Broomhill Birder

Hi everyone,

well al I can say is I hope all the strong winds have brought some rarities to our shores I hope!!

Some updates to do from last week to Thursday 12th January.

 

Thursday 12th January Wombwell Ings

Present were 194 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag, 3 Shelduck, c250 Wigeon, 18 Teal, 11 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 2 Goosander, 11 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 254 Golden Plover, 41 Lapwing, 73 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 10 Pied Wagtail, 1 Mistle Thrush, c10 Long Tailed Tit, 2 Bullfinch  and 6+ Linnet.

Broomhill Flash

Noted Were 2 Mute Swan, 11 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag, 40+ Wigeon, 30+ Teal, 28 Gadwall, 20+ Shoveler, 13 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 3 Red Legged Partridge, 8 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 42 Lapwing, 5 Golden Plover, 46 BH Gull, 5 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull.

TPT

A Mealy Redpoll was amongst a flock of c30 Lesser Redpoll. Also present were 1 Jay, 1 Goldcrest and 1 Bullfinch.

Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2 Mute Swan, 15 Tufted Duck, 11 Mallard, 7 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 5 Goosander, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Pochard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 222 Coot, 8 Common Gull and 5 BH Gull. Also present were 27 Canada Geese, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Willow Tit.

 

Wednesday 11th January Wombwell Ings

Present were 1 Mute Swan, 165 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 4 Shelduck, c120 Wigeon, 28 Teal, 12 Gadwall, 7 Mallard, 5 Shoveler, 4 Goosander, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Moorhen, c40 Golden Plover, 23 Lapwing, 102 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull and 2 Mistle Thrush.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 31 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 50+ Teal, 25+ Wigeon, 25 Shoveler, 12 Tufted Duck, 5 Pochard, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Cormorant, 13 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 60+ Lapwing, 45 Golden Plover, 54 BH Gull, 19 LBB Gull over, 17 GBB Gull over, and 10 Common Gull.
TPT

12 Redpoll and 2 Bullfinch. John Law also had a Mealy Redpoll in with a flock of 20 Redpoll.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2 Mute Swan, 34 Tufted Duck, 13 Mallard, 12 Pochard, 7 Goldeneye, 5 Shoveler, 5 Teal, 5 Goosander, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 233 Coot, 50 BH Gull, 10 Common Gull and 2 Herring Gull. Also present were 2 Kestrel, 2 Willow Tit, 1 Siskin and 1 Bullfinch.

 

Tuesday 10th January Wombwell Ings

Present were 1 Mute Swan, 117 Canada Geese, 191 Wigeon, 22 Teal, 21 Mallard, 7 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, 3 Goosander, 2 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 11 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 192 Golden Plover, 35 Lapwing, 58 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 2 Reed Bunting and 5 Redwing. Kingfisher had a male Stonechat near the corner pond.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 195 Canada Geese, 42 Teal, 39 Gadwall, 25 Wigeon, 23 Shoveler, 15 Tufted Duck, 5 Pochard, 4 Mallard, 2f Goldeneye, 1 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 11 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 63 Lapwing, 15 Snipe, 35 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull.
TPT

12 Redpoll and 1 Bullfinch.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 5 Mute Swan, 29 Tufted Duck, 11 Mallard, 11 Shoveler, 7 Pochard, 6 Gadwall, 5 Teal, 2m +1f Goldeneye, 1m Goosander, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 216 Coot, 24 BH Gull and 3 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Willow Tit and 1 Bullfinch.

 

The Michael Clegg Memorial Birdrace 2017 9th January

This annual event, in memory of the late Barnsley naturalist is held in early January to raise funds for conservation projects in Yorkshire. Teams from all around Yorkshire spend the day recording as many bird species as possible in their chosen recording areas and the ‘winners’ are the team who record most on the day. This year, three teams covering the Barnsley recording area took part, two had free reign to travel within the boundaries and one stuck to the Lower Dearne Valley (chiefly Old Moor) and saved valuable time not travelling in the vehicle.
The two ‘travelling’ teams scored totals of 92 and 87 respectively whilst the Dearne Valley team recorded a magnificent 90 in their relatively small area. Highlights from the day included;- White-fronted Goose, Pintail, Jack Snipe, Mediterranean Gull, Glaucous Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Ring-necked Parakeet, Cetti’s Warbler, Bearded Tit, Crossbill.
The three teams between them recorded a total of 106 species and other species recorded on the day but not by the three teams included;- Bittern, Iceland Gull, Waxwing, Dipper, Chiffchaff and Raven,
A minimum of 112 species were recorded in the Barnsley area on the day, probably a record for any day in January, ever.The highest scorers in the whole event were a team in the York area who recorded 105 species, closely followed by the Goole area with 98 species. A total of 18 teams took part and are raising money to help the ‘Yorkshire Twite Recovery Project’ this year.
Monday 9th January Broomhill Flash.
Pochard 6, Goldeneye 2♀, Gadwall 25, Wigeon 29, Little Egret 3, Shoveler 14, Common Gull 7, Herring Gull 11, Greater black-backed Gull 4, Lesser black-backed Gull 17, Cormorant 1, Golden Plover 200+, Buzzard 1, Mute Swan 2.
Sunday 8th January Broomhill Flash.
 Shelduck 1, Wigeon 22, Gadwall, teal, Tufted Duck, Pochard 6, Shoveler, Mallard, Goldeneye 1♀, Cormorant 1, Greater black-backed Gull 2, Lesser black-backed Gull 1, Black-headed Gull 40, Common Gull 6, Herring Gull 8, Mediterranean Gull 1, Buzzard 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Golden Plover 200+, Pheasant 6.
 That’s all the news for now but keep coming back for more up to date sightings.
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