Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone,

here are a few updates from Tuesday last week to today to bring it back up to date.

 

16th September.

Wombwell Ings

Present were 2 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Geese, 87+ Teal, 31 Gadwall, 26 Wigeon, 11 Shoveler, 6 Mallard, 5 Pochard, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Little Grebe, 5 Moorhen, 37+ Lapwing, 4+ Snipe, 1 Ruff, 8 BH Gull, c100 hirundines (mainly Swallows and House Martins), 2 Grey Wagtail and c100 Goldfinch.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 4a+5y Mute Swan, 31 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 41 Gadwall, 31 Teal, 11 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 5 Wigeon, 4 Shoveler, 4 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 21 Little Grebe, 72 Coot, 8 Moorhen, 8 Lapwing, 8 Snipe and 1 LBB Gull.

Bolton Ings

Highlight was the kettle of 8 Buzzards that drifted east from the west end almost to directly in front of the hide and then drifted slowly back. A wonderful 10 minutes. On the open water were 2 Mute Swan, 35 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 18 Tufted Duck, 11 Gadwall, 7 Mallard, 5 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 2 Teal, 18 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 122 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 5 BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 73 Lapwing, 1 calling Green Woodpecker and 1 Grey Wagtail.

 

15th September.

Wombwell Ings

Bird wise a much better day than of late. Present were 2 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 202 Teal, 89 Gadwall, 19 Wigeon, 13 Shoveler, 5 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 4 Little Grebe, 4 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 53 Lapwing, 9+ Snipe and 5 BH Gull.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2a+5y Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 48 Gadwall, 17 Mallard, 12 Tufted Duck, 4 Wigeon, 2 Pochard, 6 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 16 Little Grebe, 113 Coot, 8 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 12 Snipe, 2 LBB Gull, 3 Yellow Wagtail and 4 Linnet.
Bolton Ings East End

Highlight was a Whinchat seen briefly in the bushes along the dyke in front of the hide. On the open water were 1a+3y Mute Swan, 33 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 14 Gadwall, 12 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 3 Pochard, 1 Teal, 3 Great Crested  Grebe, 15 Little Grebe, 102 Coot and 4 Moorhen. Also present were 2 Grey Heron, 3 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 77 Lapwing, 1 Black Tailed Godwit over at 12.20pm, 5 BH Gull and 1 Grey Wagtail.

 

13th September.

Bolton Ings

Started out at 10.30 yesterday morning for my visit onto Bolton Ings for WeBS count, a beautiful morning, clear blue skies, little wind and 14c. Clouded over later but weather remained fine. Highlight was a Hobby that first appeared up over the tip with a Buzzard and then flew over hide towards Manvers Lake. Full list :- Grey Heron 2, Cormorant 5, Mute Swan 14, Canada Goose 6, Grey Lag Goose 1, Great Crested Grebe 4, Little Grebe 33, Mallard 7, Gadwall 13, Teal 2, Tufted Duck 22, Pochard 2, Coot 192, Moorhen 13, Black Headed Gull 6, Lapwing 60, Green Sandpiper 1, Buzzard 2, Hobby 1, Kestrel 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Green Woodpecker 2, Grey Wagtail 2.

 

11th September.

Wombwell Ings

Present were 2 Mute Swan, 68 Teal, 18 Gadwall, 17 Mallard, 13 Wigeon, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 7 Lapwing and 18 BH Gull.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2a+5y Mute Swan, 14 Canada Geese, 103 Gadwall, 76 Teal, 44 Mallard, 13 Tufted Duck, 9 Wigeon, 3 Pochard, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 112 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 8 Snipe, 5 Lapwing and 1 Kestrel.

Bolton Ings East Pool

On the open water were 2a+6y Mute Swan, 16 Greylag, 23 Tufted Duck, 16 Gadwall, 13 Mallard, 4 Pochard, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Cormorant, 17 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 123 Coot and 3 Moorhen. Also present were 1 Buzzard, 58 Lapwing, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Grey Wagtail.

 

10th September.

Wombwell Ings

Present were 2 Mute Swan, 5 Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 67 Teal, 9 Mallard, 5 Wigeon, 4 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 5 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 12 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 1 Kestrel, 3 BH Gull, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Bunting and 2 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2a+5y Mute Swan, 9 Greylag, 6 Canada Geese, 137 Gadwall, 79 Teal, 18 Mallard, 16 Tufted Duck, 13 Wigeon, 1 Pochard, 30 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 112 Coot, 13 Moorhen, 2 Sparrowhawk,1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 13 Lapwing, 8 Snipe, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull.
Bolton Ings East Pool

On the open water were 2a+5y Mute Swan, 13 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 17 Tufted Duck, 11 Gadwall, 11 Teal, 9 Pochard, 3 Shoveler, 2 Mallard, 17 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Cormorant, 114 Coot, 2 Moorhen and 1 LLB Gull. Also present were 1 Sparrowhawk, 63 Lapwing, 3 Snipe and 1 Grey Wagtail.

 

9th September.

Wombwell Ings

Present were 2 Mute Swan, 11 Greylag, 6 Canada Geese, 28 Teal, 22 Mallard, 12 Gadwall, 3 Wigeon, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 5 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, c25 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 17 BH Gull, c50 Goldfinch and 2 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2a+5y Mute Swan, 36 Canada Geese, 10 Greylag, 117 Gadwall, c80 Teal, 16 Wigeon, 16 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard, 4 Pochard, 4 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 18 Little Grebe, 114 Coot, 9 Moorhen, 6 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 LBB Gull, c200 Hirundines (mainly Swallows and Sand Martins) and 4 Yellow Wagtail.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 5a+4y Mute Swan, 17 Greylag, 5 Canada Geese, 44 Gadwall, 29 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 5 Pochard, 3 Teal, 3 Grey Heron, 7 Cormorant,16 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 128 Coot and 5 Moorhen. Also present were 28 Lapwing, 2 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker , 2 Jay and 2 Grey Wagtail.

 

That’s all for now.

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