Sunday 12 January 2014

Bolton Ings - Sunday 12th January

Another late start today with a heavy cold hampering me, very cold -2c at 10.00 am rising to +2c mid afternoon, clear blue skies early on but soon clouded over. The western pool had 50% ice but the eastern pool was ice free. Highlights today were c130 Pink Footed Geese West at 11.20, a Water Rail on the eastern pool and 9 Skylarks in a field near the river Dearne. On the down side no Little Grebes, Wigeon, Goldeneye or Canada Geese seen today. Full List:- Grey Heron 1, Mute Swan 10, Grey Lag Goose 8, Pink Footed Goose c130, Cormorant 3, Great Crested Grebe 1, Mallard 43, Teal 37, Gadwall 67, Shoveler 8, Tufted Duck 20, Pochard 48, Goosander 4, Coot 225, Moorhen 14, Water Rail 1, Lapwing 61, Black Headed Gull 86, Common Gull 13, LBB Gull 1, Herring Gull 1, Kestrel 2, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Jay 2, Skylark 9.

I have no news today from Old Moor but yesterday a Bittern roosted, also present Green Sandpiper, Peregrine and 5 Shelduck.

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