November 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:
EHF/PHF:
Wildfowl:  incl. Barnacle Goose, Mute & Whooper Swan, Egyptian Goose, Ruddy Shelduck, Mandarin, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, Pintail, Teal, Yellow-billed Teal, Pochard, Goosander, L & GC Grebe
Waders:  incl. Water Rail, Curlew, Bl-t Godwit, Dunlin, Snipe & Green Sandpiper
Gulls & Terns:  Little, Common, GB-b, Herring, Yellow-legged & LB-b Gull
Egrets etc:  Great W & Little Egret
Raptors & Owls:  Sparrowhawk, Peregrine & Tawny Owl
Other records:  Kingfisher, Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff & Grey Wagtail reported this month

MGT/RF: Pink-footed Goose, Whooper Swan, Pochard, Water Rail, Woodcock, Jack & Common Snipe, G B-b & Y-l Gull, Great W & L Egret, Kingfisher, Peregrine, Skylark, Cetti’s Warbler, Stonechat, Meadow Pipit, Greenfinch, Yellowhammer & Reed Bunting
Fields Farm F: Goosander
GF: Water Rail, Cetti’s Warbler & Hawfinch
Rookery Br/towpath: Stonechat, Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, Brambling & Yellowhammer
Tetton Ln/WF: Snipe, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Raven, Stonechat & Siskin
WLF: GC Grebe

Sightings Elsewhere:

Alsager: Brambling
Lawton Woods/Lake: Mandarin, Goosander, L Grebe, Great W Egret & Bullfinch
Rode Heath/Scholar Green: Egyptian Goose, Kestrel, Brambling, Yellowhammer & Reed Bunting

Congleton:
AMCP: see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk
Park/Town: Goosander, Kingfisher, Dipper & Grey Wagtail
Redesmere: Goldeneye

Crewe:
Barthomley: Green Sandpiper & Great W Egret
M6: Red Kite
Basford: Collared Dove, Jay, Bullfinch & Greenfinch
Joey the Swan: Collared Dove, Common & G B-b Gull, Jay, Rook & Grey Wagtail
Macon Meadows: Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Rook, Grey Wagtail & Bullfinch
Meremoor Moss: Stock Dove, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Peregrine, Jay, Raven, Coal Tit, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, Linnet, Siskin & Reed Bunting
Queens Park: Goosander, Mediterranean & Common Gull, Tawny Owl & Grey Wagtail

Derbyshire/Staffordshire border:
Shining Tor: Snow Bunting

Doddington: incl. Pink-footed Goose, Mute Swan, Mandarin, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, Teal, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, L & GC Grebe, Snipe, Bl-h, Common & Lesser Bl-b Gull, Little Owl, Kestrel, Peregrine, Jay, Jackdaw, Raven, Skylark & Meadow Pipit
Lea Forge: Stock Dove, Snipe, Jay, Song & Mistle Thrush, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch &  L Redpoll

Mow Cop: Woodcock, Jack Snipe, Snipe & Brambling

Rode Pool: incl. Egyptian Goose, Mandarin, Shoveler, Teal, L Grebe, Grey Heron, Great W & L Egret, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Raven, Coal Tit & Grey Wagtail

Sandbach:
Bradwall: Yellowhammer
Brereton Heath LNR: GC Grebe, Tawny Owl, Coal Tit, Rook & L Redpoll
Fields Farm: Goosander
Winterley Pool: Mute Swan, Collared Dove, Skylark, Mistle Thrush, Rook & Linnet

Swettenham/The Quinta: R-l Partridge, Collared Dove, Jay, Rook, Raven, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Siskin & Linnet

Wybunbury Moss: Water Rail, Snipe, Jay, Raven, Greenfinch, L Redpoll & Siskin

Occasional reports of skeins of Pink-footed Geese overhead.

Mandarin, Pink-footed Goose and Redwing
by Dennis Swaby

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