November 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: Greylag Goose, Shelduck, Shoveler, Wigeon, Pintail, Teal, Goosander also Canada Goose, Mute & Whooper Swan, Mandarin Duck, Tufted Duck, L & GC Grebe
Egret:  Little Egret
Waders: ‘regulars’ incl: Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Snipe & Redshank also Golden Plover, Ruff, Dunlin & Green Sandpiper
Raptors & Owls: ‘regulars’ incl: Peregrine also Sparrowhawk & Buzzard
Gulls & Terns: incl: Common  & Yellow-legged Gull
Other records: incl: Raven, Nuthatch, Treecreeper & Grey Wagtail reported this month.

MGT/RF: ‘regulars’ incl: Whooper Swan & Pochard also Mute Swan, Gadwall, Tufted Duck, L Grebe, Black-tailed Godwit, Snipe, Common & Yellow-legged Gull, Long-eared Owl, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Peregrine, Skylark, Fieldfare, Redwing & Bullfinch
FF: Goosander, Woodcock, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail & L Redpoll
Green Lane set-aside: mixed flock of finches
Moston Flash: GC Grebe

Sightings Elsewhere: -

Alsager: Blackcap

Congleton:
AWP: see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk
Bathvale: Dipper
Cloud: Green Woodpecker
Mossley: Dipper (Castle Inn Rd)
Town/Park area: Brambling

Crewe:
Coppenhall: Pink-footed Goose (skein)
David Whitby Way: Barn Owl
Queen’s Park: Barnacle Goose, Goosander

Derbyshire / Staffordshire border:
Cat & Fiddle Moor: Red Grouse

Doddington: ‘regulars’ incl: Shoveler, Teal, Pochard, Goldeneye, Jack Snipe also Greylag Goose, Muscovy Duck, Gadwall, Wigeon, L Grebe, L Egret, Snipe, Common Gull, Barn Owl, Kestrel, Jay, Mistle Thrush & Meadow Pipit

Checkley Lane: Red-legged Partridge, Raven, Skylark, Mistle Thrush, Meadow Pipit, Linnet & Yellowhammer

Lea Forge: Goldcrest, Meadow Pipit & Bullfinch

Lawton Hall / Woods: Mandarin, Goldeneye, L Grebe, Woodcock, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel & Yellowhammer

Meremoor Moss: Sparrowhawk, Raven, Kestrel,  Meadow Pipit & Stonechat

Middlewich Lime Beds: Green Sandpiper

Rode Pool: ‘regulars’ incl: Canada Goose, Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Heron, Great W & L Egret also Greylag Goose, Teal, Cormorant,  Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, Great & Green Woodpecker, Jay, Raven, Coal Tit, Mistle Thrush & Siskin

Sandbach:
Fields Farm: Tawny Owl
Mill Hill Road: Great W Egret

Scholar Green: Tawny Owl, Stonechat

Shavington: Raven

Taxmere: Smew

Wybunbury: Red Kite

Further afield ...

SJ77 Knutsford / SJ87 Alderley Edge border:
Chelford Quarries: Red-legged Partridge, Barn Owl

Macclesfield Forest: Raven

Newchurch Common: Smew (female)

Northwich Woodlands:
Marbury CP: Goldeneye, Water Rail, Kingfisher, Raven
Neumann's and Aston's Flashes: Water Rail, Golden Plover, Yellow-legged Gull, Cetti’s Warbler, L Redpoll

Redesmere: Mandarin Duck, Pochard, ‘redhead’ Smew, Great (W) Egret

Rudheath Lime beds: Golden Plover, Curlew, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher & Yellowhammer also Yellowhammer at Lostock Gralam

101 species reported in your local recording area this month

Fieldfare, Yellow-legged Gull, and Madarin Ducks at Elton Hall Flash November 2018 by Dennis Swaby

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