May 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:
Wildfowl:  'regulars' incl:  Black Swan, Garganey, Shoveler, Gadwall, Teal, Goosander, GC Grebe also Wigeon
Waders:  'regulars' incl:   Oystercatcher, Lapwing, R & LR Plover, Black tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper & Greenshank also Dunlin, Snipe, & Wood Sandpiper
Raptors & Owls:  Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Hobby
Gulls & Terns:  incl:  Great B b Gull, Common, Arctic & Black Tern

Other records:  incl:  Swift, GS Woodpecker, Raven, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, L Whitethroat, Song Thrush, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail and Reed Bunting reported this month
MGT/RF:  incl:  Common Tern, Swift, Kestrel, Skylark, Cetti's, Sedge, Reed & Garden Warbler, Lesser & Common Whitethroat, Whinchat & Wheatear
CF:  L Whitethroat
FFF:  Common Tern, Skylark, L & C Whitethroat, Yellowhammer
WLF:  Common & Black Tern

Sightings Elsewhere:
Borrow Pit Meadow:  Greylag Goose, Whitethroat, Song Thrush & Reed Bunting

Brereton Heath LNR:  L Owl, Willow & Garden Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher

Bagmere:  Willow, Sedge, Grasshopper Warbler & Garden Warbler

Astbury:  R l Partridge, Skylark, Tree Sparrow, Yellow Wagtail, Linnet & Reed Bunting
AWP:   see
Bosley Locks:   Garden Warbler, L Whitethroat
The Cloud:   Mandarin, Hobby, Raven, Wood Warbler, Willow & Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart, Meadow & Tree Pipit, Linnet, L Redpoll & Siskin
Congleton:   Mandarin, Goosander, Oystercatcher, Swift, Raven, L Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, Dipper & Grey Wagtail
Wallhill:   Skylark, L & C Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail, Linnet & Yellowhammer

Derbyshire / Staffordshire border:
Blackclough:   Ring Ouzel & Tree Pipit
Cat & Fiddle:   Dotterel, Peregrine, Ring Ouzel
Danebower:   Golden Plover, Ring Ouzel
Derbyshire Bridge:   Kestrel, Whinchat
Mow Cop:   Red Kite, Cuckoo, L Owl, Hobby, Garden Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Wheatear, Crossbill

Doddington:   'regulars' incl: Common Sandpiper & Yellow Wagtail also Barnacle Goose, Black Swan, Shelduck, Shoveler, Oystercatcher, R & LR Plover, L Owl, Swift, Sand & House Martin, Swallow, Sedge &  Reed & Garden Warbler, Mistle Thrush & Reed Bunting
Lea Forge:   R l Partridge, Kingfisher, GS Woodpecker, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Treecreeper, Wheatear, Grey Wagtail & Linnet

Hassall Green:   L Owl

Lawton Lake/Woods:   Mute Swan, Mandarin, Kingfisher, spotted Flycatcher, Dipper & Grey Wagtail

Marymoor Moss:   Greylag Goose, GW Egret, Oystercatcher, Whitethroat, Reed Bunting

Rode Heath:   Tawny Owl

Rode Pool:   Canada & Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, Mandarin Duck, Mallard, Tufted Duck, GC Grebe, Heron, Hobby, Reed Warbler, Song & Mistle Thrush & Reed Bunting

Sandbach:   Hobby
Elworth:   Swift
Fields Farm:   Kingfisher
Wheelock:   Wheatear

Shavington:   Kestrel

Swettenham/Quinta:   Garden Warbler

Further afield ...
SJ77 Knutsford / SJ87 Alderley Edge border:
Marbury CP/Neumann's and Aston's Flashes:   Whooper Swan, Bl n Grebe, Sanderling, Common, Arctic & Black Tern, Cetti's, Grasshopper  & Garden Warbler
Newchurch Common:   Smew
Redesmere:   Common Sandpiper, Sand Martin
Rudheath Lime beds:   Kestrel, Garden Warbler & Yellowhammer

Black Swan, Whitethroat and Wood Sandpiper at Elton Hall Flash by Dennis Swaby

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