Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone,

i’m not getting to update the site as often as I would like at the moment but will try harder I promise, sounds like my school report!

I’m going to put the updates on from Alan Whitehouse’s sightings, as mine are a little sporadic at the moment.

 

Wombwell Ings mid AM 1st August

The dead hawthorn bush next to the park gate  entrance is worth checking. This morning it had 20+ Goldfinch, 3 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat and 2 Willow Warbler. Also on the Ings were 4 Grey Heron, 157 Greylag, 121 Canada Geese, 118 Mallard, 18 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 50+ Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Black Tailed Godwit, 74 BH Gull, 5 young Grey Partridge, 6 Linnet, 7+ Pied Wagtail and 4+ Yellow Wagtail.

Broomhill Flash late AM

Noted were 2 Cormorant, 26 Little Grebe, 1 Black Necked Grebe, 1 juv Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mute Swan + 2 juv, 37 Mallard, 31 Gadwall, 18 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler,1 Pochard, 6+ Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Yellow Wagtail and c60 Sand Martin.

Bolton Ings late AM/early PM

On the open water were 10 Cormorant, 4 Little Grebe, 5a+1juv Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mute Swan +4 juv, 36 Gadwall, 11a+5y Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 6 Shoveler, 6 Teal, 2 Pochard, 1 Wigeon and 17 BH Gull. Also present were 2 Grey Heron, 27 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 LBB Gull and 3 Bullfinch.

 

Wombwell Ings mid AM 31st July

– Present were 5 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 174 Canada Geese, 123 Greylag, 102 Mallard, 18 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 29+ Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 61 BH Gull, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 6+ Pied Wagtail, 4+ Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail and 3 Linnet. 1 Garganey +2 Little Ringed Plover seen early AM by J.Hewitt.

Broomhill Flash late AM

Noted were 26+ Little Grebe, 1 Black Necked Grebe, 2 Mute Swan + 2 juv, 56 Gadwall, 21 Mallard, 18 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard. 3 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Barn Owl and c60 Sand Martin.

Bolton Ings early PM

Highlight was the Great White Egret. Got the closest view from Warbler Way when it was on Wath Ings.   It left Wath Ings about 1.30pm for the Bolton Ings west pool but the dense vegetation  prevented its relocation. Fortunately for the few souls who ventured down the TPT to the Cormorant Hide, it flew onto the east pool but after a few minutes it flew back to Wath Ings. Also present were 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 9 Little Grebe, 4a+1y Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mute Swan + 11 juv, 13 Canada Geese, 12 Greylag, 69 Gadwall, 13 Tufted Duck, 7 Pochard, 4 Mallard, 17 BH Gull, 2a+1juv LBB Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Oystercatcher and 18 Lapwing.

 

Wombwell Ings mid AM 30th July

Highlight was the juvenile Peregrine which came a-hunting at 9.22am. Having no joy chasing BH Gulls and Lapwing it started flying low over the water. A young Moorhen inadvisedly took flight and was immediately caught by the Peregrine. It flew with its load towards the shore but any hopes of photos were dashed when it landed out of view behind some juncus grass, its presence marked  by a mad dash of 10+ Mallard for the safety of the open water. Surprisingly, it emerged less than two minutes later and began to harry the birds before making its exit north over Darfield Church. Probably just had  a quick snack  of the Moorhen’s brain. Ah summertime and the living is easy ( for some! ). Also present were 4 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan,  118 Canada Geese, 65 Greylag, 62 Mallard, 21 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 1 Garganey, 45+ Lapwing, 56 BH Gull, 5 Linnet, 3+ Pied Wagtail and 1 Skylark.

Broomhill Flash late AM

Noted were 32+ Little Grebe, 1 Black Necked Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan +2 juv, 48 Gadwall, 23 Mallard, 19 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 6+ Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 2a+3juv LBB Gull, 2 Red Legged Partridge and 1 Barn Owl( box at  top of Clegg’s Meadow).

Bolton Ins late AM/early PM

On the open water were 9 Little Grebe, 5a+2y Great Crested Grebe, 1Mute Swan +2 juv, 96 Gadwall, 16a+5y Tufted Duck, 12 Mallard, 8 Pochard, 2 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 2a+3juv LBB Gull and 13 BH Gull. Also present were 1 Grey Heron, 7 Cormorant, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Grey Wagtail.

 

Green Woodpecker

Green Woodpecker

 

Wombwell Ings mid AM 29th July

Present were 7 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 91 Greylag, 11 Canada Geese, 49 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 6 Teal, 1 Garganey, 3 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 108 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Kestrel. 3+ Yellow Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail,1 Skylark and 6 Linnet.

Broomhill Flash late AM

Noted were 29 Little Grebe, 1 Black Necked Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan +2 juv, 51 Gadwall, 21 Tufted Duck, 8 Shoveler, 6 Teal, 2 LBB Gull, 5 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Barn Owl.

Bolton Ings late AM/early PM

On the open water were 11 Little Grebe, 4a+1y Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mute Swan+8 Juv, 21 Greylag, 49 Gadwall, 6 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard and  13 BH Gull . Also present were 8 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Kestrel and 3 Kingfisher.

 

Wombwell Ings mid AM 25thy July

– Present were 8 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Mute Swan, 52 Canada Geese, 53 Greylag, 64 Mallard, 5 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 1 Garganey, 40+ Lapwing, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 3 Pied Wagtail, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Skylark, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 singing Chiffchaff. A mid PM revisit saw an increase to 16+ Pied Wagtail and the addition of 2 Little Ringed Plover.

Broomhill Flash late AM

Noted were 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 28 Little Grebe, 1 Black Necked Grebe, 1 Mute Swan, 38 Gadwall, 27a+3y Tufted Duck, 20 Mallard, 1 Pochard, 2 Snipe and 2 Green Sandpiper. Also seen mid AM were a Barn Owl( box at top of Clegg’s Meadow ) and 1 Little Egret.

Bolton Ings late AM/early PM

On the open water were 1 Cormorant, 8 Little Grebe, 5a+1y Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mute San+8 cygnets, 68 Gadwall, 10a+4y Tufted Duck, 9 Mallard, 8 Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 31 BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Grey Heron, 41 Greylag, 38 Canada Geese, 200+ Lapwing and 10 Oystercatcher.

 

Wombwell Ings mid AM 23rd July

Present were 9 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Mute Swan, 29 Greylag, 14 Canada Geese, 34 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 1 Garganey, 43 Lapwing, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 48 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 2 Grey Partridge, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Skylark, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Yellow Wagtail.

Broomhill Flash late AM

Noted were 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 30+ Little Grebe, 1 Black Necked Grebe, 1 Mute Swan +2 cygnets, 26 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 55 Gadwall, 22a+5y Tufted Duck, 13 Mallard, 4 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 6 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 LBB Gull.

Bolton Ings early PM

Highlight was the cream crowned Marsh Harrier. On the open water were 9 Little Grebe, 2a+1y Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan +8 cygnets, 103 Gadwall, 18 Pochard, 7a+2y Tufted Duck, 5 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, and 31 BH Gull. Also present were 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 16 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag, 2 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 3 LBB Gull, 1 Dunlin,1 Green Woodpecker and 1 singing Blackcap.

 

 Wombwell Ings mid AM 22nd July

Present were 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egret, 8 Mute Swan, 15 Greylag, 6 Canada Geese, 35 Mallard, 18 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 1 Garganey, 75 Lapwing, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, 1 Golden Plover, 61 BH Gull, 5 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, , 20+ House Martin and 30+ Goldfinch.

Broomhill Flash late AM

Noted were 28 Little Grebe, 1 Black Necked Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan + 2 cygnets, 23 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 36 Gadwall, 25 Tufted Duck, 15 Mallard, 1 Pochard, 6 Redshank,4 Snipe and 1 Green Sandpiper.

Bolton Ings early PM

-On the open water were 7 Little Grebe, 3a+1y Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mute Swan + 8 cygnets, 8a+3y Tufted Duck, 98+ Gadwall, 11 Pochard, 5 Mallard, 2 Wigeon and 51 Black headed Gull. Also present were 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 49 Greylag, 13 Canada Geese, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Common Tern, 2 Kestrel. 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Partridge and 1 Grey Wagtail.

 

Golden Plover

Golden Plover

Wombwell Ings mid AM 21st July

A very quiet mid-morning with 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 5 Mute Swan, 22 Greylag, 16 Canada Geese, 45 Mallard, 21 Gadwall, 5a+6y Tufted Duck, 5 Shoveler, 1 Teal, 73 Lapwing, 41 BH Gull, 6+ Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 20+ Goldfinch and 3 Linnet.

Broomhill Flash late AM

Noted were 26 Little Grebe, 1 Black Necked Grebe, 1 Mute Swan + 2 cygnets, 31 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 22 Gadwall, 17 Tufted Duck, 10+ Mallard, 4 Teal, 1 Pochard, 5 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 LBB Gull and 1 Yellow Wagtail.

Bolton Ings early PM

On the open water were 13 Little Grebe, 3a+1y Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mute Swan + 8 cygnets, 94 Gadwall, 11 Pochard, 7 Tufted Duck, 3 Wigeon and 41 BH Gull. Also present were 1 Grey Heron, 5 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 1 LBB Gull, 2 Kestrel and 1 Green Woodpecker.

 

Wombwell Ings mid AM 18th July

Present were 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Mute Swan, 21 Canada Geese, 19 Greylag, 43 Mallard, 17 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Garganey, 35+ Lapwing, 6 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 3+ Pied Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail and a flock of 30+ Goldfinch.

Broomhill Flash late AM

Highlight was 3 Turnstone that circled the flash 4 times  before heading off east at 10.35am. Also noted were 18a+7y Little Grebe, 1 Black Necked Grebe, 2 Mute Swan +2 cygnets, 45 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag, 30+ Gadwall, 29 Tufted Duck, 10 Mallard, 2 Pochard and 2 Mistle Thrush.

Bolton Ings late AM/early PM

On the open water were 9 Little Grebe, 5a+1y Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan +11 cygnets, 133 Gadwall, 11a+4y Tufted Duck, 8 Pochard, 6 Mallard and 1 Wigeon. Also noted were 58 Canada Geese, 15 Greylag, 12 Oystercatcher, 1 Kestrel, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 singing Chiffchaff (TPT).

 

Wombwell Ings mid AM 17th July

Present were 3 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 5 Mute Swan, 29 Greylag, 21 Canada Geese, 31 Mallard, 7 Gadwall, 1 Garganey, 68 Lapwing, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 7+ Pied Wagtail, 2+ Yellow Wagtail, 3+ Linnet and 1 Kingfisher.

Broomhill Flash late AM

Noted were 1 Grey Heron, 20 Little Grebe ( 30 on Wed. evening by J.Seeviour ), 1 Black Necked Grebe, 1 Mute Swan + 2 cygnets , 37 Canada Geese, 10a+15y Gadwall, 17 Tufted Duck, 9 Mallard,1 Pochard, 1 Barn Owl hunting over tip, 8 Snipe, 1 Red Legged Partridge , 1 Yellow Wagtail and 3 Mistle Thrush in Clegg’s Meadow.

TPT

1  Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Jay , 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Green Woodpecker.

Bolton Ings late AM/early PM

On the open water were 7 Little Grebe, 5a+1y Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan + 8 cygnets, 69 Gadwall, 7a+6y Tufted Duck, 8 Pochard, 5 Mallard, 2 Wigeon  and 1 Shoveler. Also present were 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 LBB Gull, and 1 Grey Wagtail.

 

Wombwell Ings mid AM 16th July

Present were 4 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 10 Mute Swan, 26 Canada Geese, 24 Greylag, 26 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 1 Garganey, 1 Kestrel, 1 LBB Gull, 61 Lapwing, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Skylark and 1 Willow Warbler.

Broomhill Flash late AM

Noted were 1 Grey Heron, 16 Little Grebe, 1 Black Necked Grebe, 1 Mute Swan +2 cygnets, 37 Canada Geese, 35 Gadwall, 4a+12y Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Peregrine, 1 Buzzard, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper and 3 Snipe.

Bolton Ings late AM/early PM

On the open water were 11 Little Grebe, 4a+4y Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan +8 cygnets, 138 Gadwall, 6a+5y Tufted Duck, 10 Mallard, 8 Pochard 1 Common Gull and 55juv BH Gull. Also present were 31 Greylag, 14 Canada Geese, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Whitethroat and 1 Chiffchaff.

 

Wombwell Ings mid AM 15th July

Present were 1 Grey Heron, 7 Mute Swan, 3 Greylag, 19 Mallard, 17 Gadwall, 1 Garganey, 1 Shoveler, 1 Tufted Duck,  29 Lapwing, 4 Black Tailed Godwit, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Buzzard, 1 LBB Gull, 4 Skylark, 3 Reed Bunting and 1 Kingfisher.

Broomhill Flash late AM

Noted were 13a+5y Little Grebe, 1 Black Necked Grebe, 3 Mute Swan+ 2 cygnets, 46 Canada Geese, 30+ Gadwall, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 1 Mallard, 4 Snipe and 2 juv Yellow Wagtail.

TPT

Highlight of the day was the female Redstart seen on the return from Bolton Ings(for location see Twitter). Also present were 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and  singing males- 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Whitethroat.

Bolton Ings late AM/early PM

On the open water were 9 Little Grebe, 3a+1y Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mute Swan+ 9 cygnets, 82 Gadwall, 8 Pochard, 7 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, and 41 juv BH Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 12 Canada Geese, 9 Greylag, 2 Kestrel, 13 Oystercatcher(a party of 12 flew over at 12.45pm), 4 Lapwing and 2 Redshank.

 

Black tailed Godwit

Black tailed Godwit

 

Greenshank

Greenshank

 

Wombwell Ings mid AM 14th July

Present were 3 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 6 Mute Swan, 16a+5y Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 21 Lapwing, 4 Black Tailed Godwit, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Linnet and 2 Reed Bunting. The Garganey was tucked up on the edge of the main flash and not visible from the hide( J.Hewitt ).

Broomhill Flash late AM

A Marsh Harrier made a brief appearance before dropping down into the soft rush at 10.57am. Also noted were 15 Little Grebe, 1 Black Necked Grebe, 1 Mute Swan +2 cygnets, 47 Canada Geese, 6 Greylag, 45 Gadwall, 8a+4y Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 8 Snipe and 1 Yellow Wagtail.

Bolton Ings early PM

On the open water were 9 Little Grebe, 3a+1y Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan+8 cygnets, 131 Gadwall, 12 Pochard, 8 Tufted Duck, 5 Mallard, 65 juv BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 23 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Whitethroat.

 

Wombwell Ings mid AM 11th July

Present were 1 Grey Heron, 3 Mute Swan, 23 Gadwall, 6 Mallard, 2 Teal, 1 Garganey,42 Lapwing, 6 Ringed Plover, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Avocet, 7+ Pied Wagtail, 3 Skylark, 3 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Kingfisher.

Broomhill Flash late AM

Noted were 14 Little Grebe, 1 Black Necked Grebe, 6 Mute Swan, 51 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 29 Gadwall, 14a+5y Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 3 Snipe and 2 Barn Owl.

TPT

Singing males 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat and 1 Blackcap.

Bolton Ings late AM/early PM

On the open water were 6 Little Grebe, 2a+1y Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan +8 cygnets, 140 Gadwall, 12 Pochard, 10 Mallard, 7 Tufted Duck, 6 Wigeon( Winter is coming? ), 1 Shoveler and 76 juv BH Gull. Also present were 25 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag, 6 Oystercatcher, 5 Lapwing, 1 Common Tern, 1 LBB Gull, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sedge Warbler and 1 Kingfisher.

 

Wombwell Ings 10th July

Highlight of the day were 4 Wood Sandpiper which were present for a couple of hours before leaving at 11.45am when a Hobby flew overhead. The impressive sight of 17 Common Sandpipers landing at 11.52am rounded off a good morning’s bird watching on the Ings. Also present were 2 Grey Heron, 8 Mute Swan, 2a+2y Greylag, 32 Gadwall, 1a+6y Shoveler, 1 Teal, 40+ Lapwing, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Kestrel, 10+ Pied Wagtail and 8 Linnet.

Broomhill Flash

(per J.Seeviour) Noted were 16 Little Grebe, 1 Black Necked Grebe, 3 Mute Swan+2 cygnets, 15 Tufted Duck. 10 Gadwall and 2 Pochard. The Little Owl was on the top lane (J.Thompson).

 

Wombwell Ings mid AM 8th July

Present were 7 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 31 Gadwall, 3 Tufted Duck, 28 Lapwing, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank( left west at 9.00am ), 2 Kestrel, 5 Reed Bunting, 3 Linnet, 5+ Pied Wagtail and 1 Grey Wagtail.

Broomhill Flash late AM

Noted were 16 Little Grebe, 1 Black Necked Grebe, 3 Mute Swan, 35 Canada Geese, 17a+27y Gadwall, 17a+11 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Snipe and 1 female Yellow Wagtail. A Grasshopper Warbler was reeling in the field next to the dog kennels.

TPT

Singing males 3 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, and 1 Blackcap. Also present were 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Jay.

Bolton Ings early PM

On the open water were 4+ Little Grebe, 3a+1y Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mute Swan + 8 cygnets, 94 Gadwall, 5 Mallard, 3 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Gull  and 49 juv BH Gull. Also present were 2 Cormorant, 21 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag, 2 Kestrel, 1LBB Gull, 2 Oystercatcher and 1 Kingfisher.

 

Wombwell Ings mid AM 7th July

Present were 4 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 2a+6y Shelduck, 32 Mallard, 7 Gadwall, 28+ Lapwing, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Avocet. 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kestrel, 5+ Pied Wagtail, 3 Linnet,2 Reed Bunting, 1 Kingfisher  and 1 Song Thrush. On the River Dearne, near the bridge on Old Pontefract Road, were 5 Gadwall and 2 Mute Swan.

Broomhill Flash late AM

Noted were 13 Little Grebe, 1 Black Necked Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret,  1 Mute Swan, 46 Canada Geese, 2a+2y Greylag, 15a+30y Gadwall, 21 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard and 1 Kestrel.

TPT

Singing males 3 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap and 1 Willow Warbler.

Bolton Ings early PM

On the open water were 4 Little Grebe, 2a+1y Great Crested Grebe, 4 Mute Swan + 11 cygnets, 115 Gadwall, 8 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 5 Pochard, 1 Teal  and 54 juv BH Gull. Also present were 17 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 1 Common Tern, 9 Oystercatcher( a fly pass of 7, whilst nothing on the coast, looked impressive on Bolton), 2 Kestrel, 2 Kingfisher and 1 Mistle Thrush.

 

Broomhill Flash late AM 4th July

Present were 10 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Black Necked Grebe, 5 Mute Swan + 2 cygnets, 49 Canada Geese, 3a+2y Greylag,, 22a+7y Gadwall, 15 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard and 2 Pochard. A Grasshopper Warbler was singing near the top lane.

TPT

Singing males 3 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat and 2 Chiffchaff. 2 Mute Swan +7 cygnets and 1 Kingfisher were seen on the River Dearne.

Bolton Ings late AM/early PM

On the open water were 4a+1y Little Grebe, 4a+1y Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan +8 cygnets, 90 Gadwall, 12 Pochard, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Mallard and 75 juv BH Gull. Also present were 1 Grey Heron, 20 Canada Geese, 18 Greylag and 4 Kestrel.

Wombwell Ings mid PM

Noted were 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Mute Swan, 2a+6y Shelduck, 1 Greylag, 19 Gadwall, 3 Mallard, 22 Lapwing, 5 Ringed Plover, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Avocet, 1 Snipe,8+ Pied Wagtail and 4+ Linnet.

 

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