October 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: Shoveler, Gadwall, Pintail, Goosander, L Grebe also Canada & Pink-footed Goose, Mute & Whooper Swan, Shelduck, Wigeon, Teal, Pochard, Tufted Duck, & GC Grebe
Waders:  ‘regulars’ incl: Curlew also Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, Snipe, Green Sandpiper & Redshank
Raptors & Owls:  Sparrowhawk, Buzzard & Peregrine
Gulls & Terns:  incl: Black-headed, Common  & Yellow-legged Gull and Black Tern
Other records:  incl: Kingfisher, Coal Tit, Skylark,  Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail, Linnet & Reed Bunting reported this month.

MGT/RF:  ‘regulars’ incl:  Long-eared Owl, Green Woodpecker & Cetti’s Warbler also Pink-footed Goose, Whooper Swan, Pochard, L Grebe, Water Rail, Common & Jack Snipe, Short-eared Owl, Peregrine, Skylark, Chiffchaff, Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, Stonechat, Wheatear, Linnet & Lesser Redpoll

Tetton Lane: Yellowhammer

Sightings Elsewhere:

Alsager: (Salt Line)  Willow Tit

Barthomley: “Bramblefinch”

Basford: Water Rail

Congleton:

AWP:  see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk

Dane in Shaw:  Dipper

Town / Park area: Tawny Owl (3 territories + AWP), Redwing

Crewe:

Coppenhall Moss: Barn Owl

Crewe Business Park: Peregrine

David Whitby Way:  Barn Owl

Derbyshire / Staffordshire border:

Bosley Res: Pied Flycatcher

Doddington:  ‘regulars’ incl: Snipe also Shoveler, Wigeon, Teal, Pochard, Goldeneye, R-l Partridge, L Grebe, Barn & Little Owl, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail & Meadow Pipit

Lea Forge:  Green & GS Woodpecker, Kestrel, Merlin, Jay, Raven, Swallow, Goldcrest, Fieldfare, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, Linnet, L Redpoll & Reed Bunting

Holmes Chapel: Pink-footed Goose (skein), Ring-necked Parakeet

Lawton Hall / Woods: Mandarin, L Grebe, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail

Meremoor Moss: Water Rail, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Fieldfare, Redwing, Mistle Thrush & Stonechat

Middlewich Lime Beds: Green Sandpiper, Blackcap & L Whitethroat

Rode Pool: ‘regulars’ incl: Canada Goose, Shoveler, Teal, Tufted Duck, Heron, L Egret, Cormorant, Moorhen, Coot, Heron, Coal Tit  also Greylag Goose, L Grebe, Great W Egret, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Water Rail, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Kingfisher, Great & Lesser Spotted  Woodpecker, Raven, Coal Tit, Goldcrest, Fieldfare, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail & Siskin

Sandbach:

Hassall Green (Locks 55 & 56) : Fieldfare & Redwing

Scholar Green: Tawny Owl, Redwing, Yellowhammer

Shavington: Raven

Swettenham / The Quinta: Red-legged Partridge, Raven

Shropshire border / Woore: Raven

 Further afield ...

SJ77 Knutsford / SJ87 Alderley Edge border:

Chelford Quarries: Golden Plover

Macclesfield Forest: Raven, Crossbill

Newchurch Common: Smew

Northwich Woodlands:

Neumann's and Aston's Flashes: Water Rail, Golden Plover, Cetti’s Warbler, Green Woodpecker, Peregrine,

Rudheath Lime beds: Golden Plover, Green Sandpiper, Peregrine, Raven, House Martin, Stonechat, Greenfinch & Yellowhammer

Whooper Swans, Blackcap and Gull diving for a dropped golf ball at Elton Hall Flash by Dennis Swaby

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