Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone,

apologies for not keeping the sightings up to date but not been out so much as of late loads of meetings and reviews and one thing or another, really busy. Here are a few sightings updates for the area.

1st June Wombwell Ings

Present were 9 Mute Swan, 35 Canada Geese, 14+5y Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 23 Mallard, 12 Gadwall, 7 Tufted Duck, 5 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 1 Grey Heron, 21 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 5 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 19 BH Gull, 3 LBB Gull, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Pied Wagtail and 2 Linnet.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 31 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 17 Gadwall, 15 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 4 Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Black Necked Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 21 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 3 Lapwing and 1 Buzzard.

TPT

Singing males 7 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff and 4 Blackcap. Also 1 Jay.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+7y Mute Swan, 30 Tufted Duck, 9 Pochard, 4 Mallard, 3 Gadwall, 52 Coot, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 6 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Kestrel.

 

31st May Wombwell Ings

Felt cold after the sun of Extremadura. Greeted with the flyover of 5 calling Oystercatcher. Also present were 10 Mute Swan, 75+1y Canada Geese, 13 Greylag, 20 Gadwall, 19 Mallard, 5 Tufted Duck, 5 male Teal, 2 Shoveler, 2 Cormorant, 21 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 5 Lapwing, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 30+ BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 5+ Skylark, 1 Mistle Thrush and 1 singing Song Thrush.
Broomhill Flash

Highlight was the 2 Black Necked Grebe in the south-west corner of the flash. Also noted were 2 Mute Swan, 19 Gadwall, 12 Tufted Duck, 7+4y Pochard, 1m Shoveler, 4 Mallard, 23 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 LBB Gull and 1 Common Tern.
TPT

Singing males 6 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Whitethroat.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 5 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag,41 Tufted Duck, 4 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 2 Mallard, 48 Coot and 163+ BH Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 30+ Swift and good numbers of hirundines low over the water.

 

17th May Wombwell Ings

A quiet morning with 10 Mute Swan, 6+2y Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 15 Gadwall, 14 Mallard, 14 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe,  1 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron over, 9+2y Coot, 8+3y Lapwing, 32 BH Gull, 3+ Skylark, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 male Reed Bunting and 3 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 19 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 15 Tufted Duck, 5 Mallard, 4 Pochard, 2 Gadwall, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 21 Coot, 4 Moorhen and 76 BH Gull.

TPT

Singing males 10 Blackcap, 9 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff and 3 Whitethroat. Also 1 Bullfinch and 1 Grey Heron over.
Bolton Ings

Highlight of the day was at 12.06pm  when a Bittern flew from east to west along the length of the eastern pool. On the open water were 2+7y Mute Swan, 26 Tufted Duck, 5 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 2 Mallard, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 47 Coot, 350+ BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 4 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 3 Grey Heron,1 Jay and 1 singing Sedge Warbler.

 

Bye for now!

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