July 2023 Sightings

Details of July sightings will appear on the Monthly Sightings page.


  1. Glyn Jones
    28th July 2023

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1130
    9 Mallards and Grey Heron on pool

    Yesterday – 2015
    40+ Swifts over Badger Avenue/Frank Webb Avenue crossroads
    5 Swifts over Selworthy Drive and Underwood Lane area

  2. Dave Winnington
    27th July 2023

    Scholar Green Brickhouse area
    Yellowhammers doing ok Breeding singing
    Also Whitethroat and Reed Bunting

  3. Glyn Jones
    24th July 2023

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1100

    15+ Goldfinches.
    On the pool – 9 Mallards, Canada Goose and a kingfisher flying down the pool and out of sight!!!

  4. Colin & Sylvia
    21st July 2023

    At Doddington this morning a variety of hirundines with around five each of sand martin, house martin and swallow with over 20 swifts later; egyptian goose 2 and a little egret still present and 2 imm shelduck flew in, one stayed and one quickly moved away. 3 oystercatchers but no signs of a juv (hopefully with the missing adult)

  5. David Winnington
    20th July 2023

    Borrow pit Meadows some birds heard and seen this morning
    Common Whitethroat
    Great spotted Woodpecker

  6. Colin
    17th July 2023

    At Doddington this morning, a fluffy oystercatcher chick on the sheep field being protected from a passing crow by its parents, reed warbler and sedge warbler, one of each singing in the reed beds by the SC , ID’d after careful listening and confirmed by Merlin; also kingfisher, little egret, egyptian goose, little grebe 4

  7. Colin
    15th July 2023

    At Doddington last Thursday 13th 3 common sandpiper on the island, 2 sedge warblers singing and a pair of little grebes on the back pool with a brood of large juvs and a new brood of small juvs.

  8. Mike&Andy
    15th July 2023

    Osprey over Doddington this morning,it had a few attempts to fish before drifting off to the north.Just as we were leaving it came in again,5 years since our last one there.Also L.Egret,Egyptian Geese and an Oystercatcher chick in a very precarious position.

  9. Glyn Jones
    13th July 2023

    Over Frank Webb Avenue and Badger Avenue crossroads – 2040
    40+ Swifts

    Over Selworthy Drive and Underwood Lane junction – 2040
    4 Swifts

  10. Glyn Jones
    12th July 2023

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1130

    12+ House Martins over, 2 Greenfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 15+ Goldfinches feeding on thistles, female Teal still,
    sub adult Robin

    Nantwich Lake – 1500
    35+ Canada Geese, Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swans with 5 well grown cygnets, 170+ Mallards

  11. Glyn Jones
    11th July 2023

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1145
    Chiffchaff, 2 Common Whitethroats and single Swift over.

    On pool :- 4 Mallards, Canada Goose, female Teal and a Grey Heron

  12. Mike&Andy
    11th July 2023

    A couple of new arrivals at Doddington this morning,Common Sand on the island and 2 Egyptian Geese along the wood.Still 6 Oystercatchers with one still sitting on one egg in the sailing club.The other nest in the ploughed field was disturbed when the crop was sown.The second Pied Wagtail family of the season also around the club.

  13. Glyn Jones
    7th July 2023

    Borrow Pity Meadows – 1245
    20 Swallows including 3 juveniles sitting in a tree
    Female Teal still on pool

    Over Frank Webb Avenue and Badger Avenue crossroads – 2000
    40+ Swifts

    Over Selworthy Drive and Underwood Lane junction
    5 Swifts

  14. Glyn Jones
    4th July 2023

    Over Frank Webb Avenue and Badger Avenue – 1930

    11 Swifts only

  15. Colin
    4th July 2023

    no view of the lapwing chicks at Doddington this morning but two adults still by the island so hopefully the juvs were just not showing. Also no sign of the brood of tufted seen on the back pool last week. A hybrid goose with canadas looking like an imm Ross’s goose actually looked quite smart

  16. Nigel Henderson
    4th July 2023

    Dane riverside walk: Goosander 11 presumed immature

  17. Mike&Andy
    2nd July 2023

    A Redshank resting on the island at Doddington this morning but no sign of the Lapwing juvs,the adults still present though.Our first Kingfisher of the year here briefly across the pool.

  18. Nigel Henderson
    2nd July 2023

    Dane riverside walk
    Blackcap ♀
    Kingfisher Perched on this side of the river, then flying upstream to the road bridge; also flying downstream from the park entrance bridge
    Grey Wagtail Adult feeding immature; also opposite the buddleias
    Dipper Adult standing on some rubble.

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