Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone,

it’s been 2 weeks since any updates, so here goes.

 

19th August Wombwell Ings

Present were 2 Mute Swan, 20 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 33 Mallard, 36 Teal, 3 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 1 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 37 Lapwing, 4 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 39 BH Gull, 8 Pied Wagtail and c100 House Martin.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 27 Canada Geese, 57 Gadwall, 29 Mallard, 29 Tufted Duck, 24 Teal, 28 Little Grebe, 1+1y Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 10 Little Egret, 112 Coot, 22 Moorhen, 41 Lapwing, 10+ Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank and 32 BH Gull.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+4y Mute Swan, 71 Canada Geese, 25 Greylag, 20 Pochard, 18 Gadwall, 13 Tufted Duck, 9 Mallard, 1 Wigeon, 7 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 66 Coot, 1 Moorhen and 5 LBB Gull. Also present were 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron and 41 Lapwing (+ a flock of c150 flying NE at 11.40am ).

 

18th August Wombwell Ings

As I walked onto the ings I noticed a Marsh Harrier quartering over the backfield, gradually moving onto Broomhill Flash where it was joined by a second cream crown( Seen by PUK ). Also present were 2 Mute Swan, 59 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag, 38 Gadwall, 31 Mallard, 26 Teal, 1 Wigeon, 1 Cormorant, 12 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 33 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 39 BH Gull, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 7+ Pied Wagtail, 50+ Goldfinch and 2 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 46 Gadwall, 29 Mallard, 10+ Teal, 32 Tufted Duck, 6 Pochard, 7 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Red Legged Partridge, 26 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 115 Coot, 18 Moorhen, 49 Lapwing, 6 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 32 BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+4y Mute Swan, 35 Greylag, 25 Canada Geese, 28 Tufted Duck, 16 Gadwall, 13 Pochard, 4 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 8+ Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 66 Coot and 4 Moorhen. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 9 Lapwing and 1 Green Woodpecker.

17th August11111111

17th August Broomhill Flash.

Little Egret 13, Snipe 7+, Great crested Grebe 1ad & 1 juv, Mute Swan 2, Little ringed Plover 1, Cormorant 9, Lesser black backed Gull 3, Pochard 3, Teal 7, Yellow Wagtail 3, Kingfisher 1, Green Sandpiper 1.

16th August Broomhill Flash 

Great crested Grebe 1 adult & 1 juv,  Mute 2, Green Sandpiper 1, Little Egret 5, Common Buzzard 2, Lesser black backed Gull 2, Grey Heron 5, Cormorant 14, Wigeon 1, Pochard 4, Teal 11, Snipe 7+, Yellow Wagtail 1, Pink-footed Goose 1, Herring Gull 1.

15th August Wombwell Ings

Present were 1 Mute Swan, 19 Canada Geese, 41 Mallard, 38 Gadwall, 8 Teal, 10 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 32 Lapwing, 4 Dunlin, 73 BH Gull, 4+ Pied Wagtail, a flock of 40+ Goldfinch and 1 Linnet.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 21 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 64 Gadwall, 32 Tufted Duck, 26 Mallard, 11 Teal, 6 Pochard, 6 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 26 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 117 Coot, 18 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 62 Lapwing, 59 BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull.

Bolton Ings

Highlight was the cc Marsh Harrier sat on a fencepost at the western end of the east pool. On the open water were 2+2y Mute Swan, 14 Greylag, 11 Canada Geese, 15 Tufted Duck, 13 Gadwall, 13 Pochard, 8 Mallard, 10 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 69 Coot, 2 Moorhen and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 139 Lapwing and 1 calling Green Woodpecker.

 

14th August Broomhill Flash

Little Egret 8, Buzzard 12, Sparrowhawk 2, Grey Heron 1, Pied Wagtail 2, Pochard 2, Yellow Wagtail 1, Kestrel 1, Mute Swan 2, Fox 1.

 

13th August Broomhill Flash

Little Egret 6, Shelduck 1 Juv, Buzzard 4, Common Tern 1, Kestrel 3, Sparrowhawk 2, Hobby 1, Meadow Pipit 6, Swift c60.

 

12th August Wombwell Ings

Present were 1 Mute Swan, 11 Canada Geese, 28 Mallard, 3 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 6 Lapwing, 6 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 46 BH Gull, 1 Kestrel, 1 Meadow Pipit and 6 Pied Wagtail.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 25 Canada Geese, 67 Gadwall, 43 Mallard, 32 Tufted Duck, 6 Teal, 5 Pochard, 33 Little Grebe, 1+1y Great Crested Grebe, 5 Cormorant,  4+ Little Egret, 3 Red Legged Partridge, 100+ Coot, 8 Moorhen, 42 Lapwing, 3 Curlew (through early AM ), 2 Snipe, 32 BH Gull, 1 Little Owl and 2 Hare.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+6y Mute Swan, 12 Greylag, 25 Gadwall, 22 Pochard, 20 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler, 2 Mallard, 7 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe and 54 Coot. Also present were 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 cc Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Lapwing, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1f  Blackcap and 1 singing Chiffchaff.

 

11th August Wombwell Ings

Present were 6 Mute Swan, 5 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 41 Mallard, 3 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 1 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 4 Moorhen, 38 Lapwing, 5 Dunlin, 42 BH Gull, 4 Pied Wagtail, 2 Linnet and a flock of 30+ Goldfinch.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 64 Gadwall, 43 Mallard, 26 Tufted Duck, 9 Teal, 5 Pochard, 2 Garganey, 3 Cormorant, 9 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 100+ Coot, 11 Moorhen, 25 Lapwing and 31 BH Gull.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 1+2y Mute Swan, 152 Canada Geese, 43 Greylag, 21 Gadwall, 19 Pochard, 11 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard, 3 Cormorant, 9 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 57 Coot and 1 Moorhen. Also present were was 1 Little Egret.

 

10th August Wombwell Ings

Present were 7 Mute Swan, 9 Greylag, 7 Canada Geese, 31 Mallard, 4 Gadwall, 1 Tufted Duck, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 4 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 39 Lapwing, 1+1juv Ringed Plover, 75 BH Gull, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Pied Wagtail and 3 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 15 Canada Geese, 83 Gadwall, 57 Mallard, 26 Tufted Duck, 11 Teal, 6 Pochard, 2 Garganey, 20 Little Grebe, 1+1y Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 10 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 100+ Coot, 11 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Marsh Harrier (through c9.15am ), 1 Little Owl, 1 Ringed Plover, 25 BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+4y Mute Swan, 52 Canada Geese, 42 Greylag, 18 Tufted Duck, 17 Gadwall, 10 Pochard, 7 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 10 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 58 Coot, 1 Moorhen and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 2 Grey Heron, 3 Lapwing, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 1 Blackcap.

 

9th August Wombwell Ings

Present were 1 Mute Swan, 15 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 17 Mallard, 7 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 2 Moorhen, 17 Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 101 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 3 Pied Wagtail and 2 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 57 Gadwall, 44 Mallard, 25 Tufted Duck, 7 Teal, 6 Pochard, 2 Garganey, 7 Cormorant, 11 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 27 Little Grebe, 3+1y Great Crested Grebe, 119 Coot, 13 Moorhen, 9 Lapwing and 1 Little Owl.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 1+2y Mute Swan, 27 Greylag, 37 Gadwall, 18 Pochard, 14 Tufted Duck, 12 Mallard, 11 Shoveler, 2 Wigeon, 11 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 58 Coot and 2 Moorhen.

 

8th August Wombwell Ings

Present were 1 Mute Swan, 11 Canada Geese, 63 Mallard, 10 Teal, 3 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 15 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 78 BH Gull, 6 Pied Wagtail and 2 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 17 Canada Geese, 53 Gadwall, 24 Tufted Duck, 20 Mallard, 10 Teal, 6 Pochard, 2 Garganey, 27 Little Grebe, 1+1y Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 9+ Little Egret, 115 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 27 Lapwing, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Kestrel, 1 Little Owl, 1 Barn Owl, 74 BH Gull and 3 LBB Gull.

TPT

A strange sight was 1+1y Tufted Duck waddling down the TPT and then just disappearing into the woodland.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 1 Mute Swan, 14 Greylag, 27 Pochard, 15 Gadwall, 10 Tufted Duck, 1 Mallard, 8 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 51 Coot and 2 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Bullfinch.

 

7th August Broomhill Flash

Garganey 2, Little Egret 5+, Mute Swan 2, Great crested Grebe 2, Wheatear 1.

 

6th August Broomhill Flash

Garganey 2, Little Egret 7, Mute Swan 2, Barn Owl 1, Great crested Grebe 2, Little ringed Plover 2, Cormorant 5, Snipe 3, Teal 2, Buzzard 5, Hobby 1 Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 5, Grey Heron 2

 

5th August Wombwell Ings

Present were 5 Mute Swan, 81 Mallard, 7 Teal, 6 Gadwall, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 33 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 29 BH Gull, 3 Pied Wagtail and 2 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 35 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 64 Gadwall, 23 Tufted Duck, 15 Mallard, 7 Pochard, 18 Little Grebe, 1+1y Great Crested Grebe, 104 Coot, 7 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 100+ Lapwing, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 17 BH Gull and 8+ Linnet.
TPT

A Willow Warbler was singing near the Old Moor RSPB entrance gates. Also present 2 Blackcap and a Willow Tit.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+5y Mute Swan, 15 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag, 19 Pochard, 16 Gadwall, 16 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 53 Coot, 1 Moorhen and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 4 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk, 35 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Grey Wagtail.

 

4th August Wombwell Ings

Present were 4 Mute Swan, 25 Canada Geese, 1 Shelduck, 77 Mallard, 6 Teal, 2 Garganey, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 26 Lapwing, 2 Black Tailed Godwit, 2 Ringed Plover, 44 BH Gull, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Linnet and 40+ Goldfinch.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 45 Canada Geese, 65 Gadwall, 8 Mallard, 25 Tufted Duck, 5 Pochard, 15 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Cormorant, 21 Little Grebe, 1+1y Great Crested Grebe, 114 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 120+ Lapwing, 2 Kestrel and 1 Red Legged Partridge.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2 Mute Swan, 48 Greylag, 10 Canada Geese, 24 Pochard, 21 Gadwall, 16 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 9 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant and 51 Coot. Also present were 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 40 Lapwing and 1 Blackcap.

 

Phew all up to date !

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