Monday 16 September 2013

The Edge 16th Sept

Wombwell Ings- A day that made me think its finally recovered from the drying out of a few years ago. At first, on a quick scan through,  it appeared quiet  but whilst counting Teal(87) I noticed 3 Spotted Redshank.  The count for Mallard(81) and Gadwall(6)   revealed 8 Ringed Plover and 3 Dunlin. Scoping Lapwing(51 on the ings and 100+ in the back field) turned up a Little Stint. Checking BH Gull(12)  and LBB Gull(2) added 2 Greenshank. New birds kept appearing- 40+ House Martin in the fields behind  the Dove, a flock of 30+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Kestrel, 2 Grey Heron, 111 Greylag, 1 juv Herring Gull, 3 Yellow Wagtail and finally 1 singing Chiffchaff. Not a bad morning!!!

Bolton Ings early PM- Lower numbers than of late with 10 Cormorant, 24 Little Grebe, 3a+4y Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 26 Gadwall, 21 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 1 Teal, 1 Kestrel, 61 Lapwing, 41 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 singing Chiffchaff.

Broomhill Flash mid PM-  Present were 17+ Cormorant(flyover), 2 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 500+ Canada Geese(split between the Flash and the back field), 41 Mallard, 19 Gadwall, 16 Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 1 adult Shelduck and 3 Snipe.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

In addition to Alan's sightings later in the day there were 930 Canada Goose and 150 Greylag Goose.