starling

Windy Day at Brean

Description of sighting

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.

Date of sighting

2015 Mar 3

Time of day

10.30am to 12.30am

Birds Seen

starling
shelduck
redshank
raven
kestrel
jackdaw
herring gull
greenfinch
Great Tit
goldfinch
dunnock
curlew
chaffinch
meadow pipit
carrion crow
blue tit
black redstart

a special sighting

Report from Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

reasonable number of resident and migrating birds

Date of sighting

2011 Oct 15

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

crossbill
starling
goldfinch
linnet
wheatear
redpoll
siskin

Group Visit WSM RSPB Group

Description of sighting

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.

Date of sighting

2010 Oct 16

Time of day

10am till 1.00 pm

Birds Seen

swallow
stonechat
starling
Rock Pipit
raven
peregrine
little egret
linnet
kestrel
jackdaw
goldfinch
dunlin
bullfinch
chiffchaff
carrion crow

a special sighting

Migration Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

Migration continues with Paul reporting 18 species seen, the largest being a group of 1100 starlings

Date of sighting

2010 Oct 9

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

starling

a special sighting

Continuing Migration Report-Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

15 species in all,large numbers of redwing and chaffinch seen.Others small numbers or singles

Date of sighting

2009 Oct 29

Time of day

Birds Seen

starling
song thrush
skylark
siskin
Robin
reed bunting
redwing
redpoll
merlin
meadow pipit
crossbill
chaffinch
bullfinch
brambling

a special sighting

Busy Day Report-Paul Bowyer

Date of sighting

2009 Oct 26

Time of day

Birds Seen

yellowhammer
woodpigeon
starling
siskin
reed bunting
redpoll
pied wagtail
mistle thrush
meadow pipit
goldfinch
firecrest
chiffchaff
chaffinch
bullfinch
brambling
blackcap

a special sighting

Visit Paul Marsh

Description of sighting

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

Date of sighting

2009 Oct 16

Time of day

Morning

Birds Seen

wren
stonechat
starling
song thrush
shelduck
Robin
raven
pheasant
oystercatcher
meadow pipit
blackbird
goldfinch
peregrine
long-tailed tit
carrion crow
jackdaw

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

20 species seen,grounded were:redwing,song thrush,blackbird,chiffchaff,blackcap,goldcrest,bullfinch

Date of sighting

2009 Oct 18

Time of day

Birds Seen

woodcock
merlin
redpoll
ring ouzel
siskin
brambling
chaffinch
linnet
swallow
pied wagtail
goldfinch
starling
grey wagtail
redwing
song thrush
blackbird
chiffchaff
blackcap
goldcrest
bullfinch

a special sighting

Visit Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

snipe seen going over high

Date of sighting

2009 Oct 15

Time of day

Birds Seen

ring ouzel
brambling
song thrush
redwing
reed bunting
starling
linnet
blackbird
meadow pipit
chaffinch
snipe

On-going migration report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

18 species reported on the move over Brean

Date of sighting

2009 Oct 10

Time of day

Birds Seen

swallow
house martin
skylark
pied wagtail
chaffinch
reed bunting
linnet
meadow pipit
great spotted woodpecker
siskin
blackbird
song thrush
goldcrest
chiffchaff
blackcap
wheatear
greenfinch
starling

a special sighting
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