Broomhill Birder

Hi again,

the weather is set to change from tonight and will be sleet and snow in the early hours turning to wintery showers tomorrow afternoon (4th March). Here are 2 updates for the local patch from Alan Whitehouse.

3rd March Wombwell Ings

A good start to the day with a Water Rail and a Kingfisher in the dyke opposite the Old Moor Tavern and 2 Grey Partridge in the back field. On the Ings were 2 Mute Swan, 104 Canada Geese, 9 Greylag, 52 Wigeon, 15 Teal, 12 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 2 Goosander, 1 Pochard, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 9 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 153 Golden Plover, 24 Lapwing, 207 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull and 6 Skylark.

TPT

A singing Song Thrush and 1 Siskin.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 3 Mute Swan, 27 Greylag, 12 Tufted Duck, 6 Pochard, 1m+4f Goldeneye, 4 Mallard, 4 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 3 Goosander, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 112 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 157 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Herring Gull. Also present were 6 Canada Geese, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Willow Tit.

 

2nd March Wombwell Ings

Present were 2 Mute Swan, 128 Canada Geese, 113 Wigeon, 7 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 5 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 151 Golden Plover, 21 Lapwing, 142 BH Gull, 4 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush and 4 Skylark. A Water Rail was in the Greensand Dyke.

Bolton Ings

Timed our ‘trudge’ down to avoid the worst of the snowstorm. On the open water were 3 Mute Swan, 17m+6f Pochard, 16 Tufted Duck, 7 Gadwall, 1m+3f Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 2 Mallard, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 114 Coot, 141 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 5 Canada Geese, 4 Wigeon, 5 Moorhen,1 Buzzard and 2 Oystercatcher.

 

RSPB Oldmoor

3 Bearded Tits seen late afternoon at the Reedbed Screen.

 

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