September 2023 Sightings

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


  1. Colin
    30th September 2023

    Nice records Dave, thanks

  2. Glyn Jones
    29th September 2023

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1430
    Very quiet today
    Robin still coming to food by bench, 6 Long-tailed Tits and Raven over

  3. Dave Winnington
    29th September 2023

    Mow cop this afternoon 1 Wheatear
    6 Stonechat on drystone wall between old man and mast Cheshire side

  4. Colin & Sylvia
    29th September 2023

    A very, very quiet morning at Doddington today. The only duck species was mallard; no geese, coot numbers down and mute swans down to 13. The only good thing (apart from the warm sunshine) was that grebe numbers continue to increase. Between us we finished with totals of 54 for great crested grebe and 48 for little grebe.

  5. Colin
    26th September 2023

    A few good birds at Rode Pool this morning with great white egret being the best. 3 mandarins on the water and a group of 13 flew in to join them. Also 1 shoveler on the water. 2 house martins flew over low.

  6. Mike
    25th September 2023

    Little Grebes popped up like corks at Doddington this morning with a count of at least 45!

  7. Colin
    22nd September 2023

    At Doddington this morning, a high grebe count, with a lot of help from Mike & Andy! Great crested totalled 43, with another 3 on the Lemon Pool and little grebe totalled 34. Also mute swans were down to 9 but a grey wagtail was looking good. 2 kingfishers on the Lemon Pool from an angler, 26 tufted and 2 shoveler but very few other ducks except for a mallard female with a just hatched brood of four. Sadly a tawny owl carcass was by the entrance from the road; very fresh and looked in excellent condition – apart from being dead!

  8. Pam Henderson
    20th September 2023

    Two Goosander on the Dane in Congleton this morning

  9. Mike&Andy
    17th September 2023

    At Doddington this morning,L. Egret,Common Snipe over,2 Egyptian Geese,14 Shoveler,11 Teal and a single Wigeon.

  10. Glyn Jones
    16th September 2023

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1515

    Female Teal is here again, 11 Mallards

    18 Swallows and 3 Common Buzzards through

  11. Colin
    16th September 2023

    At Doddington yesterday (Friday) 2 black-necked grebes were showing well for the two hours that I was there with 30+ gc gebes and 12+ little grebes for comparison. Also 23 tufted and 7 shoveler and sadly one mute swan dead and floating in the reeds on Lemon Pool

  12. Glyn Jones
    15th September 2023

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1515

    Mixed flock of 30+ Swallows and House Martins through

    Jay, Nuthatch and Robin still coming to food.

    On the pool
    8 Mallards but no sign of female Teal

    The Teal has been here for about three years because of suspected damaged wing but over last few months has done a lot of flapping its wings and last week I saw it fly across the pool, so maybe it has moved on!

  13. Mike&Andy
    11th September 2023

    Great White Egret dropped into the wood at Doddington this morning before flying to the back of the island.

  14. Glyn Jones
    8th September 2023

    Grensons roundabout, Middlewich Road Crewe – 1000
    2 skeins of unknown geese over, 40 in total

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1115
    Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Robin still coming to food at the bench

    On pool – 16 Mallards, female Teal and Grey Wagtail

    And on the way home 3 Swallows on wires just passed Elton Hall Flash

  15. Colin
    8th September 2023

    At Doddington this morning the canada geese were still there in big numbers; I guessed at 350 with 250 greylag as well. Bn grebe also present with 33 gc grebes including at least 6 juvs of probably three broods and 16 little grebes including at least three large juvs. 9 shoveler and 4 teal on the Lemon Pool

  16. Mike
    7th September 2023

    Black-n Grebe still at Doddington this morning and Egyptian Geese also showing,relatively quiet though,Grey Wagtail on the island and Kestrel in the sailing club.As I was leaving a big influx of Canada Geese flew over the main road.

  17. Nigel Henderson
    6th September 2023

    2 kingfishers – downstream of the Rood Hill road bridge

  18. Colin
    2nd September 2023

    At Doddington this morning, good to be back and find that one of the black-necked grebes is still here. Also 37 gc grebes and 8 little grebes. 41 mutes swans, 18 tufted, 1 kingfisher again and just a lone swallow over.

  19. Nigel Henderson
    2nd September 2023

    Grey Wagtail – at the weir downstream of the park
    Dipper – downstram of the Rood Hill road bridge
    Goldcrest – Congleton Park

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