August 2018 Sightings

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


  1. John
    31st August 2018

    This morning on Meremoor Moss – farmer ploughing a large field is attracting lots of gulls & corvids. The fishing pools have Swallow & House Martin overhead. Also overhead adult Buzzard calling to young who appear to prefer flying just above tree height. We still have Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff & Blackcap + Coal Tit, Goldcrest & Bullfinch. Also noted Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, GS Woodpecker, Kestrel, Raven & Reed Bunting.
    This afternoon at Elton Hall Flash – new in were 2 Pintail. Also noted Gadwall, L & GC Grebe, Curlew, Snipe, Common & Green Sandpiper, juv Common Gull. Pintail & Common Gull courtesy of Andy Goodwin

  2. Mike&Andy
    27th August 2018

    L.R. Plover,Common Sandpiper and Raven were the only birds of note we could find at Doddington this morning.

  3. Mick Ball
    25th August 2018

    In the hedges of just one field adjoining Lawton woods near Scholar Green were
    3 Tree Pipits, 1 Redstart, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff.
    Mick & Mark

  4. John
    24th August 2018

    Late morning on Macon Meadows – some tree damage following recent winds! Only bird of note was a male Sparrowhawk. It made 2 or 3 dashes through the trees hoping to catch one of the many young birds off guard.

  5. Colin & Sylvia
    24th August 2018

    Surprisingly few water birds at Doddington this morning but they did include a green sandpiper and a kingfisher. Also 80 house martins, 10 sand martins and 1 swallow feeding in front of the trees on the back pool.

  6. Mike&Andy
    23rd August 2018

    Green Woodpecker seen in flight at Lea Forge this morning also Willow Warbler,Blackcap,Whitethroat,Kestrel and unusually a Greenfinch.Just one Common Sandpiper seen at Doddington as well as Kingfisher and two White Wagtails feeding with a few Pied.

  7. John
    21st August 2018

    A Green Woodpecker calling in Quakers Coppice this morning – a first for me at this site.

  8. Mike&Andy
    21st August 2018

    Better at Doddington this morning with,juv L.R.Plover,3 Common Sandpipers,2 Lesser Whitethroats,Sedge Warbler,Blackcap,Kingfisher,10 Mistle Thrush,G.S.Woodpecker and just a few Swallows passing through.

  9. John
    20th August 2018

    On route from Roe Park to EHF, I had a Hobby flying east over the car on the A534 at Wheelock. At EHF, highlights were L & GC Grebe, Curlew, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Stock Dove, Hobby, Jay and Chiffchaff singing

  10. John
    20th August 2018

    post SWaBBS visit to Roe Park – juvs recorded for Buzzard, Coal Tit, Spotted Flycatcher and Bullfinch. Also had GS Woodpecker, Raven overhead ‘honking’, Chiffchaff singing plus the usual woodland species.

  11. Colin Lythgoe
    17th August 2018

    A big goose count day at Doddington this morning with 330 greylags and 240 canadas – but not much else.

  12. Nigel Henderson
    14th August 2018

    Congleton, river Dane between Aldi and the park. Grey Wagtail, regular, Dipper, regular. 8 Aug 2016 Kingfisher from the Rood Hill road bridge. (Not as regular).

  13. Mike&Andy
    11th August 2018

    A Wheatear at Doddington early evening and yesterday morning a we logged a Sedge Warbler on the island and a male Kestrel on the wires in the evening.

  14. Colin
    8th August 2018

    Just found out how to get on the blog so now able to give details of one of our (me and Sylvia) best days at Doddington. Last Friday (the 3rd) 11 black-tailed godwits flew in at 08-30 and started preening, then at 08-50 17 avocets flew in for 5 minutes and left and the godwits left at 08-55. By 09-00 it was very quiet! Later at the back pool we had a family party (2 adults and 2 juvs) of spotted flycatchers living up to their name for 5 minutes right in front of us!

  15. Mike&Andy
    8th August 2018

    A Black Redstart in amongst the demolished farmhouse rubble at Lea Forge around lunch time.Also a crash diving Peregrine.Nothing new at Doddington.

  16. Mike&Andy
    5th August 2018

    At Lea Forge this morning,Garden Warbler,Sedge Warbler,Blackcap,Chiffchaff,Whitethroat,Kestrel and Raven.At Doddington friday evening only Oystercatcher,Kingfisher and Little Grebes of note,this morning there zip!!

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