August 2023 Sightings

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


  1. Glyn Jones
    31st August 2023

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1150

    Robin and female Teal still coming to food, 7 Mallards on pool

    13 Swallows through, in ones and twos

  2. Mike&Andy
    31st August 2023

    2 Hobbys from the high ground at Lea Forge,Wybunbury this morning and 1 Peregrine on the pylons and another along the tree line at the same time.

  3. Glyn Jones
    30th August 2023

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1130

    Very quiet at the moment
    Female Teal still, 6 Mallards on pool

    9 Swallows and a Common Buzzard through

  4. Mike&Andy
    29th August 2023

    A couple of highlights from Doddington this morning,3 Black-necked Grebe,Common Sand at the back of the pool and a Sedge Warbler in the corner of the sailing club.

  5. Mike&Andy
    19th August 2023

    8 Black Terns at Doddington last evening,this morning still 3 plus 10 Common Terns.

  6. Mike&Andy
    8th August 2023

    Spotted Flycatcher on the high ground at Lea Forge,Wybunbury this morning.

  7. Glyn Jones
    8th August 2023

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1100

    6 Common Buzzards, 25 Swallows, 2 Swifts and 7 House Martins through
    On the pool female Teal still and Robin coming to food on the bench

    Also a report of a Barn Owl flying between old railway line and Betchton Lane a few days ago at dusk

  8. Nigel Henderson
    7th August 2023

    Drake Common Scoter at Astbury Mere at 10:30

    Posted by Dave Winnington on the Sandbach Area Birding WhatsApp group.

  9. Mike&Andy
    6th August 2023

    Egyptian Geese into their 4th week at Doddington this morning but no sight of the L.Egrets or the family of Reed Warblers from the end of the sailing club.Also singles of Oystercatcher and Common Sand and 2 Kestrels on the wires briefly.Last week we had a juv Grey Wagtail along the shoreline opposite the main road,a Garden Warbler close to the fisherman hut on the lower pool,Ravens and a single August Swift.

  10. David Winnington
    4th August 2023

    Fanny’s Croft Alsager Quail heard
    Cheshire boundary heard in Barley field
    Heard good distance apart so possibly 2 ?

  11. SECOSeditor
    4th August 2023

    Colin – 3 August
    “A quiet morning at Doddington for me today. Two broods of tufted on the Lemon Pool with 4 large imms and 7 small juvs. Also of note on the main pool 2 little egrets, 3 cormorants, 42 mute swans and a kingfisher. 15 gc grebes with a fem on a nest in the reeds by the hall car park. Next on the list should be Tufted Puffin.”

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