July 2018 Sightings

Details of July sightings compiled by John Thompson will appear on the Monthly Sightings page.


  1. Mike&Andy
    31st July 2018

    2 Common Sandpipers,Oystercatcher and 66 Lapwings on the island at Doddington this morning also Raven of note.

  2. John
    26th July 2018

    Canary – Haslington, OS Grid Ref: – SJ 72587 56321: presumed escapee seen fly into conifer in front of Bradeley Hall Farm mid-morning. Still perched up when I moved on after 5 minutes

  3. Mike&Andy
    23rd July 2018

    Two juv Grey Wagtails at a very quiet Doddington this morning.The injured Oystercatcher was feeding with an adult with a third across the pool.Best bird was a Garden Warbler at Lea Forge which showed briefly at close range.Also there,Sparrowhawk,Whitethroat,Nuthatch,G.S.Woodpeckers and a family group of 5 Ravens on the ground,probably bred at Doddington.

  4. Mike&Andy
    21st July 2018

    Spotted Flycatcher gave us a buzz at Lea Forge this morning,also Bullfinch.A juv Oystercatcher with an injured leg was distressing to see at Doddington,no adults.Two pairs of G.C.Grebes with juvs have appeared out of the blue,also ten Mistle Thrush.

  5. John
    21st July 2018

    Macon Meadows yesterday morning – Kingfisher♂ sunning himself on moss covered wall, juv GS Woodpecker & juv Song Thrush + juv Moorhen on ‘wrong’ side of drain grill. Still upgrading breeding codes for SWaBBS well into July!

  6. Mike&Andy
    19th July 2018

    Kingfisher the best bird at Doddington this morning but only a single Oystercatcher remains.A family of Mistle Thrushes were around the pool.Recent visits to Lea Forge have yielded,Sedge Warbler,Chiffchaff,Whitethroat,Tree Creepers,Linnets,Reed Bunting,Kestrel and Sparrowhawk.

  7. Mike@Andy
    16th July 2018

    Early doors Sunday Little Owl and two Common Sandpipers at Doddington

  8. Peter Roberts
    15th July 2018

    Red Kite over Woore this morning – flew in from the Bridgemere direction.

  9. Peter Roberts
    15th July 2018

    Originally posted by Colin, Mike & Andy – Thursday 12 July
    At Doddington this morning: Tufted Duck with a brood of 8 (from a brood of 9 three weeks ago), and two new broods of eight. Still no youngGreat crested Grebe but now three active nests. The only waders were 2 Oystercatchers and 1 Lapwing; alsdo 2 Swifts over the water.

  10. Peter Roberts
    15th July 2018

    Originally posted by Terry Hughes, Wed 11 July
    Tawny Owl, a pair of Kingfishers and four Jays amongst the regulars at FFF 10 July

  11. Peter Roberts
    15th July 2018

    Originally posted by Mike & Andy – Sun 8 July
    Four Common Terns and a pair of Pochard were new at Doddington this morning and last week four Shovelers were present

  12. Peter Roberts
    15th July 2018

    Originally posted by Mike Sat 7 July
    Two Common Sandpipers and four Oystercatchers at Doddington this evening

  13. Peter Roberts
    15th July 2018

    Originally posted by Nigel Henderson Wed 4 July
    Congleton. Below the park weir on the way to Aldi roundabout; 1 Dipper seen by Pam; several Grey Wagtails. Female of juvenile Goosander. KIngfisher flying downstream seen from the Rood Hill road bridge, also below the weir before entering the park.

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