Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone,

I hope your all keeping well?

The hide at Broomhill Flash is starting to take shape with the first floor build ongoing but the build is about 3 weeks behind and not expected to be finished this side of Christmas due to the recent weather conditions.

There are around 4 weeks of updates to do but Broomhill Flash won’t figure in many reports as much.

 

So starting with todays sightings first.

26th November Broomhill Flash.

Goldeneye 1♀, Snipe 21+, Mute Swan 14, Gadwall 66, Cormorant 2, Tufted Duck 2, Shoveler 7, Teal 13, Wigeon 5, Common Gull 2, Lapwing 22, Greylag Goose 28, Canada Goose 220+, Mallard 2, Red-legged Partridge 4, Black-tailed Godwit 3, Kingfisher 1, Black-headed Gull with blue ring and metal b.t.o type ring.

 

Edderthorpe Flash.

Little Egret 1, Golden Plover 400, Shoveler 54, Goosander 2 ♂, Shelduck 1, Gadwall, Teal, Tufted Duck, Pochard 1♀, Mallard, Common Gull, Wigeon, Cormorant 3, Lapwing, Greylag 2, Canada goose, Grey Heron 3, Snipe 1, Green Woodpecker 1.

 

Wombwell Ings.

Present were 2 Mute Swan, 195 Canada Geese, 17 Greylag, 114 Wigeon, 9 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 4 Shoveler, 3 Teal, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Moorhen, 85 Lapwing, 46 Golden Plover, 4 Snipe, 3 Black Tailed Godwit, 110 BH Gull, 6 Skylark, 4 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, 18 Fieldfare and 7 Redwing.
Bolton Ings.

Highlight was a Bittern flying over the reed beds on the eastern pool. On the open water were 4+3y Mute Swan, 1 Greylag, 57 Tufted Duck, 45 Pochard, 14 Gadwall, 5 Goldeneye, 2 Mallard, 1 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 1 Goosander, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 112 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 21 BH Gull and 10 Common Gull. Also present were 4 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret ( roosting in the hawthorns on Warbler Way ), 2 Cormorant, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Reed Bunting and 1 Bullfinch.

 

24th November Wombwell Ings.

Present were 3 Mute Swan, 267 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 114 Wigeon, 13 Mallard, 9 Tufted Duck, 9 Shoveler, 7 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 2 male Goosander, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 14 Coot, 7 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 54 Lapwing, 27 Golden Plover, 1 Snipe, 91 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush and 4 Pied Wagtail.
Bolton Ings.

On the open water were 5+3y Mute Swan, 23 Greylag, 18 Pochard, 17 Tufted Duck, 12 Mallard, 4 Gadwall, 2m+2f Goldeneye, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 116 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 10 Common Gull and 7 BH Gull. Also present were 1 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Redpoll.
Broomhill Flash – The new hide is expected to be completed by Christmas.

 

23rd November Wombwell Ings.

c85% ice covered. Present were 2+2y Mute Swan, 46 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 67+ Wigeon, 13 Mallard, 7 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 2 Goosander, 1 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 7 Grey Partridge, 15 Coot. 4 Moorhen, 63 Lapwing, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Kestrel, 136 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 4 Redwing, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Song Thrush.
Bolton Ings.

Ice free. On the open water were 5+3y Mute Swan, 138 Greylag, 24 Pochard, 19 Tufted Duck, 15 Shoveler, 9 Gadwall, 8 Mallard, 4 Goosander, 2m+1f Goldeneye, 3 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 130 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 15 BH Gull and 9 Common Gull. Also present were 2 Cormorant, 4 Bullfinch and 1 Green Woodpecker.

 

20th November Wombwell Ings.

Present were 3+2y Mute Swan, 127 Greylag, 75+ Wigeon, 17 Mallard, 14 Teal, 12 Tufted Duck, 8 Pochard, 7 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 4 Cormorant, 17 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 51 Lapwing, 21 Golden Plover, 98 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Kestrel, 10+ Redwing, 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Reed Bunting.
Bolton Ings.

A Greater Spotted Woodpecker was noted on the TPT. On the open water were 2 Mute Swan, 28 Pochard, 13 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 4 Goosander, 2 Teal, 1 female Goldeneye, 117 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 9 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 2 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, 12+ Long Tailed Tit, 3 Bullfinch and 1 Reed Bunting.

 

17th November Wombwell Ings.

Present were 4+2y Mute Swan, 74 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, c100 Pink Footed Geese through flying east at 9.13am, 1 Shelduck, 80+ Wigeon, 12 Tufted Duck, 9 Mallard, 9 Pochard, 7 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 4 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 16 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 2 Grey Partridge, 78 Lapwing, 24 Golden Plover, 84 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush,  1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Fox.
Bolton Ings.

On the open water were 4+3y Mute Swan, 10 Canada Geese, 44 Gadwall, 36 Pochard, 20 Mallard, 14 Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler, 1 Teal, 1 male Goldeneye, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 117 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 19 Common Gull, 17 BH Gull, 2 Herring Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 2 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Jay, 20+ Fieldfare, 10+ Redwing, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Willow Tit ( feeding area across from Old Moor Pub), 1 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Bullfinch and 1 Fox.
TPT.

Noted were 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Tree creeper, 2 Goldcrest and 6 Siskin.

 

16th November Wombwell Ings.

Present were 4+2y Mute Sawn, 144 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 82+ Wigeon, 13 Mallard, 11 Tufted Duck, 11 Pochard, 6 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 4 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 16 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 73 Lapwing, 149 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 6 Pied Wagtail and 2 Reed Bunting.
Bolton Ings.

On the open water were 3 Mute Swan, 22 Pochard, 13 Mallard, 12 Tufted Duck, 6 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 117 Coot, 18 BH Gull and 4 Common Gull. Also present were 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Kingfisher, 40+ Rook, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Blackcap and 2 Bullfinch.

 

13th November Wombwell Ings.

Present were 4a+2y Mute Swan, 136 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 65+ Wigeon, 14 Tufted Duck, 14 Mallard, 7 Teal, 6 Pochard, 4 Gadwall, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe,17 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 3 Grey Partridge, 94 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 131 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 15+ Fieldfare, 10+ Redwing and 2 Pied Wagtail. Geoff Wragg had a Peregrine late morning whilst cutting the grass and soft rush. Thanks to his efforts the eastern end of the main pool is now  clearly visible from the hide.
Bolton Ings.

On the east pool many waterfowl were seeking the shelter of the near bank. Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 9 Tufted Duck, 8 Pochard, 6 Gadwall, 3 Goosander, 2 Teal, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 117 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 22 BH Gull and 5 Common Gull. Also present were 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Golden Plover, 15+ Redwing and 1 Jay. A flock of 22 Long Tailed Tit, passing in front of the hide, also contained several Great and Blue Tits as well as 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Goldcrest.

 

12th November Seal sands/ RSPB Saltholme.

Peregrine Falcon 1, Merlin 1, Kestrel 1, Short Eared Owl, Little Egret, Smew ♀, Whooper Swan 1, Barnacle Goose, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Redshank, Pintailed Duck 6, Dunlin, Knot, Golden Plover, Gadwall, Shoveler, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Snipe, Water Rail.

 

11th November Wombwell Ings.

Present were 7 Mute Swan, 235 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 111 Wigeon, 17 Mallard, 10 Tufted Duck, 7 Teal, 5 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 4 Pochard, 1 female Goosander, 4 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 7 Cormorant, 9 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 122 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 140+ BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Skylark, 13 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 4 Pied Wagtail and 2 Linnet.
Bolton Ings.

On the open water were 4a+3y Mute Swan, 16 Canada Geese, 30 Pochard, 15 Tufted Duck, 14 Gadwall, 14 Mallard, 1 female+ 2 juv male Goosander, 1 Teal, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 102 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 29 BH Gull, 10 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 2 Kestrel, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 100+ Golden Plover over, 10 + Redwing, 3 Fieldfare and 1 Bullfinch.

 

10th November Wombwell Ings.

Present were 7 Mute Swan, 155 Canada Geese, 77+ Wigeon, 22 Teal, 16 Mallard, 14 Tufted Duck, 6 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 4 Pochard, 17 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 9 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 176 Lapwing, 5 Snipe, 227 BH Gull, 5 LBB Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 7+ Redwing, 3 Skylark and 2 Yellowhammer.
Bolton Ings.

On the open water were 4 Mute Swan, 25 Canada Geese, 26 Pochard, 18 Gadwall, 16 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 1 female Goosander, 1 female Goldeneye, 7 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 72 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 105 BH Gull and 18 Common Gull. Also present were 3 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Barn Owl, 5 Snipe, 1 Grey Wagtail and 12 Long Tailed Tit. A Cabbage White Butterfly was seen along Warbler Way.

 

9th November Wombwell Ings.

Present were 12 Mute Swan, 232 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 112+ Wigeon, 23 Mallard, 13 Gadwall, 12 Teal, 10 Tufted Duck, 5 Shoveler, 4 Pochard, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 7 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 194 Golden Plover, 81 Lapwing, 6 Snipe, 105 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 2 Skylark.
Bolton Ings.

A very windy day with many of the waterfowl drifting  in and out of the shelter of the near edge banking. On the open water were 10 Canada Geese, 12 Pochard, 9 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard, 4 Teal, 1 female Goosander, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 96 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 51 BH Gull, 5 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret and 11 Snipe.

 

6th November Wombwell Ings.

Present were 3 Mute Swan.146 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 117 Wigeon, 24 Mallard, 14 Tufted Duck, 10 Gadwall, 9 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 4 Little Egret, 3 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 58 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 89 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 20+ Redwing, 10+ Fieldfare, 4 Linnet, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark and 1 Tree creeper.
Bolton Ings.

On the open water were 5 Mute Swan, 14 Canada Geese, 7 Pink Footed Geese going south, 27 Pochard, 9 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 1 female Goldeneye, 5 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 89 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 72 BH Gull, 6 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull.
Manvers Lake.

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 16 Canada Geese, 7 Mallard, 1 Pochard, 32 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 1 Cormorant, 68 BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull.

 

3rd November Broomhill Flash.

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 26 Gadwall, 23 Mallard, 17 Tufted Duck, 13 Teal, 9 Shoveler,  2 Pochard, 1 Wigeon, 4 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 54 Coot, 9 Moorhen, 46 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 1 Golden Plover, 117 BH Gull and 1 Common Gull.
Wombwell Ings.

Present were 2a+2y Mute Swan, 97 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 93 Wigeon, 19 Mallard, 12 Tufted Duck, 11 Teal, 11 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 3 Red Legged Partridge, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 6 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 77 Lapwing, 5 Snipe, 55 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, c40 Fieldfare, 6 Pied Wagtail and 2 Yellowhammer.
Bolton Ings.

On the open water were 4a+1y Mute Swan, 34 Tufted Duck,  26 Mallard, 22 Pochard, 18 Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 104 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 78 BH Gull and 6 Common Gull. Also present were 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 150+ Lapwing, 1 Green Woodpecker, 20+ Redwing, 1 Song Thrush and 1 Grey Wagtail.

 

2nd November Wombwell Ings.

Peering through the gloom I was able to count 2 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 88 Wigeon, 10 Mallard, 7 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 1 Moorhen, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 57 Lapwing, 9 Snipe, 1 Golden Plover, 52 BH Gull, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Blackcap and 1 Reed Bunting.
Bolton Ings.

The fog had lifted by the time we walked from Old Moor car park to the Cormorant Hide. Relatively quiet at first, but the appearance of a cream crown Marsh Harrier caused the 146 Black Headed Gulls to take to the air. A Bittern stuck its head above the reeds to see what the fuss was about. Apparently content with what it saw, it lowered itself into the cover of the phragmites. A further sortie by the Marsh Harrier resulted in Coot and the smaller ducks scattering and diving for cover. The Bittern raised its head  and took stock of the situation. It took flight and sought the quieter environs at the eastern end of the pool. On the open water were 4a+1y Mute Swan, 21 Tufted Duck, 16 Pochard, 9 Mallard, 7 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 107 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 13 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Snipe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Willow Tit.

 

30th October Wombwell Ings.

Present were 32 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 41 Wigeon, 37 Mallard, 16 Gadwall, 8 Tufted Duck, 5 Shoveler, 3 Teal, 1 Pochard, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 7 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 58 Lapwing, 16 Snipe, 1 Golden Plover, 59 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull and 4+ Pied Wagtail.

Bolton Ings.

On the open water were 17 Mallard, 15 Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 97 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 53 BH Gull, 7 Common Gull and 4 LBB Gull. Also present were 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk, 60+ Lapwing, 13 Snipe, 4 Jay, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Grey Wagtail.

 

27th November Broomhill Flash.

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 22 Teal, 21 Gadwall, 20 Tufted Duck, 15 Wigeon, 6 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 6 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 46 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk, 29 Lapwing, 65 BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull.
Wombwell Ings.

Present were 122m Wigeon, 21 Gadwall, 12 Mallard, 11 Teal, 7 Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck, 4 Red Legged Partridge, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 4 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk, 49 Lapwing, 9+ Snipe, 29 BH Gull, 4 Meadow Pipit and 30+ Goldfinch.
 Bolton Ings.

On the open water were 4a+1y Mute Swan, 118 Gadwall, 56 Pochard, 21 Mallard, 13 Tufted Duck, 8 Shoveler, 3 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 82 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 29 BH Gull and 12 Common Gull. Also present were 22 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Song Thrush and 10+ Redwing.

 

That’s all for now, i’ll try to keep updates for Broomhill Flash hide.

 

Bye for now.

This entry was posted in Birding.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*