Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone,

hope everyone’s keeping well and managing to get out birding and photographing?

The sites not getting updated as often as I’d like with both my son’s going to college and endless meetings with different Government departments.

Anyway here are some updates for the area also some Noctilucent clouds from Ravenscar, North Yorkshire but also seen in Barnsley. A little out of focus but you get the picture.

 

NLC 6th July Ravenscar 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15th July Wombwell Ings

Present were 4 Mute Swan, 11 Greylag, 17 Mallard, 7 Gadwall, 4 Cormorant (+11 through at 9.25AM), 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 12 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 26 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher, 30 BH Gull, 2 Skylark, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 juv Yellow Wagtail, 2 Linnet and 1 Sedge Warbler.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 52 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 16+21y Gadwall, 11 Mallard, 6+11y Tufted Duck, 6+3y Pochard, 13 Little Grebe, 2+1y Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 106 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 5 Kestrel, 15+ 1y Lapwing, 41 BH Gull, 3 Common Tern (through at 10.30AM ), 1 LBB Gull and 1 Pied Wagtail. A Fox showed well near the owl box on the hill.
TPT

Singing males 4 Chiffchaff and 4 Blackcap
Bolton Ings

Highlight was the female Marsh Harrier which made several passes over the reed beds on the northern shore. On the open water were 2+6y Mute Swan, 36 Gadwall, 12+2y Pochard, 8+9y Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 91 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 61 BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 60+ Swift, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Whitethroat.

 

14th July Wombwell Ings

Present were 7 Mute Swan, 9 Greylag, 19 Mallard, 17 Gadwall, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 13 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 37 Lapwing, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 41 BH Gull, 2 Kestrel, 2 Skylark, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 43 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 34+15y Gadwall, 3+17y Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 2+2y Pochard, 10 Little Grebe, 2+1y Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret (colour rings Red-left and Green-right), 98 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 3 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 24 Lapwing, 39 BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull.
TPT

Singing males 3 Chiffchaff and 3 Blackcap.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 1+3y Mute Swan, 64 Gadwall, 14 Pochard, 7+2y Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 6+3y Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 74 Coot, 57 BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Whitethroat.

 

13th July Wombwell Ings

Present were 5 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag, 19 Mallard, 14 Gadwall, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, 13 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 23 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher, 17 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 2 Skylark, 4 Pied Wagtail, 2 juv Yellow Wagtail and 4 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 44 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 35 Gadwall, 3+12y Tufted Duck, 2 Mallard, 1+3y Pochard, 5 Little Grebe, 2+1y Great Crested Grebe, 2 Kestrel,1 Cormorant, 73 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 43 BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull. A Grasshopper Warbler was reeling near the brickworks pond (J.Thompson).

TPT

Singing males 4 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Whitethroat.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+6y Mute Swan, 19 Gadwall, 10+2y Tufted Duck, 10 Pochard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 84 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 53 BH Gull and 3 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 1 Greylag, 2 Oystercatcher,1 Common Sandpiper and 3 Whitethroat. A Marsh  Harrier dropped into the phragmites at the western end of the eastern pool at 11.40am.

 

12th July Wombwell Ings

Highlight was the juvenile Wheatear  located by ‘Keith from Donny’ at 9.40am. It stayed on the open area of short grass in front of the hide for 10 minutes before flying west. Also present were 3 Mute Swan, 10 Greylag, 8 Mallard, 7 Gadwall, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 12 Coot, 4+2y Moorhen, 39 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher, 28 BH Gull, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Skylark, 5 Linnet and a flock of 10 Goldfinch. In Broomhill Park were 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 2 singing Whitethroat.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 44 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 21+10y Gadwall, 7 Tufted Duck, 5 Mallard, 1 Pochard,  6 Little Grebe, 2+1y Great Crested Grebe, 5 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard and 1 Little Owl (Top lane).
TPT

Singing males 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap and 1 Willow Warbler.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+5y Mute Swan, 28 Gadwall, 12 Pochard, 9 Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 103 Coot, c90 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Grey Heron, 2 Common Tern through at 11.30am, 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 singing Whitethroat.

 

1st July Wombwell Ings mid AM

Present were 5 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag, 18 Gadwall, 9 Mallard, 4 Teal, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 12 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 10 Lapwing, 1 juv Ringed Plover, 24 BH Gull, 2 Skylark and 5 Linnet.
TPT

Singing males 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 3 Willow Warbler , 3 Whitethroat and 1 Green Woodpecker yaffling.
Bolton Ings late AM

On the open water were 1+4y Mute Swan, 37 Gadwall, 12+3y Tufted Duck, 4+8y Mallard, 11 Pochard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 52+8y Coot, c150 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Canada Goose, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Kestrel.
Broomhill Flash early PM

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 41 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 10 Gadwall, 7 Mallard, 5 Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 2+5y Pochard, 2+2y Great Crested Grebe, 6+3y Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 52 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 33 Lapwing, 3 Kestrel, c90 BH Gull and  2 LBB Gull.

 

30th June Wombwell Ings

Highlight was the Black Tailed Godwit feeding on the side pool. It flew south towards Broomhill at 8.55 am and it was seen dropping onto the flash. Also present were 8 Mute Swan, 2+3y Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 5 Tufted Duck, 5 Teal, 3 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 20 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 7 Lapwing, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 16 BH Gull, 4 Skylark, 4 Linnet and 2 Pied Wagtail. A group of c60 Swift passed through at 9.30am.
Broomhill Flash

Unfortunately the number of Great Crested Grebe chicks is down from three to two. Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 41 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 11 Gadwall, 7+6y Tufted Duck, 5 Mallard, 2+5y Pochard, 7 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 44 Coot, 50+ Lapwing, c60 BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull.

 

29th June Wombwell Ings

Present were 4 Mute Swan, 2+3y Greylag, 11 Gadwall, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 23 Lapwing, 1+1y Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover ( left high west at 9.15am ), 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Kestrel, 21 BH Gull, 3 Skylark, 4 Linnet and 50+ House Martin.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 45 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 16+6y Gadwall, 10 Mallard, 5 Tufted Duck, 4+4y Pochard, 6 Little Grebe, 2+2y Great Crested Grebe, 38 Coot, 1 Moorhen, c90 BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull.
Bolton Ings

Unlike cricketers, heavy rain did not stop play for the ‘Wallys with the Brollies’. On the open water were 2+2y Mute Swan, 55 Gadwall, 18 Tufted Duck, 3+2y Pochard, 2 Mallard, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 61+8y Coot, 76+adult and 65+ juv BH Gull. Also present were 3 Canada Geese, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 LBB Gull, 100+ Swift, 200+ Sand Martin and 3 Whitethroat.
TPT- No singing warblers on the way down to the sofa. Return walk only registered 2 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Whitethroat.

 

28th June Wombwell Ings

With only two birds noted along the Bulling Dyke, there appears a distinct lack of Swallows in the Broomhill Area this summer. Is this typical of the wider Barnsley area? Present were 9 Mute Swan, 2+3y Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 7 Tufted Duck, 4 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 3 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 13 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 27 Lapwing, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 28 BH Gull, 4 Skylark, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Linnet, a singing Sedge Warbler and a singing Song Thrush+3 Mistle Thrush in Broomhill Park.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 38 Canada Geese,1 Greylag, 9 Gadwall, 6 Tufted Duck, 3 Mallard, 3+5y Pochard, 1 Teal, 2+2y Great Crested Grebe, 3+2y Litle Grebe, 47 Coot, 16 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 90+ BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull.

TPT

Singing males 8 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler and 1 Whitethroat.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 64 Gadwall, 15 Tufted Duck, 3+7y Mallard, 2+3y Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, 71+20y Coot and 150+ BH Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 LBB Gull, 3 Lapwing and 1 Grey Wagtail.

 

26th June Broomhill Flash

Green Woodpecker 1 (car park), Lesser Black-backed Gulls 2.

 

25th June Broomhill Flash

Barn Owl 1, Little Grebe 3, Tufted Duck 1, Mute Swan 2, Mallard 4 & 9 young, Kestrel 1, Shoveler 1♂ & 1♀, Lesser black-backed Gull 1, Gadwall 18 & 4 juv, Pochard 2♀, 1♂ & 8 juv, Teal 1♂, Great crested Grebe 2 & 2 juv

 

23rd June Broomhill Flash

Barn Owl 1, Little Grebe 4 & 2 juv, Great crested Grebe 3 & 3 young, Mallard 14 & 8 juv, Gadwall 13, Pochard 1♀ & 6 juv, Tufted Duck 16, Mute Swan 2.

 

Well that’s back up to date as far as I can tell!

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