carrion crow

Report Paul Marsh

Description of sighting

First visit for about 4 weeks,day started warm and sunny but clouded over by mid day.The Down is very green at the moment and the birds were taking advantage of the cover in the trees and bushes.Reasonable numbers of species seen,mostly low or single numbers.Largest group was adult and young linnets.Swallows hunting over the short grass.Peregrine seen briefly as I arrived,but could be heard later on.A good view of a Peregrine harrasing a flock of Oystercatchers at high tide in the riverat the eastern end of Brean Down.No catches made.

Date of sighting

2009 Jul 28

Time of day

Morning

Birds Seen

woodpigeon
swallow
stonechat
peregrine
oystercatcher
meadow pipit
Magpie
linnet
Lesser Black Backed Gull
herring gull
goldfinch
chaffinch
carrion crow
blue tit
blackbird

a special sighting

Report Paul Marsh

Description of sighting

Very pleasant morning,bright and sunny with some cloud.Birds in low numbers as expected this time of season,with some feeding flights evident.Chiffchaff and Stonechat heard but not visible.Swallow hunting for insects very low over grass.The cattle have returned

Date of sighting

2009 Jun 19

Time of day

morning visit

Birds Seen

willow warbler
whitethroat
swallow
skylark
meadow pipit
Magpie
linnet
Lesser Black Backed Gull
jackdaw
greenfinch
goldfinch
chaffinch
carrion crow

a special sighting

Report Paul Marsh

Description of sighting

Sunny and warm day.Whitethroats were singing and very visible.Stone chats quite visible,both male and female.Splendid sighting of Male Linnet.Male Chaffinch showing well in bright sunshine.
Usual numbers of gull species.Overall,high species count.

Date of sighting

2009 May 22

Time of day

Morning 10 to 12.30

Birds Seen

willow warbler
whitethroat
swallow
stonechat
shelduck
Robin
pied wagtail
meadow pipit
Magpie
linnet
house martin
goldfinch
dunnock
chiffchaff
chaffinch
carrion crow

a special sighting

Morning Visit PGM

Description of sighting

bright and pleasant morning after dull start,large numberr of common species seeen

Date of sighting

2009 Apr 14

Time of day

Birds Seen

woodpigeon
stonechat
starling
shelduck
raven
meadow pipit
Mallard
Magpie
Lesser Black Backed Gull
jackdaw
house sparrow
herring gull
goldfinch
collared dove
carrion crow
blackcap

a special sighting

First to look for new arrivals

Description of sighting

Very sunny day with some mist and light wind.Small numbers stonechat and wheatear including 3 spectacular males.10+ linnet including one very bright male.Small flocks of goldfinces seen.

Date of sighting

2009 Mar 20

Time of day

9.30 to 12.30

Birds Seen

wren
wheatear
stonechat
sand martin
raven
peregrine
meadow pipit
Magpie
linnet
jackdaw
herring gull
goldfinch
goldcrest
cormorant
carrion crow
chiffchaff
chaffinch

a special sighting

First visit of 2009

Description of sighting

Cold damp day,reflected in species seen.On flooded fields near Farm I saw Swans,Shelduck and a solitary
Little Egret.On my way back to the car,20+ Curlew flew in,reflecting high tide conditions.Very large numbers Blackheaded Gulls and a few Herring and Lesser Black Backed Gulls about.There were also a pair of mallard swimming in the Dew Pond,near the site of Cox's Old House

Date of sighting

2009 Jan 13

Time of day

morning visit

Birds Seen

shelduck
Robin
raven
mute swan
Mallard
little egret
Lesser Black Backed Gull
kestrel
herring gull
curlew
carrion crow
blackbird
black-headed gull

a special sighting

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

a special sighting

Scheduled visit to Brean Fort

Description of sighting

A very fine and windy day,apart from the usual suspects,the only sightings of significance were a group of young Stonechats in the bushes along the Military Road.The highlight was on the trip out to the Fort when a large Green Woodpecker broke from the ferns and flew into the trees near the Dew Pond where it was visible for a few minutes before disappearing.

Date of sighting

2008 Aug 22

Time of day

Between 2.15 and 5.00pm

Birds Seen

Green Woodpecker
stonechat
jackdaw
linnet
carrion crow
herring gull

a special sighting

Scheduled visit to Brean Fort

Description of sighting

First sunny day for some time,large numbers of young swallows feeding over the fort.Single cormorant briefly on Weston side of Down.Herring gulls in usual numbers.Highlights were a family group of raven and 3 female wheatear on the Military Road

Date of sighting

2008 Aug 15

Time of day

Between 2pm and 5.30pm

Birds Seen

swallow
herring gull
carrion crow
raven
cormorant
wheatear

a special sighting
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