Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone,

the weathers still a bit unsettled here in the Dearne Valley sunshine one minute then cold and foggy the next but spring won’t be long! (or so I keep telling myself).  Here are a few updates from over the weekend and the last two days.

 

 

Wombwell Ings 10th February

Cold and misty with main flash 95 % ice-covered. Present were 2 Mute Swan, 155 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 5 Shelduck, 70+ Wigeon, 18 Shoveler, 15+ Teal, 9 Mallard, 4 Gadwall, 8 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 63 BH Gull, 5 Common Gull, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail and 13 Redwing over.

Broomhill Flash

c60-70% ice-cover. The Egyptian Goose, seen mid AM, had just disappeared into the mist as I walked into hide. I did manage to see 1 Shelduck, 58 Wigeon, 29 Teal, 18 Tufted Duck, 10 Gadwall, 9 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 46 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 150+ BH Gull and 7 Common Gull.

Bolton Ings

Very misty at first but slowly visibility improved. c95% ice-cover. On the little bit of open water were 2 Mute Swan, 21 Pochard, 11 Mallard, 11 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 4f Goldeneye, 2 Shoveler, 15 Coot and 1 Great Crested Grebe. On the ice were 65 BH Gull and 23 Common Gull. Also present were 2 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant over, 2 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Redwing and 3 Bullfinch.

 

Wombwell Ings 9th February

 

Main pool ice-free. Present were 2 Mute Swan, 207 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 67+ Wigeon, 11 Shoveler, 11 Teal, 5 Mallard, 5 Tufted Duck, 4 Gadwall, 2 Cormorant over, 2 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 3 Grey Heron, 19 Lapwing, 108 BH Gull, 5 Common Gull, 1 calling Green Woodpecker, 3 singing Skylark (Spring is coming!!!), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Pied Wagtail and 2 Reed Bunting.

Broomhill Flash

A Peregrine passed through at 10.05 causing excitement amongst the gulls. Also noted were 1 Shelduck, 81 Wigeon, 28 Teal, 15 Gadwall, 14 Mallard, 5 Tufted Duck, 3 Goldeneye, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 33 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 76 Lapwing, 291 BH Gull, 5 Common Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel and 2 Pied Wagtail.

Bolton Ings

Eastern pool 80% ice-free. On the open water were 3 Mute Swan, 18 Shoveler, 11 Teal, 10 Pochard, 10 Gadwall, 5 Tufted Duck, 6 Goldeneye(1m,1juv m,4f), 15 Coot, 68 BH Gull, 22 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 8 Canada Geese, 1 Cormorant over, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker and a pair of Stonechat.

Broomhill Flash 8th February.

 

Lake was 90% frozen.

Mute Swan 2,

Tufted Duck 5,

Pochard 13,

Wigeon present,

Common Gull 2,

Kestrel 1,

Shoveler 2,

Goosander 1♂,

Lesser Black-backed Gull 1.

 

Broomhill Flash 7th February.

 

Egyptian Goose 1,

Little Egret 1,

Wigeon 65+,

Great-crested Grebe 1.

 

That’s all for now!

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