Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone,

it is with a saddened heart I have to announce the passing of my friend Steve Abbott who I’ve been taking out on a Wednesday or a Thursday from a brain tumour.  Steve was admitted into a hospice on Monday morning and was made comfortable and fell asleep and passed away peacefully at 10.20pm, condolences to Linda and Stacey and the rest of his friends and family. He’ll be sadly missed!

 

The sightings for the area are as follows the most recent first.

15th June Wombwell Ings

Present were 3 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 23 Gadwall, 21 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 20 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 11 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Oystercatcher, 6 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 5 Skylark, 5 Pied Wagtail, 2 Linnet and 1 singing Sedge Warbler on the Bulling Dyke.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 41 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 19 Gadwall, 10 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 3+3y Pochard, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 28+2y Coot, 2 Moorhen and 2 Pied Wagtail.

TPT

Singing males 6 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap , 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Song Thrush.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+2y Mute Swan, 24 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 7 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 51+11y Coot and  c200 BH Gull. Also present were 6 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 LBB Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Bullfinch and 1 Whitethroat.

 

14th June Wombwell Ings

Present were 3+1y Canada Geese, 2+3y Greylag, 20 Gadwall, 19 Mallard, 7 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 24 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 21 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 9 BH Gull, 3 Pied Wagtail and 2 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 29+4y Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 21+9y Mallard, 7 Tufted Duck, 5 Gadwall, 4+7y Pochard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 37+3y Coot, 11 Lapwing and c80 BH Gull.
 TPT

Singing males 9 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff and 5 Blackcap.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 3+7y Mute Swan, 31 Tufted Duck, 8 Gadwall, 7 Mallard, 3 Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 69+19y Coot, 2000+ BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 3 Canada Geese, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Green Woodpecker.

 

13th June Wombwell Ings

Present were 7 Mute Swan, 2+1y Canada Geese, 2+3y Greylag, 49 Gadwall, 9 Mallard, 4 Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Teal, 1 +5y Pochard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 22 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 13 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 16 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 4 + Skylark, 5 Pied Wagtail and 5 Linnet.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 29 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 20+9y Mallard, 16 Gadwall, 8 Tufted Duck, 7+7y Pochard, 2 Teal, 2+1y Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 45 Coot, 6+ Lapwing and  c60 BH Gull.
TPT

Singing males 5 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap and 2 Song Thrush.
Bolton Ings

Arrived at the hide and was told by Peter Burton ( an experienced birdwatcher who has seen several abroad )  that a male Little Bittern had just landed in the reeds on the norhern shore. The sofa became rather busy with birdwatchers from Old Moor, trying to locate a bird that had not been seen on the RSPB reserve this morning. On the open water were 2+7y Mute Swan, 27 Tufted Duck, 7 Gadwall, 7 Mallard, 2 Pochard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 51 Coot and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant over, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 hunting Barn Owl, 1 Green Woodpecker, and 1 singing Sedge Warbler.

 

9th June Wombwell Ings

Present were 8 Mute Swan, 2+2y Canada Geese, 3+4y Greylag, 29 Gadwall, 28 Mallard, 7 Teal, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 21 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 12 Lapwing, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 29 BH Gull, 3 Pied Wagtail, and 2 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 31+6y Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 18+7y Mallard, 16 Tufted Duck, 9 Gadwall, 6+3y Pochard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 32+3y Coot, 2 Moorhen, 16 Lapwing, 1 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Common Tern and 2 Linnet.
TPT

Singing males 9 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap and 3 Whitethroat.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+7y Mute Swan, 34 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 2+2y Gadwall, 1 Mallard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 48 Coot, 2 Moorhen  and c150 BH Gull. Also present were 4 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Common Tern, 3 Buzzard, 1 Lapwing and 1 Jay.

 

8th June Wombwell Ings

Present were 8 Mute Swan, 13+1y Canada Geese, 3+4y |Greylag, 38 Mallard, 24 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great crested Grebe, 14 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 22 Lapwing, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 3+ Skylark, 6+ Pied Wagtail and a singing Chiffchaff.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 35+5y Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 26 Mallard, 17 Tufted Duck, 15 Gadwall, 4+7y Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 45 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 14 Lapwing, 1 Snipe and c75 BH Gull. A Barn Owl was hunting over Clegg’s Meadow and the old tip at 10.25am.
TPT

Singing males 8 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap. Also present were 1 calling Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay and 1 Painted Lady Butterfly (first of the year for me).
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+7y Mute Swan, 31 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 56 Coot, 1 Moorhen, c150 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 2 Canada Geese, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 1 Common Tern over, 2 Whitethroat(+4 fledglings feeding in front of the hide) and a singing Sedge Warbler and Garden Warbler.

 

7th June Old Moor Reedbed Hide

A good start to the day , thanks to the keen eyes of Ken Foundation, with Little Bittern and Great Bittern being ticked on the day list.
Wombwell Ings

Present were 8 Mute Swan, 3+4y Greylag, 3 +1y Canada Geese, 38 Mallard, 22 Gadwall, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Teal, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 22 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 8 Lapwing, 18 BH Gull, 3 Pied Wagtail and 2 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 24+5y Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 8 Tufted Duck,7+5y Mallard, 2+4y Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 26 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 2 Lapwing and c60 BH Gull.
TPT

Singing males 8 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 3 Song Thrush and 2 Whitethroat.
Bolton Ings

Nice to see and hear a Sedge Warbler in front of the hide. Even better was the Garden Warbler seen on a feeding foray. On the open water were 2 +7y Mute Swan, 28 Tufted Duck, 7 Gadwall, 4 Mallard, 2 Pochard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 53 +8y Coot, c150 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 2 Canada Geese, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Kingfisher.

 

6th June Wombwell Ings

Present were 9 Mute Swan, 18 Canada Geese, 5+4y Greylag, 35 Gadwall, 32 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 5 Teal, 5 Shoveler, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Litte Egret, 16 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 5 Lapwing, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 24 BH Gull, 3 Skylark, 2 Linnet, 2 Pied Wagtail and 25 + House Martin collecting mud from the water’s edge for nest building.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 45 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 19 Tufted Duck, 15+6y Mallard, 11 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 28 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing and c100 BH Gull.
TPT

Singing males 8 Willow Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Whitethroat.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+7y Mute Swan, 26 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard, 4 Pochard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 65+12y Coot and c150 BH Gull. Also present were 3 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 1 Grey Heron and 1 Lapwing.

 

3rd June Wombwell Ings

Present were 10 Mute Swan, 9+3y Greylag, 4+1y Canada Geese, 26+7y Mallard, 21 Gadwall, 7 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 24 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 5 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 15 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 3 Skylark, 2 Pied Wagtail and 1 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 45+3y Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 17 Tufted Duck, 8 Gadwall, 6+2y Pochard, 2 Mallard, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Black Necked Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Redshank, 2 Lapwing, 66 BH Gull and 2 Pied Wagtail.
Warbler Way

Singing males included 12 Chiffchaff, 7 Willow Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Song Thrush. Also present were 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay and 1 Bullfinch.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 3+7y Mute Swan, 9 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 39 Tufted Duck, 17 Gadwall, 9+3y Mallard, 5 Pochard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 45 Coot, 250+ BH Gull, 3 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 2 Oystercatcher over and 1 Lapwing.

 

Thanks to Alan Whitehouse for the sightings!

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