Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Severn Beach & Newton St Loe

Date: 10/10/2016 + 11/10/2016
Location: Severn Beach & NSL
Weather: Both Days - Blue(ish) Skies but getting Colder
Highlight Species: 
Severn Beach - Curlew, Turnstone, Wigeon,Teal, Kingfisher, Dunlin, Kestrel, Coot!
Patch - Grey Wagtail, Redwing, Kingfisher, Stonechat, Raven, Buzzard.

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Monday morning and Lauren off work so headed down to Severn Beach first spots were the Wigeon, nice to see more than 1 which by the way has left patch now hopefully joined up with this lot! Along with Redshank, Curlew, Shoveler present, on incoming tide.

Walked along toward sentry boxes and Pilling had Little Grebes, Canada Geese, Teal and these two Grey Herons plus Snipe taking flight!

The Herons were having a right tussle!

Heron stand off but there can only be one!

And after much hoping squawking and beak grabbing....

The loser departed!

After that a Kestrel flew past, and in hot pursuit, 2 Jackdaws
(Not sure is this Kenny the Kestrel?)

Plenty of Meadow Pipits and Pied Wagtails feeding on Grassland plus a large group of Linnet.

Feeding under Severn Bridge were Ringed Plover, 15 plus, and few Dunlin but soon after we saw them a fisherman scared them off and they were gone!

Walking back a Wheatear played leapfrog with us always staying about 30ft from us!

Couple of Mallard from Chew Valley Lake on way home.

Tuesday and Patch walk.
Normal Grey Wagtails on Brook, total count was 5 including Lakes

Also 2 Redwing on brook! Nice, wouldn't let me get that close but plenty of time looking at records, 12 November earliest sighting on patch but maybe not spotted, getting better at this spotting lark ever year!

Up through Dog Walk and farmers in field planting or were, broken down tractor but while looking a Stonechat! Much closer to Bath Mill than usual and not seen Stonechat here for a few weeks.

At Village normal stuff but 8 Pied Wagtail buzzing from rooftop to rooftop.
Lakes normal Mallards and a streaking Kingfisher, not naked I just mean it flew past !
Bath Spa very busy now but Raven overheard and Nuthatches on site 
plus on back drive 5 Mistle Thrush to end.

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