October 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.

Sandbach Flashes -
Wildfowl - 'regulars' incl - Greylag & Egyptian Goose, Wigeon, Goosander also Whooper Swan, Shoveler, Pintail, L & GC Grebe
Waders - ‘regulars’ incl - Curlew, Snipe also Black tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper
Raptors & Owls - ‘regulars’ incl - Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Merlin & Peregrine
Gulls & Terns - ‘regulars’ incl - Common Gull also Great Black backed, Caspian & Yellow legged Gull

Other records - ‘regulars’ incl - Swallow, Grey Wagtail also Kingfisher, Raven, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Redwing, Song Thrush reported this month
MGT/RF -  Garganey, Wigeon, Water Rail, Snipe, Sparrowhawk, Short eared Owl, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Peregrine, Jay, Raven, Skylark, Cetti's Warbler, Stonechat, Tree Sparrow, Richard's Pipit, Linnet & Reed Bunting plus ( during visible migration watch ) Pink footed Goose, Stock Dove, Golden Plover, Snipe, Merlin, Hobby, Skylark, Tree Sparrow, Meadow & Tree Pipit, Yellowhammer
Canal towpath - Kestrel
CF - Tufted Duck, GC Grebe, Grey Wagtail
FF - Goosander
GF - Cetti’s Warbler
RL Pool/Tip - Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Redwing, Siskin
WLF - Pink footed Geese (skein), Goosander, GC Grebe, Skylark, Goldcrest, Siskin

Sightings Elsewhere -

Alsager - Pink footed Geese (skein)

Basford - Raven

Congleton -
Astbury - Red legged Partridge
AWP - see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk
Dane in Shaw - Kingfisher, Peregrine, Jay, Dipper, Bullfinch & Greenfinch

Crewe - Pink footed Geese (skein)
Basford - Raven
Queen's Park - Barnacle Goose, Goosander, L Grebe, Grey Wagtail

Derbyshire / Staffordshire border -
Gradbach - Jay, Raven, Dipper
Three Shires Head - Red Grouse, Raven, Ring Ouzel

Doddington - Greylag & Pink footed Goose, Whooper Swan, Shoveler, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Goosander, Stock & Collared Dove, L Grebe, Common Gull, Sparrowhawk, L Owl, Kingfisher, GS Woodpecker, Kestrel, Peregrine, Jay, Skylark, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit
Lea Forge -  Stock Dove, GS Woodpecker, Kestrel, Jay, Raven, Skylark, Chiffchaff, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit

Holmes Chapel/M6 - Little Gull

Lawton Lake - L Grebe

Mow Cop - Lapwing, Kestrel, Raven, Skylark, Stonechat, Wheatear, Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting

Rode Pool -  'regulars' incl -  Canada Goose, Teal, Cormorant, Coal Tit also Mandarin, Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Heron, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kingfisher, GS Woodpecker, Jay, Raven, House martin, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch & Siskin

Scholar Green - Tree Sparrow, Linnet, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting

Shavington - Red Kite, Goldcrest

Swettenham/Quinta - Jay, Rook, Raven, Chiffchaff

Walgherton - Hobby, Swallow, Spotted Flycatcher

Winterley Pool - Jay

Wistaston/Joey the Swan - Pink footed Geese (skein), Rook, Goldcrest, Fieldfare, Redwing, Bullfinch

Wybunbury/Moss - Jay, Raven

Further afield ...

SJ77 Knutsford / SJ87 Alderley Edge border -

Goostrey - Red legged partridge, Tawny Owl, Brambling

Lostock Green - Curlew, Kestrel, Jay, Skylark, Bullfinch

Marbury CP/Neumann's and Aston's Flashes - Pochard, Curlew, Tawney Owl, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Peregrine, Jay, Rook, Raven, Cetti's Warbler, Skylark, Bullfinch

Newchurch Common - Smew

Redesmere - Rook

Rudheath Lime beds - Whooper Swan, Golden Plover, Curlew, Green Sandpiper, Kestrel, Peregrine, Jay, Raven, Skylark, Chiffchaff

97 species reported

Caspian Gull and Egyptian Goose by Dennis Swaby
Stone Chat by Dave Winnington

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