Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone,

yesterday’s and todays sightings for the area are as follows.

 

13th March.

Wombwell Ings mid AM

 

Present were 2 Mute Swan, 72 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 1 Egyptian Goose, 220+ Wigeon, 16 Tufted Duck, 9 Mallard, 10 Teal, 8 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 2 Goldeneye, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 12 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 16 Golden Plover, 14 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 1 Songthrush, 5+ Skylark and 1 Grey Wagtail.
Broomhill Flash late AM

 

Noted were 11 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 21+ Wigeon,19 Gadwall, 14 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 2 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 1 Goldeneye, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 2 Cormorant, 32 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 4 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Kestrel, 250+ BH Gull, 3 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull.

 

Bolton Ings early PM

 

On the open water were 3 Mute Swan, 8 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 25 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard, 6 Pochard, 3 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 1m Goosander, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 45 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 204+ BH Gull, 10 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 yaffling Green Woodpecker.

 

12th March.

Sand Martin on Wombwell, singing Chiffchaffs on Bolton and the pleasant weather(no need for gloves) suggested the first real day of Spring.

 

Wombwell Ings mid AM

Highlight was 3 Sand Martin through at 9.43am. Also present were 2 Mute Swan, 78 Canada Geese, 2 Shelduck, 210+ Wigeon, 21 Teal, 14 Tufted Duck, 14 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 7 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 12 Coot, 5 Moorhen,1 Cormorant, 9 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 92 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, and 5+ Skylark.

 

Broomhill Flash late AM

 

Noted were 1 Mute Swan, 72 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 1 Egyptian Goose, 21 Wigeon, 20 Tufted Duck, 14 Gadwall, c10 Mallard, 5 Goldeneye, 2 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 3 Red Legged Partridge, 7 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 27 Coot, 6 Moorhen, 14 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 250+ BH Gull and 1 Little Owl( top lane – J.Thompson ).

 

Bolton Ings late AM/early PM

 

Of particular interest was a light-morph Buzzard ( Collins suggests ‘mainly North Germany and Sweden’ ) that was hunting between the east and west pools. On the open water were 2 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag, 22 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 3 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 2 Goldeneye, 1 Gadwall, 1 Teal, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 49 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 205 BH Gull, 10 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 2 Cormorant over, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 3 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail and 3 singing Chiffchaff.

 

That’s all the news for today!

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