July 2019 Sightings

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


  1. Mike&Andy& Colin
    29th July 2019

    A pleasant surprise at Doddington this morning with 3 male Common Scoter feeding close to the drive to the hall.A couple of back up birds were,Common Sandpiper,Kingfisher and Oystercatchers.

  2. Mike& Andy
    27th July 2019

    A Common Tern and Common Sandpiper at Doddington at Doddington this evening.

  3. Colin
    27th July 2019

    A damp day at Doddington this morning but nice to see another brood of tufted duck with a female and 11 small ducklings on the pool. Also 110 greylag feeding on the barley stubble.

  4. Nigel Henderson
    25th July 2019

    Congleton: River Dane between the Aldi roundabout and the park: Grey Wagtail. River Dane from the town bridge: 5 x immature Goosander, female mandarin duck (the first I have seen on the R. Dane ), Dipper.

  5. Mike&Andy
    25th July 2019

    Green Woodpecker and Kestrel were new for the month at Lea Forge this morning.The second clutch of two Oystercatcher eggs have failed to hatch at Doddington .

  6. Nigel Henderson
    23rd July 2019

    Congleton: River Dane between the Aldi roundabout and the park: Kingfisher flying and perched. River Dane from the town bridge: Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail, Dipper.

  7. Peter
    19th July 2019

    Our gallery pages have now been uploaded … please take a look.
    If you have any photographs for the “Members Gallery” please email them to Peter (see contacts page) but please include
    ‘What’, ‘Where’ and ‘When’

  8. Colin
    18th July 2019

    At Doddington this morning the little owl was perched on the willow tree at 08-30 and still there at 11-00. Another brood of Tufted on Lemon Pool with a female + 6 small juvs.

  9. Mike&Andy
    16th July 2019

    Little Owl on the same branch as last Friday and our first Kingfisher of the year for Doddington this morning.Also families of Mistle Thrush and Jay,G.S.Woodpecker,Greenfinches and a recent female Pochard.Sightings at Lea Forge were,Bullfinches,Ravens,Skylarks,Whitethroats,Blackcaps,Chiffchaff,Goldcrest,Linnets,Greenfinches,Stock Dove and Red-legged Partridge.Sadly the Black Swan at Doddington was lying dead on the south side of the island.

  10. Mike
    13th July 2019

    L.R.Plover at Doddington this evening.

  11. Colin & Sylvia
    12th July 2019

    At Doddington this morning, nice views of a little owl perched in the dead tree, 30 swifts feeding overhead, female tufted duck with 4 ducklings – at last!, great crested grebe 2 pairs with young, little grebe 2 pairs with young and the last bird as we were going – a kingfisher; not a bad morning.

  12. Mike&Andy
    7th July 2019

    Highlights at Doddington this evening were a Hobby over the pool and a pair of Ravens.

  13. Colin
    5th July 2019

    At Doddington this morning 2 little owls were both juvs, black swan 1, teal 3, mute swan 83, gc grebe a pair with one small juv , no sign of last week’s spotted flycatcher, one oystercatcher still on a probable nest

  14. Nigel Henderson
    4th July 2019

    Congleton: River Dane between the Aldi roundabout and the park: 2 immature Goosander; Dipper; Grey Wagtail.

  15. Mike
    2nd July 2019

    2 Little Owls and a Common Sandpiper at Doddington this morning.

  16. Nigel Henderson
    2nd July 2019

    Congleton: River Dane between the Aldi roundabout and the park: Kingfisher (Town bridge); Grey Wagtail.

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