Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone,

here the sightings for the local patch for 18th February.


Wombwell Ings

Got out of the car, opposite the Old Moor Tavern,  to hear Spring was in the air. Taking the lead were a singing Song Thrush and a drumming Greater Spotted Woodpecker. Things got better with a Water Rail showing well on the Bulling Dyke , a Yellowhammer near the entrance to the Ings and 6 displaying Skylark on the back field. Also present were 2 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 1 Shelduck, 118 Wigeon, 25 Teal, 10 Gadwall, 8 Pochard, 8 Mallard, 4 Goosander, 2 Shoveler, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 9 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 167 Golden Plover, 34 Lapwing, 136 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher and 4 Reed Bunting.

10+ Siskin in the alders.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 6 Mute Swan, 23 Tufted Duck, 12 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 1m+2f Goldeneye, 2m+1f Goosander, 3 Pochard, 6 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 121 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 33 BH Gull and 2 Common Gull. Also noted were 3 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Green Woodpecker.


Sightings from Alan Whitehouse.


Bye for now.

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