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Bristol and Avon Bird

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March 2015

Clatworthy, Darts Farm & Powderham 2nd March 2015

We went to Clatworthy Reservoir to look for the Ring - necked Duck in the south west corner. We eventually spotted the drake swimming by itself on the other side of the reservoir. We saw it fly down to join the 3 Tufted Ducks that were also on the reservoir. There were also 2 Little Grebes and a Great Crested Grebe. It was a long walk around the reservoir but it was worth the effort, even in a snow shower.

We continued our journey into Devon and stopped at the RSPB Darts Farm to look for the Penduline Tits. Fortunately we saw at least 2 Penduline Tits feeding on the reedmace. The Male had a bold black mask through the eye and a grey head. Females generally have narrow black mask through the eye and a dusky browner head. Suddenly the rain came down and the Penduline Tits took cover in the reeds and we went back to the car.

After we had lunch, we headed off to our last port of call along the Exe Estuary at Powderham to look for the Snow Bunting. There were a few Grey Plovers, Dunlin & Black-tailed Godwit wading in the water at high tide. We spotted the Snow Bunting perched on the seawall and it gave excellent views. It certainly was a good bird to see in Devon as we didn't see any in Norfolk at all. Weather had been okay, with just a bit of snow on the high ground and a couple of showers. We had a splendid beginning and splendid ending to a splendid day!


Ring - necked Duck [Male]

Tufted & Ring - necked Duck [Males]

Penduline Tit [Male Centre and top left]  [Pair top right] right]

Penduline Tit [Female]

Black - tailed Godwit [Flock]

Black - tailed Godwit [Flock]

Grey Plover [Pair]

Grey Plover [Winter]

Dunlin [Winter]

Snow Bunting [Male]

Stroud 16th March 2015

We popped to Stroud for a couple of hours to look for the Dipper. We saw a pair along the river as well as Grey Wagtails.



Grey Wagtail

Dippers

Dipper

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