Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone,

sorry not been keeping up to date but been busy with other things but here are quite a few updates to keep me busy. Also adding some astro photos.

 

26th  September Broomhill Flash

Mute Swan 2, Great crested Grebe 3, Little Egret 9, Grey Heron 1, Mallard 15, Gadwall 2, Teal 31, Shoveler 7, Wigeon1, Tufted Duck 18, Cormorant 7, Little Grebe 25+, Common Sandpiper 1.

 

25th  September Broomhill Flash

Little Egret 8, Heron 2, Greenshank 1, Snipe 15, Meadow Pipit 40, Skylark 15, Swallow 20, House Martin 25, Buzzard 2, Sparrowhawk 2, Kestrel 3, Hobby 1, Merlin 1♀, Chiffchaff 3, Kingfisher 2, Mallard 31, Teal 29, Wigeon 2, Little Grebe 27, Cormorant 1.

 

24th September Broomhill Flash

Little Egret 4, Cormorant 1, Ruff 1, Wood Sandpiper 1, Common Sandpiper 1, Kingfisher 1, Ringed Plover 2, Dunlin 6, Buzzard 3, Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 3, Hobby 1, Great White Egret 1 (Towards Wombwell Ings), Meadow Pipit 60, Swallow 60+, House Martin 7, Snipe 25

 

22nd  September Broomhill Flash

Mute Swan 2, Great crested Grebe 2, Wigeon 2, Little Egret 9+, Snipe 1, Grey Heron 1, Little Grebe 27, Mallard 9, Gadwall 7, Teal 30+, Shoveler 12, Wigeon 12+, Tufted Duck 17, Cormorant 4, Common Sandpiper 1, Kingfisher 2.

 

21st  September Broomhill Flash

Mute Swan 2, Great crested Grebe 2, Wigeon 2, Little Egret 6, Pochard 2♂, Snipe 1, Common Sandpiper 1, Little Grebe 21, Mallard 28, Gadwall 5, Teal 30, Shoveler 11, Cormorant 4, Tufted Duck 14, Greenshank 1, Green Sandpiper 1.

 

20th September Broomhill Flash

Mute Swan 2, Great crested Grebe 2, Wigeon 4, Little Egret 10, Canada Geese c300, Snipe 3, Grey Plover 1, Pintail 3, Little Grebe 44, Tufted Duck 28, Greenshank 1.

 

19th September Broomhill Flash

Mute Swan 2, Little Grebe 24, Great crested Grebe 2, Mallard 49, Gadwall 15, Teal 45, Shoveler 14, Tufted Duck 22, Wigeon 6, Little Egret 9, Greenshank 2, Cream crowned March Harrier 1.

 

18th September Broomhill Flash

Little Egret 8, Buzzard 3, Sparrowhawk 2, Kestrel 2, Dunlin 1, Greenshank 2, Snipe 12, Swallow 50+, House Martin 25+, Meadow Pipit 30+, Greylag Goose 29, Canada Geese 210, Great crested Grebe 2, Mute Swan 2, Pochard 1♂, Grey Heron 1, Little Grebe 37, Cormorant 1.

 

17th September Broomhill Flash

Little Egret 16, Buzzard 4, Sparrowhawk 2, Kestrel 2, Lesser black-backed Gull 120, Green Woodpecker 1, Grey Wagtail 2, Snipe 3, Dunlin 3, Greenshank 1, Ringed Plover 3, Swallow, House Martin.

 

16th September Broomhill Flash

Mute Swan 2 & 1 Juvenile, Little Egret 10, Wigeon 2, Grey Heron 1, Great crested Grebe 1, Mallard 62, Gadwall 33, Teal 20, Shoveler 12, Tufted Duck 26, Garganey 1, Black tailed Godwit 4, Cream crowned Marsh Harrier 1, Greenshank 1, Canada Geese 244, Long-tailed Tit 6.

 

15th September Wombwell Ings

Present were 53 Canada Geese, 41 Teal, 20+ Mallard, 4 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 3 Cormorant,  6 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 62 Lapwing, 6 Snipe, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 9 BH Gull and a singing Chiffchaff.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 27 Tufted Duck, 25 Mallard, 23 Teal, 17 Gadwall, 15 Shoveler, 3 Wigeon, 1 Pochard, 3 Cormorant, 6+ Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 13 Moorhen, 9 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 1 Greenshank and 1 Kingfisher.
TPT

3 singing Chiffchaff.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 3+4y Mute Swan, 62 Greylag, 11 Canada Geese, 8 Tufted Duck, 8 Gadwall, 4 Mallard, 3 Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 13 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 108 Coot, 1 Moorhen and 15 BH Gull. Also present were 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hobby, 1 Kestrel, 33 Lapwing and 2 Grey Wagtail.

 

14th September Wombwell Ings

Present were 29 Canada Geese, 52 Teal, 6 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 95 Lapwing, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Greenshank, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 24 BH Gull and a flock of 20+ Goldfinch.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 62 Canada Geese, 46 Teal, 30 Mallard, 27 Tufted Duck, 20 Shoveler, 15 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 1 Pochard, 35 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 12 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 14 Moorhen, 3 Coot, 9 Lapwing, 6+ Snipe and 7 BH Gull.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2+3y Mute Swan, 29 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 15 Tufted Duck, 6 Gadwall, 4 Mallard, 3 Pochard, 19 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 81 Coot, 35 BH Gull and 5 LBB Gull. Also present were 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Hobby, 5 Lapwing, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Jay and 1 singing Chiffchaff.

 

13th September Wombwell Ings

Got out of the car to the sound of a singing Chiffchaff. On the ings were 2 Mute Swan, 14 Canada Geese, 39 Teal, 6 Shoveler, 5 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 16 Lapwing, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, 1 Snipe, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Pied Wagtail and a flock of 12 Linnet.

Broomhill Flash

Highlight was the cc Marsh Harrier that quartered the backfield. Also noted were 2 Mute Swan, 62 Canada Geese, 56 Teal, 35 Mallard, 30 Tufted Duck, 25 Gadwall, 18 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 38 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 12 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 14 Moorhen, 3 Coot, 29 Lapwing, 3 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 12+ Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Owl and 1 Kingfisher.

Bolton Ings

Started the walk down with good views of a female Sparrowhawk circling over the Old Moor Rspb car park. Highlight was a Whinchat sat on a fencepost  front left of the hide, a spot it favoured for the next 90 minutes until we left . On the open water were 1+3y Mute Swan, 18 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 24 Tufted Duck, 14 Shoveler, 5 Mallard, 18 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 89 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 29 BH Gull and 6 LBB Gull. Also present were 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1cc Marsh Harrier and 1 Kestrel.

 

12th September Wombwell Ings

highlight was a Wood Sandpiper. Also present were 1 Mute Swan, 28 Canada Geese, 55 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 1 Tufted Duck, 5 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 98 Lapwing, 4 Ringed Plover, 51 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull and 1 Pied Wagtail.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 49 Canada Geese, 39 Mallard, 34 Teal, 24 Gadwall, 23 Tufted Duck, 11 Shoveler, 3 Wigeon, 2 Garganey, 33 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Cormorant, 15 Moorhen, 3 Coot, 8 Lapwing, 2 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Little Owl.

Bolton Ings

A cc Marsh Harrier gave good views as it quartered over the eastern end of the main pool at c.12.00 midday. On the open water were 1+1y Mute Swan, 24 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 12 Tufted Duck, 10 Gadwall, 5 Pochard, 1 Mallard, 14 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 91 Coot and 1 Moorhen. Also present were 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 17 Lapwing and 2 Kestrel.

11th September Broomhill Flash.

Little Egret 11, Garganey 2, Buzzard 7, Sparrowhawk 3, Marsh Harrier 1♀, Kestrel 4, Greenshank 2, Common Sandpiper 4, Wood Sandpiper 1, Swallow 20, Meadow Pipit 60+, Teal 11, Snipe 5+, Tufted Duck 23, Great crested Grebe 1, Little Grebe 45, Pochard 1♂, Shoveler 6.

10th September Broomhill Flash – Gannet

Here are Ron Marshall’s photos of the Gannet seen at Broomhill at 10.30hrs.
It was seen earlier at Swillington Ings  and Pugneys C.P.  Thanks to Ian Beveridge for giving Wintersett an alert,  but, sadly, we could not pick it up from  Anglers CP Vis Mig. Hill.  (Curses!)

9th September Broomhill Flash
Great crested Grebe 1 juvenile, Mute Swan 2, Lesser black-backed Gull 1, Wigeon 1, Little Egret 6, Common Sandpiper 1, Gadwall 29, Mallard 58, Greenshank 2, Teal 34, Shoveler 7, Tufted Duck 34, Pochard 1 ♂, Little Grebe 30+.
Phew!
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