Broomhill Birder

HI again,

here are Friday 18th Decembers sightings for the area.

 

Apparently, so far, December has been as warm as May but you know it is unseasonably warm when you can hear a Mistle Thrush singing in Broomhill Park, see catkins on the hazels and Wrens pairing off on the TPT, a tree in blossom on Old Moor and displaying Goldeneye on Bolton Ings. To quote Game of Thrones “Winter is coming”,  but when?
Wombwell Ings

Present were 4 Mute Swan, 166 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 73 Wigeon, 19 Mallard, 17 Teal, 12 Shoveler. 10 Tufted Duck, 3 Goosander, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 13 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 143 Lapwing, 65 Golden Plover, 1 Ruff, 1 Snipe, 1 Mistle Thrush, 41 BH Gull and 1 Common Gull.

TPT

1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Kingfisher(on Knoll Beck), a pair of Wren.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 3 Mute Swan, 14 Tufted Duck, 14 Pochard, 8 Gadwall, 8 Mallard, 3m+4f Goldeneye, 3 Shoveler, 2 Goosander, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 143 Coot, 21 BH Gull and 15 Common Gull. Also present were 16 Canada Geese,24 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, and 1 Sparrowhawk.

 

bye for now!

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