kestrel

Afternoon Walk across Brean,weather windy and sunny

Description of sighting

Heavy rain earlier had affected numbers of birds visible

Date of sighting

2008 Oct 22

Time of day

Birds Seen

wren
stonechat
shelduck
Robin
raven
kestrel
jackdaw
grey wagtail
goldfinch
dunnock
carrion crow

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

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Scheduled Trip To Brean Fort

Description of sighting

Exceptionaly windy afternoon kept most birds grounded with exception of small group of House Martins.Very little in way of usual species overflying,and the two kestrels seen had to work very hard.Very good views of
4 Wheatear including one spectacular Male,Stonechats active in the bushes along the Military Road

Date of sighting

2008 Aug 31

Time of day

Between 2.00pm and 5.00pm

Birds Seen

wheatear
stonechat
grey heron
house martin
kestrel

a special sighting

between 2pm and 4.30pm

Description of sighting

warm sunny day,large numbers swallows and house martins hawking for insects,rock pipet in the quarry,solitary greenfinch on telephone wire,goldfinches widespread.Large numbers herring and lesser black backed gulls.Female Kestrel seen hovering near Trig Point

Date of sighting

2008 Jul 25

Time of day

afternoon

Birds Seen

swallow
Rock Pipit
house martin
greenfinch
goldfinch
kestrel

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Visit

Description of sighting

fine sunny day,few visitors,stonechat,goldfinch and linnet young birds very evident.buzzard was being chased by crows.peregrine was activley bombing something at foot of the cliff,probably a goat which suddenly appeared in the appropriate spot

Date of sighting

2008 Jun 17

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

whitethroat
swallow
stonechat
spotted flycatcher
skylark
shelduck
Rock Pipit
peregrine
little egret
linnet
kestrel
jackdaw
grey heron
goldfinch
carrion crow
buzzard

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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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