Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone,

here are the latest sightings for the area from the last few days.

23rd March Wombwell Ings

The soft nature of the ground means that the Bar Tailed Godwit can forage widely over the Ings and it is rarely seen feeding along the waters edge. The uneven surface means that it may disappear from view for long periods. Also present were 2 Mute Swan, 98 Canada Geese, 9 Greylag, 3 Shelduck, 156 Wigeon, 17 Teal, 16 Tufted Duck, 16 Mallard, 12 Shoveler, 10 Pochard, 6 Gadwall, 2 Goosander, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 10 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 1 Peregrine through at 9.45am, 12 Golden Plover, 3 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Snipe, 31 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 4+ Skylark, 3 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush and 2 Song Thrush.

TPT

First singing Chiffchaff of the year for the Trudgers. Also Grey Heron over, a Kestrel and restricted views of the 4 Common Scoter on Wath Ings.

Bolton Ings

Greeted at the hide by the closest views of Buzzard to Nigel’s Sofa. 4 birds in the air not too high above us – raptorous. On the open water were 2 Mute Swan, 22 Tufted Duck, 10 Pochard, 5 Mallard, 5 Gadwall, 1f Goosander, 1f Goldeneye, 6 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 76 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 219 BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 8 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag, 2 Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Oystercatcher and 1 Willow Tit.

Brickworks

J. Thompson had two singing Chiffchaff.

22nd March Wombwell Ings

Present were 2 Mute Swan, 57 Canada Geese, 15 Greylag, 3 Shelduck, c200 Wigeon, 16 Mallard, 12 Tufted Duck, 12 Shoveler, 9 Teal, 5 Pochard, 2 Gadwall, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 7 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 24 Golden Plover, 4 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 1 Bar Tailed Godwit, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Song Thrush, 8 Redwing, 4+ Skylark and 4 Pied Wagtail.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2 Mute Swan, 8 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 25 Tufted Duck, 10 Gadwall, 6 Mallard, 4 Pochard, 6 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 73 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 171 BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Wagtail and a Chiffchaff  ( showed briefly in front of hide ).

21st March Wombwell Ings

Normally I feel  in higher spirits when I walk off the Ings. Saddened to be told about and then locate a dead Otter. First noticed yesterday morning, it appears to be a young Otter. There does not appear any signs of  severe mauling on the dead animal. The only positive I can think of is that it is real proof of Otters on the River Dearne and not anecdotal evidence.

Dead Otter – Wombwell Ings

Present on the Ings were 2 Mute Swan, 92 Canada Geese, 9 Greylag, 3 Shelduck, 133 Wigeon, 15 Mallard, 11 Shoveler, 11 Tufted Duck, 10 Teal, 5 Pochard, 4 Gadwall, 1f Goosander, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 8 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 24 Golden Plover, 8 Lapwing, 1 Bar Tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher,  41 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 10 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush and 1 Goldcrest.
TPT

2 Siskin.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2 Mute Swan, 16 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 7 Pochard, 2m+3f Goldeneye, 4 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 5 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 79 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 223 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 6 Greylag, 4 Canada Geese, 1 Cormorant, 3 Buzzard, 5 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 singing Chiffchaff ( Warbler Way ).

 

That’s all the news for now but check back regularly for more sightings for the Dearne area!

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