Sunday, 7 February 2016

Inbetween The Storms !

Date: 7th February - Early Afternoon (+ Last Night's Floods)
Location: Newton St Loe + Patch
Weather: Overcast + Cloudy, Light Rain Showers (Missed the sunshine!)

Newton Brook burst it's banks at around 8.30pm last night, we spent the night warning cars not to attempt driving through, most followed our advice and turnt around, others attempted it unsuccessfully and then had to have the embarrassment of pushing the car back out again and walking home!

Last Night + This Morning !

Taken from Bath Mill last night looking out onto Pennyquick !

Other Species: Kestrel, Yellowhammer, Stonechat, Pied Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, Black-Headed Gull, Lesser Black-Baked Gull, Greenfinch, Coal Tit, Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Meadow Pipit, Skylark - Of Note

Robert's Sightings From Lake: Buzzard, Goosander, Kingfisher, Teal, Goldcrest, Fieldfare, Redwing

Observation: Headed out through a very soggy Bath Mill, to check the damage from last night's floods, apart from a few tree's down and some boggy ground, it escaped unharmed!

 Pretty quiet over the Dog Walk, onto the Top Fields by Seven Acre Woods, a singing Skylark and a few Meadow Pipits were the best. The Lower Fields by the Globe were flooded so a few Gulls about mostly Black-Headed Gull and Lesser Black-Backed Gull. 

Lower Fields (The Globe Roundabout To The Left)

Looking Towards Saltford Shallows (From Pennyquick)

As we got to the Village it started raining so we headed back through the Lanes, spotted Robert (another patch birder) he had been out to the Lakes, his sightings are above.
Pair of Stonechats in their normal spot along with a single Yellowhammer in the trees near the house. 

Kestrel was also on the normal telegraph pole. 

8 Pied Wagtail also in the field feeding around a single horse! A fly-past Green Woodpecker ended our walk!

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