Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone,

here are todays from yet another wet and wonderful Dearne Valley.

1st September.

Wombwell Ings

Present were 1 Mute Swan, 25 Canada Geese, 9 Mallard, 2 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 1 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 24 Lapwing, 2 Greenshank, 45 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 10+ House Martin and 50+ Goldfinch.
Broomhill Flash

A Buzzard gave very good views for over an hour. As it sat on a fence at the back of the flash, two other Buzzards soared high above Darfield church. Also noted were 2a+5y Mute Swan, 159+ Gadwall, 28 Teal, 17 Tufted Duck, 11 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 1 Garganey, 1 Little Egret, 29 Little Grebe, 112 Coot, 9 Moorhen, 16 Lapwing, 3 Snipe,  1 Wheatear and 4 Yellow Wagtail.
Bolton Ings

Highlight was a cc Marsh Harrier hunting over the Eastern Pool followed by a different cc Marsh Harrier making brief sorties over the same pool. The second bird was distinguishable by the lack of a primary in each wing. On the open water were 5a+5y Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 47 Gadwall, 41 Tufted Duck, 17 Mallard, 8 Pochard , 4 Grey Heron, 5 Cormorant, 27 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 147 Coot, 5 Moorhen and 2 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 180+ Lapwing, 2 Green Woodpecker and 1 singing Chiffchaff on Warbler Way.


Bye for now!

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