Tuesday 18 December – Bridgeyate Leader: Dave Body

Cancelled on the day due to weather conditions, thanks to Dave for sending this note of his 14 December
reconnoitre, Ed)

I walked the route on a dry, fairly bright day. The ground was firm underfoot after a couple of recent frosts and
there were only a couple of muddy spots – what could go wrong? Early on I had Redwing and six Magpies,
followed by numerous Blackbirds and some Carrion Crows. Jackdaws and Jay were seen as were the frequent
Blue Tits, House Sparrows, Chaffinches, Pied Wagtails, to make a list total of 17. As my walk continued there
were Moorhen, Grey Heron, Raven and a solitary Bulfinch. Unusually for this walk, no Buzzard was seen and
Green Woodpecker too was missing. Sadly when the Tuesday came for the scheduled walk the weather
intervened big time – blowing a gale and raining cats and dogs and so it was that the walk was cancelled. Better
luck next year. Happy New Year to everyone. Dave Body