Broomhill Birder

HI everyone,

the hide is getting there and should be completed by Christmas according to the builders but we’ll see.

A few sightings to report, so here goes.

11th December Broomhill Flash

A short late AM visit revealed 2a+5y Mute Swan, 26 Canada Geese, 102 Gadwall, 9 Tufted Duck, 8 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 5 Shoveler, 3 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron,  28 Coot, 62 BH Gull and 1 Common Gull.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2 Mute Swan, 16 Pochard, 10 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard, 1 female Goldeneye, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 128 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 34 BH Gull, 7 Common Gull and 1 Herring Gull. Also present were 1 Green Sandpiper over, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay and 1 Bullfinch.

 

9th December Wombwell Ings.

A good start to the day with 4 Fieldfare in the park, 4 Red Legged Partridge just on the ings, 2 Goldcrest in a flock of 9+ Long Tailed Tit along the Bulling Dyke, 3 Grey Partridge halfway towards the hide and then a Buzzard foraging in the middle of the back field. Wasn’t bad either when I got to the hide with 220+ Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 1 Shelduck, 72 Wigeon, 10 Teal, 11 Mallard, 9 Tufted Duck, 9 Shoveler, 6 Goosander, 3 Gadwall, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 17 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 91 Lapwing, 32 Golden Plover and 57 BH Gull.
TPT

6+ Long Tailed Tit, 1 Jay, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, and 3 Redpoll.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 3 Mute Swan, 11+ Canada Geese, 17 Tufted Duck, 10 Mallard, 7 Pochard, 2 Gadwall, 1 female Goldeneye, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 131 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 13 BH Gull and 4 Common Gull. Also present were 6 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Lapwing and 2 Jay.

 

8th December Wombwell Ings.

Present were 51 Canada Geese, 52 Greylag, 1 Shelduck, 171 Wigeon, 24 Teal, 15 Mallard, 11 Tufted Duck, 9 Shoveler, 5 Goosander, 5 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 14 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 88 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 1 Golden Plover, 22 BH Gull, 2 Pied Wagtail and 1 Reed Bunting.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 9 Mute Swan, 46 Canada Geese, 31 Greylag, 47 Mallard, 29 Pochard, 25 Tufted Duck, 9 Teal, 5 Gadwall, 3 Goosander, 1 female Goldeneye, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 127 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 32 BH Gull, 11 Common Gull and 2 Herring Gull. Also present were 5 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, Lapwing ( flocks of 20 and 50 over),1 Kestrel, 6 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing and 1 Grey Wagtail.

 

7th December Wombwell Ings

Present were 209 Canada Geese, 11 Greylag, 1 Shelduck, 102 Wigeon, 24 Teal, 17 Mallard, 8 Shoveler, 7 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 2 Goosander, 7 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 15 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 99 Lapwing, 57 Golden Plover, 3 Snipe, 43 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull and 4 Meadow Pipit.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 3 Mute Swan, 39 Canada Geese, 15 Tufted Duck, 8 Pochard, 5 Mallard, 4 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 128 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 21 Common Gull, 17 BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull. Also present were 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk and a flock of 15+ Long Tailed Tits.

 

4th December Wombwell Ings

Present were 3a+1y Mute Swan, 253 Canada Geese, 49 Greylag, 89 Wigeon, 13 Mallard, 11 Teal, 7 Tufted Duck, 6 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 2 Gadwall, 3 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 11 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 109 Lapwing, 12 Golden Plover, 2 Snipe, 87 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Kestrel, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush and 1 Bullfinch.

TPT

Noted were 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Redwing, 1 Jay and 7 Siskin.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2a+1y Mute Swan, 20 Pochard, 12 Tufted Duck, 5 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 124 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 19 BH Gull, 6 Common Gull and 2 LBB Gull. Also present were 331 Canada Geese, 3 Cormorant and 1 Grey Heron.

 

bye for now!

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