October 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 Swan, Mandarin, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, Pintail, Teal, Goosander, L & GC Grebe
Waders: incl. Golden Plover, Curlew, Bl-t Godwit, Dunlin, Snipe & Green Sandpiper
Gulls & Terns: Mediterranean, Common, GB-b, Y-l & LB-b Gull
Egrets etc: Great W & Little Egret
Raptors & Owls: Sparrowhawk

Other records: Kingfisher, Skylark, Swallow, Cetti’s Warbler, Redwing, Stonechat, Brambling & Linnet reported this month
MGT/RF: Mute Swan, L Grebe, Snipe, Great W Egret, Jay, Raven, Skylark, Cetti’s Warbler, Stonechat, Meadow Pipit, Brambling, L Redpoll & Reed Bunting
WLF: Water Rail, GC Grebe, Mistle Thrush & Brambling

Sightings Elsewhere:
Alsager: Brambling
Radway: Crane
Salt Line/ Borrow Pit Meadows: Dipper
Scholar Green: Mandarin, Tawny Owl, Kestrel, Raven, Skylark, Swallow, Redwing, Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit & Linnet

Congleton: Woodcock
AMCP: see astburywildlife.blogspot.co.uk
Gawsworth: Kestrel, Collared Dove, Fieldfare & Rook
Goostrey to Holmes Chapel: Collared Dove, Lesser Bl-b Gull, Skylark & Meadow Pipit
Park/Town: Goosander, Kingfisher, Dipper & Grey Wagtail
Redesmere: Goldeneye & Goosander

Crewe:
Basford: Collared Dove, Raven, Redwing & Bullfinch
Meremoor Moss: Muscovy & Tufted Duck, Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Jay, Raven, Coal Tit, Skylark, Cetti’s Warbler, Redwing, Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, Linnet, Siskin & Reed Bunting
Queens Park: Sparrowhawk & Grey Wagtail
Shavington: L Egret & Tawny Owl

Derbyshire/Staffordshire border:
Bosley Res: Barnacle Goose, Great W & L Egret
Cat & Fiddle: Pink-footed Goose & Black Redstart
Danebower: Ring Ouzel

Doddington: incl Mute & Whooper Swan, Shoveler, Wigeon, Teal, Pochard, Tufted Duck, L & GC Grebe, Stock Dove, Bl-h, Common & Lesser Bl-b Gull, Kestrel, Peregrine, Jay, Raven, Skylark & Stonechat
Lea Forge: R-l Partridge, L Grebe, Stock Dove, Snipe, Jay, Skylark, Mistle Thrush, Fieldfare, Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch &  L Redpoll

Holmes Chapel: Purple Sandpiper

Middlewich: Red Kite & Redwing
Lime Beds: Green Sandpiper & Redwing

Rode Pool: incl Egyptian Goose, Mandarin, Shoveler, Teal, L Grebe, Grey Heron, L Egret, Kingfisher, Jay, Raven, Coal Tit, Redwing & Grey Wagtail

Sandbach:
Arclid: Shoveler, Gadwall, Snipe, Y-l & Lesser Bl-b Gull
Fields Farm: L Owl, Kingfisher, Swallow & Jay
Winterley Pool: Mute Swan, Collared Dove, GC Grebe, Jay, Jackdaw, Rook, Swallow, Mistle Thrush, Jay & Linnet

Swettenham/The Quinta: Collared Dove, Jay, Raven, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail

Wybunbury Moss: Snipe, Barn Owl, Green Woodpecker, Skylark, Jay, Raven, Meadow Pipit, L Redpoll & Siskin

Spoonbill, Spotted Flycatcher and Yellow-legged Gull
by Dennis Swaby

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