November 2019 Sightings

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


  1. Janet
    3rd December 2019

    BARN OWL – Haslington bypass 9.40pm

  2. Mike&Andy
    3rd December 2019

    Goldeneye now in double figures at Doddington with the addition of a sixth male.Also this morning,male Gadwall,7 Pochard,3 Shovelers and a single Teal.

  3. John
    2nd December 2019

    25 Nov – 1 Dec
    EHF/PHF: Pink-footed Goose, Shelduck, Mandarin, Shoveler, Pintail, Goosander, Water Rail, L & GC Grebe, Curlew, Bl-t Godwit, Snipe, Redshank, Peregrine
    MGT/RF/GF: Water Rail, Cetti’s Warbler, Meadow Pipit
    FF: Woodcock
    WLF: Water Rail, GC Grebe
    Alsager: L Egret
    Astbury Mere CP: Pink-footed Goose (skein), Wigeon, Pochard, L Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Chiffchaff, L Redpoll
    Bagmere: Stonechat
    Brereton: Peregrine
    Doddington: Shoveler, Wigeon, Teal, Goldeneye, L Grebe, Jay, Chiffchaff
    Scholar Green: L Egret

  4. Mike&Andy
    2nd December 2019

    Our first Redpoll of the winter was in a mixed Tit and Finch flock that included a few Siskins in Wybunbury Moss this morning.Other birds enjoyed were,Tree Creeper,Greenfinches,Jays,Lapwings over,all the common Thrushes,Meadow Pipits,Reed Bunting and Stock Dove.

  5. Mike&Andy
    1st December 2019

    Male Goldeneyes up to 4 at Doddington this afternoon.Also 6 Wigeon,3 Shovelers,Teal,L Grebes,Jay and a not so surprising these days Chiffchaff feeding on the island.

  6. John
    1st December 2019

    SWaBBS in a private wood near Barthomley & Meremoor Moss this morning:
    Little Egret flying over me at Barthomley was a surprise addition to my list.
    100+ Woodpigeon overhead, probably scared off by a distant ‘shoot’? Siskin feeding in an alder tree, Linnets overhead; a Snipe spooked by a passing Buzzard was a welcome record – hopefully it and other waders return to the Moss.
    3 Stonechat, a first winter ( possibly 2 ), then a male, then a female also Reed Bunting.
    The highlight for me was a Stoat that ducked back into a gap in the stone bridge when it saw me, then appearing out at the top to see if I was still there, before slinking away in the long grass.

  7. John
    26th November 2019

    The entry below refers to the period – 18th to 24th Nov

  8. John
    26th November 2019

    EHF/PHF: Shelduck, Shoveler, Pintail, Pochard, Goldeneye, Goosander, Water Rail, L & GC Grebe, Golden Plover, Curlew, Bl-t Godwit, Snipe, Common & Green Sandpipedr, Redshank, Common & GB-b Gull, Kingfisher, Peregrine, Raven, Grey Wagtail
    MGT: Pochard, Kestrel, Cetti’s Warbler & Bullfinch
    FFF: Goosander
    Astbury Mere CP: Greylag Geese, Shoveler, Pochard, Goldeneye, L & GC Grebe, Tawny Owl, Kestrel, Raven, Siskin
    Congleton: Raven, Dipper
    Salt Line/BPM: Goosander, Raven, Mistle Thrush
    Doddington: Shoveler, Pochard, Goldeneye
    Lea Forge: Snipe, Kestrel, Linnet, Siskin
    Queen’s Park: leucitic Canada Goose, Barnacle Goose, Goosander, Mistle Thrush
    Wrinehill: Egret sp.

  9. Nigel Henderson
    23rd November 2019

    Dipper downstream from the Rood Hill road bridge. This is the first in November on this stretch of the Dane.

  10. Lynn Turner
    21st November 2019

    Tonight (21st) 5 white egrets at Wrinehill feeding on a very wet horse field.

  11. Mike&Andy
    21st November 2019

    Goldeneye up to at least 9 with the addition of a 2nd male at Doddington this morning.On Tuesday 11 Wigeon,6 Pochard and 5 Shoveler were also noted.

  12. John
    18th November 2019

    11 – 17 Nov
    EHF/PHF: Pintail, Goosander, L Grebe, Curlew, Redshank, Common & GB-b Gull, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Peregrine, Redpoll, Siskin
    WLF: GC Grebe, Water Rail
    Astbury Mere CP: Pochard, Goldeneye, L Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Jay, Grey Wagtail, Siskin
    Salt Line/BPM: Sparrowhawk
    Doddington: Pochard, Goldeneye, Goosander, Kestrel, Raven, Mistle Thrush, Meadow Pipit
    Lawton Lake: Goosander
    Queen’s Park: Goosander, Grey Wagtail
    Rodeheath: Stonechat
    Shavington: Pink-footed Geese (skien)

  13. Mike&Andy
    18th November 2019

    A Snipe flushed at Lea Forge this morning was our first there and five Siskin were in a mixed flock on the alders.Sightings from our last two visits were,Meadow Pipits,Linnets,Reed Buntings,Greenfinches,Kestrel,Jay,Mistle Thrush,Stock Doves,G.S.Woodpecker and an abundance of winter Thrushes.Doddington was a no no due to dense fog.

  14. Colin
    15th November 2019

    At Doddington this morning 77 tufted, 7 goldeneye (with 1 male), 2 pochard (1 male 1 female), 2 shoveler, 128 coot, 9 red-legged partridge and several hundred each of mallard and geese!

  15. Mike& Andy
    14th November 2019

    Our first male Goldeneye was present on Monday but only two male Pochard and a male Goosader of any note on our next visits.A few birds around the pool at Doddington this morning were,Raven,Kestrel,Meadow Pipit,Jay and Mistle Thrush.A quick peek in Crewe Park yesterday gave four female Goosander and a Grey Wagtail.

  16. John
    13th November 2019

    SWaBBS on Meremoor Moss this morning:
    Sparrowhawk ( 3 times ), Kingfisher ( 3 times! ), GS Woodpecker, Raven, Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, Stonechat, Bullfinch & Linnet

  17. John
    11th November 2019

    4 – 10 Nov
    EHF/PHF: Egyptian Goose, Mandarin, Pintail, Goosander, L & GC Grebe, Curlew, Bl-t Godwit, Snipe, Redshank, Common & Y-l Gull, S-e Owl, Peregrine, Grey Wagtail
    MGT: Water Rail, Skylark, Cetti’s Warbler, Stonechat, Meadow Pipit
    FFF: Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Redpoll, Yellowhammer
    Astbury Mere CP: Mandarin, Pochard, Scaup, Common Scoter, L Grebe, Common Gull, Tawny Owl, Kestrel, Grey Wagtail
    Congleton: Raven
    Doddington: Mandarin, Red-crested Pochard, Goldeneye, Goosander, L Grebe, Red Kite
    Shavington: Goldcrest

  18. John
    10th November 2019

    SWaBBS on Macon Way early this morning: –
    Water Rail, Sparrowhawk, GS Woodpecker, Redwing, Song Thrush, Grey Wagtail & Bullfinch.
    On Friday morning – a Peregrine

  19. Colin
    8th November 2019

    A late afternoon visit to Doddington today and I was quite excited to record my 3 mandarins, 2 males and 1 female, until I opened the blog and saw Mike & Andy’s 9 this morning! However, I also had a male goosander and the keeper reported a red kite last Monday, the 4th. Flew low over the woods and then drifted off south.

  20. Mike&Andy
    8th November 2019

    6 male and 3 female Mandarin at Doddington this morning,female Goldeneye at 7.Also Teal,Wigeon,L. Grebes,Meadow Pipit,Red- legged Partridge,Fieldfares and Nuthatch.

  21. John
    5th November 2019

    28 Oct – 3 Nov
    EHF/PHF: Egyptian Goose, Mandarin, Pintail, Goosander, L & GC Grebe, Curlew, Snipe, Med Gull, Merlin,
    MGT: Garganey, Raven, Stonechat
    FF: Goosander
    Green Lane: mixed finch & winter thrush flock
    Astbury Mere CP: Shoveler, Pochard, Scaup, Goosander, L & GC Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Grey Wagtail
    Doddington: Pink-footed Goose, Goldeneye, L Owl, Kingfisher

  22. Colin & Sylvia
    4th November 2019

    Red-crested Pochard at Doddington this morning. Initially four reported, then increased to six with three females and three males looking really good in the sunshine. Later in the afternoon another male appeared.

  23. Terry Hughes
    4th November 2019

    c45 Fieldfare feeding in the Hawthorn along the Wheelock Rail Trail between the bypass and the canal. No Redwing seen yet. 04/11/2019

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