Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone,

here are a few updates for the week from 26th to 30th August.

 

30th August

Broomhill Flash.

Garganey 2, Little Egret 1, Red-legged Partridge 3, Yellow Wagtail 1, Mute Swan 2 ad & 5 juv, Gadwall, Shoveler 6, Fox 2.

 

29th August

Broomhill Flash.

Little Grebe 20, Little Egret 1, Mute Swan 2 ad & 5 juv, Snipe, Garganey 1, Buzzard 1, Wigeon 1, Gadwall 244, Shoveler 6, Sparrowhawk 1.

 

28th August

Wombwell Ings

Present were 1 Mute Swan, 50+ Greylag over, 24 Canada Geese, 37 Teal, 5 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 35 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull,1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Yellow Wagtail.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2a+5y Mute Swan, 13 Canada Geese, 187 Gadwall, 18 Mallard, 17 Tufted Duck, 5 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 2 Garganey, 4 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 145 Coot, 18 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 27 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover ( over 10.34am ). 3 LBB Gull and 7+ Yellow Wagtail.
Bolton Ings

Present were 2a+10y Mute Swan, 38 Gadwall, 29 Tufted Duck, 7 Pochard, 2 Mallard, 21 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1cc Marsh Harrier and 69 Lapwing.

 

27th August

 Over 200 skittish Lapwing were constantly moving between Wombwell Ings and Broomhill Flash, trying to avoid the attention of a juvenile Peregrine practising its hunting technique.
Wombwell Ings
Present were 2 Canada Geese, 50+ Teal, 7 Mallard, 5 Shoveler, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 1 Moorhen, 4 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 11 BH Gull and 4 LBB Gull.
Broomhill Flash
Noted were 2a+5y Mute Swan, 16 Canada Geese, 143 Gadwall, 61 Teal, 19 Tufted Duck, 18 Mallard, 5 Shoveler, 1 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 142 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine(on back area of mud 9.45 – 10.15am ), 6 Snipe, 1 Dunlin and 2 LBB Gull. A group of 17 LBB Gull passed over Cat Hill heading towards Old Moor at 11.30am.

 

26th August.

Wombwell Ings

Present were 31 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 40 Teal, 16 Mallard, 9 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, 2 Garganey, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 1 Moorhen, 250+ Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 BH Gull, 4 LBB Gull, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail and 1 Lesser Whitethroat.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2a+5y Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, c200 Gadwall, 16 Teal, 15 Tufted Duck, 14 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 4 Cormorant, 23 Little Grebe, 128 Coot, 9 Moorhen, 175 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff and 1 LBB Gull.

Bolton Ings

Present were 4a+9y Mute Swan, 45 Gadwall, 27 Tufted Duck, 9 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 4 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 28 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 64 Lapwing and 1 Marsh Harrier.

 

That’s all the news for now.

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