BroomhillBirder

Hi everyone,

well the good start to the week continues with the female Black-throated Thrush still present on Adwick Washlands!! Hope it stays for the rest of the winter which would be nice. Here are the sightings for the last 2 days.

 

Monday 16th January 2017

Wombwell Ings

Highlight was six Whooper Swans on the main flash. Also present were 3 immature Mute Swans, 3 Shelduck, 70+ Wigeon, 35 Teal, 13 Gadwall, 7 Mallard, 5 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 7 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 175 Golden Plover, 69 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 27 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull and 1 Pied Wagtail.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 3 Greylag, c45 Shoveler, c40 Wigeon, 30+ Teal, 18 Gadwall, 10 Tufted Duck, 8 Pochard, 3 Mallard, 2f Goldeneye, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 12 Coot, 41 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 31 BH Gull and 4 Common Gull.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2 Mute Swan, 5 Canada Geese, 19 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 6 Pochard, 2 Goosander, 2 Goldeneye, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 216 Coot, 9 Common Gull and 2 BH Gull. Also present were 1 Grey Heron, 2 Green Woodpecker and 2 Willow Tit.

 

Tuesday 17th January 2017

A good day for the movement of Pink Footed Geese. Keith Fisher estimated c685 birds in the 5 skeins that passed through the valley heading west between 9.30am and 10.30am. The largest group of c175 birds passed through at 9.45am.
Wombwell Ings

Present were 4 Shelduck,  c150 Wigeon, 70+ Teal, 14 Mallard, 8 Shoveler,  6 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 1 Cormorant, 9 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 176 Golden Plover, 71  Lapwing, 25 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Stonechat (K. Fisher), c20 Linnet, c10 Reed Bunting and 1 Yellowhammer.
Broomhill Flash

Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 3 Shelduck, 45+ Shoveler, 27 Gadwall, 22 Teal, 13+ Wigeon, 10 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard,  1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 18 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 14 Lapwing, 28 BH Gull, 4 Common Gull and 2 Herring Gull.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2 Mute Swan, 24 Tufted Duck, 11 Mallard, 9 Pochard, 8 Shoveler, 5 Goosander, 5 Goldeneye, 4 Gadwall, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 232 Coot, 1 Cormorant, 22 Common Gull and 11 BH Gull. Also present were 9 Snipe and 1 Green Woodpecker.

 

That’s all the news for now but check back again soon!

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