Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone,

it’s been over 2 weeks since my last conf I mean blog so apologies for that! Can’t wait for the school holidays to be over.

 

Here are the sightings to bring it back up to date again.

 

Wombwell Ings mid AM 18th August

1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 12 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 1 Shelduck, 11 Teal, 5 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 1 Garganey, 188 Lapwing, 3 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 25 BH Gull, 1 Kestrel, 2 Whitethroat, 20+ Goldfinch and 2 Linnet.

Broomhill Flash late AM

9 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 21 Little Grebe, 1 Mute Swan +2y, 3 Greylag,  18 Mallard, 17 Tufted Duck, 4 Shoveler, 76 Lapwing, 4+ Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Barn Owl.

 

Bolton Ings late AM/early PM

6 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 10 Little Grebe, 6a+2y Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan +6y, 11 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 54 Gadwall, 19 Tufted Duck, 5 Pochard, 5 Mallard, 1 Teal, 56 Lapwing, 5 Black Tailed Godwit and 1 Kestrel.

 

Wombwell Ings mid AM 14th August

4 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 6 Teal, 5 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 1 Garganey, 85+ Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 63 BH Gull, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 4+ Pied Wagtail, 2 Linnet and 100+ Sand Martin.

Broomhill Flash late AM

1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Cormorant, 27 Little Grebe, 1 Mute Swan +2y, 3 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 28 Mallard, 15 Tufted Duck, 12 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, 101 Lapwing, 7+ Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 23 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 2 Kestrel, 1 Barn Owl and 4+ Pied Wagtail.

Bolton Ings late AM/early PM

7 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 7 Little Grebe, 4a+1y Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan +2y, 31 Canada Geese, 13 Greylag, 35 Gadwall, 12 Tufted Duck, 11 Mallard, 3 Pochard, 7 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 13 BH Gull, 2 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Kingfisher.

 

Wombwell Ings mid AM 13th August

A good start to the day  when walking  through Broomhill Rec  I could see a Barn Owl at the entrance to the box at the top of Clegg’s Meadow. Then the bare hawthorn on the Bulling Dyke contained 15+ Goldfinch, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 3 Greenfinch, 1 Chaffinch  and 1 Wren. Further up the dyke a Kingfisher shot out of a hawthorn bush. On entering the hide, a quick glance round for waders revealed 1 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Knot and 1 Dunlin, but not for long. At 9am, something disturbed  most of the birds and the Black-tailed Godwit  and Knot departed eastwards. So it was back to counting what remained – 2 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Mute Swan, 12 Gadwall, 2 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 150+ Lapwing, 44 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull,1 Kestrel, 4 Yellow Wagtail and 3 Pied Wagtail.

Broomhill Flash late AM

3 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 28+ Little Grebe, 1 Mute Swan +2 y, 3 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 26 Mallard, 19 Tufted Duck, 8 Gadwall, 8 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 65+ Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Kestrel, 1 Hobby(thro at 10.20am), 1a+6 juv LBB Gull, a group of 30+ Swift, c60 Sand Martin, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Red Legged Partridge, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Kingfisher.

Bolton Ings early PM

8 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 12 Little Grebe, 8a+2y Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan + 8y, 2 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 45 Gadwall, 18 Tufted Duck, 7 Pochard, 4 Mallard, 1 Shoveler. 32 BH Gull, 100+ Lapwing, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker and 2 Bullfinch.

 

Wombwell Ings mid AM 12th August

3 Grey Heron, 1 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 11 Gadwall, 2 Mallard, 92 Lapwing, 3 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 juv Knot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 55 BH Gull, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, and 3 Linnet. Garganey seen early AM( J.Hewitt)

Broomhill Flash late AM

8+ Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 24+ Little Grebe, 1 Black Necked Grebe, 1 Mute Swan +2y, 6 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 29 Gadwall, 21+ Tufted Duck, 2 Teal, 51 Lapwing, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Common Tern, 2 Barn Owl, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 3 Linnet.

Bolton Ings late AM/early PM

4 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 10 Little Grebe, 7a+1y Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan +8y, 1 Canada Goose, 41 Gadwall, 27 Tufted Duck, 6 Pochard, 4 Teal,2 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 19 Lapwing, 12 BH Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker and 2 Bullfinch.

 

Wombwell Ings mid AM 11th August

Very quiet with 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 19 Canada Geese, 6 Greylag, 22 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 121 Lapwing, 55 BH Gull, 3+ Pied Wagtail and 2 Linnet.

Broomhill Flash late AM

3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 28+ Little Grebe, 1 juv Great Crested Grebe, 1 Black Necked Grebe, 1 Mute Swan + 2 juv, 7 Canada Geese, 6 Greylag, 25 Gadwall, 21 Mallard, 22a+3y Tufted Duck, 67 Lapwing,4 Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Black Tailed Godwit, 2 Little Ringed Plover,  2 LBB Gull, 1 Kestrel and 1 Barn Owl.

Bolton Ings early AM

7 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 11 Little Grebe, 6a+1y Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan +8 juv, 10 Canada Geese, 6 Greylag, 34 Gadwall, 18 Tufted Duck, 5 Mallard, 2 Teal, 3 Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 14 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Green Woodpecker.

 

Wombwell Ings early AM to late AM 10th August

1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 16 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 47 Mallard, 22 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 1 Garganey, 1 Shoveler, 7a+2juv Moorhen, 5 Coot, 255 Lapwing, 8 Snipe, 3 Black Tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank( short stay for a minute then flew east at 10.08am), 99 Black Headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6+ Pied Wagtail and 2 Linnet.

Broomhill Flash late AM/early PM

36 Little Grebe, 1 Black Necked Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Mute Swan + 2 juv, 3 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 41 Mallard, 27 Gadwall, 24a+3y Tufted Duck, 2 Teal, 1 Pochard, 69 Coot, 23 Moorhen, 41 Lapwing,4 Snipe,  2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank( seen flying west at 11.57am,  having been heard calling during the previous 10 minutes), 3 BH Gull and 3+ Pied Wagtail.

Wombwell Ings 8th August

A relatively quiet mid-morning with 5 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 58 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 63 Mallard, 14 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 43 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 42 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 3 Kestrel, 15+ Pied Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Skylark and 60+ Goldfinch.

Broomhill Flash late AM

1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 36 Little Grebe, 1 Black Neck Grebe, 1 Mute Swan+2 juv, 61 Gadwall, 42 Mallard, 17 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 6+ Snipe, 3 Black Tailed Godwit( left east at 10.20am), 2 Common Sandpiper, 1a+3 juv LBB Gull and 1 Barn Owl.

Bolton Ings late AM/early PM

3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 13 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mute Swan + 11 juv, 204+ Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 64 Gadwall, 28 Tufted Duck, 17 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 13 BH Gull, 1 Common Tern, 2 Lapwing and 2 Green Woodpecker.

 

Wombwell Ings mid AM 7th August

Present were 8 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 106 Canada Geese, 9 Greylag, 41 Mallard, 3 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 1 Wigeon, 58 BH Gull, 80+ Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kestrel, 12 Pied Wagtail, 2+ Yellow Wagtail, 1 juv Skylark, 1 Grey Partridge, 2 Sedge Warbler(Bulling Dyke), 1 Linnet and a flock of 50+ Goldfinch.

Broomhill Flash late AM

1 Cormorant, 41 Little Grebe, 1 Black Necked Grebe, 1 Mute Swan + 2 juv, 18 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 61 Gadwall, 42 Mallard, 17 Tufted Duck, 68 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 3 Black Tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 36 BH Gull, 4+ Yellow Wagtail and 1 Barn Owl(box entrance).

Bolton Ings early PM

– Present were 8 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 11 Little Grebe, 6a+1y Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mute Swan +8 juv, 5 Canada Geese, 55 Gadwall, 29 Tufted Duck, 7 Pochard, 3 Wigeon, 2 Mallard, 18 BH Gull, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Bullfinch.

TPT

Going on Bolton Ings  the Great White Egret was visible on the Wader scrape but by the time we came off it was seen on Wath Ings. At the same time , 2.15 pm, a Marsh Harrier could be seen  being mobbed by gulls and it quickly sought the refuge of Bolton west end.

 

Wombwell Ings mid AM 6th August

11 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 212 Canada Geese, 165 Greylag, 62 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 1 Garganey, 84 Lapwing, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Kestrel, 16 BH Gull, 13+ Pied Wagtail, 3+ Yellow Wagtail and 2 Linnet.

Broomhill Flash late AM

4 Grey Heron, 43 Little Grebe, 1 Black Necked Grebe, 1 Mute Swan + 2 juv, 6 Greylag, 4 Canada Geese, 65 Gadwall, 38 Mallard, 19 Tufted Duck, 25+ Lapwing, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 38 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Kestrel,  3 juv Grey Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Barn Owl.

Bolton Ings late AM/early PM

1 Little Egret, 3 Cormorant, 9 Little Grebe, 6a+1y Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan +7 y, 1 Canada Goose, 69 Gadwall, 17 Tufted Duck, 7 Pochard, 4 Mallard, 3 Wigeon, 6 Lapwing, 11 BH Gull, 1 juv LBB Gull, 2 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Blackcap.

 

Wombwell Ings mid AM 5th August

11 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 144 Canada Geese, 51 Greylag, 61 Mallard, 7 Gadwall, 28 Lapwing, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 28 BH Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Meadow Pipit, 10+ Pied Wagtail, 8+ Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Lesser Whitethroat. B. Stanley also had  2 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Blackcap.

Broomhill Flash late AM

1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 37 Little Grebe, 1 Black Necked Grebe, 2 Mute Swan+2 juv, 14 Tufted Duck, 15 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 2 LBB Gull, 3+ Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 60+ Lapwing, 13 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4+ Yellow Wagtail and 2 Barn Owl.

Bolton Ings early PM

6 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret (flying east at 1.10pm), 11 Little Grebe, 5a+1y Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mute Swan + 8 juv, 48 Canada Geese, 65 Gadwall, 25 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 4 Mallard, 3 Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, 57 Lapwing, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Green Woodpecker.

 

Wombwell Ings mid AM 4th August

4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 158 Canada Geese, 51 Greylag, 71 Mallard, 3 Gadwall, 1 Teal, 40+ Lapwing, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Kestrel, 6+ Pied Wagtail, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 24 BH Gull and 2 Linnet.

Broomhill Flash late AM

Highlight was the Hobby that  sped through at 10.53am chasing Sand Martins. Ten minutes later, probably the same Hobby was seen circling high up along with 3 Buzzard. Also noted were 1 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 31 Little Grebe, 1 Black Necked Grebe, 3 Mute Swan + 2 juv, 9 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 66 Gadwall,  20+ Mallard, 17a+3y Tufted Duck, 6 Shoveler, 6+ Snipe, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Barn Owl and 60+ Sand Martin.

Bolton Ings late AM/early PM

3 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Little Grebe, 4a+1y Great Crested Grebe, 4 Mute Swan + 10 juv, 77 Gadwall, 13 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 3 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 11 BH Gull, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Kingfisher.

 

All present and correct!

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