wood warbler

Morning Visit - Paul Marsh

Description of sighting

large number of bird species seen,migrants few and far between due to weather conditions.The young kestrels were quite visible and active and shellduck numbers are begining to build in the River Axe.The cattle and goats were very easily found and provided some good views.Visitor reported some rutting activity with the goats. Singles of wheatear,whinchat,whitethroat and wood warbler were probably the highlights.

Date of sighting

2010 Sep 17

Time of day

10am to 1pm

Birds Seen

woodpigeon
wood warbler
whinchat
wheatear
swallow
stonechat
shelduck
Robin
raven
long-tailed tit
little egret
linnet
kestrel
jackdaw
house martin
herring gull
Great Tit
goldfinch
blue tit
black-headed gull

a special sighting

Seen and Heard

Description of sighting

A cold,windy and bright day obviously affected the birds that were visible on our walk along the Military Road to the Fort.The Somerset Rock Roses were coming into dispaly as were the Bluebells and Cowslips.The smaller birds were taking advantage of the shelter although robin,chiffchaff,willow warbler and whitethroat could be heard.Chaffinch was also heard.We had a very good view of a Lesser Whitethroat near the reservoir and a splendid Wood Warbler in the bushes along the Road.Linnet were quite visible and we did see a male in breeding plumage.On the return from the fort the resident Pereg

Date of sighting

2010 May 3

Time of day

morning visit

Birds Seen

woodpigeon
wood warbler
raven
peregrine
meadow pipit
linnet
lesser whitethroat
jackdaw
herring gull
goldfinch
cormorant
carrion crow
blackbird

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

high number of species seen,gannet and whimbrel going up channel.Also first reported Swift of 2010

Date of sighting

2010 Apr 25

Time of day

Birds Seen

yellowhammer
yellow wagtail
wood warbler
whimbrel
wheatear
tree pipit
swift
swallow
sand martin
house martin
grasshopper warbler
gannet

a special sighting

Sun,Flowers and Song

Description of sighting

Beatiful day on Brean Down, Bluebells in flower and the Somerset Rock Rose blooming near the Steps.
Whitethroats seemed to be singing from many bushes and birds were visible and some seen carrying food.Good views of the first cuckoo of 2009.

Date of sighting

2009 May 1

Time of day

morning visit,10am to 12am

Birds Seen

wood warbler
whitethroat
swallow
stonechat
shelduck
pheasant
jackdaw
house martin
goldfinch
cuckoo
chiffchaff
chaffinch
buzzard

a special sighting

Morning Walk in the Sunshine

Description of sighting

After a very wet evening,the Down had dried out quite well and there were few people initially.On arrival there were two sparrowhawks flying over,closley followed by a heron and a large flight of goldfinches.On the top of the Down,there were large numbers of adult and juvenile stonechats,and a few quite visible wheaters.A young couple and their ferret came by,the ferret apparantly not having spotted the rabbits near the road.In the bushes tere were large numbers of longtailed tits ,a  few blue and great tits together with a very vocal robin.Low Tide and the exposed mud showed up the large

Date of sighting

2008 Sep 1

Time of day

Between 10 am and 12.30

Birds Seen

wood warbler
wheatear
swallow
Sparrowhawk
shelduck
Robin
Mallard
Magpie
long-tailed tit
little egret
kestrel
herring gull
Great Tit
carrion crow
blue tit

a special sighting

Visit by PB

Description of sighting

high cloud and light rain.Migrant numbers reasonable.Arival of Hobby of note.

Date of sighting

2008 May 3

Time of day

Birds Seen

wood warbler
whimbrel
swift
swallow
spotted flycatcher
house martin
hobby
garden warbler
cuckoo

a special sighting

visit PB

Description of sighting

Migrant arrivals reflect better weather conditions

Date of sighting

2008 May 6

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

wood warbler
wheatear
tree pipit
spotted flycatcher

visit by MS

Date of sighting

2008 May 6

Time of day

Morning

Birds Seen

wood warbler
wheatear
spotted flycatcher
peregrine

a special sighting

A midweek visit

Description of sighting

Whitethroats were singing in the bushes along the military road,skylarks and ravens were airborn,the wheatears were feeding on the grass and stonechats were on the top of the bushes.Greenfinches were in the scrub and the wood warbler was very visible near the resevoir
 
 

Date of sighting

2008 May 6

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

wood warbler
whitethroat
wheatear
stonechat
skylark
shelduck
raven
kestrel
greenfinch
goldfinch
canada goose

a special sighting
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