Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone,

it’s been quite a mild few days but today certainly changed it round pretty sharply with the wind and the lower temperatures.  I did manage to get out today and do Broomhill Flash and Bolton Ings!!! Anyway here are the sightings from Friday to Monday.

 

 

Wombwell Ings 6th March

 

 

present were 4 Mute Swan, 52 Canada Geese, 2 Shelduck, 178+ Wigeon, 12 Gadwall, 9 Tufed Duck, 8 Shoveler, 7 Teal, 6 Mallard,  4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great Crested Grebe( on Bulling Dyke), 10 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 32 Lapwing, 16 Golden Plover, 1 Kestrel, 121 BH Gull, 7 Common Gull, 3 Skylark, 2 Redwing and 1 Song Thrush.

 

Broomhill Flash late AM

 

 

Noted were 4 Mute Swan, 23 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 12 Tufted Duck, 11 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 25 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 23 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher, 175+ BH Gull and 2 Common Gull. A pair of Tree Sparrows were  showing a great deal of interest in one of the car park nest boxes.

 

Bolton Ings early PM

 

 

On the open water were 3 Mute Swan, 6 Greylag, 1 Pink Footed Goose, 1 Canada Goose, 15 Tufted Duck, 11 Pochard, 7 Mallard, 4 Shoveler, 3 Teal, 3 Gadwall, 1m+1f Goldeneye, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 45 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 257+ BH Gull, 26 Common Gull, 2 LBB Gull and 1 Herring Gull. Also present were 1 Buzzard and 1 Kestrel.

 

Broomhill Flash 7th March

 

 

Buzzard 3, Sparrowhawk 1, Oystercatcher 1, Goldeneye 3, Goosander 1♂, Wigeon 80, Gadwall 20+, Pochard 8, Mute Swan 2, Little Grebe 6,

Red-legged Partridge 2, Curlew 1 flew towards Wombwell Ings.

 

 

Broomhill Flash 8th March

 

 

Little Grebe 10+, Mute Swan  2 adult & 4 Juvenile, Tufted Duck 12, Pochard 5, Gadwall, Oystercatcher 1, Wigeon 27, Goldeneye 2♀ & 1 ♂, Lapwing 37, Redshank 2, Snipe , Sparrowhawk 1.

 

 

Wombwell Ings 9th March mid A.M.

 

 

Present were 4juv Mute Swan, 35 Canada Geese, 3 Shelduck, 143+ Wigeon, 13 Teal, 11 Tufted Duck, 10 Mallard, 6 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 1 Cormorant, 10 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 9 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 246 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 3 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Skylark, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail and 2 Reed Bunting.

 

Broomhill Flash late AM

 

 

Noted were 6 Mute Swan, 22 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 3 Shelduck, 70+ Wigeon, 14 Tufted Duck, 9 Gadwall, 5 Teal, 4 Mallard, 3 Pochard, 1m+1f Goldeneye, 3 Cormorant, 1 Red Legged Partridge, 6 Little Grebe, 21 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 40+ Lapwing, 1 Buzzard and 1 Kestrel.

 

Bolton Ings late AM/early PM

 

 

On the open water were 3 Mute Swan, 22 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 6 Pochard, 4 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 1m+1f Goldeneye, 168 BH Gull, 19 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull and 38 Coot. Also present were 4 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 male Stonechat and 1 Goldcrest.

 

Bye for now!

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