November 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.

Highlights (first reports this month) - Scaup, Mediterranean Gull 1st, Red-crested Pochard, Red Kite 4th, Short-eared Owl 5th, Yellowhammer 8th, Common Scoter 10th, Snow Bunting 16th, Goldeneye 18th, Golden Plover 22nd, Woodcock 29th

Sandbach Flashes -
Wildfowl - 'regulars' incl: Mandarin, Pintail, Goosander, L & GC Grebe also Greylag, Pink-footed & Egyptian Goose, Shoveler, Wigeon, Teal, Pochard & Goldeneye
Waders - 'regulars' incl - Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Snipe, Redshank also Water Rail, Golden Plover, Common & Green Sandpiper
Raptors & Owls - 'regulars' incl - Buzzard also Sparrowhawk, Short-eared Owl, Kestrel & Peregrine
Gulls & Terns - 'regulars' incl - Common Gull also Mediterranean, Great Black-backed & Yellow-legged Gull

Other records - 'regulars' incl - Kingfisher, Raven, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail, L Redpoll & Siskin reported this month
MGT/RF - Pochard, Water Rail, Kestrel, Peregrine, Jay, Raven, Skylark, Cetti's Warbler, Stonechat, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch & Reed Bunting
FF - Woodcock
FFF - Goosander
Track/Railway embankment - Skylark, Meadow Pipit, L Redpoll & Yellowhammer
Green Lane - winter thrush & finch flocks
GF - Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler
WLF - Water Rail, GC Grebe

Sightings Elsewhere -
Alsager - L Egret

Borrow Pit Meadows - Goosander, L Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Raven & Mistle Thrush

Balterley Mere - GC Grebe

Congleton - Raven, Dipper

AWP - see

Crewe -
Queen's Park - Barnacle Goose, GS Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail + a leucitic Canada Goose

Doddington - Red-legged Partridge, Mandarin Duck, Shoveler, Wigeon, Teal, 'common' & Red-crested Pochard, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Goosander, L Grebe, Red Kite, Kestrel, Raven, Mistle Thrush & Meadow Pipit
Lea Forge - Stock Dove, Snipe, GS Woodpecker, Kestrel, Jay, Raven, Mistle Thrush, Meadow Pipit, Greenfinch, Linnet, Siskin & Reed Bunting

Lawton Lake - Goosander

Martin's Moss - Barn & Tawny Owl

Mow Cop/Nick i' th' Hill - Stonechat, Snow Bunting

Rode Heath - Stonechat

Rode Pool - 'regulars' incl - Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Kingfisher also Mandarin, Wigeon, Teal, Goosander, Stock Dove, L & GC Grebe, Snipe, L Egret, Buzzard, GS Woodpecker, Jay, Rook, Raven, Coal Tit, Mistle Thrush & Grey Wagtail

Shavington - Goldcrest

Swettenham/Quinta - Raven, Kestrel, Mistle Thrush

Wistaston/Joey the Swan - Red-breasted Merganser, Kingfisher, Raven, Grey & Pied Wagtail

Wybunbury Moss - Mistle Thrush

Also numerous reports of skeins of Pink-footed Geese locally.

Further afield ...
SJ77 Knutsford / SJ87 Alderley Edge border -
Goostrey - Tawny Owl
Lostock Green - Kestrel, Raven, Yellow Wagtail, Yellowhammer
Marbury CP/Neumann's and Aston's Flashes - Water Rail, L Egret, Barn Owl, Kingfisher, Raven & Cetti's Warbler
Newchurch Common - Smew
Redesmere - White-fronted Goose
Rudheath Lime beds - Golden Plover, Curlew, Kestrel, Peregrine, Raven & Mistle Thrush

95 species reported

Grey Wagtail, Little Grebe and Redwing at Elton Hall Flash by Dennis Swaby

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