May 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*, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, Mallard, Teal, Tufted Duck, Goosander & GC Grebe also Greylag Goose
Herons:  Little Egret
Waders:  ‘regulars’ incl: Oystercatcher, Lapwing, LR Plover & Common Sandpiper also Ringed Plover, Whimbrel, Dunlin & Redshank
Raptors & Owls:  ‘regulars’ incl: Buzzard also Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, Kestrel & Hobby
Gulls & Terns:  incl: Common & Yellow-legged Gull + Common Tern
Other records:  incl:  Glossy Ibis, Swift, Jay, Sedge & Reed Warbler, Mistle Thrush, Wheatear, Yellow & White Wagtail, Linnet & Yellowhammer reported this month.


MGT/RF:  incl: Glossy Ibis, Lapwing*, Common Sandpiper, Skylark*, L Whitethroat, Cetti’s, Sedge, Reed & Garden Warbler, Whinchat, Greenland & Common Wheatear & Yellow Wagtail

CF:  Shelduck, Lapwing, Chiffchaff & Whitethroat

FFF:  Willow & Garden Warbler, L & C Whitethroat & Yellowhammer

Red Lane:  Garden Warbler

WLF:  Common Tern

Sightings Elsewhere:

Albion Lock:  LR Plover & Linnet

Arclid:  Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher & Garden Warbler

Audlem:  Red Kite

Brereton Heath CP:  Chiloe Wigeon, Garden Warbler

Bagmere:  Garganey

AWP:  see
Brownlow:  Yellowhammer
Cloud:  Wood Warbler & Spotted Flycatcher
Town/Park area:  Goosander, Dipper & Grey Wagtail

Crewe/Valley Brook:  Kingfisher

Doddington:  ‘regulars’ incl: Mandarin & Oystercatcher* also Canada Goose, Shelduck, Pochard, Gadwall, Sparrowhawk, R Plover, Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Little Owl, Swift, Raven, Sand Martin, Swallow, House Martin, Mistle Thrush, Yellow & White Wagtail, Reed Warbler & Reed Bunting

Lea Forge:  Lapwing*, LR Plover, Common Sandpiper, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Raven, Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Song Thrush, Bullfinch & Linnet

Derbyshire border:  Golden Plover, Cuckoo, Short-eared Owl, Spotted Flycatcher & Redstart

Gorsty/Border Fisheries:  Cuckoo

Hassall Green:  Little Owl

Holmes Chapel:  Jay, Raven & Yellowhammer

Lawton Woods/Lake:  Mandarin, Common Sandpiper, Cuckoo, Green Woodpecker, Reed Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher & Grey Wagtail

Mow Cop:  Wheatear

Rode Pool:  ‘regulars’ incl: Canada* & Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, Mandarin*, Shoveler, Teal, Tufted Duck, GC Grebe* & Coot also Heron, Little Egret, Buzzard, Moorhen, Oystercatcher, Kingfisher, GS Woodpecker, Jay, Coal Tit, Sand & House Martin, Swallow, Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Song & Mistle Thrush & Reed Bunting

Scholar Green:  Barn Owl, Kingfisher & Kestrel

Swettenham:  Grey Partridge, Garden Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher & Linnet

The Quinta:  Garden Warbler

“Tall Chimneys”:  Spotted Flycatcher & Grey Wagtail

Warmingham:  Red Kite

Wybunbury Moss:  Green Woodpecker

Whitethroat, Ringed Plover and Lesser Whitethroat
by Dennis Swaby

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