Black Redstart still giving good views,has been here in Brean Cove since October 2014.Murmuration of starlings,about 1500,displaying in the fields by Brean Farm.Although sunny day,the low temperature and strong winds kept numbers low.
reasonable number of resident and migrating birds
RSPB Group visit,good flying display by the resident peregrine and kestrel.Strong winds restricted small bird activity on the down but the smaller birds,particularly goldfinches and stonechats were more active in the sheltered part near Brean Down Farm.A surprising number of swallows were still around.Good views also of the White Park cattle and the Goats.
Migration continues with Paul reporting 18 species seen, the largest being a group of 1100 starlings
15 species in all,large numbers of redwing and chaffinch seen.Others small numbers or singles
significant groups of goldfinches flying around,jackdaw and crow numbers were high.
Good view of pair of ravens flying together and a single peregrine looking for prey
20 species seen,grounded were:redwing,song thrush,blackbird,chiffchaff,blackcap,goldcrest,bullfinch
snipe seen going over high
18 species reported on the move over Brean