Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone,

hoping your all well and busy birding? And if so i’m glad someone is!

Here are the sightings from 22nd August and to date.

 

3rd September Broomhill Flash

2 Ringed plover, 14 Snipe, 35 Little Grebe, 2 Shelduck, 23 Tufted Duck, Pochard 1♂, Teal 2, Gadwall 5, Wigeon 5, Whinchat 1, Little Egret 11, Dunlin 1, Greenshank 2, Common Sandpiper 2, Hobby 1.

2nd September Wombwell Ings

Present were 98 Mallard, 38 Teal, 27 Gadwall, 12 Shoveler, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Moorhen, 77 Lapwing, 3 Greenshank and 1 Black Tailed Godwit.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 34 Tufted Duck, 24 Gadwall, 17 Teal, 15 Mallard, 7 Shoveler, 5 Wigeon, 34 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 13 Little Egret, 4 Cormorant, 30 Coot, 28 Moorhen, 24 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Black Tailed Godwit, 9 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 3 Linnet.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+4y Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 19 Gadwall, 9 Tufted Duck, 3 Mallard, 2 Pochard, 16 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 77 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 6 BH Gull and 4 LBB Gull(+10 over). Also present were 3 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 cc Marsh Harrier (flew in from west and dropped directly into reed beds).

 

1st September Wombwell Ings

Very quiet with 1 Mute Swan, 25 Canada Geese, 37 Teal, 29 Mallard, 11 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 2 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 3 Moorhen, 75 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 35 BH Gull, 4 Pied Wagtail and 1 Yellow Wagtail.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 20 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 53 Teal, 48 Mallard, 44 Gadwall, 35 Tufted Duck, 11 Shoveler, 5 Wigeon, 1 Pochard, 42 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 15 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 19 Coot, 16 Moorhen, 19+ Lapwing, 15 Snipe, 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 15 BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull.
TPT

As we started walking down to Bolton Ings at 11.15am, we eventually located a Hobby flying over the main marsh and Waderscrape (thanks to directions over the radio from Ivan Martin).

Bolton Ings

Bird of the day was a cream crown Marsh Harrier which gave good views as it quartered up and down the eastern pool for over 25 minutes at 12.45pm. We were quite surprised when another cream crown flew up from the eastern end to join the first bird. They gradually flew high and west but not before we had a chance to get Ivan Martin in Wath Ings Hide onto the birds. Pleased to return a favour so quickly. On the open water were 2+4y Mute Swan, 8 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 10 Tufted Duck, 10 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 4 Mallard, 15 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 61 Coot, 2 BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Kestrel, 1 Lapwing, 1 Jay, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Blackcap.

31st August Wombwell Ings

Present were 58 Canada Geese, 13 Greylag, 29 Mallard, 20 Teal, 11 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 7 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Moorhen, 41 Lapwing, 44 BH Gull, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Blackcap and 1 singing Chiffchaff.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 36 Canada Geese, 30 Tufted Duck, 28 Gadwall, 24 Mallard, 21 Teal, 6 Wigeon, 31 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 12 Little Egret, 23 Coot, 15 Moorhen, 10+ Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 18 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 4 Red Legged Partridge, 12 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, and 2 Yellow Wagtail.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+2y Mute Swan, 41 Greylag, 39 Canada Geese, 20 Gadwall, 18 Tufted Duck, 6 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Teal, 13 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 59 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 2 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 5 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 31 Lapwing, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Blackcap and c80 Goldfinch.

30th August Wombwell Ings

Present were 2 Mute Swan, 70 Canada Geese, 12 Greylag, 38 Teal, 31 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Moorhen, 85 Lapwing, 3 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 47 BH Gull, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 singing Chiffchaff (Broomhill Park) and  a flock of 70+ Goldfinch.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 44 Canada Geese, 58 Gadwall, 39 Teal, 24 Tufted Duck, 19 Mallard, 5 Wigeon, 28 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Cormorant, 11 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 39 Coot, 13 Moorhen, 22 Lapwing, 10+ Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Sparrowhawk and 2 LBB Gull.
TPT

A singing Chiffchaff (near Old Moor entrance gates), a female Blackcap and a Bullfinch.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+2y Mute Swan, 10 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 20 Tufted Duck, 9 Gadwall, 7 Pochard, 3 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 9 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 71 Coot and 1 BH  Gull. Also present were 3 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 5 Kestrel and a flock of c30 Goldfinch.

 

29th August Wombwell Ings

Present were 24 Canada Geese, 67 Teal, 17 Mallard, 5 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 3 |Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 101 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 43 BH Gull, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Linnet and a flock of 40+ Goldfinch.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 32 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 29 Tufted Duck, 24 Gadwall, 15 Teal, 12 Mallard, 5 Wigeon, 1 Garganey, 23 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 58 Coot, 18 Moorhen, 74 Lapwing, 15 Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 17 BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+3y Mute Swan, 45 Greylag, 20 Tufted Duck, 13 Pochard, 8 Gadwall, 3 Mallard, 9 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 62 Coot and 2 BH Gull Also present were 3 Grey Heron, 3 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 31 Lapwing and 1 Green Woodpecker.

 

26th August Wombwell Ings

Present were 57 Teal, 24 Mallard, 3 Gadwall, 1 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Moorhen, 87 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 25 BH Gull, 8 juv LBB Gull and 2 Pied Wagtail.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 79 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 31 Tufted Duck, 24 Teal, 9 Gadwall, 7 Mallard, 3 Wigeon, 3 Shoveler, 38 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Cormorant, 15 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 57 Coot, 14 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 40+ Lapwing, 10+ Snipe, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 27 BH Gull and 1 Linnet.

TPT

A Chiffchaff was singing  near the entrance gates to Old Moor Rspb.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+4y Mute Swan, 23 Greylag Geese, 17 Tufted Duck, 16 Pochard, 11 Gadwall, 3 Mallard, 5 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 78 Coot, 23 BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 42 Lapwing and 1 Kestrel.

 

25th August Wombwell Ings

Present were 2 Mute Swan, 5 Canada Geese, 46 Gadwall, 43 Teal, 39 Mallard, 11 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 5 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Moorhen, 75 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 29 BH Gull and 3 Pied Wagtail.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 12 Canada Geese, 61 Gadwall, 27 Tufted Duck, 16 Teal, 4 Mallard, 3 Pochard, 1 Garganey, 31 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Cormorant, 56 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 27 Lapwing, 10 Snipe, 6 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 45 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull and 1 Common Tern.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+3y Mute Swan, 286 Canada Geese, 51 Greylag, 16 Tufted Duck, 16 Mallard, 11 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 8 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 52 Coot, 2 Moorhen and 4 BH Gull. Also present were 2 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 13 Lapwing, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Bullfinch.

 

24th August Wombwell Ings

Present were 27 Canada Geese, 13 Greylag, 20 Mallard, 10 Teal, 1 Gadwall, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 43 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank and 42 BH Gull.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 6 Mute Swan, 46 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 63 Gadwall, 35 Teal, 31 Tufted Duck, 21 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 2 Garganey, 1 Pochard, 31 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Little Egret, 6 Cormorant, 59 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 5 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Sparrowhawk, 51 Lapwing, 6 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin, 67 BH Gull and 3 LBB Gull.
TPT

A Chiffchaff was singing near the entrance gates to Old Moor Rspb. At 1.55pm a Curlew could be heard calling as it circled Wath Ings.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+3y Mute Swan, 96 Canada Geese, 29 Greylag, 1 Pink Footed Goose, 20 Tufted Duck, 17 Gadwall, 4 Pochard, 4 Mallard, 13 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 56 Coot, 56 BH Gull and 5 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret (dropped in at 1.20pm ), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 22 Lapwing and 2 Blackcap.

23rd August Wombwell Ings

Present were 59 Canada Geese, 27 Greylag, 28 Mallard, 17 Teal, 13 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 76 Lapwing, 3 Dunlin, 2 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 32 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1 singing Willow Warbler along the Bulling Dyke. J. Thompson also had 4 Grey Wagtail on the R.Dearne near the bridge and 3 Yellow Wagtail+2 Pied Wagtail feeding amongst the feet of the horses.
Broomhill Flash

Highlight was the elusive Wheatear in the north east corner. Also present were 2 Mute Swan, 72 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 56 Gadwall, 29 Tufted Duck, 20 Mallard, 4 Teal, 1 Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 33 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 10 Little Egret, 57 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 113 Lapwing, 12 Snipe, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Hobby, 32 BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+5y Mute Swan, 326 Canada Geese, 8 Greylag, 1 Pink Footed Goose, 19 Tufted Duck, 12 Pochard, 10 Gadwall, 3 Mallard, 9 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 61 Coot, and 2 Moorhen. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel and 1 Willow Tit.

 

22nd August Wombwell Ings

Present were 62 Teal, 41 Gadwall, 35 Mallard, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 24 Lapwing, 4 Dunlin 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel (flew west at 9.10am), 31 BH Gull, 3 Pied Wagtail and 2 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 14 Canada Geese, 45 Gadwall, 31 Tufted Duck,15 Mallard, 10 Teal, 1 Pochard, 2 Cormorant, 10 Little Egret, 28 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 83 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 18 Lapwing, 7 Snipe, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 18 BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+1y Mute Swan, 149 Canada Geese, 18 Greylag, 20 Tufted Duck, 14 Pochard, 11 Gadwall, 5 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 7 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 79 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 9 BH Gull and 3 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kestrel, 1 Lapwing and 1 Bullfinch.

 

That’s about it for now!

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