Bristol Ornithological Club
Sep 29 2018

Saturday 29 September – Clevedon Leader: Jason Williams

A total of twelve members joined me on a very bright but fresh morning at Clevedon. From the Church we made
our way up to the ‘Viz Mig’ area of Wains Hill. Sadly, there was very little in the way of movement with just a few
Meadow Pipits and resident Jays going over. Making our way around to the coast we had a Swallow and a
Wheatear, and on the Estuary a long string of over two hundred Shelducks were observed. A Peregrine was at
the top of one of the radio masts and was ‘scoped well for all. The Clevedon Pill held a Little Egret and assorted
gulls and two Stonechats were seen well. A good group of twenty plus House Sparrows were also present. It
was a quiet stroll along to the Kenn with a few Rock Pipits, Skylark, and Linnet seen. The Kenn had around forty
Oystercatchers in the roost alongside approximately 40 Curlews, 100 Redshanks and some Dunlins. A few
returning Wigeon were seen. Heading back we again saw the Peregrine, this time heading off to hunt and three
more Wheatears. All in all a pleasant walk with around 45 species seen. Thanks to those who joined me.
(Thanks to Jason for leading the walk.) Jason Williams