November 2018 Sightings

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


  1. Peter
    1st December 2018

    Barn Owl along David Whitby Way, Crewe at 11.40 this evening and then another on the fence at Doddington at 11.50pm

  2. Steve Shutler
    30th November 2018

    Great Northern Diver on West Kirby Marine Lake today. Causing quite a lot of interest and some very impressive camera gear evident.

  3. Colin
    30th November 2018

    At Doddington this morning the only additional counts were tufted 66 and mute swan 55; 1 little egret resting in the willows by the inlet and the usual local flock of around 200 lapwing resting on the bank. Then a large flock of around 350 lapwing flew in from the east and so 550 lapwing flying around in the sunshine was a good sight to see.

  4. Colin
    29th November 2018

    The only birds seen during a walk over Meremoor Moss this afternoon were two Crows stood in the middle of what is now 50 acres of uniform grassland, but there were around 300 sheep grazing in the area. The only other bird in the area was a Stonechat working its way along a weed lined drain.

  5. Mike&Andy
    29th November 2018

    A somewhat gusty morning at Doddington this morning yielded,Goldeneye and Teal in low double figures,34 Shovelers,3 Pochard,3 Barnacle Geese,Mandarin and the last bird of the morning,a Peregrine swooped down low but didn’t connect with anything.Earlier,on the feeders,G.S.Woodpecker,Nuthatch and Coal Tits.

  6. Mike&Andy
    26th November 2018

    Three Barnacle Geese on their own at Doddington this morning and Goldeneyes up to eleven.

  7. Colin
    23rd November 2018

    as yours of yesterday at Doddington this morning

  8. Mike&Andy
    22nd November 2018

    No increase in wildfowl species at Doddington this morning but Jacksnipe always a treat.Also 2 Common Snipe and a Raven.

  9. John
    21st November 2018

    On Macon Meadows this morning ( SWaBBS Winter period ). I accidentally disturbed a Water Rail

  10. Mike&Andy
    19th November 2018

    3 male Goldeneye have joined the females at Doddington but little change with 8 Teal, 4 Pochard,male Mandarin, Snipe and Little Grebes there this morning.

  11. Colin
    16th November 2018

    2 little egrets still at Doddington this morning and a few more duck species but after ignoring the 500+ mallard not many actual ducks. tufted 20; goldeneye 6; wigeon 6; teal 3; shoveler 2; pochard 1; plus 55 mute swans; 170 canada geese and 110 greylag geese.

  12. John
    15th November 2018

    I did a ‘reccie’ yesterday morning of my BBS 1km square at King George V Playing Fields and Queen’s Park for the BTO/English Nature English Winter Bird Survey that starts next month.

    Birds of note: – Barnacle Goose 1, Goosander 9m + 11f & Common Gull c10.

  13. Colin
    14th November 2018

    a quick call at Doddington this afternoon and found two little egrets in the main field drain inflow

  14. Mike&Andy
    12th November 2018

    Good numbers and variety of birds off Checkley Lane this morning,with,3 Yellowhammers,50 Skylark,Linnets,Meadow Pipits,Raven,85 Fieldfares,Redwings,Mistle Thrush and scores of newly released Red legged Partridge.A brief view at Doddington gave,Mandarin,9 Shovelers and 2 Teal of note.

  15. Mike&Andy
    10th November 2018

    Just 4 Shovelers and a single Teal of any note at Doddington compared with Monday when we logged,Jack Snipe,5 Com Snipe,Jays,Mistle Thrush,2 big flocks of around 300 Lapwings,and low counts of Goldeneyes,Pochard,Wigeon,single Gadwall and a comedy duo of 2 Muscovy Ducks! Also this morning at Lea Forge again low numbers with 2 pairs of Bullfinch,3 Goldcrests and 4 bathing Meadow Pipits the highlight .

  16. Colin
    9th November 2018

    1 jack snipe, 200 lapwing and 84 cormorants were the only noteworthy birds at Doddington this morning. Where are all the winter ducks?

  17. Chris S
    9th November 2018

    Jack Snipe still on Doddington Pool island from south shoreline as of yesterday afternoon. Was mostly asleep from 3.30pm till 4.15pm started preening itself after that and then had a walk about feeding after sundown.

  18. Mike&Andy
    1st November 2018

    Jack Snipe and Common Snipe both showing again at Doddington this morning and Goldeneyes up to 7 females.Also noted were 2 Pochard,7 Shovelers,4 Little Grebes,10 Meadow Pipits,Common Gull,Kestrel and a decent flock of 220 Lapwings.

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