Saturday, 13 August 2022

August 13th

Congleton Park

Otter by the weir River Dane @7-45.


Rudyard Lake

Yellow Wagtail x 2

Sunday, 7 August 2022

Species Total

132 species recorded within a 10 mile radius of Congleton last year 2021.


So far this year we have recorded 130 species. But there are some missing this year that were seen last year. If you know of any of these in our area get in touch with Mark or myself.

Pink-footed Goose

Pintail

Green Sandpiper

Greenshank

Black-tailed Godwit

Little Owl

Cuckoo

Sedge Warbler 

Lesser Whitethroat 

Crossbill

All the above were recorded last year.


Wednesday, 25 May 2022

May 25th

Sandbach Flashes 

Knot partial summer plumage (RF).

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

May 24th

Acre Nook SQ Chelford 

L R Plover x 2


Sandbach Flashes 

Ringed Plover x 4 (PHF)

Monday, 23 May 2022

May 23rd

Sandbach Flashes 

Black-tailed Godwit x 16 (EHF)

Ringed Plover x 2 (EHF)

Gt W Egret (EHF)



Sunday, 22 May 2022

May 22nd

The Cloud

Pied Flycatcher x 1 male

Redstart x 1 male

Spotted Flycatcher x 2


Sandbach Flashes 

Ringed Plover  (PHF)

Little Ringed Plover x 2

Oystercatcher x 2


Lawton Woods

Spotted Flycatcher 


Mow Cop (Ackers Wood)

Spotted Flycatcher x 2

Garden Warbler 


Saturday, 21 May 2022

May 21st

Macclesfield Forest 

Spotted Flycatcher x 2

Cuckoo.


Astbury Mere

Swift x 6


Acre Nook SQ Chelford 

Dunlin x 2

Ringed Plover 

Egyptian Goose

Med Gull over .


Friday, 20 May 2022

May 20th

Sandbach Flashes 

Egyptian Geese x 2 (EHF)

Monday, 16 May 2022

May 16th

Acre Nook SQ Chelford 

Black Tern x 1


Asbury Mere

Swift x 8

Saturday, 14 May 2022

May 14th

Mow Cop 

Spotted Flycatcher x 1

Redstart x 2

Crossbill x 2

Tree Pipit x 1


Acre Nook SQ Chelford 

Egyptian Geese x 2

Ringed Plover x 4

Dunlin x 1


Brereton

Yellow Wagtail x 3

Yellowhammer x 1

Friday, 13 May 2022

May 13th

Astbury Mere 

Reed Warbler  (first 2022).


Congleton (Childs Lane)

Yellow Wagtail x 1 


Sandbach Flashes 

Common Tern x 2 (EHF)

Common Sandpiper x 1 (EHF)

L R Plover x 2 (PHF)

Thursday, 12 May 2022

May 12th

Congleton

Spotted Flycatcher x 1 on Macclesfield Canal by Queens Head Pub


Acre Nook SQ Chelford

Whimbrel x 1

3 x Ringed Plover

9 x Dunlin


Sandbach Flashes

4 x Wheatear (MGT)


Wednesday, 11 May 2022

May 11th

Sandbach Flashes 

Mandarin drake  (EHF)


Brereton

9 x Yellow Wagtail




Tuesday, 10 May 2022

May 10th

Acre Nook SQ Chelford 

Ruff x 1

Dunlin x 5


Astbury Mere 

Swift x 8

House Martin x 1

Monday, 9 May 2022

May 9th

Teggs Nose CP

Pied Flycatcher 

Redstart 

Green Woodpecker 


Acre Nook SQ Chelford 

Red Kite over N/E @10-10


Astbury Mere 

Swift x 2 this afternoon 


Mow Cop

Grasshopper Warbler reeling 

Garden Warbler x 2


Sunday, 8 May 2022

May 8th

Congleton River Dane 

Goosander x 4 juveniles 

Dipper

Grey Wagtail 

Kingfisher 

Mandarin drake.


Acre Nook 

Swift x 6

Yellow Wagtail 

Dunlin

Redshank

Egyptian Goose x 2


Sandbach Flashes 

Wheatear x 3 (MGT)


Bickerton Hill

Cuckoo x 2 by car park


Friday, 6 May 2022

May 6th

Acre Nook SQ Chelford 

Avocet x 2

Redshank x 1

Yellow Wagtail x 1

Pink-footed Geese x 2


Sandbach Flashes 

Common Tern x 2 (EHF)

Oystercatcher  x 1 (EHF)

Kingfisher x 1 (EHF)


Congleton River Dane

Dipper

Grey Wagtail 

Mandarin drake.


Newsbank Pool 

Stock Dove  x 3

Shoveler x 2

Mandarin x 2 drakes

Oystercatcher  x 7

Dipper River Dane East Hills.


Thursday, 5 May 2022

May 5th

Astbury Mere 

Hobby over early morning. 


Mow Cop

Wheatear  x 5

White Wagtail x 1

Common Whitethroat x 1


East Hills Cheshire 

Danebower,  Danebridge, Wildboarclough etc.

Merlin

Wheatear x 7

Pied Flycatcher x 2

Redstart x 3

Curlew x several

Red Grouse x 6

Stonechat x 7

Red Kite

Ring Ouzel x 2


Macclesfield 

Hobby over golf course.

Pied Flycatcher East Hills.



Wednesday, 4 May 2022

May 4th

Congleton 

Dotterel still present @ 6-30 in ploughed field. Apparently now flown off with Lapwings at 7-30.

Dotterel now back in the field 8-40.

Dotterel still present @19-00 opposite side of dual carriage way.


Mow Cop

No sign of yesterday's  Ring Ouzel

Wheatear  x 5

Garden Warbler x 1


Sandbach Flashes 

L R Plover x 2 ( EHF)

Ringed Plover x 1 (EHF)

Photo courtesy of Fred Fearn. 

Two Photo's courtesy of Paul Brewster. 






Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Dotterel (Mega)

 Congleton 

Dotterel found late this evening by Phil Oddy , a real Mega for our area. In ploughed field on Congleton bypass from Holmes Chapel Rd. At least 20 birders managed to see it before fading light , thanks to Phil for quickly putting the news out.

Photo by Patrick Earith in fading light this evening. 



May 3rd

Congleton 

Whinchat female in ploughed field, left of bypass after roundabout on Sandbach Rd. Also Wheatear and two Red-legged Partridge. 


Mow Cop

Ring Ouzel x 1 male

Wheatear  x 5


Astbury Mere 

Swift x 1 (first 2022)

Sand Martin x 70


Acre Nook SQ Chelford 

Wood Sandpiper x 1

Common Tern x 2


Sandbach Flashes 

Hobby over (EHF) @ 8-10


Biddulph CP 

Cuckoo x 1 calling.


May 2nd

Mow Cop

Wheatear x 2


Sandbach Flashes 

Bar-tailed Godwit x 1 (EHF)

Whimbrel x 1 (EHF)


Rudyard Lake 

Common Tern x 3


April 30th

Congleton (River Dane)

Dipper x 1

Goosander fem with 6 youngsters

Grey Wagtail


Thursday, 28 April 2022

Apri 28th

Sandbach Flashes 

Bar-tailedGodwit x 1 (EHF)

Greenshank x 1 (EHF)


Wednesday, 27 April 2022

April 27th

Sandbach Flashes 

Common Tern (EHF)


Macclesfield Forest 

Cuckoo clear fell area behind Leather Smithy pub.

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

April 26th

Congleton 

Hobby over town centre @6-40

Red Kite over Buglawton towards Macclesfield @7-50


Sandbach Flashes 

Wheatear x 1 (MGT)


Acre Nook SQ Chelford 

Ring-necked Duck x pair still 

Monday, 25 April 2022

April 25th

Sandbach Flashes 

Ringed Plover x 3 (EHF)

Sunday, 24 April 2022

April 24th

The Cloud

Redstart

Tree Pipit 


Sandbach Flashes 

Arctic Tern x 3 @6-50 (EHF)

Greenshank x 1 (PHF)


Astbury Mere 

Common Sandpiper 


Mow Cop

Tree Pipit x 2

Wheatear x 1 in ploughed field.


Acre Nook SQ Chelford 

Arctic Tern x 2

Marsh Harrier through this evening 


Scholar Green 

Yellowhammer x 11 by brick house Farm. 


Wildboarclough 

Red Kite over @ 9-45

Saturday, 23 April 2022

April 23rd

Acre Nook SQ Chelford 

Arctic Tern x 1

Little Gull x 4

R N Duck x 1pair 


Sandbach Flashes 

Whimbrel x 1 (EHF)

Greenshank x 1 (PHF)



Friday, 22 April 2022

April 22nd

Sandbach Flashes 

Greenshank x 1 (PHF)


Acre Nook SQ Chelford 

R N Duck x 2 still present. 


Rudyard Lake 

Redstart x 1 male

Oystercatcher x 2


Church Lawton

Hobby over church

Lesser Whitethroat 

Thursday, 21 April 2022

April 21st

Astbury Mere 

Common Sandpiper  (first for 2022)


Sandbach Flashes 

Black Kite over N/W @17-10

Greenshank  (EHF)

Wednesday, 20 April 2022

April 20th

Acres Nook SQ Chelford
R N Duck x 2 still present. 

Rudyard Lake 
Common Sandpiper x 1 late evening. 
 

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

April 19th

Sandbach Flashes 

Black-tailed Godwit x 7 (EHF)

Common Sandpiper x 3 (EHF)

L R Plover x 4 (EHF)

Sunday, 17 April 2022

April 17th

Mow Cop

Grasshopper Warbler reeling early morning from layby on Mow Lane.


Sandbach Flashes 

G W Egret x 2 (PHF)

Blackwit x 4 (PHF)

Red Kite over (PHF)

Reed Warbler (WLF)

Common Sandpiper  (EHF)

L R Plover x 4 (EHF)

Blackwit x 2 (EHF)

Black-necked Grebe  (RF)



Saturday, 16 April 2022

April 16th

Scholar Green 

Red Kite over @9-00


Sandbach Flashes 

Whitethroat x 2 (MGT)


Acre Nook SQ Chelford 

Ring-necked Duck  x pair still

White Wagtail x 3


Astbury Mere 

Shelduck 


Mow Cop

Pied Flycatcher  male (Ackers Wood)

Grasshopper Warbler reeling this evening  from layby along Mow Lane. 


Friday, 15 April 2022

April 15th

Mow Cop

Tree Pipit x 2


Acre Nook SQ Chelford 

R N Duck x 1pair 

Whimbrel x 1

Great White Egret x 1

Oystercatcher  x 17


Danebower 

Pied Flycatcher x 1


Wednesday, 13 April 2022

April 13th

Acre Nook SQ Chelford 

R  N  Duck fem still present 

White Wagtail x 7

Yellow Wagtail x 2


Tuesday, 12 April 2022

April 12th

Congleton 

Great White Egret  balancing pool end of Barn Road then flew in direction of Redesmere 7-45.

Shelduck x 1 on balancing pool Holmes Chapel Rd  (by pass).

Dipper by the weir 


Scholar Green 

Wheatear nr Brickhouse Farm

Little Egret flooded field Stone Chair Lane.


Danebower 

Ring Ouzel x 3

Wheatear x 8


Dane in Shaw

Dipper by bridge. (River Dane)


Acre Nook SQ Chelford 

Little Gull x 4

L R Plover x 4

Yellow Wagtail x 3

Wheatear x 1 


Astbury Mere 

Willow Warbler x 8


Mow Cop

Wheatear x 5

Redstart x 1

Monday, 11 April 2022

April 11th

Sandbach Flashes 

Common Sandpiper x 2 (EHF)

Wheatear  x 2 (HF)

Yellow Wagtail  (EHF)

Black-tailed Godwit x 12 (EHF)


Acre Nook SQ Chelford 

Common Sandpiper x 1

Yellow Wagtail x 1

R N Duck fem still present 

L R Plover x 4

Ringed Plover  x 1

Willow Warbler x 1

White Wagtail x 1


Biddulph Moor

Wheatear x 3


Church Lawton 

Red Kite @11-50 south east.


Congleton Park 

Dipper  (by old boat)

Grey Wagtail 

Mandarin 


Knypersley Res 

Swallow  x 3

Sand Martin  x 5

Mandarin x 2


East Hills Cheshire

Ring Ouzels x 3

Sunday, 10 April 2022

April 10th

Danebower Chimney / Quarry

Ring Ouzel x 5

Osprey north @10-05


Sandbach Flashes 

Green Sandpiper  x 2 (HF)

Great White Egret  (PF)

Black-tailed Godwit x 14 (PF)


Acre Nook SQ Chelford 

R N Duck fem still present 

Yellow Wagtail 


Wednesday, 6 April 2022

April 6th

Astbury Mere 

No sign of Common Scoter 

Sandwich Tern ( patch MEGA) 

Shelduck x 4 briefly early morning 

Willow Warbler x 2

Swallow x 2

Sand Martin x 30

Sandwich Tern photo by Tracey Stubbs. 


Tuesday, 5 April 2022

April 5th

Congleton

Dipper (Bath Vale River Dane)


Congleton (New By Pass)

Shelduck pair (Balancing pool end Barn Rd)

Goosander drake over new by pass


Astbury Mere 

Common Scoter drake 

Sand Martin x 13

House Martin (first back 2022)

Willow Warbler 

Swallow x 2 (first back 2022)


Acre Nook SQ Chelford 

R N Duck still present 

G W Egret

White Wagtail 


Monday, 4 April 2022

April 4th

Astbury Mere 

Willow Warbler x 1 (first back 2022)

Brambling 

Sand Martin x 19


Acre Nook SQ Chelford 

R N Duck fem 


Congleton Park / River Dane

Dipper

Goosander 

Grey Wagtail x 2

Mandarin 

Mistle Thrush

Sparrowhawk 


Saturday, 2 April 2022

Thursday, 31 March 2022

March 31st

Astbury Mere 

Sand Martin x 19

Goldeneye fem 


Bent Lane / Childs Lane 

R L Partridge x 1

Yellowhammer x 2


Acre Nook SQ Chelford 

R N Duck fem 

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

March 30th

Congleton Park 

Little Egret x 2 River Dane by Rood Hill bridge.


Sandbach Flashes 

Sand Martin x 2 (WLF)

Swallow x 1 (WLF)

G W Egret x 1 (PHF)

Ruff  x 2 (PHF)

Redshank x 1 (EHF)

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

March 29th

Sandbach Flashes 

Green Sandpiper x 2 (PHF)

Black-tailed Godwit x 15 (EHF)


Acre Nook SQ Chelford 

R N Duck fem still present.


Wildboarclough 

Red Kite over 11-25.

Hen Harrier male


Congleton Park 

Willow Warbler x 1 singing by the weir (First back ).


Astbury Mere 

Common Gull adult x 2

Sand Martin x 2

Monday, 28 March 2022

March 28th

Sandbach Flashes

Black-tailed Godwit x 16 (EHF)

L R Plover x 2 (PHF)

Dunlin x 1 (Hancock's)

G W Egret (PHF)


Danebower

Ring Ouzel x 2 reported yesterday but no sign this morning.


Acre Nook SQ Chelford 

R N Duck fem late afternoon. 


Sunday, 27 March 2022

March 27th

Sandbach Flashes

Black-tailed Godwit x 17 (EHF)

Redshank (EHF)

Great White Egret over

Little Ringed Plover x 6 (PHF)

Yellow-legged Gull adult (EHF)


The Cloud

Stonechat x 2


Rudyard Lake

Oystercatcher x 5

Little Ringed Plover x 1

Raven x 2

Goosander x 1 fem

Red Deer x 2 young stags


Astbury Mere

Sand Martin x 5

Blackcap 


Saturday, 26 March 2022

March 26th

Rudyard Lake

L R Plover x 1

Oystercatcher x 3

Shelduck x 2

Teal x 2

Kingfisher

Willow Tit x 2


Astbury Mere

Blackcap x 3 (first back 2022)

Mediterranean Gull adult briefly this afternoon. 

Common Gull x 1  adult 


Knypersley Res 

Blackcap

Chiffchaff  x 22

Mandarin x 4

Tawny Owl x 4


Friday, 25 March 2022

March 25th

Astbury Mere 

No sign of Black-necked Grebe this morning. 

Egyptian Goose flew through.

Egyptian Goose Astbury.



Sandbach Flashes 

L R Plover on PHF


Rudyard Lake 

L R Plover x 1 

Oystercatcher  x 3


Danebower 

Wheatear x 1

Red Kite over 


Congleton Park (River Dane)

Mandarin x 1

Kingfisher x 1

Grey Wagtail x 2

Dipper x 1

Goosander x 1





Thursday, 24 March 2022

March 24th

Astbury Mere 

Black-necked Grebe still present 

Brambling male

Goldeneye fem 


Sandbach Flashes 

Avocet x 2 still on EHF.


Rudyard Lake 

Little Ringed Plover  (first back)

Oystercatcher x 3

Chiffchaff x 24 singing.



Wednesday, 23 March 2022

March 23rd

Sandbach Flashes

Avocet x 2 (EHF)


Astbury Mere

Black-necked Grebe still present 

Teal x 4 

Common Gull x 6


Scholar Green

Blackcap x 1 pair ( nr Lawton Lake )


Acre Nook SQ Chelford

Little Ringed Plover x 7

Dunlin x 1

Curlew x 2 (flyover)

Wigeon

Gadwall


Biddulph Moor

Ring Ouzel east of Marshes Hill in horse paddocks.


Rudyard Lake  (evening)

Egyptian Geese x 3

Chiffchaff  x 7 (north end)




Tuesday, 22 March 2022

March 22nd

photo by Dave Kelsall. 



Astbury Mere

Black-Necked Grebe ( first since 2015 )

Sand Martin x 6

Goldeneye fem

Shoveler x 3

Little Grebe x 4


Acre Nook SQ Chelford

Black-tailed Godwit x 1

Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Tuesday, 15 March 2022

March 15th

Astbury Mere

Sand Martin x 3

Goldeneye fem


Rudyard Lake 

Sand Martin x 1

Goldeneye fem 

Chiffchaff x several different locations singing.

Monday, 14 March 2022

March 14th

Acre Nook SQ

Little Ringed Plover x 1

Dunlin x 3 

Sunday, 13 March 2022

March 13th

Astbury Mere 

Sand Martin x 2 (first back 2022)

Oystercatcher 

Goldeneye fem 

Shoveler drake

Siskin x 15

Chiffchaff x 4


Knypersley Res 

Chiffchaff  x 2

Goosander x 3

Red Kite over N/W @ 11-15


Rudyard Lake 

Chiffchaff  x 7

Curlew

Oystercatcher  x 5

Water Rail (Heron Marsh)


Bent Lane

Little Egret 

Linnet x 70+


Acre Nook SQ Chelford 

Black-neckedGrebe 


Saturday, 12 March 2022

March 12th

Astbury Mere 

Goldeneye fem

Chiffchaff  x 4


Congleton / Sommerford A54

Red Kite x 2


Rudyard Lake 

Chiffchaff  x 4

Oystercatcher x 4

Common Gull x 3


Rode Heath

Little Egret x 4 ( Townsend Lane )

Brambling  x 2

Oystercatcher  x 2

Yellowhammer  x 100+ ( Knutsford Old Rd)

Friday, 11 March 2022

March 11th

Rode Heath 

Egyptian Geese x 2 near Townsend Lane.

Oystercatcher x 2


Astbury Mere 

Chiffchaff x 4


Rudyard Lake 

Oystercatcher  x 8

Teal x 7

Cormorant x 21

Monday, 7 March 2022

March 7th

Congleton By Pass

Shelduck x  2 on balancing pond Barn Rd.

Sunday, 6 March 2022

March 6th

Dane in Shaw

Dipper (river dane)

Raven


Astbury Mere 

Curlew over calling.

Common Gull adult 

Goldeneye fem 

Lesser Redpoll x 3

Common Gull adult photo by Tracey Stubbs. 




Friday, 4 March 2022

March 4th

Bent Lane 

Shelduck x 27

Chiffchaff  singing


Astbury Mere 

Goldeneye fem 


Thursday, 3 March 2022

March 3rd

Astbury Mere 

Chiffchaff 

Goldeneye fem 

March 2nd

Astbury Mere 

Chiffchaff (1st back)

Lesser Redpoll x 3

Siskin x 20

Tuesday, 1 March 2022

March 1st

Scholar Green 

Red Kite x 2 over A34 @ 13.20


Astbury Mere

Goldeneye fem

Tufted Duck x 59

Shoveler x 4

Little Grebe x 4

Buzzard


Bent Lane SQ

Shelduck x 7

Oystercatcher x 2

Monday, 28 February 2022

February 28th

Congleton

Little Egret over towards new by pass.


Astbury Mere 

Goldeneye fem 


Sunday, 27 February 2022

February 27th

Red Kite over Macclesfield Forest. 

The Cloud

Stonechat x 2


Macclesfield Forest

Crossbill (several)

Red Kite

Siskin x 14


Astbury Mere

It looks like finally our long staying drake Common Scoter has departed, with clear skies last night and its 12 day stay it was no great surprise.

Goldeneye fem

Shoveler x 8



Saturday, 26 February 2022

February 26th

Macclesfield Forest 

Hen Harrier male (9-00) 

Crossbill x 5

Raven x 3

Stonechat 



Astbury Mere 

Common Scoter drake 

Goldeneye fem 

Shoveler x 10


Wildboarclough 

Dipper x 3

Grey Wagtail 

Raven 

Curlew x 2


Congleton Town Centre

Red Kite over @15-55 south east .

Friday, 25 February 2022

Common Scoter

The drake Common Scoter has now been present for 12 days,and as far as I am aware it is the longest staying individual at the Mere. It is spending most of its time diving and feeding smack central in the Mere. Which is roughly some 200mts from whichever side you view from. In turn frustrating the hell out of me because I use a DSLR camera and I can't get anywhere near it for a decent photo. Images below are the best I could manage out of some 11 hours trying.

February 25th

Redesmere Lake

Goldeneye x 21 (7 x drakes).

Part of the flock of 21 Goldeneye. 

Congleton By Pass
Holmes Chapel Rd Island
Shelduck on small island pool.



Astbury Mere 
Common Scoter drake still 
Wigeon x 1 pair
Shoveler  x 10
Common Gull adult 
Goldeneye fem 





Thursday, 24 February 2022

February 24th

Macclesfield Forest

Red Kite over @11-30


Lapwing Hall Pool Chelford

Smew x 2 (redhead)


Astbury Mere

Common Scoter  drake still

Goosander fem

Goldeneye fem

Shoveler x 8

Common Gull adult






Wednesday, 23 February 2022

February 23rd

Acre Nook SQ Chelford 

Black-neckedGrebe 

Great White Egret 


Lawton Lake

Mandarin x 6 (4 × drakes).


Astbury Mere 

Common Scoter drake still 

Shoveler  x 8

Common Gull adult.

Goldeneye fem 

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Februarey 22nd


Astbury Mere

Common Scoter drake still present but quiet content to sit in the middle some 150mts out.

Also present 5 x Shoveler and a single adult Common Gull. Estimated around 500 B H Gulls had come into roost by 16-30 .


Monday, 21 February 2022

February 21st

Astbury Mere 

Our resident drake Common Scoter still present. (If he stays much longer he could qualify for a parking pass).

Sunday, 20 February 2022

February 20th

Astbury Mere 

Scaup x 2 circled Mere then flew off .

Common Scoter drake still 

Goldeneye fem 

Shoveler x 16

Teal x 5

Little Grebe x 6

Siskin x 20


Rudyard Lake 

Goosander  x 4

Raven

Tawny Owl 

Saturday, 19 February 2022

February 19th

Astbury Mere 

Common Scoter drake still present  (6th day)

Goldeneye fem

Shoveler x 8

Little Grebe x 6


Bent Lane 

Shelduck x 41 (sand quarry)

Oystercatcher x 2


Friday, 18 February 2022

February 18th

Congleton River Dane 
Goosander x 3 by weir.

Redesmere 
Goldeneye x 5
Goosander x 3

Astbury Mere 
Common Scoter drake  (5th day)
Shoveler x 4
Gadwall x 2
Goldeneye fem 
Little Grebe  x 5



Thursday, 17 February 2022

February 17th

 Astbury Mere

Common Scoter drake for (4th day)

Goldeneye 1 x pair


Macclesfield Forest

Crossbill x 5 

Red Deer x 3


Lapwing Hall Pool Chelford

Smew x 2


Acre Nook Chelford

Black-necked Grebe

Great White Egret x 2

Pintail x 5

Dunlin

Wednesday, 16 February 2022

February 16th

Congleton River Dane 

Dipper x 2 by old boat.

Grey Wagtail 

Goosander female. 



Astbury Mere

Common Scoter drake still present (3rd day)

Goldeneye fem 

Gadwall pair 

Shoveler x 8

Little Grebe x 4


NEARBY

Lapwing Hall Pool Chelford

Smew in south west corner.


Acre Nook

Black-necked Grebe still

Oystercatcher x 3

Great White Egret.


Tuesday, 15 February 2022

February 15th

 Astbury Mere

Common Scoter drake still present

Goldeneye fem.

Gadwall x 1pair

Shoveler x 4

Monday, 14 February 2022

February 14th

Astbury Mere 

Common Scoter drake @16.15

Shoveler 

Goldeneye fem 

Raven x 2


Church Lawton

Goosander  x 5 on canal by lock 52.


Knypersley Res

Dipper along stream mid-afternoon. 

Sunday, 13 February 2022

Feb 13th

Bent Lane Sand Quarry 

Shelduck x 25

Oystercatcher x 2

Greylag x 3 


Astbury Mere 

Goldeneye fem 

Pochard x 2

Shoveler x 8


Saturday, 12 February 2022

February 12th

Congleton Park (River Dane)

Dipper x 2 

Grey Wagtail 

Goosander x 3

Kingfisher 


Rode Heath

Egyptian Geese x 2 Townsend Lane.


Macclesfield Forest 

Crossbill x 3 standing stone car park.


Astbury Mere 

Gadwall x 2

Shoveler x 5

Goldeneye fem


Photo by Tracey Stubbs. 

Photo by Tracey Stubbs. 



MEGA

AMERICAN ROBIN EASTBOURNE EAST SUSSEX STILL.

Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Feb 8th

Astbury Golf Course

Kingfisher by road bridge over Canal.


Congleton Park 

Goosander  x 3 by waterfall

Grey Wagtail. 


MEGA

AMERICAN ROBIN EASTBOURNE 

EAST SUSSEX. 


Monday, 7 February 2022

Feb 7th

Astbury Mere 

Goldeneye fem still present 

Shoveler x 6

Little Grebe x 6

Pochard x 2 drakes.


Congleton Park 

Dipper  x 1 by the old boat (river dane).


Congleton by pass

Holmes Chapel Rd

Little Egret on balancing lake again.


NEARBY

Lapwing Hall Pool Chelford 

Smew x 2 redhead


Acre Nook 

Black-Necked Grebe 

G W Egret

Feb 6th

 Astbury Mere Feb 6th

Shelduck f/o

Pochard drake

Raven x 2

Siskin x 23


Sandbach Rd A534

Golden Plover x 11 (Wall Hill Corner)


Sandy Lane

Skylark x 50 approx

Meadow Pipit x 15


Astbury Mere Feb 5th

Goldeneye fem

Shoveler x 10


Bent Lane Farm / Sand Quarry area

Tree Sparrow x 1

Egyptian Goose

Oystercatcher x 2

Shelduck x 25


Astbury A34 Watery Lane

Brambling in mixed finch flock


Congleton Bypass

Little Egret on balancing lake


Congleton Park

Dipper by waterfall

Goosander x 3


Thursday 3rd February

Congleton Park

Stock Dove

Redwing

Mistle Thrush

Grey Wagtail

Dipper

Goosander x 2

Kingfisher


Monday 31st January

River Dane Congleton Park

Dipper x 2

Goosander

Grey Wagtail


Congleton Bypass 

Little Egret on balancing lake.







Thursday, 20 January 2022

January 20th

 Astbury Mere 

Shoveler  x 8

Pochard x 3

Little Grebe x 5

Goosander x 1

Gadwall x 1


Congleton Park  (River Dane)

Dipper 


Mow Cop

Jack Snipe x 10

Common Snipe x 9

Woodcock  x 1

Siskin x 6

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

January 19th

Congleton Park (River Dane) 

Little Egret

Dipper

Mistle Thrush

Goldcrest

Redwing.


Astbury Mere

Goldeneye (drake)


Bent Lane / Childs Lane area

Yellowhammer x 10


Sandy Lane

Skylark 50+


NEARBY

Lapwing Hall Pool 

Smew x 2


Acre Nook Pool 

G W Egret

Black Necked Grebe. 





Tuesday, 18 January 2022

January 18th

Astbury Mere 

Pintail drake

Goldeneye fem

Shoveler x 7

Pochard x 5

Little Grebe x 7

Gadwall x 1pair 


Congleton Park (River Dane)

Dipper x 1

Goosander fem

Kingfisher

Mistle Thrush x 2

Redwing.


NEARBY JAN 18TH

Lapwing Hall Pool Chelford

Smew x 2


Acre Nook Pool Chelford

G W Egret x 1

Black Necked Grebe x 1


January 17th

Raven x 2 over new bypass


January 16th

Astbury Mere

Goldeneye fem still

Shoveler x 7

Tawny Owl x 2

Siskin x 12


Moreton / Scholar Green A34

Lapwing x 400 approx .

Saturday, 15 January 2022

January 15th

Great Moreton Hall Lake

Great White Egret


Astbury Mere 

Pintail  x 3 (1×drake)

Goldeneye fem

Shoveler  x 9

Pochard  x 11

Tufted Duck x 63

Little Grebe x 9


Bent Lane / Green Lane

Yellowhammer x 5

Skylark x 5


Rudyard Lake 

Goldeneye fem

Goosander  x 4

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

January 12th

Astbury Mere

Greylag over first thing

Lapwing by Sandbach Rd


Child's Lane

Buzzard


Congleton Park (River Dane)

Goosander fem

Dipper

Grey Wagtail



NEARBY

Redesmere

G W Egret x 2 but flew off south at 12.30


Acre Nook

G W Egret x 1

Black-Necked Grebe x 1

Oystercatcher x 2


Lapwing Hall Pool

Smew redhead x 2


 

January 10th

Astbury Mere

Goldeneye fem

Shoveler x 6

Little Grebe x 5



Friday, 7 January 2022

January 6th

Congleton Park / River Dane

Dipper x 2

Goosander fem

Mistle Thrush x 2

Sparrowhawk


Astbury Mere

Goldeneye fem

Pochard x 3

Shoveler x 5

Little Grebe x 6

Raven


Tuesday, 4 January 2022

January 4th

Astbury Mere

Shoveler x 6

Pochard x 2


Congleton Park (River Dane)

Dipper

Goosander

Grey Wagtail.


Biddulph CP 

Goosander x 5


Chatterley Whitfield 

Barn Owl @16-30


OUT OF AREA

Lapwing Hall Pool Chelford 

Redhead Smew x 2


Acre Nook

Mandarin  x 4


Redesmere 

G W Egret

Goldeneye x 5


Monday, 3 January 2022

January 3rd

Biddulph CP 

Goosander  x 3


Astbury Mere 

Goldeneye fem 

Common Gull adult

Little Grebe x 9

Shoveler x 6

Raven x 3

Siskin

G S Woodpecker 

Grey Wagtail 

Lesser Redpoll 




Saturday, 1 January 2022

January 1st

Astbury Mere

Shoveler x 14

G B B Gull x 3

Tawny Owl

Goldeneye fem

Pochard x 5

Little Grebe x 9

52 species recorded at Astbury today.


Congleton Park 

Dipper

Saturday, 25 December 2021

Merry Christmas

Astbury Mere 

Goldeneye fem 

Little Grebe x 8

Friday, 24 December 2021

December 24th

 Astbury Mere 

Goldeneye fem

Shoveler x 5


Congleton Park 

Goosander x 2

Dipper x 2

Grey Wagtail

Mistle Thrush x 3

American Mink.


NEARBY

Lapwing Hall Pool Chelford

Smew (Redhead)


Acre Nook

Black-Necked Grebe (elusive).


Thursday, 23 December 2021

December 23rd

Astbury Mere 

Goldeneye fem

Pochard  x 3

Shoveler 

Wigeon

Little Grebe  x 5

Lesser Redpoll  x 10


December 21st

Mow Cop

Jack Snipe x 11

Common Snipe x 7

Woodcock x 2

Brambling 

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

December 22nd

Astbury Mere 

Pochard  x 3

Wigeon x 2

Teal x 5

Shoveler 

Kingfisher 

Sunday, 19 December 2021