Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone,

and a Happy New Year!! Wishing everyone all the best for 2016. A few updates just to bring in the new year.

30th December Broomhill Flash

A quick visit revealed 62 Canada Geese, 27 Gadwall, 18 Tufted Duck, 11 Wigeon, 8 Teal, 7 Shoveler, 6 Pochard, 6 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 11 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 24 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull and 1 Buzzard (hunting for worms in the back field).
Wombwell Ings

Present were 258 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 5 Shelduck ( 2 flew west at 8.55am and 3 flew south at 9.45am), 76 Wigeon, 13 Mallard, 9 Teal, 7 Shoveler, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Goosander, 1 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 8 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 114 Golden Plover, 42 Lapwing, 26 BH Gull, 1 Mistle Thrush and 1 Meadow Pipit.

TPT

7 Siskin feeding on the Alders and 1 calling Green Woodpecker.

Bolton Ings

On the eastern pool were 2 Mute Swan, 36 Tufted Duck, 17 Pochard, 5m+2f Goosander, 2m+4f Goldeneye, 4 Mallard, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 153 Coot, 28 BH Gull and 15 Common Gull. Also present were 3 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Bullfinch.

 

29th December Wombwell Ings

Present were2Mute Swan, 241 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag, 1 Shelduck, 91 Wigeon, 41 Teal, 12 Mallard, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler, 2m Goldeneye, 2 Gadwall, 2 Goosander, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 11 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 80+ Golden Plover, 24 Lapwing, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mistletoe Thrush and 3 Pied Wagtail.

TPT

7+ Siskin.
Bolton Ings

On the eastern pool were 4 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Goose, 35 Tufted Duck, 15 Wigeon, 6 Mallard, 2m+2f Goldeneye, 1 Shoveler, 2 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested, 165 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 107 BH Gull, 32 Common Gull and 2 Herring Gull. Also present were 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk and 2 Green Woodpecker.
On the west pool Ken Foundation had 4 Mute Swan, 8 Teal, 7 Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck, 3 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler and 1 Little Egret.

 

28th December Wombwell Ings

Highlight was the 3 Curlews which dropped in for a brief stay at 9.20am.They left at 9.44am , heading towards Broom hill Flash. Also present were 2 Mute Swan, 204 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 59 Wigeon, 26 Mallard, 19 Teal, 11 Shoveler, 8 Tufted Duck, 6 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 17 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 94 Golden Plover, c80 Lapwing, 14 BH Gull and 2 Pied Wagtail.

Bolton Ings

An unexpected wader day with 2 Curlew, 1 Ruff, 6 Snipe and c100 Lapwing being noted. On the open water were 6 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Geese, 38 Pochard, 36 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard, 2f+3m Goldeneye, 3f+1m Goosander over, 1 Shoveler, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant 2 Grey Heron, 151 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 71 BH Gull, 43 Common Gull and 3 Herring Gull.

TPT

A Kingfisher was seen fishing along Knoll Beck.

 

That was the last sightings report for 2015 and hopefully more to come in the new year!

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