Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone,

I hope everyone’s new year started brilliantly?

Just a couple of updates for now from Alan Whitehouse on the edge.

4th January 2016.

Wombwell Ings

Present were 5 Mute Swan, 127 Canada Geese, 1 Shelduck, 43 Mallard, 26 Teal, 21 Wigeon, 7 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 2m+2f Pochard, 1m Goosander, 1 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 5 Red Legged Partridge, 3 Grey Partridge, 21 Coot, 135 Lapwing, 79 Golden Plover, 1 Ruff, 57 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Mistle Thrush and 5 Pied Wagtail.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2 Mute Swan, 35 Tufted Duck, 13m+5f Pochard, 12 Mallard, 3m+2f Goldeneye, 3 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 137 Coot, 5 BH Gull and 2 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 8 Moorhen, c60 Lapwing over, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 calling Willow Tit and 3 Siskin.

 

5th January 2016.

Wombwell Ings

Present were 2 Mute Swan, 52 Canada Geese, 17 Mallard, 17 Wigeon, 11 Teal, 9 Shoveler,  3 Tufted Duck, 1m+2f Goosander, 2 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Red Legged Partridge, 15 Coot, a Buzzard in the back field,157 Lapwing, 98 Golden Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 57 BH Gull, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Pied Wagtail and 5 Linnet.

Trans Pennine Trail

8+ Siskin, 6 Redpoll and a Greater Spotted Woodpecker.

Bolton Ings eastern pool

Highlight was the two Barn Owls hunting over the reed beds. On the open water were 5 Mute Swan, 36 Tufted Duck, 18m+6f Pochard, 24 Mallard, 15 Gadwall, 14 Wigeon, 6 Shoveler, 1m+4f Goosander, 2m+2f Goldeneye, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 153 Coot, 15 BH Gull, 5 Common Gull and 5 LBB Gull. Also present were 3 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 5 Lapwing, 1 Jay and a calling Green Woodpecker.

 

Bye for now.

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