Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone,

I don’t know about you but getting sick of all this unsettled weather, can’t get anything done in the garden or otherwise. Anyway, digressing here are the latest sightings for the Broomhill area.

 

22nd June Wombwell Ings

Present were 5 Mute Swan, 3+2y Greylag, 3+1y Canada Geese, 15 Gadwall, 12 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 20 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 21 Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 8 BH Gull, 1 Kestrel, 3 Skylark, 6 Linnet and 1 singing Sedge Warbler. Duck numbers may appear low due to birds entering eclipse and so seeking cover while they moult.
Broomhill Flash

Highlight was a pair of Great Crested Grebe with their 3 very young chicks ( We only noticed 2 chicks yesterday on the back of a parent bird.). Also present were 2 Mute Swan, 26 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 14+8y Mallard, 9 Gadwall, 15 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal, 1+5y Pochard, 6 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 35 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 11 Lapwing, 80+ BH Gull and 1 Buzzard.

TPT

Singing males included 9 Willow Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Song Thrush. Also 1 Bullfinch.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+7y Mute Swan, 34 Gadwall, 27 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 4+3y Pochard, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 70+17y Coot, 3 Moorhen, c200 BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 2 LBB Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail and 5 Whitethroat. A Grasshopper Warbler and a Sedge Warbler were singing directly in front of the hide.

 

21st June Wombwell Ings

Present were 5 Mute Swan, 3+1y Canada Geese, 2+3y Greylag, 14 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 21 Coot, 26 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 8 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 3 Skylark, 5 Linnet and 1 Pied Wagtail.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 30+6y Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 21 Mallard, 15 Gadwall, 3+6y Pochard, 1 Teal, 8+2y Little Grebe, 2+2y Great Crested Grebe, 36 Coot, 12 Lapwing, c60 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull and 1 Barn Owl.
TPT

Singing males 7 Blackcap, 7 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, and 1 Sedge Warbler. Also 2 Bullfinch and 1 Song Thrush.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2 +7y Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 24+1y Gadwall, 21+2y Tufted Duck, 7+3y Pochard, 1+1y Mallard, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 61+14y Coot, 2 Moorhen, and c200 BH Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 2 LBB Gull, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Whithroat and 1 Bullfinch.

 

20th June Wombwell Ings

Present were 6 Mute Swan, 2+3y Greylag, 1+1y Canada Goose, 27 Gadwall, 14+5y Mallard, 12 Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler, 1 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 21 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 42 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 8 BH Gull, 1 Kestrel, 4 Skylark, 3 Mistle Thrush, 5 Pied Wagtail and 4 Linnet.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 36+6y Canada Geese, 14 Tufted Duck, 7 Gadwall, 5 Mallard, 1+4y Pochard, 6+2y Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 29 Coot, 13 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, c60 BH Gull and 1 Common Tern.

TPT

Singing Males 6 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff and 2 Whitethroat. A Kingfisher flew along Knoll Beck.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 1 Mute Swan, 29 Tufted Duck, 24 Gadwall, 8 Mallard, 4+3y Pochard, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 62+12y Coot, c200 BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Canada Goose, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 LBB Gull, 2 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Oystercatcher and 1 Lapwing.

 

Sightings thanks to Alan Whitehouse!

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