October 2023 Sightings

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


  1. Mike&Andy
    30th October 2023

    At Lea Forge,Wybunbury this morning,male and female Stonechat,a large flock of around 200 Pinkfoot and a Com Snipe.A quick look at the pool at Doddington gave nothing new but one of the Stonechats still in the rough ground.Last Friday,Goosander,Kingfisher and 2 Snipe flushed as we walked back along the unit road.

  2. Nigel Henderson
    29th October 2023

    Dane riverside walk – opposite the buddleias; Grey Wagtail – Flying downstream
    Dane riverside walk – the rise to Dane Street; Goosander – ♀; also ♂ swimming downstream
    River Dane – between the weir and Steamboat; Kingfisher – Flying upstream

  3. Glyn Jones
    25th October 2023

    Nantwich Lake

    110+ Canada Geese, 100+ Mallards, 10 Tufted Ducks, 2 Mute Swans with 4 large cygnets, Lesser Black-backed Gull,
    plus on pool off lake 3 F Goosanders

  4. Colin Mike & Andy
    23rd October 2023

    At Doddington this morning the best bird was definitely a commic tern. Seen well as it fed close in front of the Sailing Club and after considerable discussion and research we are confident it was an arctic tern, a late traveller on its way to warmer southern climes.

    Several other good birds including a female goldeneye, the first of the winter; a female goosander; one of the two stonechats which we hope will stay for the winter; still 50+ great crested grebes although little grebes are now down to under 20; few ducks with just 18 tufted and a pair of wigeon but a skein 45 of pink-footed geese over was good

  5. Dave Winnington
    22nd October 2023

    35 Pinkfoot Church Lawton heading S

  6. Mike&Andy
    21st October 2023

    A slow start at Doddington this morning,just singles of Teal and Shoveler and still good numbers of Grebes but no count,sorry Colin! On the Lemon pool a single Wigeon and a flyover G.W.Egret.Back on the main pool a brief view of one Peregrine but better views of a juv trying to nail a gull, without success.Both Common Tern and female Goosander dropped in and still present when we left.Sparrowhawk and Kestrel also noted.

  7. Colin
    17th October 2023

    At Doddington this morning 9 wigeon and 21 tufted but strangely only around 50 mallard where usually nearer to 400 or more. 4 lapwing mixed with the geese; 11 red-legged partridge and 3 skylarks over but the best birds were the two stonechat still there.

  8. Mike&Andy
    16th October 2023

    Still quiet on the pool at Doddington this morning apart from the plethora of Grebes,6 Shoveler,1 Pochard.A Common Snipe was on the back of the island,12 Meadow Pipits on the wires, Reed Bunting,and the best birds a pair of Stonechat in the rough ground in the field opposite end of the sailing club.

  9. Pam Henderson
    12th October 2023

    River Dane Congleton

    Mon 9/10/23 Grey Wagtail

    Tues 10/10/23 Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher

    Weds 11/10/23 Dipper

    Thurs 12/10/23 Goosander

    Riverside path from Rood Hill to Congleton Park is closed till 13/11/23

    10th October 2023

    Nantwich Lake – 1415

    Little Grebe , 4 Tufted Ducks, 2 Mute Swans with 5 quite large young and a Lesser Black-backed Gull.

  11. Dave Winnington
    4th October 2023

    Borrow pit meadows this morning
    5 swallows over
    2 Goldcrest seen

    Merlin sound app picked up Siskin Tilly’s Bridge looked in Alder trees too difficult to see with leaves

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