September 2019 Sightings

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


  1. John
    30th September 2019

    23 – 29 Sept
    EHF/PHF: Barnacle Goose, Shoveler, Wigeon, Goosander, L & GC Grebe, Curlew, Ruff, Snipe, Med & Y-l Gull, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Peregrine, Skylark, Chiffchaff, Meadow Pipit, Siskin
    MGT/RF: Garganey, Cetti’s Warbler, Stonechat
    GF: Cetti’s Warbler
    Queen’s Park, Crewe: L& GC Grebe, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit

  2. John
    25th September 2019

    16 – 22 Sep
    EHF/PHF: Barnacle Goose, Mandarin, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, Goosander, L Grebe, Golden & LR Plover, Curlew, Ruff, Snipe, Green Sandpiper, G B-b & Y-l Gull, Arctic Tern, Great W Egret, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Peregrine, Raven, Grey Wagtail
    MGT: Garganey, Snipe, Reed Bunting
    Green Lane: mixed flock of warblers & finches
    WLF: Cetti’s Warbler
    Astbury Mere: Sparrowhawk
    Doddington: Shoveler, Wigeon, Kingfisher, Kestrel
    Lea Forge: Kestrel, Linnet
    Mow Cop: Stonechat

  3. John
    20th September 2019

    Hassall Moss this morning: House Martin still with young in nests, plus a young Buzzard was heard constantly ‘begging’. Adult(s) close by, but appeared to ignore it.
    A Raven flew low overhead calling. A second, a smaller bird, joined it and they flew around the area for 5-10 minutes calling to each other. Was the second a juv. and had they nested in the area?

  4. Mike& Andy
    20th September 2019

    Wildfowl trickling in at Doddington with just a few Shoveler and 4 Wigeon. Also 2 Kingfisher and a Kestrel.A second Kestrel was at Lea Forge with only Blackcaps,Linnets and Stock Dove to add.

  5. John
    19th September 2019

    Meremoor Moss this morning: 4 Buzzard ‘kettling’, Raven ‘dive-bombing’ something on the ground! Skylark singing, 2 House Martin, 3 Chiffchaff singing, 10+ Mistle Thrush in recently ploughed field, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 20/30 Linnet, Bullfinch and a Clouded Yellow Butterfly. A ‘first’ for me, I think!
    Mere Moor Fishery at lunchtime: Kingfisher and Great Spotted Woodpecker added

  6. John
    16th September 2019

    9 – 15 Sep
    EHF/PHF: Barnacle Goose, Wigeon, Pintail, Goosander, LR Plover, Curlew, Ruff, Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Redshank, Y-l Gull, Kingfisher, Hobby, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail
    MGT: Wigeon, Snipe, Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, Peregrine, Jay, Skylark, Cetti’s Warbler, Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit & Reed Bunting
    Astbury Mere: Teal, L Grebe, Snipe, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, GS Woodpecker, Raven, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail, Bull Finch
    Doddington: Shoveler, Swift, L Grebe, Kestrel, Jay
    Lea Forge: Hobby, Mistle Thrush, Meadow Pipit, Linnet
    Mow Cop: Little Owl, Whitethroat, Tree Pipit
    Scholar Green: Spotted Flycatcher, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting
    Shavington: Fieldfare
    Wallhill: Sand Martin, Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Yellowhammer

  7. John
    13th September 2019

    New garden bird behaviour – Robin taking dried fruit.
    These past 5/6 weeks, the Blue and Great Tits coming to me feeders have been joined by at least 2 Coal Tit. This week a party of Long-tailed Tits have also turned up.
    All bodes well for the start, next month, of the SECOC Garden Bird Survey

  8. Mike&Andy
    12th September 2019

    A Hobby once again at Lea Forge this morning and our first Autumn Meadow Pipits there.Also a flock of 60 Lapwings on the high ground .Linnets and Mistle Thrush also noted.At Doddington 2 Swifts passed through with House Martins with a third later on.Also,Kestrel,Jays,Shoveler and 4 juv Little Grebes with an adult.At Wybunbury moss last Sunday we had,Goldcrest,Chiffchaff ,Blackcap,Coal Tit,Nuthatch ,G.S.Woodpecker,Song and Mistle Thrush and Stock Dove and Buzzards.

  9. John
    11th September 2019

    Leisurely cycled south of Crewe yesterday – David Whitby Way, Weston/Basford, Jack Mills Way.
    Most of the activity was in the Weston/Basford area: Kestrel, 20-30 Swallow hawking low over a field with cattle, juv Buzzard begging.
    Highlight was a Peregrine gaining height at Basford Hall sidings

  10. Mike&Andy
    10th September 2019

    Hobby around at Lea Forge this afternoon for around twenty minutes,also a tatty tailed Kestrel and a few Linnets.

  11. John
    9th September 2019

    2 – 8 Sept
    EHF/PHF: Barnacle Goose, Garganey, Goosander, R Plover, Curlew, Bl-t Godwit, Snipe, Redshank, Y-l Gull, Swift, Kingfisher, Raven, Willow Warbler, L Whitethroat, Goldcrest, Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow & Grey Wagtail
    MGT: Wigeon, L Grebe, Kestrel, Skylark, Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, Meadow Pipit & Bullfinch
    FFF: Wheatear
    Alsager: Fieldfare
    SL/BPM: Kingfisher
    Astbury Mere: Teal, L Grebe, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, Reed Warbler, Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail
    Congleton: Goosander, Kingfisher, Dipper Grey Wagtail
    Crewe: Swift
    Doddington: Tufted Duck, Swift, Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk, GS Woodpecker, Spotted Flycatcher
    Mow Cop: Kestrel, Willow Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Stonechat, Wheatear, Y & G Wagtail, M & T Pipit
    Wybunbury Moss: Peregrine

  12. Mike&Andy
    7th September 2019

    Just 4 Swifts over Doddington this morning and only Kingfisher,Sparrowhawk and G.S.Woodpecker of any note.At Lea forge,Raven,Reed Buntings,Whitethroats and Stock Doves.A Peregrine gave good views on the edge of Wybunbury moss as it chased down a flock of Starlings.

  13. Colin & Sylvia
    6th September 2019

    at Doddington this morning; 6 swifts in a flock of 200 mixed hirundines; tufted duck numbers up to 79; and 2 spotted flycatchers in the same tree where we saw a family party last year!

  14. John
    3rd September 2019

    Wheatear on Meremoor Moss this lunchtime –
    distant views but looks like a juvenile. Also, a juv. Buzzard
    Low pressure meant a mixed flock of c70 Swallow & House Martin was hawking low over the moss – they mobbed an ambitious Sparrowhawk that flew through them. 100+ crows foraging in stubble fields.

    It looks like the farmer has changed his plans and, hopefully, the area will return to something like it was in the past?

  15. Gavin Henderson
    3rd September 2019

    Congleton: Dipper, 2 x Grey Wagtail, 5 x immature Goosander on the R. Dane from the Aldi roundabout to the park.
    1/1/2019 Kingfisher flying downstream from the Rood Hill road bridge.

  16. John
    2nd September 2019

    Local Weekly Sightings:
    week of 26 Aug – 1 Sep
    EHF/PHF: Barnacle Goose, Garganey, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, Teal, GC Grebe, Curlew, Bl-t Godwit, Knot, Snipe, Common & Green Sandpiper, Y-l Gull, Swift, Kingfisher, Hobby, Peregrine, Willow Warbler, L Whitethroat, Goldcrest & Yellow Wagtail
    MGT: Wigeon, Bl-t Godwit, Snipe, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Peregrine, Skylark, L Whitethroat, Wheatear & Reed Bunting
    Basford: Swift
    Doddington: Greylag Goose, Tufted Duck, Swift, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Hobby, Peregrine
    Elworth: Swift
    Mow Cop: Marsh Harrier, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Stonechat, Wheatear
    Wybunbury/Moss: Jay, GS Woodpecker, Kestrel, Willow Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Bullfinch

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