November 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:
EHF/PHF:
Wildfowl: incl. Barnacle, Greylag & Pink-footed Goose, Shelduck, Mandarin, Shoveler, Gadwall, Pintail, Teal, Goosander, L & GC Grebe
Waders: incl. Water Rail, Golden Plover, Curlew, Bl-t Godwit, Dunlin, Jack & Common Snipe & Redshank
Gulls & Terns: Common, Great & L B-b Gull
Egrets: Little Egret
Raptors & Owls: Peregrine
Other records: Chiffchaff & Grey Wagtail reported this month
MGT/RF: Woodcock, Snipe, G B-b Gull, L & Great W Egret, Cetti's Warbler, Stonechat, Grey Wagtail,  Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch & Reed Bunting
CF: L Egret
FF: Woodcock, Snipe, Tawny Owl & Kingfisher
FFF: Goosander
GF: Water Rail, Jack Snipe, GW Egret & L Redpoll
Rookery Br/embankment: Yellowhammer & Reed Bunting
WF: Kestrel, Stonechat, Linnet & L Redpoll
WLF: Water Rail, GC Grebe, Snipe, Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler, Starling roost & Grey Wagtail

Sightings elsewhere:
Alsager: Black Redstart
Fannyscroft/SW Alsager: Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Raven, Skylark, Fieldfare, Tree Sparrow, Meadow Pipit, Chaffinch, Brambling, Linnet, Yellowhammer & Reed Bunting
Lawton Woods/Lake: Goldeneye, L Grebe, Green Sandpiper, Dipper & Grey Wagtail
Salt Line/Borrow Pit Meadows: Jay & Bullfinch
Scholar Green/Rode Heath: Mandarin, Woodcock, Snipe, L Egret & Swallow + Brambling ( at Church Lawton )

Congleton:
Astbury: Kestrel, Black Redstart & Brambling
AMCP: see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk
Brereton Heath LNR/Bagmere: Little Gull, Rook, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail & Meadow Pipit
The Cloud: Tawny Owl, Kestrel, Raven, Meadow Pipit, L Redpoll & Crossbill
Dane-in-Shaw: Goosander, Kingfisher, Dipper & Grey Wagtail
Park/Town: Goosander, Woodcock, Kingfisher, Raven, Dipper & Grey Wagtail
Timbersbrook: Kestrel, Jay, Raven, Mistle Thrush & Grey Wagtail

Crewe:
Basford: Linnet
Haslington: Raven
Macon Meadows: Water Rail
Queens Park: Barnacle Goose & Goosander

Cheshire border:
Bosley: Mandarin & Dipper
Shining Tor: Snow Bunting

Doddington: incl. Greylag & Pink-footed Goose, Mute Swan, Shelduck, Shoveler, Wigeon, Teal, Pochard, Tufted, Goldeneye, Goosander, L Grebe, Grey Phalarope, L Owl, Kestrel, Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Brambling, Greenfinch, Linnet, L Redpoll & Reed Bunting
Checkley: Skylark & Greenfinch
Lea Forge: Wigeon, Stock Dove, Snipe, Woodcock, Kestrel, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit & Siskin

Meremoor Moss: Kingfisher, Kestrel, Skylark, Song & Mistle Thrush, Stonechat, Meadow Pipit & Linnet

Middlewich Lime Beds: Green Sandpiper

Mow Cop/Cheshire's Close: Jack & Common Snipe & Stonechat

Rode Pool: Greylag & Egyptian Goose, Mandarin, Shoveler, Teal, Tufted Duck, Goosander, Stock Dove, Water Rail, L & GC Grebe, Snipe, L Egret, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Jay, Raven & Grey Wagtail

Sandbach:
Arclid/Sandbach Heath: Barnacle Goose, Pochard, Knot, Skylark, Tree Sparrow, Meadow Pipit, Chaffinch, Yellowhammer & Reed Bunting
Bradwall: Green Woodpecker
Fields Farm: Tree Sparrow
Malkins Bank: Goosander
Winterley/Winterley Pool: Mute Swan, Goosander, Common Gull, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Jay, Rook & Skylark

Swettenham/The Quinta: Tawny Owl, Kestrel, Jay, Rook, Raven, Mistle Thrush, Bullfinch, Linnet & L Redpoll

Wrinehill: R-l Partridge, Snipe, Hobby, Jay, Stonechat & Meadow Pipit

Wybunbury Moss: Stock Dove, Common & Jack Snipe, Woodcock, Sparrowhawk, Jay, Mistle Thrush, Meadow Pipit, Brambling & Greenfinch

Also, occasional reports of sightings of skeins of Pink-footed Geese overhead, plus of Blackcap, Goldcrest & Brambling in gardens.

Great White Egret, Treecreeper and Water Rail
by Dennis Swaby

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