February 2024 Sightings

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


  1. Mike&Andy
    26th February 2024

    4 Brambling in with a flock of around 50 Chaffinch off Checkley Lane,Doddington this morning,also Bullfinches,Greenfinch,Reed Buntings and 5 Red-l Partridge.A brief scan of the pool gave us 12 Goldeneye(only half the total from recent years),2 Pochard,Shelduck,6 Oystercatcher and 2 Common Gull.

  2. Darron Boulton
    25th February 2024

    Queens Park Crewe.
    Little Owl in the Oak in between bowling Green and playground.

  3. Glyn Jones
    20th February 2024

    Salt Line Way – 1115
    30 Redwings in trees off SLW
    Otherwise very quiet

    Queen’s Park Crewe – 1330
    Barnacle Goose with 50 Canada Geese,
    Grey Wagtail, Common Gull, male Goosander
    2 ads and 4 juvs Mute Swans+ 1 other juvenile Mute Swan

    19th February 2024

    Newsbank and environs
    Mistle Thrush
    Oystercatcher x 2
    Stock Dove

  5. Glyn Jones
    15th February 2024

    Queen’s Park, Crewe – 1130
    2 ads & 4 juvs Mute Swans still, adults showing signs building a nest, also Coot building a nest, Common Buzzard over and Sparrowhawk through, pair Mandarin Ducks

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1430
    6+ Siskins feeding in alder trees by bench by pool, no sign of Goosanders

  6. Glyn Jones
    12th February 2024

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1100
    Song Thrush, Goldcrest, 2 M & 2 F Goosanders, about a dozen Siskins in trees by pool but mobile

  7. Mike and Andy
    12th February 2024

    Wybunbury Moss this morning.
    Goldcrest x 2
    GS Woodpecker x 2
    Treecreeper x 2
    Redpoll & Siskin x 40
    Goldfinch x 10
    Redwing x 2
    Song Thrush x 2
    LT Tit x 14
    Wren x 4
    Reed Bunting x 1
    Buzzard x 2
    Blue Tit numbers good along with Blackbirds

  8. Mike&Andy
    10th February 2024

    3 pairs of Oystercatcher around the main pool at Doddington this morning with a single around the Lemon pool.Stonechats still in situ also noted Tree Creeper,Reed Bunting,2 G.S.Woodpeckers,a few Meadow Pipits and winter Thrushes through all morning.On the pool,9 Goldeneye,4 Pochard and 1 Shoveler.A very disappointing season on the water.

  9. Nigel Henderson
    10th February 2024

    Congleton – River Dane
    Goosander ♂ and 2 ♀♀; Dipper ; Kingfisher; Grey Wagtail ; Mandarin Duck ; ♂ ♀

  10. Glyn Jones
    7th February 2024

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1100
    2 M & 2 F Goosanders and Song Thrush

    Nantwich Lake – 1445
    10 LBBG, Herring Gull and 25 Black-headed Gulls, some coming into summer plumage, 12 Coots, 2 Song Thrushes and only one adult Mute Swan

  11. Nigel Henderson
    7th February 2024

    Congleton Park
    Redwing; Mistle Thrush; Siskin (Pam)
    River Dane
    Grey Wagtail; Goosander ♂ ♀; Treecreeper; Mandarin Duck ♂ ♀

  12. Glyn Jones
    6th February 2024

    Queen’s Park Crewe – 1130
    2 ads + 4 juveniles and single Mute Swans, M&F Mandarin Ducks, Grey Wagtail feeding in stream in Coronation Walk

  13. Pam Henderson
    4th February 2024

    3rd February 2024

    River Dane Congleton – Mistle Thrush, Dipper, Kingfisher

    4 th February 2024

    River Dane Congleton – Grey Wagtail, Dipper

    Congleton Park – Nuthatch, Mistle Thrush x 2, Redwing (flock), Goosander (Male & Female)

  14. Glyn Jones
    4th February 2024

    Queen’s Park Crewe – 1000
    4 Juvenile Mute Swans+ single Juvenile Mute Swan ringed with a single metal ring, done in a quick and efficient way by the Staffordshire ringer, Cheshire ringer not available due to illness

    Pair of Mandarin Ducks showing well on lake

    3rd February 2024

    Newsbank Pool: 6 x Pink-foot Goose, 2 x Shelduck, 3 x Oystercatcher

  16. Glyn Jones
    2nd February 2024

    Queen’s Park Crewe – 1100
    M&F Mandarin Ducks, 2ads & 4 grown up young Mute Swans, the 4 young ones are to be ringed Sunday morning at 0900, with single metal ring

    Borrow Pit Meadows – 1400
    2 M & 2 F Goosanders on pool

    Alsager Road Haslington
    80+ mixed flock of Fieldfares and Redwings in right field opposite Whitehall Farm

  17. Colin
    1st February 2024

    At Doddington this morning, my best birds of the winter. Even though just 4 Lesser Redpoll they were low down and very close, and I watched them for several minutes as they fed on silver birch cones in the winter sunshine. Also good to watch the stonechat pair feeding in the sheep field. Not much on the water, mainly 39 tufted, 12 goldeneye and 3 shoveler.

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