Tuesday 24 January – Gordano Valley Leader: Geoff Harris

28 people met on a below freezing bright day. We started with Magpie, many Carrion Crow, Wood Pigeon and two Buzzards at a distance, one being very pale. Along Clevedon Lane Chaffinch, many Blue and Great Tits, Blackbirds, Long-tailed Tits were seen with Ravens overhead. Heading across the valley Bullfinch were noted, then just before coffee two to three pairs of Stonechat and a Fieldfare. A Mute Swan flew over, and then we were treated to a flight of Lapwings approximately 20, plus three Curlews and four Snipe erupting from the ground. A large mixed flock of Crows, Jackdaws and a lone Rook were seen. Finally, Goldfinch, Pied Wagtails and House Sparrows. A total of 25 species seen or heard. (Thanks to Geoff for leading) Geoff Harris