Thursday, 14 April 2016

Sand Point and Chew Valley

Date: 14/04/2016
Location: Sand Point - Chew Valley
Weather: Blue skies with some cloud - Temp 10-16c
Other Species: 
Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Greenfinch, Sparrowhawk, Stonechat, Grasshopper Warbler, Rock Pipit, Peregrine Falcon, Linnet, Skylark, Barn Swallow,
Butterflies: 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Brimstone, 1 Small White.
A day off after a week of decorating and other chores so bit of coastal it was, Sand Bay and the point 4 miles of peace and quiet with plenty of bird song!
After leaving car park Chiffchaff and Blackcap were singing most of the way round walk with Chiffchaff being the most abundant.

 Here's a blurred Blackcap they didn't seem to want their photographs taken !

Sparrowhawk over head and a Peregrine flew in over Middle Hope landed then off it went.
Also heard but couldn't find Grasshopper Warbler reeling :(

A stunning day for a walk eh ! 
(iPhone shot)

 Looking across to Cardiff the Grand Legacy, vehicle transporter was heading to Portishead with not much else flying along channel.

Along Middle Hope more Chiffchaff, Stonechat and Linnet.

Lovely looking Gorse in the sunshine.
Also 6 or so Barn Swallow skimming across fields a lovely sight to see !!

Another Chirpy Chiff

A few Skylark were up singing somewhere and Linnet singing groups of 5/6.
After arriving back to car park thought I'd drop into Chew Valley Lake.

Normal Mallards few Canada Geese not a lot at Heron's Green

This Pied Waggie doing a bit of a Swallow Dance, it worked !!

 Barn Swallows around 6 darted around briefly drinking and gone hopefully back to my home patch Newton St Loe ! (first dodgy pic of the year of this Hundurine)

Then this great looking Dunlin appeared !

Very weary but stunning colours !
That was that but a great day was had. Popped into Newton village on way home but Barnies didn't arrive :( 
Maybe soon.

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