Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone,

here are the latest reports for the Dearne Valley area covering Thursday and Friday.

Friday 26th February Wombwell Ings

Present were 52 Canada Geese, 3 Shelduck, 129 Wigeon,13 Teal, 8 Gadwall, 8 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, 4 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 9 Coot, 2 Moorhen, c30 Lapwing, c120 Golden Plover, 1 Dunlin, 192 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull and 6 Skylark. In Broomhill Park were 1 drumming Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 1 singing Mistle Thrush and 6 Redwing.

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4 Redwing, 1 yaffling Green Woodpecker  and a Buzzard over Bolton west end.

Bolton Ings

Highlight was the brief but close view (3metres away on the Elderberry stump ) of a Treecreeper. The bird food, put down each weekday by J.Seeviour, also attracted 2 Willow Tits. On the open water were 3 Mute Swan, 56 Greylag, 19 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 2m+4f Goosander, 4 Pochard, 1m+2f Goldeneye, 2 Wigeon, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 121 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 114 BH Gull, 11 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 7 Lapwing and 6 Canada Geese.

 

Thursday 25th February Bolton Ings

Late start today so went to Bolton first and on arrival saw a Barn Owl hunting. On the open water were 3 Mute Swan, 37 Tufted Duck, 10 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 4 Shoveler, 2m+1f Goosander, 1m+2f Goldeneye, 2 Teal, 2 Mallard, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 122 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 71 BH Gull, 1 Herring Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 35 Greylag, 5 Canada Geese and 1 Oystercatcher.
Wombwell Ings early PM

Present were 2 Mute Swan, 122 Canada Geese, 11 Greylag, 189 Wigeon, 16 Teal, 6 Gadwall, 5 Mallard, 3 Pochard, 2 Goosander, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 102 Golden Plover, 2 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 203 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 3 Skylark and 1 Song Thrush.

 

Thanks for viewing and check back for regular updates.

 

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