August 2019 Sightings

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


  1. Colin & Sylvia
    30th August 2019

    peregrine 1 mobbed a heron; a low flying hobby over; 20 swifts and later another 4 swifts feeding over; kestrel on the dead tree; 412 greylag geese a record count; tufted duck numbers up to 55

  2. Mike&Andy
    29th August 2019

    At least three juv Spotted Flycatchers being fed by adults in the hedge and on the wires opposite the back of St Chads church Wybunbury .

  3. Mike & Andy
    26th August 2019

    Two Spotted Flycatchers on the wires opposite Wybunbury Church this morning.Also around the moss were,Kestrel,Bullfinch,Chiffchaff,Blackcap,Willow Warbler,G.S.Woodpecker,Nuthatch and Jays and Buzzards.

  4. Diane Baddeley
    24th August 2019

    Ring necked parakeet seen and heard in gardens adjacent to Ruskin High School Crewe for last 5 days.

  5. Mike&Andy
    22nd August 2019

    Black-necked Grebe still on Doddington and the only different bird on the water was a Shoveler.Swifts still passing through.A Wheatear at a very quiet Lea Forge was very welcome .A few other birds from recent visits were Kestrel,Willow Warbler,Chiffchaff,Blackcap,Whitethroat ,Song Thrush,Linnets and Stock Dove.

  6. Mike&Andy
    20th August 2019

    Great to meet up with Dave and John at Doddington this morning but we could only add Kingfisher and Raven to today’s list.

  7. Colin & Chris
    20th August 2019

    Then Chris and I were at Doddington from 13-30 and finally got a distant view of the Black-necked Grebe as we were leaving at 16-30. But we did have good views of 2 little owls sunbathing on the dead willow and a common sandpiper over the water.

  8. John
    20th August 2019

    Doddington was popular this morning: Mike & Andy were there on their regular visit when I arrived; followed by Robbo. Peter arrived later.

    The Black-necked Grebe is still present – favouring the water close the drive to the Hall.

    Notable other species also there: 40/50 Swift, Kestrel, Mistle Thrush, then skeins of Greylag Geese flew in.
    I was also lucky enough to get a couple of quick, distant views of the resident, if shy, Little Owl.
    GS Spotted Woodpecker heard but not seen!

  9. Colin
    19th August 2019

    Black-necked grebe still at Doddington this morning. Also 1 wheatear along the drive and 30 swifts over for 20 minutes feeding then drifted off south.

  10. Colin
    16th August 2019

    Blacknecked grebe again at Doddington this morning with 32 great crested. Also 2 great black-backed gulls; 60 swallows, 40 house martins and 20 sand martins but no swifts

  11. Peter
    15th August 2019

    2 Ravens in the Sycamore tree in my garden in Woore this afternoon !

  12. Mike&Andy
    15th August 2019

    Common Sandpiper in the flooded field by the units and another on the island at Doddington this morning.Also Kingfisher, Shelduck and our first Little Grebes on the main pool since March!Plenty of activity over the pool with all the Hirundine species plus Swifts.

  13. Colin
    11th August 2019

    A little owl seen in a tree near Haslington Hall this morning; the first I have seen here for several years. (20 years ago six pairs bred in the area)

  14. Mike&Andy
    9th August 2019

    Common Tern,Common Sandpiper and 20 Swifts over at Doddington this morning.

  15. Mike
    6th August 2019

    Common Sandpiper at Doddington this evening and a small flock of ten Lapwings by the side of the pool were the first for the Autumn,12 Swifts were over .

  16. Peter
    5th August 2019

    2 Peregrines along Dunwoody Way, Crewe (opposite Eagle Bridge) 1.30pm today

  17. Colin
    5th August 2019

    No sign of the bn grebe at Doddington this morning (Monday) – it was still present on Sunday afternoon. Also 32 gc grebes and 6 swifts over the water.

  18. Colin
    3rd August 2019

    Black-necked grebe adult still present at Doddington this morning. Yesterday with only long views I thought it to be a probable juv with pale cheek patches but really close views this morning showed them to be the remains of the yellow cheek feathers. Also the red eye showed well in the sunlight.

  19. Colin
    2nd August 2019

    A good morning at Doddington today with a black-necked grebe present. Also my first wigeon of the autumn, 2 kingfishers chasing around the water, a little owl in the willow tree started scolding a buzzard that perched in the same tree, red-legged partridge 1, kestrel 1, raven 2 over and finally 3 broods of tufted including one of 11; I think – hard to count when they are feeding and keep popping up like corks!

  20. Mike&Andy
    1st August 2019

    Hobby over the pool at Doddington this afternoon.

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