Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone, snow and wind predicted but fortunately here in the Dearne Valley we got a way pretty lightly with only a light covering of snow but still a little windy. Anyway here are a few updates for you to view.

 

Wombwell Ings 30th January

 

Present were 2 Mute Swan, 115 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 174 Wigeon, 22 Mallard, 20 Teal, 12 Gadwall, 8 Shoveler, 1m+1f Goosander, 1 Tufted Duck, 4 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 116 BH Gull, 4 Common Gull, 24 Lapwing, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush, 26 Meadow Pipit and 1 Pied Wagtail.

 

Broomhill Flash

 

Noted by J. Seeviour were 2 Mute Swan, 44 Wigeon, 13 Teal, 12 Mallard, 9 Pochard, 9 Gadwall, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Gull , 1 Sparrowhawk and 4 Red Legged Partridge. A Little Owl was at the entrance to the western owl box( B. Emson).

 

Bolton Ings

 

The most noteworthy birds seen by J.Law and K.Foundation were 1 Stonechat, 1 Little Egret and 5 Goldeneye.

Broomhill Flash 29th January

 

Pochard 9+, Tufted Duck 4, Mute Swan 2, Mallard 10, Gadwall 2, Wigeon 8+, Common Gull 6+, Shoveler 1♂.

Wombwell Ings 28th January

 

Just over half way onto the ings when a torrential squall struck. My walking stick enabled me to make a passable imitation of a tripod as I braced myself against the strongest winds I’ve encountered on the Ings. Wet and bedraggled I reached the comfort and safety of the hide(never thought I’d be positive about the metallic structure). Eventually, the rain and wind eased and 1 was able to see 2 Mute Swan, 300+ Canada Geese, 64 Greylag, 1 Pink Footed Goose, 2 Shelduck, 101+ Wigeon, 15+ Teal, 10 Mallard, 7 Gadwall, 6 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler, 1f Goosander, 1 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 32 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 4 Lapwing and 2 Meadow Pipit.

Broomhill Flash

 

The Little Owl in the eastern box was viewable from Wombwell Ings. Also noted were 2 Mute Swan, 16 Canada Geese, 32 Wigeon, 8+ Pochard, 8 Gadwall, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 23 Coot, 59 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull and 50+ Lapwing.

 

Wombwell Ings 27th January

 

Present were 208 Canada Geese, 11 Greylag, 3 Shelduck, 145+ Wigeon, 21 Teal, 10 Gadwall, 9 Mallard, 5 Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorant (over), 1 Grey Heron, 81 BH Gull, 4 Common Gull, 4 Coot, 2 Moorhen and 1 yaffling Green Woodpecker. A Kingfisher was seen along the Bulling Dyke. 14 Redwing, 1 singing Mistle Thrush and 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker were in Broomhill Park.

 

Broomhill Flash

 

Noted were 32 Wigeon, 10 Pochard, 10 Mallard, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 1m Shoveler, 3 Red Legged Partridge, 108 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 16 Coot, 7 Lapwing and 1 Hare. The Little Owl, in the box on the eastern side, was only viewable from the Broomhill Park entrance to Wombwell Ings.

 

Bolton Ings

 

On the open water were 4 Mute Swan, 32 Shoveler, 15 Pochard, 13 Tufted Duck, 2m+6f Goldeneye, 5 Mallard, 2m+1f Goosander, 2 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 19 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 32 BH Gull, 12 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 42 Canada Geese, 1 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker and 2 Bullfinch.

 

Wombwell Ings 26th January

 

Present were 204 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 3 Shelduck, 173 Wigeon, 14 Mallard,  9 Teal, 7 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 6 Grey Heron, 4 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 145 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, and 1 yaffling Green Woodpecker.

Broomhill Flash

 

Noted were 29 Greylag, 16 Canada Geese, 34 Wigeon, 10 Mallard, 9 Pochard, 8 Gadwall, 8 Teal, 5 Tufted Duck, 112 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 4 Grey Partridge, 4 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Kestrel and 1 Little Owl.

Bolton Ings

 

On the open Water were 6 Mute Swan, 6 Greylag, 38+ Shoveler, 14 Tufted Duck, 9 Mallard, 9 Pochard, 2m+4f Goldeneye, 4 Teal, 1 Gadwall, 1 Cormorant, 19 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 27 Common Gull and 27 BH Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel and 3 Bullfinch(TPT).

 

Broomhill Flash 24th January

 

Pochard 18, Tufted Duck 6, Wigeon 38, Gadwall 11, Mute Swan 2, Goldeneye 3♀, Grey Heron 1, Shoveler 1♂.

 

Thanks to Alan Whitehouse and John Seeviour for the sightings!

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