Sunday 27 October – Clevedon Yeo

 Despite the less than promising forecast 16 members joined me for a walk from Wains Hill down to the Yeo. The very strong wind was a constant reminder that a storm was heading our way the next day and it made birding difficult. Clevedon Pill was quiet with just a small group of Redshank and Lapwing of note, a Grey Wagtail was on the sluice at the Blind Yeo. The coast from Blackstone rocks to the Kenn was also quiet but the Kenn had a few waders with around 100 Dunlins, some Redshanks, Curlews and Oystercatchers present along with Wigeon and Teal. There was also a group of ten Little Egrets just inland here. Carrying further on down the coast we saw small numbers of Meadow Pipits, Rock Pipits and Linnet. Four late Wheatears were enjoyed by all as they bounced on ahead of us and eventually circled back on themselves. A few Turnstones and more Curlews were seen as we approached the Yeo but very little else. After a brief rest at the Yeo we headed back (with the wind now at our backs) and then the first heavy rain shower arrived and soaked us. The only other birds of note on the way back were three Grey Plovers, otherwise it was much the same. Thanks to those who joined me. Around 30 species in total on a difficult morning.