Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone,

here are the latest updates for the Broomhill area this week care of Alan Whitehouse.

18th March Wombwell Ings

Present were 3 Mute Swan, 87 Canada Geese, 13 Greylag, 5 Shelduck, 143 Wigeon, 19 Teal, 13 Tufted Duck, 11 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 2 Goosander, 2 Little Egret, 7 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 5 Redshank, 4 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin, 31 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, c60 Redwing, c10 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush and 4+ Skylark.

TPT

1 Kestrel. The Common Scoter on Wath Ings was visible through the trees but Seev had to drop down the steep slope to get a photo. Came back up mumbling about Taman Negara!!!!!

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag, 24 Tufted Duck, 13 Pochard, 8 Gadwall, 4 Mallard, 1m+2f Goldeneye, 1f Goosander, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 89 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 184 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were, 2 Oystercatcher over, 2 Jay, 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Willow Tit.

 

17th March Wombwell Ings

By far, the best day on the Ings so far this year for variety and number of birds. Present were 2 Mute Swan, 84 Canada Geese, 16 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 173 Wigeon, 18 Teal, 16 Tufted Duck, 13 Gadwall, 11 Shoveler, 11 Mallard, 1 Pochard, 189 Golden Plover, 22 Lapwing, 4 Redshank, 2 Avocet (first of the year), 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Snipe, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 85 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 8 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 4+ Skylark, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Redwing, 6 Pied Wagtail and 3 Reed Bunting.
TPT

Kingfisher, 1 singing Song Thrush and 1 yaffling Green Woodpecker.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag, 35 Tufted Duck, 11 Pochard, 4 Gadwall, 4 Mallard, 2m+2f Goldeneye, 8 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 61 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 193 BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 2 Cormorant, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 2 Buzzard and 2 Grey Wagtail.

 

That’s all the news for now.

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