May 2022 Sightings

Details of the latest sightings compiled from the Sandbach Flashes log book and other records.
For details of abbreviations see the Monthly Sightings page.

Sandbach Flashes:
Wildfowl: Shelduck, Mandarin Duck, Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Goosander, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Egyptian Goose, Great Crested Grebe, Coot, Moorhen, Mute Swan
Waders: Oystercatcher, Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, Lapwing, Knot, Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, Common Sandpiper
Gulls & Terns: Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Common Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Common Tern
Herons & Egrets: Grey Heron, Great White Egret
Raptor & Owls: Peregrine, Red Kite, Hobby

Other records
EHF/PHF: Cuckoo, Hobby, Kingfisher, Reed Warbler
Barn Owl, Wheatear, Whinchat, Tree Sparrow
RF: Great White Egret, Knot, Lesser Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler

Sightings elsewhere:

Bosley Cloud: Common Crossbill, Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Tree Pipit
River Dane: Dipper, Kingfisher, Mandarin Duck, Goosander
Congleton Bypass: Dotterel, Wheatear, Whinchat, Red-legged Partridge
Mossley: Spotted Flycatcher
Childs Lane: Yellowhammer

Doddington: Spotted Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher

Mow Cop: Garden Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Ring Ouzel, White Wagtail

Astbury: Common Sandpiper, Hobby

Rode Pool: Egyptian Goose, Kingfisher

Bar-tailed Godwit, Knot and Great White Egret
by Dennis Swaby

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