Tuesday 20 September – Tickenham Leaders: Jan Pridie and Lois Pryce

15 people met in still warm weather. Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and Buzzard were over the moors. Woodpigeon nestled in the Land Yeo meadow with a youngster without its adult-white neck patch. The usual Pied Wagtails on the golf course, one showing a strikingly white head but without the paler grey back of a proper Alba. Through the woods to Cadbury Camp – Chiffchaff, Goldfinch and Chaffinch, Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Mistle Thrush, Raven and Buzzard, and a few migrating Swallows purposefully over, and a small flock of Long-tailed Tits. Back across the moors Collared and Stock Doves, and a Mute Swan almost hidden in the deep banks of the river. Grey Heron, Cormorant, Stonechat, and a striking display of aerobatics from a group of crows who must have been hunting insects. 33 species total (thanks to Jan and Lois for leading). Lois Pryce