Report from Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

reasonable number of resident and migrating birds

Date of sighting

2011 Oct 15

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

crossbill
starling
goldfinch
linnet
wheatear
redpoll
siskin

Report from Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

a quiet day for numbers and species

Date of sighting

2011 Sep 24

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

swallow
siskin
stonechat
house martin
wheatear

a special sighting

Report from Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

some overnight grounding of migrants today.

Date of sighting

2011 Sep 16

Time of day

MORNING

Birds Seen

meadow pipit
whitethroat
grasshopper warbler
chiffchaff
tree pipit
wheatear
goldcrest
siskin
swallow

Report from Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

swallow and sand martin still going through,a reasonable number of other species seen

Date of sighting

2011 Sep 15

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

swallow
sand martin
raven
siskin
grasshopper warbler
tree pipit
chiffchaff
wheatear
willow warbler
meadow pipit
goldfinch

Report from Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

Paul reports large numbers of swallows passing over and a group of 6 manx shearwater viewed distantly
from the end of the fort.He also saw 3 Harbour Porpoises in the rough water near Howe Rock

Date of sighting

2011 Sep 13

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

Manx shearwater
fulmar
gannet
swallow

a special sighting

Overdue Visit

Description of sighting

The Down was quite deserted early on and while the majority of birds were our more familiar species,it made me think that perhaps we do not appreciate them as much as we should?
Highlights later were 3 peregrines coming in off Steep Holm,adult and 2 juveniles perhaps?A large family of Long Tailed Tits were taking advantage of the insects in the bushes.Shelduck are gathering in the Estuary and there were a good number of Stonechat willow warblers and blackcap about.

Date of sighting

2010 Sep 9

Time of day

10am to 1.0pm

Birds Seen

raven
peregrine
Mallard
Magpie
long-tailed tit
jackdaw
Great Tit
goldfinch
dunlin
curlew
chiffchaff
carrion crow
blue tit
blackcap

a special sighting

REeport from Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

house martin and swallow moving over Brean feeding on the way.

Date of sighting

2011 Sep 4

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

wheatear
house martin
swallow
willow warbler
spotted flycatcher
stonechat
whitethroat
chiffchaff
blackcap

a special sighting

Report from Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

Quiet morning

Date of sighting

2011 Sep 3

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

redstart
yellow wagtail
tree pipit

Report from Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

a good scattering of birds over the down

Date of sighting

2011 Sep 2

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

tree pipit
meadow pipit
wheatear
sedge warbler
yellow wagtail
chiffchaff
blackcap
whitethroat

Family Visit

Description of sighting

Weather was initially good but became very windy and overcast which had a bearing on the small birds that were around.
Some Swallows and House martins were going through and we had good views of a Wheatear at the Fort.The goats and cattle were also in good view but only a single rabbit!The highligh for the family was clear views of the Ravens and a Kestrel struggling against the wind but for me,a hunting Peregrine was a welcome sight.

Date of sighting

2011 Aug 25

Time of day

in the afternoon

Birds Seen

whitethroat
raven
jackdaw
woodpigeon
kestrel
peregrine
herring gull

a special sighting
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