Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone,

still very dark and damp here in the Dearne Valley but still one or two migrants still in the area, Wood Sandpiper again briefly and Great White Egret on Bolton Ings on 24th. I have 2 updates for Broomhill Flash, Bolton Ings and Wombwell Ings courtesy of Alan Whitehouse.

 

25th August.

Wombwell Ings

Only bird on the open water was a Garganey which slowly swam out-of- sight down a side channel. Also present were 15 Canada Geese  over, 4 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 76 Lapwing, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 13 BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2a+5y Mute Swan, 193 Gadwall, 19 Mallard, 12 Tufted Duck, 10 Teal, 2 Pochard, 2 Garganey, 2 Shoveler, 2 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 22 Little Grebe, 152 Coot, 15 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 29 Lapwing, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 LBB Gull and 2 Yellow Wagtail.
Bolton Ings

A wonderful aerial display for 10 minutes by 2 Buzzards as they were mobbed  by crows, then a Kestrel and finally by a Sparrowhawk. Just prior to this event,  a Hobby had been circling around for 5 minutes. Also present were 4a+4y Mute Swan, 24 Greylag, 1 Canada Goose,  59+ Gadwall, 26 Tufted Duck, 10 Mallard, 10 Pochard, 7 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 206 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 24 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 103 Lapwing and 1 Ruff.

 

24th August.

Wombwell Ings

Present were 57 Canada Geese, 15 Teal, 3 Mallard, 1 Garganey, 1 Shoveler, 1 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 136 Lapwing, 5 Snipe, 1 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kestrel, 31 BH Gull, 20+ House Martin, 3 Pied Wagtail and 2 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2a+5y Mute Swan, 126 Gadwall, 21 Tufted Duck, 18 Mallard, 11 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 18 Little Grebe, 128 Coot, 13 Moorhen, 25+ Lapwing, 11 Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank ( +6 over early AM- Steve Sedgwick ), 2 LBB Gull, 1 Little Owl and 9+ Yellow Wagtail.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 4a+10y Mute Swan, 51 Greylag, 10 Canada Geese, 60 Gadwall, 31 Tufted Duck, 13 Mallard, 7 Pochard, 167 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 24 Little Grebe and 3 Great Crested Grebe. Also present were 7 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker.

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