September 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:
Wildfowl:  incl. Barnacle Goose, Shelduck, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, Goosander, L Grebe
Waders:  incl. Water Rail, R Plover, Curlew, Ruff, Dunlin, Snipe, Common & Green Sandpiper, Common & Spotted Redshank
Gulls & Terns:  Mediterranean, Common, Great Black-backed & Yellow-legged Gull
Egrets:  Great W & Little Egret
Raptors & Owls:  Sparrowhawk, Kestrel & Hobby

Other records:  Cuckoo, Kingfisher, Raven, Skylark, Swallow, House Martin, Cetti's, Willow & Reed Warbler, Yellow & Grey Wagtail, Linnet & L Redpoll reported this month
MGT/RF: Pochard, Water Rail, L Grebe, Curlew, Ruff, Dunlin, Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Great W & L Egret, Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Jay, Raven, Skylark, Sand & House Martin, Swallow, Whitethroat, Mistle Thrush, Whinchat, Wheatear, Tree Sparrow, Yellow & Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, Linnet, L Redpoll & Siskin
Clay Lane: Barn Owl
CF: Great W Egret

Sightings elsewhere:
Fannyscroft/SW Alsager: Hobby, Skylark, Mistle Thrush & Yellowhammer
Salt Line/Borrow Pit Meadows: Swallow & House Martin

Barthomley: Lapwing & Hobby

Congleton: Hobby & Redwing
Astbury: Wheatear & Pied Wagtail
AMCP: see
Brereton Heath LNR: Rook & Spotted Flycatcher
The Cloud: Kestrel, Hobby, Raven, Mistle Thrush, Stonechat, Meadow Pipit & Siskin
Park/Town: Goosander, Kingfisher, Dipper & Grey Wagtail
Wallhill/Brownlow: R-l Partridge, Raven, Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Linnet & Yellowhammer

Crewe: Raven

Derbyshire/Staffs border:
Cat & Fiddle/Danebower Moors: Red Grouse, Kestrel, Raven & Stonechat

Doddington: incl. Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, Shoveler, Wigeon, Swift, L & GC Grebe, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Raven, Sand & House Martin, Swallow & Reed Warbler

Haslington: Peregrine

Lea Forge: Stock Dove, Snipe, Swallow, Song & Mistle Thrush, Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat, Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, Greenfinch & Reed Bunting

Lime Beds: Green Sandpiper

Mow Cop/Cheshire's Close: Snipe, Red Kite, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Hobby, Raven, House Martin, Stonechat, Northern & Greenland Wheatear, Meadow Pipit, L Redpoll & Siskin

Rode Pool: Egyptian Goose, Mandarin Duck, Shoveler, Wigeon, Pintail, Stock Dove, L Egret, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Raven, House Martin & Willow Warbler

Sandbach: Raven
Albion Lock: R-l Partridge
Arclid/Sandbach Heath: Osprey, Jay, Raven, Stonechat, Linnet & Goldfinch
Bradwall: Hobby
Elworth: Raven
Fields Farm: Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, House Martin, Whinchat, Yellow Wagtail & Goldfinch
Winterley Pool: Mute Swan, GC Grebe, Rook, Swallow, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit & Linnet

Swettenham/The Quinta: Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch & Linnet

Wybunbury Moss: Stock Dove, Swallow, Mistle Thrush, Jay & Raven

106 species reported in your local recording area this month

Great White Egret, Green Sandpipers and Barnacle Geese
by Dennis Swaby

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