Saturday, 17 May 2014

Trip Report Colliers Way [National Cycle Route 24], Radstock

Tuesday 29th April, 2014
Bath Natural History Society Trip.

Eighteen members joined the leader for a morning walk from Radstock to Kilmersdon & back. While waiting for members to arrive several of us spotted 3 Mistle Thrushes close by in a tree next to the car park behind Radstock library. On leaving the car park we walked along Church St then Meadow View to join the Colliers Way. Once on the Colliers Way I felt a sudden drop in temperature & looking up the sky had become very cloudy which I suspected meant rain. However rain did not materialise as the rest of the morning grew sunnier & warmer.
            Walking along the cycleway birdsong was in full flow with Song Thrush & Robins to the fore. Though most of the birds being listed as heard was the result of Lucy’s brilliant hearing as usual. A Common Carder Bee was observed adjacent to the cycleway. Near the Sewage works good views of Raven, Yellowhammer & Peregrine were observed. After leaving the Colliers way we walked along the road towards Kilmersdon for a short distance before traversing our way across two fields to rejoin the cycleway & return to the car park in Radstock. [TR].

Full List Of Birds below:-

Blackbird                                                         Peregrine                                
Blackcap                                                          Pied Wagtail                                        
Blue Tit                                                            Pheasant
Bullfinch (h)                                                     Raven
Buzzard                                                           Red Legged Partridge
Chaffinch                                                         Redpoll (h)
Carrion Crow                                                   Robin
Chiffchaff                                                         Skylark
Goldfinch                                                         Song Thrush
Grey Wagtail                                                    Swallow
House Martin                                                   Whitethroat (h)
Jay                                                                   Willow Warbler (h)
Linnet                                                              Wood Pigeon
Long Tailed Tit                                                Wren
Magpie                                                             Yellowhammer
Mistle Thrush

Selection of Flowers identified:-

Bluebells                                                          Primroses
Bugle                                                               Ripwort
Cow Parsley                                                     Salad Burnett
Jack by the Hedge                                           Water Dropwort Hemlock
Lady’s Smock                                                  Wild Garlic
Lambs Lettuce                                                 Yellow Archangel

Butterflies seen:-

Brimstone                                                        Peacock
Green-veined White                                         Small Tortoiseshell
Orange Tip

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