Shipley Bridge -Avon Dam, South Brent

10-30 - 1430 What turned out to be a wet walk up to the Dam produced good sightings of many common birds, with the highlights being a total of 5 Grey Wagtail and one Dipper. 2 Mallard in the marsh half way up. 2 Kestrel hunting the ridge on Brent Moor. 1 Cuckoo heard over towards Dockwell Ridge and another located further up towards the Dam (record shot). Later saw this cuckoo being chased for a couple of minutes by the two kestrel followed by a lone (brave) meadow pipit! Believed the cuckoo escaped. 

Grey Wagtail - Shipley - 8.5.15
Grey Wagtail - Shipley - 8.5.15

Record shot -Cuckoo - Avon Dam - 8.5.15
Record shot -Cuckoo - Avon Dam - 8.5.15

Posted May 8th, 2015 at 5:35 pm by David Pakes in Bird News