May 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:
Wildfowl: incl. Mute Swan, Ruddy Shelduck, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, Teal, GC Grebe
Waders: incl. Oystercatcher, R & LR Plover, Curlew, Bl-t Godwit, Turnstone, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper & Spotted Redshank
Gulls & Terns: GB-b, Common, LB-b  Y-l &Gull & Common & Arctic Tern
Egrets, etc: Glossy Ibis & Great W Egret
Raptors & Owls: Sparrowhawk & Hobby
Other records: Swift, Kingfisher, Jay, Sedge, Reed,& Garden Warbler, C & L Whitethroat, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail & Reed Bunting reported this month
MGT/RF: Mute Swan*, Gadwall, Swift, Oystercatcher, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, Great W Egret, Green Woodpecker, Raven, Cetti's, Willow, Sedge, Reed & Grasshopper Warbler, L Whitethroat, Whinchat, Wheatear, Tree Sparrow, Tree Pipit & Reed Bunting
Canal towpath: C & L Whitethroat & Yellow Wagtail
Green Lane: GW Egret & Tawny Owl
RLP: Sedge, Reed Warbler & Reed Bunting
WLF: Barn Owl, Cetti's & Reed Warbler

Sightings elsewhere:
Alsager: Red Kite
Fannys Croft/SW Alsager: Sparrowhawk, Skylark, C Whitethroat, Wheatear &  Yellow Wagtail
Church Lawton/Lawton Woods/Lake: Mandarin*, L Whitethroat, Pied Flycatcher
Salt Line/Borrow Pit Meadows: Tawny Owl, Hobby, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Jay & Reed Bunting
Scholar Green/Rode Heath: Osprey, Red Kite, Tawny Owl, Kestrel*, Hobby, Grasshopper Warbler & L Whitethroat

AMCP: see
Bagmere/Brereton: R-l Partridge, Osprey, Hobby, L Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail & Yellowhammer
Brownlow/Wallhill: Green Woodpecker, Garden Warbler & Linnet
The Cloud: Redstart & Tree Pipit
L Moreton Hall: Osprey
Park/Town: Mandarin, Goosander*, Tawny Owl*, Kingfisher, L Whitethroat, Mistle Thrush, Dipper* & Grey Wagtail*
Newsbank Pool: Mandarin, Oystercatcher & Skylark
Smethwick: R-l Partridge, Lapwing, Skylark, Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail & Yellowhammer

Crewe: Swift
Joey the Swan: Stock & Collared Dove, Rook, Raven, Willow & Grasshopper Warbler, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Siskin  & Reed Bunting
Meremoor Moss: R-l Partridge, Oystercatcher*, Kestrel, Hobby, Jay, Rook, Skylark, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Mistle Thrush, Linnet & Reed Bunting
Queens Park: Barnacle Goose, L Owl, Mistle Thrush & Grey Wagtail
Shavington: Cuckoo
Chorlton: L Grebe, Shelduck, Oystercatcher, Skylark, Whitethroat, Linnet & Reed Bunting

Derbyshire/Staffordshire border:
Algreave: Pied & Spotted Flycatcher & Dipper
Axe Edge: Golden Plover* & Short-eared Owl
Blackclough/Knotbury: Curlew, Snipe, S-e Owl, Kestrel, Skylark, Willow Warbler, Ring Ouzel, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Wheatear, Meadow Pipit & Linnet
Cat & Fiddle: Kestrel, Curlew, Skylark, Raven, Meadow Pipit & Wheatear
Cut-thorn Hill: Redstart & Stonechat
Danebower: Golden Plover, Curlew, S-e Owl, Kestrel, Peregrine, Stonechat, Wheatear & Meadow Pipit
Derbyshire Bridge: Curlew, Snipe, S-e Owl, Kestrel & Meadow Pipit
Goyt Valley: S-e Owl, Pied Flycatcher & Redstart
Lamaload: Osprey
Wildboarclough: Spotted & Pied Flycatcher & Dipper
Sparbent: Golden Plover

Doddington: incl. Greylag Goose, Shelduck, Tufted Duck, Swift, L & GC Grebe, Oystercatcher*, Common Sandpiper, L & Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, House & Sand Martin, Willow, Reed & Garden Warbler, Mistle Thrush, Yellow Wagtail & Reed Bunting
Checkley: Wheatear
Lea Forge: GC Grebe, Kestrel, Stock Dove, Swift, Willow, Sedge, Garden & Grasshopper Warbler & Whitethroat

Middlewich: Yellow Wagtail

Mow Cop: Peregrine, Willow & Grasshopper Warbler, Wheatear & Tree Pipit

Rode Pool: incl. Greylag* & Egyptian Goose, Mandarin, Teal, Tufted Duck, GC Grebe*, Oystercatcher, Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, Tawny Owl*, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Reed & Garden Warbler & Reed Bunting

Sandbach: L Egret, Kestrel
Albion Lock: Osprey
Arclid: Cuckoo, Hobby, Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail & L Redpoll
Betchton: Grey Wagtail*
Fields Farm: Greylag*, Oystercatcher, Kingfisher, Skylark, House Martin & Yellow Wagtail
Wheelock: Collared Dove

Swettenham/The Quinta: Goosander*, Stock & Collared Dove, Kestrel, Skylark, Grey Wagtail* & Linnet

Wybunbury Moss: Collared Dove, Whitethroat & Song Thrush

Occasional reports of Osprey, Red Kite overhead and juvenile birds in gardens.

‘*’ indicates breeding confirmed

Great White Egret, Yellow Wagtail and Spotted Redshank
by Dennis Swaby

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