Broomhill Birder

 

Hi everyone,

here are the latest sightings for the area thanks to Alan Whitehouse!

 

Wombwell Ings 6th February

 

The main flash was 100% ice-covered. Present were 2 Mute Swan over, 24 Teal, 19 Mallard, 7 Wigeon, 5 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 1m Goosander over, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant over, 4 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 83 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 22 Lapwing, 12+ Redwing, 15 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 6 Skylark and 1 calling Great Spotted Woodpecker.

 

Broomhill Flash

 

A small area on the western side of the flash was ice-free. Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 94 Canada Geese, 2 Shelduck, 29 Teal, 24 Gadwall, 16+ Wigeon, 11 Mallard, 2 Pochard, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Heron, 44 Coot, 17 Lapwing, c150 BH Gull and 7 Common Gull.

 

Bolton Ings

 

Ken Foundation had good views of a Bittern out in the open  mid AM. It had sought the sanctuary of the reeds by the time Hopalong Al and Hopalong Seev could get to Nigel’s sofa. We did manage to see 2 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 19 Shoveler, 14 Teal, 11 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, 4 Gadwall,  22 Coot, 6 Moorhen, 2 Grey Heron, 74 BH Gull, 8 Common Gull and a pair of Stonechat.

 

Bye for now!

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