Shipley, South Brent..

An afternoon walk from Shipley car park above South Brent towards the Avon Dam was seemingly going to be a hard days birding with nothing of any note being seen.

But once past the first bridge and as far as the old pump house the cover was alive with birds, a female Kestrel came right over the top of us and showed well for some time, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff in good numbers and a larger warbler species that eventually showed itself long enough to be identified as a Sedge Warbler.

Good numbers of Blackcap, all female other than the one male identified. We gave up counting Stonechats well over twenty in a fairly small area, Whinchat (the first time that I could tick one off the list) A Hobby showed really well reasonably high and feeding on the wing, Buzzard, Great, Blue & Coal Tit, Linnet and Meadow Pipit being some of the 20 species identified.

Posted August 18th, 2015 at 9:42 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News