Meadow Pipit
Checkley: R-l Partridge, Stock Dove, Song & Mistle Thrush, Brambling, Greenfinch, L Redpoll & Reed Bunting
Lea Forge: Snipe, Kestrel, Raven, Skylark, Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, Siskin & Reed Bunting

Mow Cop: Lapwing, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Jay, Skylark, Meadow Pipit & Brambling

Rode Pool: incl. Egyptian Goose, Mandarin, Shoveler, Teal, Pochard, Goosander, L & GC Grebe, Oystercatcher, Water Rail, Grey Heron, Great W & L Egret, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Raven, Coal Tit, Swallow, Mistle Thrush & Siskin

Sandbach: Red Kite
Fields Farm: Oystercatcher, Sparrowhawk & Song Thrush
Wheelock: Collared Dove, Song Thrush, Greenfinch & Siskin

Swettenham/The Quinta: Collared Dove, Skylark, Song & Mistle Thrush, Greenfinch & Siskin

Wrinehill: Grey & R-l Partridge, Stock Dove, Cetti’s Warbler, Wheatear & Linnet

Wybunbury/Moss: R-l Partridge, Snipe, Sparrowhawk, Jay, Redwing, Song & Mistle Thrush, Brambling, Greenfinch, Linnet, L Redpoll & Reed Bunting

Occasional reports of Red Kite(s) overhead and Blackcap, Brambling & Siskin in gardens.

Brambling, Garganey & Sand Martin
by Dennis Swaby

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