September 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.

Highlights (i.e. first reports this month) - Garganey, Knot, Wheatear 1st, Spotted Flycatcher 7th, Redstart 8th, Pintail, Yellowhammer 11th, Little Owl, Tree Pipit 12th, Cetti’s Warbler, Fieldfare 15th, Golden Plover 21st

Sandbach Flashes -
Wildfowl - ‘regulars’ incl - Barnacle Goose, Garganey, Wigeon, Goosander, also Greylag Goose, Mandarin, Shoveler, Gadwall, Pintail, L & GC Grebe
Herons - Great (W) Egret
Waders - ‘regulars’ incl - LR Plover, Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Dunlin, Snipe also Golden & R Plover and Knot
Raptors & Owls - ‘regulars’ incl - Sparrowhawk, Buzzard also Kestrel, Hobby & Peregrine
Gulls & Terns - ‘regulars’ incl - Mediterranean, Great Black-backed & Yellow-legged Gull also Arctic Tern

Other records - ‘regulars’ incl - Kingfisher also GS Woodpecker, Raven, Skylark, Willow Warbler, L Whitethroat, Goldcrest, Mistle Trush, Spotted Flycatcher, Wheatear, Yellow & Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit & Siskin reported this month
MGT/RF - Garganey, Wigeon, Bl-t Godwit, Snipe, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Peregrine, Jay, Skylark, Cetti’s Warbler, L & C Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, Stonechat, Wheatear, Tree Sparrow, Y & G Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch & Reed Bunting
FFF – Wheatear
Green Lane - mixed flock of warblers & finches
GF - Cetti’s Warbler
WLF - Cetti’s Warbler

Sightings Elsewhere -

Alsager – Fieldfare
Fannys Croft – Peregrine
Salt Line/Borrow Pit Meadows - Kingfisher

Congleton - Goosander, Kingfisher, Dipper, Grey Wagtail
AWP - see
Wallhill - Sand Martin, Tree Sparrow, Yellow Wagtail

Crewe ( Queen’s Park ) - L & GC Grebe

Derbyshire / Staffordshire border -
Cat & Fiddle Moors - Swallow

Doddington - Shoveler, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Swift, L Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, GS Woodpecker, Kestrel, Jay, Raven, Spotted Flycatcher
Lea Forge - Stock Dove, Kestrel, Hobby, Raven, Whitethroat, Mistle Thrush, Meadow Pipit, Linnet

Mow Cop - L Owl, Kestrel, Peregrine, Raven, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart, Stonechat, Wheatear, Y & G Wagtail, M & Tree Pipit

Rode Pool - Canada Goose, Mandarin, Shoveler, Teal, Tufted Duck, Stock Dove, GC Grebe, Cormorant Heron, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kingfisher, GS Woodpecker, Jackdaw, Raven, Mistle Thrush

Sandbach -
Elworth - Chiffchaff

Scholar Green - Spotted Flycatcher, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting

Shavington - Fieldfare

Swettenham/Quinta - GS Woodpecker, Jay, Raven, Grey Wagtail

Winterley Pool - Sparrowhawk

Wybunbury/Moss - Stock Dove, GS Woodpecker, Peregrine, Coal Tit, Song & Mistle Thrush

Further afield ...

SJ77 Knutsford / SJ87 Alderley Edge border -
Lostock Green - Jay, Wheatear, Yellowhammer
Marbury CP/Neumann's and Aston's Flashes - Egyptian Goose, Garganey, Pochard, L Grebe, Water Rail, Barn Owl, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Peregrine, Jay, Raven, Cetti’s Warbler
Newchurch Common – Smew
Redesmere - Spotted Flycatcher
Rudheath/Lime beds - Kingfisher, Kestrel, Peregrine, Jay

Little Ringed Plover, Red Knot and Kingfisher,
September 2019 by Dennis Swaby

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