Broomhill Birder

Hi All,

a very very cold day with temps down to -4 but with the wind chill factor probably double that if not more.  We braved the elements to get a count for the area of Broomhill Flash and Bolton Ings which was absolutely perishing and could only manage around have an hour before having to move off.  It was that cold my teeth were without no word of a lie, aching like hell!! Anyway here are the numbers!


Broomhill Flash 11th March.

Curlew 1.


Mallard 15,

Pochard 5,

Wigeon 63+,

Tufted Duck 18,

Great-crested Grebe 1,

Goldeneye 2,

Shovelor 4,

Little Grebe 1,

Cormorant 3,

Mute Swan 2,

Common Gull 12,

Lesser Black-backed Gull 1.


Red-legged Partridge 2,

Kestrel 1,

Little Owl 1.


Bolton Ings.


Oystercatcher 3,

Grey Heron 1,

Lapwing 23.


Wigeon 11,

Goldeneye 3,

Kingfisher 1,

Little Grebe 3,

Gadwall 40,

Tufted Duck 10,

Pochard 3,

Shelduck 2,

Shovelor 2,

Mute Swan 4,

Mallard present,

Great-crested Grebe 1,

Common Gull 9

Lesser Black-backed Gull 1,

Greylag Goose 4.


Mistle Thrush 3.


Kestrel 1,

Sparrowhawk 1.



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