Tuesday 04 January – Hengrove Mounds and Manor Woods Leader : Graham Blacker

17 members turned out on a cold and windy morning for a dual site trip. The first was Hengrove Mounds, a Site of
Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI) cared for by Avon Wildlife Trust. The mounds are doughnut shaped and we
were able to walk around the rim. The birds were not impressed with the weather but by the end of the visit the
group had recorded 72 birds covering twelve species. The second site, Manor Woods a short drive away was
more productive though by then the wind had dropped and the sun was emerging. We were able to increase the
bird species to 23 including a pair of Teal. Thanks to Graham for leading, and introducing many of us to a new
site. Beth Yates