October 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. Pink-footed Goose, Shelduck, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, Pintail, Goosander, GC Grebe
Waders: incl. Curlew, Bl-t Godwit, Dunlin & Green Sandpiper
Gulls & Terns: Herring & L B-b Gull
Egrets: Great W & Little Egret
Raptors & Owls: Sparrowhawk

Other records: Raven, Swallow, Sand & House Martin, Wheatear reported this month
MGT/RF: Shoveler, Wigeon, Pintail, Pochard, Goldeneye, L Grebe, Golden Plover, Common & Jack Snipe, Great W & L Egret, Sparrowhawk, S-e Owl, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine, Skylark, Swallow, Cetti's Warbler, Stonechat, Wheatear, Tree Sparrow, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, L Redpoll, Siskin & Yellowhammer
FF: Jay & Mistle Thrush
GF: Cetti's Warbler
WLF: GC Grebe, Swallow & Cetti's Warbler

Sightings Elsewhere:
Alsager:
Fannyscroft/SW Alsager: Skylark, Whitethroat, Tree Sparrow, Meadow Pipit, Linnet & Yellowhammer
Lawton Woods/Lake: Stock Dove, Jay
Salt Line/Borrow Pit Meadows: Common Gull, Sparrowhawk, Jay, Linnet
Scholar Green/Rode Heath: Egyptian Goose, Green Sandpiper, L Egret, Stonechat & Yellowhammer

Congleton
: Mallard, Yellow-browed Warbler
Astbury: Peregrine
AMCP: see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk
Brereton Heath LNR/Bagmere: Little Gull, L Egret, Tree Sparrow & Crossbill
Park/Town: Goosander, Kingfisher, Dipper & Grey Wagtail

Crewe: Richard's Pipit
Macon Meadows: Water Rail, Dipper, Grey Wagtail
Quakers Coppice: Bullfinch
Queens Park: Barnacle Goose, Goosander, Sparrowhawk, L Owl & Jay
Wistaston: Hoopoe

Derbyshire/Staffs border:
Danebower Quarry: Kestrel & Raven

Doddington: incl. R-l Partridge, Greylag & Pink-footed Goose, Mute Swan, Shoveler, Wigeon, L & GC Grebe, Snipe, Sparrowhawk, L & S-e Owl, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Peregrine, Raven, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit & Greenfinch

Lea Forge: Shoveler, Stock Dove, Snipe, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Peregrine, Jay, Skylark, Song & Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Siskin & Reed Bunting

Meremoor Moss: L Owl, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Skylark, Stonechat, Meadow Pipit & Linnet

Middlewich: Yellow-browed Warbler

Mow Cop/Cheshire's Close: Kestrel, Skylark, Stonechat & Meadow Pipit

Rode Pool: Egyptian Goose, Mandarin Duck, Shoveler, Teal, Tufted Duck, Stock Dove, Snipe, L Egret, Kingfisher, Jay, Rook, Raven, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Chaffinch & Bullfinch

Sandbach:
Arclid/Sandbach Heath: Barn Owl, Swallow, Stonechat, Meadow Pipit, Linnet & Goldfinch
Elworth: Yellow Wagtail
Fields Farm: Goosander, Sparrowhawk, Harris Hawk, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Greenfinch
Winterley/Winterley Pool: Mute Swan, Stock & Collared Dove, GC Grebe, Common Gull, Sparrowhawk, Tawny Owl, Jay, Rook, Skylark, Swallow, Linnet & Yellowhammer

Swettenham/The Quinta: Jay, Rook, Raven, Skylark, Grey Wagtail & Bullfinch

Wrinehill: Meadow Pipit

Wybunbury Moss: Stock Dove, Snipe, Sparrowhawk, Jay, Raven, Skylark, Swallow, Mistle Thrush & Greenfinch

Also, occasional reports of sightings of skeins of Pink-footed Geese overhead and of Blackcaps in gardens.

Grey Wagtail, Black-tailed Godwit and Common Buzzard
by Dennis Swaby

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