South Brent ~ Shipley to the Avon Dam

A morning walk (yesterday 28th)  from Shipley car park above South Brent to the Avon Dam no sign of the reported Ring Ouzels but a total of 27 species identified.

In the area of pine just past the first gate high numbers of Tits and Goldcrest, the Long Tailed Tits were beyond counting with good numbers of Blue Tit and Coal Tit Along with Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler.

On the river a single Dipper and a couple of Grey Wagtails.

In the area around the bridge before the Dam and below the quarry the ground was alive with Stonechats and good numbers of Whinchat, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Wheatear, good numbers of Goldfinch that were feeding on seeding thistle heads including large numbers of juvenile birds.

Kestrel and Buzzard.

At times steady passage of Swallows over head or feeding low over the ground.

Posted August 29th, 2015 at 9:09 am by Steve Hopper in Bird News