Tuesday 18 September – Tickenham Leaders: Jan Pridie and Lois Pryce

The tail end of some stormy weather was kinder than expected to 20 members meeting by Tickenham’s church.
Large numbers of Swallows, House and some Sand Martins hunted across the golf course with flocks of
Goldfinch. Chiffchaffs ‘wheeted’, Green Woodpeckers ‘yaffled’, and Nuthatch, Goldcrest, Chaffinch, Coal Tits and
Long Tailed Tits called or appeared along the path up to the ridge and along to Cadbury Camp. Two Buzzards
circled above the woods down from the camp, one strikingly pale. On the return by the Land Yeo and across
Tickenham Moor were two Cormorants (including one pale-fronted juvenile), Grey Herons, a Grey Wagtail, and a
Mistle Thrush. Back at the church we finally saw our first two Starling on the spire joined by two more Mistle
Thrush, and heard a Jay. Total species count 27. (Thanks to Jan and Lois for leading the walk.) Lois Pryce