carrion crow

Scheduled National Trust Visit

Description of sighting

A very windy afternoon with some clouds and outbreaks of sunshine.Large group of house martins and young swallows went over feeding near the Fort.Kestrel reported by visitor but not seen.Usual groups of carrion crow and herring gull evident but highlight was two raven low over calling loudly.Later in afternoon a group of shellduck came over landing on the exposed mudflats.

Date of sighting

Time of day

Birds Seen

swallow
shelduck
raven
house martin
herring gull
carrion crow

a special sighting

afternoon Visit

Description of sighting

Sightings influenced by weather conditions,overcast-windy-some moderate rain and also some clear spells.
Good views of the ravens and crows.
 

Date of sighting

2008 Aug 1

Time of day

between 2pm and 5pm

Birds Seen

house martin
swallow
raven
carrion crow
starling

Visit

Description of sighting

Very sunny and clear weather with exceptionally strong winds for the whole of the 3 hour visit.Weather conditions meant that only large birds had any real chance of coping.Some swallows were making a valiant attempt to collect food for their youngsters.A treat later in the visit was very good views of the peregines low over Brean Fort and also going for Lesser Black Backed Gulls and Carrion Crows but only in a half hearted way,serious targets on Brean are usually the resident pigeons.

Date of sighting

2008 Jun 22

Time of day

Afternoon

Birds Seen

peregrine
carrion crow
swallow

a special sighting

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

a special sighting

Visit

Date of sighting

2008 Jun 10

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

wren
stonechat
shelduck
Rock Pipit
peregrine
goldfinch
carrion crow

a special sighting
Syndicate content