Sunday 15 January – Clevedon Leader: Jason Williams

We started the walk from Wains Hill and headed towards The Pill where scoping produced a Curlew, two Common Gulls and an Oystercatcher. Three Rock Pipits and a Stonechat were seen well. We continued to the Blind Yeo and walked up to Lower Strode Road adding a Little Egret and a few common passerines on the way. Two Goosander were seen briefly before they disappeared around the corner. Shelter was in short supply as a squall hit us with torrential rain for a short period as we headed to a very flooded Dowlais. Here there were small groups of Shelduck and Lapwing but the highlight was two Peregrines stood in the middle of a flooded field (this increased to three Peregrines on the way back!). The Peregrines appeared to be an adult male and female along with a juvenile bird so perhaps one of last year’s young still hanging around. At the Kenn there were around 80 Redshank along with 35 Curlew and some Wigeon and Teal. Heading back to Clevedon there were half a dozen Turnstone on Blackstone rocks and twelve Goosander had appeared in the Pill which were enjoyed by all. Thanks to the twelve members who joined me. (Thanks to Jason for leading) Jason Williams