Ring Ouzels ~ South Brent

 Shipley Bridge to the Avon dam at first light this morning gave a total of 27 identified species and several species that could well have added to that figure the hedges and tree cover was alive with bird song.

On the approach to Shipley an almost pure white Buzzard perched in near Didworthy.

The high light being four Ring Ouzels, two juveniles, one adult hen and one well marked cock bird, that where showing well either side of the road in the valley just past the first bridge close to the small quarry.

Blackbirds, Wrens, Robins, Chaffinch, Meadow Pipit, Stonechat and House Martins showing in good numbers, small numbers of Song Thrush, a count of 7 Mistle Thrush a possible single Redwing, a Whitethroat, Green Woodpecker, 2 Dipper, Raven showing well at least 4 birds seen, 2 Grey Wagtail, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Cormorant, Kestrel and a flight of 4 Siskin.


Re visiting the area where the Ring Ouzel had been seen a female Sparrowhawk was very actively hunting down one side of the valley and the area that had been abundant with bird life was devoid of anything other than a few alarm calls.

Back home at South Brent Jays 3, Swallows, a Grey Wagtail first seen at home this year and handful over Pied Wagtails calling loudly passing over head, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Raven 2 and 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers.

Posted October 3rd, 2015 at 7:31 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News