14th-25th April

Hi Guys, apologies for the website updates for some reason since updating WordPress my website has become very unstable and won’t let me log in for days at times. So may need to relocate or just call it a day. Anyway here are the latest sightings while I can update. Sightings and photo from Alan Whitehouse.

 

25th April Wombwell Ings

Present were 27 Greylag, 19 Canada Geese, 4 Shelduck, 36 Gadwall, 21 Tufted Duck, 12 Wigeon, 11 Mallard, 5 Shoveler, 4 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 7 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 5 Redshank, 4 Lapwing, 3 Avocet, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black Tailed Godwit, 32 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 5+ Skylark, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Linnet and 4 Reed Bunting.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 19 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 16 Gadwall, 14 Tufted Duck, 6 Pochard, 4 Mallard, 2 Teal, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Little Grebe, 14 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 6 Lapwing, 8 Herring Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Swift.
TPT

Singing males 12 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap and 1 Mistle Thrush. On the return walk, a group of 20+ House Martins and 5+ Swallows were hawking for insects in a sunny, sheltered spot alongside the golf course.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 1 Mute Swan, 4 Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 10 Gadwall, 10 Pochard, 9 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 40+1y Coot, 1 Moorhen, 280+ BH Gull and 3 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Lapwing over, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 yaffling Green Woodpecker and 2 singing Whitethroat.

 

24th April Wombwell Ings

A good day for waders with 4+ Lapwing, 3+ Redshank, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Avocet, 1 Black Tailed Godwit and 1 Ringed Plover ( My first for the year on the ings ).  Also present were 29 Greylag, 25 Canada Geese, 32 Gadwall, 12 Tufted Duck, 12 Wigeon, 11 Teal, 10 Mallard, 4 Shoveler, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 18 BH Gull, 1 Herring Gull, c50 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 2 Swallow, 6+ Skylark, 1 Wheatear, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit and 2 Linnet.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 3 Mute Swan, 21 Canada Geese, 8 Greylag, 22 Gadwall, 10+ Tufted Duck, 8+13y Mallard, 6 Pochard, 4 Teal,1 Wigeon, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Little Grebe, 1 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 13 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 5 Lapwing, 4 Oystercatcher, 4 Herring Gull and 2 LBB Gull.

TPT

Singing males 12 Willow Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap and 2 Mistle Thrush. Also 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Willow Tit and 2 Bullfinch.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 1 Mute Swan, 7 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 12 Pochard, 8 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 5 Gadwall, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 49+4y Coot, 1 Moorhen, 330+ BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Grey Heron, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Willow Tit.

Common Sandpiper – Wombwell Ings

 

 

23rd April Broomhill Flash

Mute Swan 1, Great-crested Grebe 1, Little Grebe 4+, Teal 4, Gadwall 12, Mallard 8, Tufted Duck 16, Pochard 4, Cormorant 1, Sand Martin, Red-legged Partridge 1, Oystercatcher 2.

 

22nd April Broomhill Flash

Mute Swan 2, Teal 2, Shoveler 1, Herring Gull 14, Little Egret 3, House Martin 10+, Great-crested Grebe 2, Buzzard 5, Peregrine Falcon 2, Pochard 5, Oystercatcher 1.

 

21st April Wombwell Ings

Present were 31 Greylag, 29 Canada Geese, 3 Shelduck, 44 Gadwall, 21 Tufted Duck, 14 Mallard, 14 Wigeon, 9 Shoveler, 7 Teal, 2 Goosander, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 8 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 6 Avocet, 4+ Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 23 BH Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 4 Skylark, 2 Rook, 3 Pied Wagtail and 2 Linnet. A Willow Tit on Dove side and a Sedge Warbler on the corner pond were seen by K.Fisher.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 25 Canada Geese, 18 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 14 Tufted Duck, 7 Pochard, 4 Teal, 1 Gadwall, 1 Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 9+ Little Grebe, 17 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 5 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 20+ Herring Gull and 2 Swift.
TPT

Got out the car at Old Moor RSPB entrance gates to see a a calling Whimbrel flying west. Singing males included 17 Willow Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 1 Mistle Thrush and 1 yaffling Green Woodpecker.
Bolton Ings

Looking out backwards from the Cormorant Hide trying to locate the singing Cetti’s Warbler, we were fortunate to see a fly through Hobby (12.10pm ). On the open water were 1 Mute Swan, 4 Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 8 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 5 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 31 Coot and 300+ BH Gull. Also present were 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Jay, 3 Swift, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Lesser Whitethroat.

 

20th April Wombwell Ings

Present were 13 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 42 Gadwall, 27 Tufted Duck, 22 Mallard, 6 Shoveler, 6 Teal, 1 Goosander, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 9 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 8+ Lapwing, 3 Redshank, 2 Avocet, 1 Common Sandpiper, 15 BH Gull, c50 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 5+ Skylark, 3 Rook, 3 Pied Wagtail and 2 Linnet. K.Fisher also had aWillow Tit Dove side and a Sedge Warbler next to the corner pond.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag, 17 Gadwall, 17 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 5 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 6+ Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant,  17 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Kestrel, 9 Lapwing, 150+ BH Gull and 20 Herring Gull.

TPT

Singing Males 15 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff and 6 Blackcap.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 1 Mute Swan, 9+3y Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 8 Tufted Duck, 6 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 2 Mallard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 51+4y Coot, 310+ BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. At least 2 Grasshopper Warblers were reeling. The bird reeling to the rear of the Cormorant Hide could also have been the bird reeling 30 metres away on the TPT. A definite second Grasshopper Warbler was reeling just to the west of the hide. Also present were 1 Kestrel, 2 singing Whitethroat , 1 House Martin, 1 Bullfinch and 1 flyover Lapwing.

 

19th April Wombwell Ings

Present were 1 Mute Swan, 31 Canada Geese, 28 Greylag, 1 Shelduck, 31 Gadwall, 27 Tufted Duck, 15 Wigeon, 12 Mallard, 11 Teal, 9 Shoveler, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 8 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk, 7 Lapwing, 4 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Avocet, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 15 BH Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Rook and 3 Linnet. K.Fisher had a Curlew over at 8.10am and  his latest ever Spring record for a Fieldfare on Doveside.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 9 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 23 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 5 Pochard, 4 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 1 Barn Owl, 18 Coot, 7 Moorhen, 5 Red Legged Partridge, 7 Lapwing, 160+ BH Gull and 14 Herring Gull.
TPT

Singing males 15 Willow Warbler, 14 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 1 Mistle Thrush and a yaffling Green Woodpecker. A Lesser Whitethroat was singing near the entrance gates to Old Moor RSPB.

Bolton Ings

Highlight was a reeling Grasshopper Warbler behind the hide. On the open water were 1 Mute Swan, 4 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 15 Tufted Duck, 10 Pochard, 8 Gadwall, 3 Mallard, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 49+1y Coot, 1 Moorhen and c300 BH Gull. Also present were 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Avocet through at 12.20pm, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Whitethroat.

 

18th April Wombwell Ings

Present were 21 Greylag, 7 Canada Geese, 2 Shelduck, 35 Gadwall, 16 Tufted Duck, 16 Mallard, 10 Teal, 9 Wigeon, 9 Shoveler, 6 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 4 Lapwing, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Peregrine over at 8.45am, 6+ Skylark, 4 Rook amongst the Crows in the back field, 4 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit and 4 Linnet. Hirundines were more evident today with 30+ Sand Martin, 5 +Swallow and 2 House Martin over the sewage works in the north east corner.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 3 Mute Swan, 36 Canada Geese, 10 Greylag,  14+ Tufted Duck, 8 Gadwall, 5 Mallard, 5 Teal, 4 Wigeon, 3 Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4+ Little Grebe, 16 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 8+ Lapwing, 1 Avocet, 1 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 150+ BH Gull, 18 Herring Gull, 2 Buzzard and  1 Kestrel.
TPT

Singing males 13 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap and 2 Mistle Thrush.
Bolton Ings

Highlight was the singing Whitethroat in front of the hide, On the open water were 1 Mute Swan, 6 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 13 Tufted Duck, 6 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 3 Mallard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 45+3y Coot, 1 Moorhen and 320+ BH Gull. Also present were 3 Buzzard and 1 Kestrel.

 

17th April Wombwell Ings

Present were 17 Greylag, 16 Canada Geese, 28 Gadwall, 18 Tufted Duck, 15 Mallard, 14 Wigeon, 8 Teal, 8 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 1 Goosander, 1 Grey Heron, 12 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 6 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 6+ Skylark, c15 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 3 Rook, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 3 Wheatear and 1 Mistle Thrush.

Broomhill Flash

Highlight was a Little Gull which was constantly harassed by Black Headed Gulls. Also present were 2 Mute Swans, 38 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 21 Tufted Duck, 17 Gadwall, 9 Pochard, 6 Teal, 2 Mallard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4+ Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 13 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 4 Red Legged Partridge, 2 Buzzard, 10+ Lapwing, c180 BH Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Willow Warbler and a Swift ( picked up by Shaun Roebuck over Wombwell Ings )
Warbler Way

Singing males 18 Chiffchaff, 16 Willow Warbler, 9 Blackcap, 2 Song Thrush and 1 yaffling Green Woodpecker.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 3 Mute Swan, 14 Greylag, 7 Canada Geese, 30 Tufted Duck, 8 Gadwall, 8 Pochard, 7 Mallard, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 62+4y Coot, 1 Moorhen, c320 BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 3 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard and 2 Grey Wagtail.

 

15th April Broomhill Flash

Mute Swan 2, Great-crested Grebe 2, Swallow 30+, Shoveler 1, Herring Gull 10, Pochard 7, Sand Martin 10+.

 

14th April Broomhill Flash

Cormorant 1, Mute Swan 2, Great-crested Grebe 2, Pochard 7, Tufted Duck 18, Mallard 19, Red-legged Partridge 1, Teal 4, Shoveler 1, Oystercatcher 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Swallow 2, Grey Heron 1, Herring Gull 35+, Sand Martin 26, Wheatear 1♂, Lesser black-backed Gull 5, Greater black-backed Gull 1, Common  Sandpiper 1.

 

Ok so that’s all up to date for now, hopefully check back soon.

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