28th April

Hi Guys,

the new tern rafts have been delivered to Broomhill Flash and will be floated when the Black-headed Gulls have started nesting so they don’t colonise the rafts, so good things fingers crossed! I also had my first Kingfisher, Orange Tip butterfly and Green Woodpecker, so not a bad day nature wise.

 

Here are the sightings of the day, 28th April.

 

Wombwell Ings

Present were 17 Greylag, 12 Canada Geese, 1 Pink Footed Goose, 2 Shelduck, 40 Gadwall, 14 Mallard, 10 Wigeon, 9 Tufted Duck, 5 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 7 Coot, 8+ Lapwing, 3 Avocet, 3 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 22 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 4+ Skylark and 60+ Sand Martin.

Warbler Way

Singing males included 22 Chiffchaff, 13 Willow Warbler, 11 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 1 Grasshopper Warbler. Thanks to radio directions from K.Pickering and a gap cut in the trees by the RSPB, I was able to pick up the two Arctic Terns on the Mere late AM.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 4 Mute Swan, 12 Canada Geese, 6 Greylag, 11 Pochard, 10 Gadwall, 10 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 44+2y Coot, 1 Moorhen and 320+ BH Gull. Also present were 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel and 1 Song Thrush.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 25 Canada Geese, 14 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 18 Tufted Duck, 11 Mallard, 10 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 1 Teal, 1 Wigeon, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Little Grebe, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 13 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 7+ Lapwing, 225+ BH Gull and 8 Herring Gull, Kingfisher 1, Buzzard 1 and Green Woodpecker near Oldmoor.

 

Thanks for looking!

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