Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone,

I haven’t had the chance to get out too much of late but here are quite a few sightings to bring us up to date including a Life tick for me on 16th June in my local patch! Wappo. Starting with the most current and working back.

17th June

After yesterday’s excitement at Old Moor, it was back to the quieter side of the Dearne Valley.

Wombwell Ings

Present were 3 Mute Swan, 18+9y Gadwall, 4 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 4 Lapwing, 3 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kestrel, 3 Skylark and 1 Kingfisher. The one young Grey Wagtail continues to be fed by its parents near the bridge over the Dearne.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swans + 5y cygnets, 26 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 23 Tufted Duck, 6+8y Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 2+1y Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 60+ Coot, 2 Moorhen,24 Lapwing,  1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 3 LBB Gull and 1 Little Owl.

Warbler Way

Singing males included 12 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 7 Willow Warbler and 6 Whitethroat.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2 Mute Swan + 7 cygnets, 8 Greylag, 4 Canada Geese, 20 Tufted Duck, 19 Gadwall, 8+6y Mallard, 3 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 7+2y Great Crested Grebe, 4+1y Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 103 Coot, 2+2y Moorhen, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Grey Partridge, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel and 1 Oystercatcher.

16th June

Apologies for the late post but a Gull Billed Tern ( after a 3 hour wait) took priority.
Wombwell Ings

Highlight was a young Grey Wagtail being fed by its parents near the old road bridge over the River Dearne.  Present were 2 Mute Swan, 17+2y Gadwall, 7+7y Mallard, 5 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler, 1 drake Teal, 1 Grey Partridge, 1 Cormorant, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 7 Coot, 5 Moorhen,1 Kestrel, 7 Lapwing, 3 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 5 BH Gull, 3 Skylark, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Linnet and a distant calling Cuckoo(brickworks).

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan + 5 cygnets, 18 Tufted Duck, 13 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 3+2y Pochard, 1 drake Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 68 Coot, 30 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank and 3 LBB Gull.

Warbler Way

Singing males included 8 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 8 Whitethroat, 7 Willow Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler and 1 Song Thrush.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2 Mute Swan + 7 cygnets, 12 Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 42 Gadwall, 24 Tufted Duck, 9 Pochard, 8 Mallard ,2 Cormorant,  5 +2y Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 109 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 1 Common Gull and 2 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher and 1 Willow Tit.

Gull-billed Tern

Gull-billed Tern

Gull-billed Tern

Gull-billed Tern

Gull-billed Tern

Gull-billed Tern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15th June

Broomhill Flash

A late start this morning. Present were 3 Mute Swan +5 cygnets, 34 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 23 Tufted Duck, 9 Mallard, 8 +1y Pochard, 6 +8y Gadwall, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 56 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 23 Lapwing, 64 BH Gull, 3 LBB Gull and 1 Barn Owl (Rain stopped hunting over the last two nights?)

Warbler Way

Singing males included 8 Chiffchaff, 8 Willow Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 8 Whitethroat, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and1 Song Thrush.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 3 Mute Swan, 12 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 27 Tufted Duck, 26 Gadwall, 11 + 7y Mallard, 3 Pochard, 5 + 3y Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 98 Coot , 2+1y Moorhen, 2 LBB Gull  and 124 BH Gull. Also present were 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 flyover Common Tern,1 Jay, 2 Grey Wagtail and 2 Kingfisher.
Wombwell Ings

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 11 Canada Geese, 38+10y Gadwall, 13 + 2y Mallard, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 Shoveler, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Lapwing, 3 Redshank, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 7 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 1 Skylark and 1 Sedge Warbler.

12th June

Wombwell Ings

Present were 2 Mute Swan, 3 Greylag, 15+3y Gadwall, 13+7y Mallard, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 11 Lapwing, 3 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 45+ BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 2 Skylark, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit and 2 Linnet.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan +5 cygnets, 12+8y Canada Geese, 2+4y Greylag, 41 Tufted Duck, 16 Mallard, 5+2y Pochard, 1 Cormorant, 4 Little Grebe, 44 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 5 LBB Gull, 1 Kestrel and 1 Barn Owl.
Warbler Way

A better day for singing males with 12 Chiffchaff, 11 Willow Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 10 Whitethroat and 3 Sedge Warbler.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2 Mute Swan+7 cygnets, 15+4y Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 29 Tufted Duck, 11 Gadwall, 7 Mallard, 3+4y Pochard, 5+2y Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 83 Coot and 2+1y Moorhen. Also present were 2 Kestrel, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Grey Wagtail.

 

10th June

Wombwell Ings

Present were 2 Mute Swan, 9 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 6 Gadwall,1 Shoveler, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Coot, 4+2y Moorhen, 8+1y Lapwing, 3 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Skylark, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Meadow Pipit.

Warbler Way

Singing males included 11 Chiffchaff, 9 Willow Warbler, 9 Blackcap, 6 Whitethroat and 1 Sedge Warbler.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2 Mute Swan + 7 cygnets, 9 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 37 Tufted Duck, 7 Gadwall, 3+2y Mallard, 1 Pochard, 6+2y Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 83 Coot, 4+2y Moorhen and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Kestrel, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Grey Partridge, 1 Green Woodpecker and 2 Grey Wagtail.

Broomhill Flash

(per J.Seeviour) 2 Mute Swan +6 cygnets, 42 Tufted Duck,28 Gadwall, 14 Mallard, 4+2y Pochard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe and 1 Kestrel.

 

9th June

Wombwell Ings

Present were 20 Gadwall, 11 Mallard, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 Shoveler, 2 Grey Partridge, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 19 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 7 Lapwing+ 1 chick, 3 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 5 BH Gull, 3 Skylark, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit and 2 Reed Bunting.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan +6 cygnets, 29 Canada Geese,5 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 22 Tufted Duck, 10 Gadwall, 4 + 1y Pochard ,5 Mallard, 4 Little Grebe, 36 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 1 Little Egret, 51 BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull.
Warbler Way

Highlight was hearing a Cuckoo calling on Old Moor. Singing males included 8 Chiffchaff, 8 Willow Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 6 Whitethroat and 1 Sedge Warbler. Dismaying to see 2 dead young Magpie and 1 young Jay alongside the path. No sign of the birds being eaten. Possible target practice ?
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2 Mute Swan +7 cygnets, 8 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 31 Tufted Duck, 6a+6y Mallard, 3 Pochard + brood of 8 ducklings, 4a+2y Great Crested Grebe, 3  Little Grebe, 81 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 1 Cormorant, 175+ BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 4 Oystercatcher and 1 Grey Wagtail.

 

8th June

Wombwell Ings

Another quiet day with 30+ House Martins, collecting mud for nests, providing most of the activity on the flash. Also present were 2 Mute Swan, 10 Gadwall, 6 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 2 Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Grey Heron,  1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 15 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 7 Lapwing +1 chick, 21 BH Gull, 3 Skylark, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit and 2 Linnet.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan +6cygnets, 12 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 35 Tufted Duck, 23 Gadwall, 4 +2y Pochard, 3 Mallard, 3 Little Grebe, 29 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 13 Lapwing, 1 Kestrel, 74 BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull.

Warbler Way

Singing males included 8 Chiffchaff, 7 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat and 2 Sedge Warbler.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2 Mute Swan, 5 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 38 Tufted Duck, 13+6y Mallard, 11 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 3+2y Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 73 Coot, 2 Moorhen and 2 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay and 1 Grey Wagtail.

 

5th June

Wombwell Ings

Present were 2 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 3 Shelduck, 12 Mallard, 9 Tufted Duck, 6 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 21 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 7 Lapwing + 1 chick, 4 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 9 BH Gull, 4 Skylark, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Linnet and 2 Bullfinch.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 16 Canada Geese, 4 + 4y Greylag, 4 Shelduck, 22 Tufted Duck, 15 Gadwall, 7+1y Pochard, 4 Mallard, 19 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 4 Little Grebe, 12 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 1 Kestrel and 1 LBB Gull.
Warbler Way

Singing males included 11 Blackcap, 9 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler and 2 Song Thrush.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 3 Mute Swan+ 4 cygnets, 12 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag, 37 Tufted Duck, 11 Mallard, 7 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 5+2y Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 48 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 97+ BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker and 2 Grey Wagtail.

 

3rd June

Wombwell Ings

Present were 2 Mute Swan, 21 Canada Geese, 18 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 8a+7y Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, 6 Gadwall, 21 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 5 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 39 BH Gull, 5 Skylark, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit and 2 Linnet. J.Hewitt also had 1 drake Wigeon and 1 Ringed Plover.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 26 Canada Geese, 9 Greylag, 15+ Tufted Duck, 15a+1y Pochard, 6 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Kestrel, 1 2 Little Grebe, 15 Lapwing, 25 Coot, 1 Moorhen and 5 LBB Gull.

Warbler Way

Singing males included 8 Willow Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 6 Whitethroat and 5 Chiffchaff.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2 Mute Swan + 7cygnets, 11 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag, 46 Gadwall, 36 Tufted Duck, 13a+ 2y Mallard,1 Pochard, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 53 Coot, 2 Moorhen, and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 4 Cormorant,4 Grey Heron, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Lapwing and1 Green Woodpecker.

 

2nd June

Wombwell Ings

Present were 2 Mute Swan, 29 Canada Geese, 10 Greylag, 5 Shelduck over, 10 Mallard, 9 Gadwall, 8 Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler, 1m Wigeon, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Cormorant, 21 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 4 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 13 BH Gull, 3 Skylark, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 2 Linnet.

Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 13 Canada Geese, 7a + 4y Greylag, 4 Shelduck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 18 Tufted Duck, 13 Pochard, 12 Gadwall, 7 Mallard, 21 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 128 BH Gull and 4 LBB Gull.

Warbler Way

Singing males included 7 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, 5 Whitethroat and 1 Song Thrush.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2 Mute Swan + 6 cygnets, 9 Canada Geese +4y, 33 Tufted Duck, 11 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 41 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 3 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Kestrel and 1 Green Woodpecker.

 

Well bang to date so i’ll keep you updated!

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