May 2020 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: Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, Shelduck, Garganey, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, Teal, Tufted Duck & GC Grebe
Waders: incl:  Oystercatcher, Lapwing, R & L R Plover, Whimbrel, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin & Common Sandpiper
Gulls & Terns: Common Tern
Raptors & Owls:  Hobby
Other records:  Stock Dove, Willow, Sedge & Garden Warbler & Reed Bunting reported this month
MGT/RF: Shoveler, L & GC Grebe, Marsh Harrier, Kestrel, Hobby, Skylark, Cetti's, Willow, Sedge & Reed Warbler, Lesser & Common Whitethroat, Whinchat, Wheatear, Tree Sparrow & Meadow Pipit
CF: Lapwing*, Kingfisher, Sedge Warbler, L Whitethroat
FF: Tawny Owl
FFF:  Goosander
Railway embankment:  Whitethroat
RL Pool/Tip:  Sedge, Reed Warbler & Reed Bunting
Rookery Br/Canal:  Yellowhammer
WLF:  Common Tern, Sand Martin & Reed Warbler

Sightings Elsewhere:

Alsager:  Egyptian Goose, Oystercatcher, LR Plover, Red Kite, Kestrel, Hobby, Barn & Tawny Owl, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Hobby, Willow Tit, Skylark, Willow & Garden Warbler, L & C Whitethroat, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, Linnet, Corn Bunting & Yellowhammer
Church Lawton/Scholar Green:  Mandarin, Lapwing*, Red Kite, Barn Owl, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Hobby, Skylark, Sand Martin, L & C Whitethroat, Wheatear, Grey Wagtail, Linnet, Yellowhammer & Reed Bunting
Lawton Lake/Woods:  Mandarin, Goosander, Garden Warbler, Spotted & Pied Flycatcher
Rode Estate/Heath:  Oystercatcher, Red Kite, Green Woodpecker
Salt Line/Borrowpit Meadow:  Swift, House Martin, Mistle Thrush

Brereton/Brereton Heath LNR:  R-l Partridge, Cuckoo, Mistle Thrush, Tree Sparrow

Cranage:  Yellow Wagtail

Chorlton:  Sedge & Reed Warbler, Linnet & Reed Bunting

Congleton:  Hobby
AMCP:  see
Buglawton: Honey-Buzzard
The Cloud:  Mandarin, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Jay, Raven, Willow & Garden Warbler, Spotted & Pied Flycatcher, Redstart, Meadow & Tree Pipit, Linnet, L Redpoll & Siskin
Park/Town:  Goosander*, Kingfisher, Hobby, Treecreeper*, Mistle Thrush, Spotted Flycatcher, Dipper* & Grey Wagtail*
Wallhill:  R-l Partridge, Oystercatcher, Hobby, Peregrine, Skylark, House & Sand Martin, Swallow, L & C Whitethroat, Tree Sparrow, Linnet, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting

Crewe:  Swift, Tawny Owl, Peregrine
Basford:  Swift
Coppenhall/Moss:  Hobby
Macon Meadows:  Hobby, Grey Wagtail
Quakers Coppice:
Queens Park:  L Owl, Willow Warbler, Mistle Thrush
Weston:  Swift, Lapwing, Jay, House Martin, Sedge & Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, Meadow Pipit*, Greenfinch* & Reed Bunting
Wychwood Park:  Mute Swan*, Tufted Duck*, L Grebe, Green Woodpecker & Willow Warbler

Derbyshire / Staffordshire border:  Short-eared owl
Cat & Fiddle:  Golden Plover, Curlew, Red Kite, Raven, Ring Ouzel
Danebower:  Cuckoo, Golden Plover, Curlew, Merlin, Ring Ouzel
Derbyshire Bridge:  Whinchat

Doddington:  incl:  R-l Partridge, Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Swift, Stock Dove, L & GC Grebe, Oystercatcher*, Common Sandpiper, Red Kite, L Owl, Raven, Skylark, Sand & House Martin, Willow & Reed Warbler, Mistle Thrush, Yellow Wagtail, Reed Bunting
Lea Forge:  R-l Partridge, Red Kite, Raven, Willow & Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Wheatear & Linnet

Goostrey:  Cuckoo, Red Kite & Yellowhammer

Crewe GC:  Raven

Holmes Chapel:  Raven, Linnet

Marton:  Cuckoo, Red Kite, Tawny & Little Owl Golden Oriole, Spotted Flycatcher, Tree Sparrow, Yellow Wagtail

Middlewich/Lime Beds:  Mandarin*, Red Kite, GS Woodpecker* & Hobby

Moreton:  Grasshopper Warbler

Mow Cop:  Swift, Red Kite, Garden Warbler, Tree Pipit

The Quinta:  Tawny Owl & Raven

Rope:  Hobby

Sandbach:  Swift & Red Kite
Albion Lock:  Yellowhammer
Arclid/Sandbach Heath:  Greylag Goose, Shelduck, Swift, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, LR Plover,  Kestrel, Raven, Sand Martin*, Wheatear, Tree Sparrow*, Yellow Wagtail, Bullfinch & Yellowhammer
Elworth:  Swift, Hobby, L & C Whitethroat & Siskin
Fields Farm:  Yellow Wagtail
Martin's Moss:  House Martin
Moston:  Cuckoo, Tawny Owl
Smethwick:  Skylark, L Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail* & Yellowhammer
Wheelock/Malkins Bank:  Stock Dove, Kingfisher, Swallow, House Martin, Grey Wagtail & Bullfinch

Roe Park:  Spotted Flycatcher

Wrinehill:  R-l Partridge, Swallow, House Martin, Cetti's, Sedge & Reed Warbler & Whitethroat

* indicates breeding confirmed

117 species reported in your local recording area this month

Little Ringed Plover, Willow Warbler and Blackcap at Elton Hall Flash by Dennis Swaby

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