September 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:  Canada & Greylag Goose Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, L & GC Grebe also Mute Swan, Shelduck, Mallard, Pintail, Teal & Tufted Duck
Waders:  ‘regulars’ incl:  Curlew also Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Snipe, Common & Green Sandpiper
Raptors & Owls:  ‘regulars’ incl: Sparrowhawk also Osprey, Buzzard, Hobby & Peregrine
Gulls & Terns:  incl:  also Black-headed, Mediterranean & Yellow-legged Gull and Arctic Tern
Other records:  incl:  Rook, Raven, Sand & House Martin, Swallow, Chiffchaff & Grey Wagtail reported this month.

MGT/RF:  ‘regulars’ incl:  Pintail, Pochard & Skylark also Shoveler, L Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Barn Owl, Kestrel, Hobby, Peregrine, Raven, Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff, Stonechat, Wheatear, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit & Linnet

Tetton Lane:  Water Rail & Green Sandpiper

WLF:  Curlew
(set-aside):  Hobby, Greenfinch & Linnet

Sightings Elsewhere:

Alsager:  Raven

Brereton: Spotted Flycatcher

AWP: see
Town / Park area:  Kingfisher, Hobby, Dipper & Grey Wagtail

Cranage:  Red Kite

Coppenhall Moss: Tree Pipit

Derbyshire / Staffordshire border:
Cat & Fiddle:  Red Grouse
Gradbach:  Raven & Grey Wagtail
Wincle:  Whinchat

Doddington:  ‘regulars’ incl: Osprey & Snipe also Canada & Greylag Goose, Shoveler, Gadwall, Teal, L & GC Grebe, Golden Plover, Kingfisher, GS Woodpecker, Peregrine, Jay, Swallow & White Wagtail

Lea Forge:  Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Peregrine, Jay, Raven, Chiffchaff & Reed Bunting

Middlewich Lime Beds:  Green Sandpiper, Blackcap & L Whitethroat

Rode Pool:  incl: Canada Goose, Mandarin, Teal, L Grebe, Heron, L Egret, Cormorant, Water Rail, Moorhen, Coot, Heron, Lapwing, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, Kingfisher, Jackdaw, Coal Tit,  Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Mistle Thrush, Grey & Pied Wagtail

Elworth:  Pink-footed Geese (flyover) & Hobby

Shavington:  Red Kite

Swettenham / The Quinta:  Raven

112 species reported in your local recording area this month

Arctic Tern, Mediterranean Gull and Peregrine
at Elton Hall Flash September 2018 by Dennis Swaby

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