7th-11th March

 

Hi everyone,

hope your keeping well and managing to get out and about? A few sightings to do today so here goes!

 

7th March Wombwell Ings

Present were 4 Mute Swan, 109 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 5 Shelduck, 120+ Wigeon, 21 Mallard, 13 Teal, 11 Pochard, 9 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, 5 Tufted Duck, 3 Goosander, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 12 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk, 102 Golden Plover, 2 Lapwing, 171 BH Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Trush, 1 Redwing, 3 Skylark, 2 Pied Wagtail and 2 Reed Bunting. K.Fisher also had early AM 2 Water Rail (Corner Pond ), 1 Curlew and 2 Oystercatcher.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 36 Canada Geese, 76 Wigeon, 37 Shoveler, 28 Teal, 25 Tufted Duck, 12 Pochard, 11 Gadwall, 10 Mallard, 2 Goldeneye, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 29 Coot, 5

Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 39 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew(early AM ), 250+ BH Gull, 13 Herring Gull and 2 Common Gull.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 54 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard, 5 Goldeneye, 3 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 128 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 106 BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Buzzard, 1 Jay, 2 Stonechat and 2 Willow Tit.

 

8th March Broomhill Flash.

Mute Swan 2, Great-crested Grebe 1, Goldeneye ♂♀, Gadwall, Teal, Wigeon, Shoveler, Mallard, Black-headed Gull.

 

9th March Wombwell Ings
Present were 8 Mute Swan, 105 Canada Geese, 23 Greylag, 3 Shelduck, 165 Wigeon, 12 Shoveler, 6 Teal, 6 Mallard, 5 Tufted Duck, 3 Gadwall, 3 Goosander, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 11 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 37 Golden Plover, 3 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 220+ BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 3 Skylark and 2 Pied Wagtail.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 45 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 57 Wigeon, 22 Tufted Duck, 14 Pochard, 10 Teal, 9 Gadwall, 8 Shoveler, 5 Goldeneye, 3 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 27 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher and 250+ BH Gull.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 1 Mute Swan, 5 Greylag, 4 Canada Geese, 60+ Wigeon over, 26 Tufted Duck, 6 Shoveler, 4 Mallard, 3 Gadwall, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Pochard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 128 Coot, 2 Moorhen and 151 BH Gull. Also present were 1 Jay, 2 Willow Tit and 2 Bullfinch.

 

10th March Wombwell Ings

Signs of change were indicated by 3 Redshank, the first I’ve seen on the Ings this year. Also present were 2 Mute Swan, 81 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 159 Wigeon, 19 Teal, 11 Shoveler, 11 Pochard, 10 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 1 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher over, 2 Golden Plover, 1 Lapwing, 12 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 108 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 4 Skylark, 2 Mistle Thrush. 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Reed Bunting.

Broomhill Flash

Highlight was the Peregrine that passed through at 10.30am. Also noted were 2 Mute Swan, 31 Canada Geese, 41 Wigeon, 21 Tufted Duck, 16 Pochard, 12 Teal, 7 Mallard, 7 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 5 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 4+ Little Grebe,36 Coot, 7 Moorhen, 33 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 153 BH Gull, 4 Common Gull, 3 Herring Gull and 1 LBB Gull.

TPT

20+ Redpoll and 1 yaffling Green Woodpecker.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 29 Tufted Duck, 11 Mallard, 5 Gadwall, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Pochard, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 125 Coot, 107 BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Stonechat and 2 Willow Tit.

 

11th March Broomhill Flash.

Great-crested Grebe 1, Cormorant 4, Goldeneye 1♀, Oystercatcher 2, Red-legged Partridge 3, Goldcrest calling in carpark 07.15am.

 

Thats about it for now but as always check back soon!

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