14th May- 6th June

Hi Guys,

hope your all keeping well and getting out there! A lot of updates to do but not anything out of the ordinary really for this time of year but going to do them anyway. As for Astronomy, a lot of cloud about still and only had chance to do a bit of imaging of which i’ll post images taken with the newly upgraded mount. So here goes, starting with the latest first!

 

6th June Wombwell Ings

Present were 2 Mute Swan, 35 Canada Geese, 17+6y Greylag, 21 Gadwall, 13 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Heron, 10 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 12 Lapwing, 3 Redshank, 12 BH Gull, 2 singing Skylark, 3 Pied Wagtail, 4 Linnet and 2 Reed Bunting.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2+6y Mute Swan, 59+2y Canada Geese, 29 Tufted Duck, 27 Mallard, 10 Pochard, 6 Gadwall, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 29 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 8 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 24 BH Gull, 4 LBB Gull and 1 Herring Gull.
TPT

Singing males 7 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat and 1 Song Thrush.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+6y Mute Swan, 17 Tufted Duck, 7 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 6 Mallard, 3+1y Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 42 Coot, 170+ BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Grey Heron, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Sedge Warbler.

 

5th June Wombwell Ings

Nice to be back on the Ings after a week’s birdwatching in the Cairngorms and then a week in the Peak District with the family. A quiet reintroduction to the Edge with 1 Mute Swan, 29 Canada Geese, 15 Greylag, 23 Gadwall, 9 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler, 1 Teal, 8 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 9 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Skylark, 7+ Pied Wagtail and 2 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2+6y Mute Swan, 18 Canada Geese, 23 Tufted Duck, 14 Mallard, 7 Pochard, 6 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel,  28 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 44 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 1 Herring Gull and 1 Common Tern.
TPT

According to Seev  birds more vocal today than during the past week with 8 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap and 2 Song Thrush singing.

Bolton Ings

Highlight was a Bittern. Typically its location was given  away by the circling Black Headed Gulls as it made a short flight along the front edge of the east pool at 11.30am. About 20 minutes later circling gulls again gave its position as it flew towards Old Moor. On the the open water were 2+6y Mute Swan, 17 Tufted Duck, 6 Gadwall, 5 Pochard, 3 Mallard, 5+5y Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 40+2y Coot, 150+ BH Gull and 3 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Grey Heron, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, 2 White Throat, 1 Sedge Warbler and 2 Reed Bunting.

 

4th June Broomhill Flash

Hobby 1, Herring Gull 5, Pochard 2, Swifts 30+, Canada Geese c100, Lapwing c40, Tufted Duck 30+, Little Grebe 2, Mute Swan 2+6young, Coot + 6 young, Greylag 6+.

 

3rd June Broomhill Flash

Little Egret 1, Herring Gull 6, Mute Swan 2+6 young, Tufted Duck 44, Pochard 6+, Little Grebe 1.

 

2nd June Broomhill Flash

Great Crested Grebe 1, Mute Swan 2 + 6 young.

 

1st June Broomhill Flash

Mute Swan 2 = 6 young, Mallard 18, Tufted Duck 26, Shoveler 4, Gadwall 6, Pochard 7+, Little Egret 1, Lesser black-backed Gull 3, Herring Gull 6, Barn Owl 1.

 

31st May Broomhill Flash

Mute Swan 2 = 6 young, Mallard +5 young, Shelduck 2, Little Grebe 4+, Shoveler 2♂, Gadwall 8, Mallard 16, Tufted Duck 12, Pochard 11, Red-legged Partridge 2, Herring Gull 1, Lesser black-backed Gull 1, Barn Owl 1.

 

30th May Broomhill Flash

Mute Swan 2 = 6 young, Little Grebe 2, Mallard 14, Gadwall 10, Tufted Duck 14+, Pochard 8, Shoveler ♂, Lesser black-backed Gull 4, Herring Gull 3, Redshank 1, Barn Owl 1, Red-legged Partridge 2, Oystercatcher 1, Little Egret 1.

 

29th May Broomhill Flash.

Mute Swan 2 + 6 young, Mallard 19, Wigeon 1, Pochard 8, Shoveler 3, Tufted 20, Great-crested Grebe 1, Gadwall 13, Swift c40, House Martin c20, Swallow c10, Red-legged Partridge 2, Kestrel 1, Pied Wagtail 2.

 

27th May Broomhill Flash

Common Terns 2, Mute Swan 3 + 6 young.

 

26th May Broomhill Flash

Oystercatcher 1, Great crested Grebe 2, Mute Swan 2 + 6 young.

 

25th May Broomhill Flash

Mute Swan 2 + 6 young, Great-crested Grebe 2, Little Grebe 3, Mallard 11, Gadwall 9, Wigeon 1, Shoveler♂♀, Pochard 8, Tufted Duck 18, Pink-footed Goose 1, Herring Gull 15, Barn Owl 1.

 

24th May Broomhill Flash

Oystercatcher 3, Mute Swan 2 = 6 Young, Little Grebe 4, Great-crested Grebe 3+, Mallard 9, Pochard 3, Tufted Duck 12+, Gadwall 16, Lesser black-backed Gull 2, Ringed Plover 2, Herring Gull 5+, Pink-footed Goose 1, Little Egret 1, Brown Hare 1.

 

23rd May Broomhill Flash

Mute Swan 2 + 6 young, Little Grebe 2+, Mallard 4, Gadwall 8+, Tufted Duck 14, Pochard 6, Shelduck 2, Shoveler ♂, Pink-footed Goose 1, Little Egret 1.

 

22nd May Broomhill Flash

Mute Swan 3, Little Grebe 4+, Great-crested Grebe 1, Teal ♂, Gadwall 1, Mallard 11, Tufted Duck 15, Pochard 2♂2♀, Oystercatcher 5, Shoveler ♂, Grey Heron 1.

 

21st May Broomhill Flash.

Pink-footed Goose 1, Buzzard 2, Mute Swan 2.

 

20th May Broomhill Flash

Buzzard 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 1, Hobby 1, Mute Swan 2, Pink-footed Goose 1.

 

19th May Broomhill Flash

Mute Swan 2, Little Grebe 3+, Great-crested Grebe 1, Mallard 7, Gadwall 11+3 duckling, Herring Gull 13, Pochard 2, Tufted Duck 12+, Lesser black-backed Gull 4+, Shelduck 1, Teal ♂, Swift, Sand Martin 20+, Swallow, Pink-footed Goose 1, Sedge Warbler 1, Shoveler 2♂, Oystercatcher 3, Barn Owl 1.

 

18th May Wombwell Ings

Present were 2 Mute Swan, 5+6y Greylag, 26 Mallard, 21 Gadwall, 9 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 11 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 10 Lapwing, 4 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 31 BH Gull, 6 Skylark, 2+1y Pied Wagtail and 8 Linnet.


Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 42 Canada Geese, 14 Greylag, 2 Pink Footed Geese, 16 Gadwall, 16 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard, 4 Pochard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 15 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 1 Barn Owl, 8 Lapwing and 23 Herring Gull.


TPT

Singing males 12 Chiffchaff, 10 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Song Thrush. Also 1 Jay.


Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+6y Mute Swan, 5 Greylag, 4 Canada Geese, 23 Tufted Duck, 6 Pochard, 4 Gadwall, 2 Mallard, 4+3y Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 41+5y Coot, c200 BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Kestrel,  2 Whitethroat, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Whitethroat.

 

17th May Wombwell Ings

Present were 1 Mute Swan, 19+6y Greylag, 12 Canada Geese, 2 Pink Footed Geese, 19 Gadwall, 19 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Shoveler, 1 Teal, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 11 Lapwing, 4 Redshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 5 Skylark, 4+1y Pied Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler and 3 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 23 Canada Geese, 12 Mallard, 10 Tufted Duck, 8 Gadwall, 5 Pochard, 1 Wigeon, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 15 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 6 Lapwing, 12 Herring Gull and 2 LBB Gull.
TPT

Singing males 7 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap and 1 Song Thrush.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+6y Mute Swan, 5 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 27 Tufted Duck, 8 Pochard, 7+6y Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 37+5y Coot, 190+ BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Redshank over, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Whitethroat and 1 Sedge Warbler.

 

16th May Wombwell Ings

Present were 49 Canada Geese, 29 Greylag, 2 Pink Footed Geese, 22 Gadwall, 18 Mallard, 11 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 10 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 12 Lapwing, 4 Redshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 27 BH Gull, 50+ Swift, 4+ Skylark, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 singing Sedge Warbler and 2 Linnet.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 2 Shelduck, 11 Tufted Duck, 10 Gadwall, 7 Pochard, 4 Mallard, 1 Wigeon, 7 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 16 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 9 Lapwing, 3 Oystercatcher,  7 LBB Gull and  2 Herring Gull.
TPT

Singing males 9 Chiffchaff, 9 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap and 1 Song Thrush.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+6y Mute Swan, 10 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 17 Tufted Duck, 12 Gadwall, 7+14y Mallard, 2 Pochard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 37+3y Coot, 200+ BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 3+ Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 1 Sedge Warbler.

 

15th May Wombwell Ings

 

Present were 32 Canada Geese, 24+6y Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 18 Mallard, 16 Gadwall, 10 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler, 1 Grey Heron, 14 Coot, 5+2y Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk, 13 Lapwing, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank, 1 Avocet, 1 Oystercatcher, 4+ Skylark, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Wheatear and 3 Linnet.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 17 Canada Geese, 8 Greylag, 1 Pink Footed Goose, 13 Tufted Duck, 9 Pochard, 5 Gadwall, 5 Mallard, 1 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 6+ Little Grebe, 15 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 9 Lapwing, 3 Herring Gull and 2 LBB Gull. Also seen early AM were 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Barn Owl, 10 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank and 1 Redshank (PWK).

TPT

Singing males included 9 Chiffchaff, 8 Willow Warbler, 2 Mistle Thrush and 1 Song Thrush.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 4+6y Mute Swan, 4 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 24 Tufted Duck, 10 Gadwall, 6+11y Mallard, 3 Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 45+3y Coot , 180+ BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Kestrel, 1 Song Thrush, 1 yaffling Green Woodpecker, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Sedge Warbler.

 

14th May Wombwell Ings

Present were 1 Mute Swan, 45+ 6y Greylag, 18 Canada Geese, 1 Pink Footed Goose, 27 Mallard, 18 Gadwall, 8 Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 1 Teal, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 11 Coot, 6 Moorhen, 9 Lapwing, 3 Avocet, 3 Ringed Plover, 6+singing Skylark, c50 Swift, 4 Pied Wagtail, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Linnet and 2 Reed Bunting.

Warbler Way

Singing males included 16 Chiffchaff, 14 Willow Warbler, 9 Blackcap, 6 Whitethroat, 4 Song Thrush, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and  1 Lesser Whitethroat. Also present were 1 Kestrel and 1 Barn Owl hunting over the west end.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 3+6y Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag, 23 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard,  7 Gadwall, 5 Pochard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 36+3y Coot, 188+ BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Bullfinch and 1 Buzzard.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 38 Canada Geese, 18 Greylag, 2 Pink Footed Geese, 11 Gadwall, 10 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 6 Pochard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 19+2y Coot, 4 Moorhen, 57 BH Gull, 7 Herring Gull and 8 Lapwing.

 

Well that’s all up to date apart from tonight’s sightings which will be posted tomorrow.

 

Bye for now!

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