pied wagtail

Wet Morning Visit

Description of sighting

Visit to Brean with prospective new Volunteer Wardens brought a good total of species,at least 6 wheatear feeding
on the beach and Blackcap,Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff in the bushes were a bonus as were 2 quite visible Goldcrests

Date of sighting

2014 Oct 14

Time of day

Birds Seen

wren
woodpigeon
willow warbler
wheatear
swan
Robin
pied wagtail
oystercatcher
meadow pipit
jackdaw
greenfinch
Great Tit
goldfinch
goldcrest
dunnock
blackcap
blackbird
long-tailed tit
chiffchaff
carrion crow

a special sighting

A very Windy Day

Description of sighting

First visit in June coincided with a shift at the Fort in very windy weather.The weather did influence the
birds that were visible,The new cattle are on site now and seem to be quite settled,the bulk of the goats were on the south
side of the hill looking for a bit of sun,althought I did notice 3 of the mature males in a separate group on the north side.When opening up the magazine gate I heard a thump and saw a youg rabbit had fallen about 15 feet

Date of sighting

2012 Jun 9

Time of day

Birds Seen

swallow
stonechat
Rock Pipit
pied wagtail
linnet
kestrel
herring gull
chaffinch
carrion crow

a special sighting

Spring Visit

Description of sighting

The weather was cloudy to start and very humid,with skies clearing later.The most visble and vocal
birds were whitethroats and linnet.The whitethroats were very obliging and perched singing on the top of the bushes.Several family groups of stonechat,meadow pipit and goldfinches were also seen.Most of the usual Brean Down residents were about although there was no sign of the peregrines or kestrels usually seen.
Pairs of shellduck were around the beach on the Weston side.

Date of sighting

2010 May 21

Time of day

Morning visit between 10 and 12.45

Birds Seen

woodpigeon
willow warbler
whitethroat
swallow
stonechat
shelduck
raven
pied wagtail
meadow pipit
Magpie
linnet
jackdaw
house martin
goldfinch
dunnock
chaffinch
carrion crow
blackbird

a special sighting

Sunshine and Bird Song

Description of sighting

Beautiful day,sunny and some wind with clear views accross the channel to Wales.Chaffinch,Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff song was everywhere.Goldfinches and Greenfinches were also doing their best to compete with the occasional robin in the bushes along the military road.Willow Warblers were quite visible as were Male Chaffinches looking resplendant in the sunshine.Swallow numbers are increasing,I saw about 30 while on site.
 

Date of sighting

2010 Apr 16

Time of day

Morning visit 10am to 12.30am

Birds Seen

woodpigeon
willow warbler
wheatear
swallow
stonechat
shelduck
Rock Pipit
Robin
raven
pied wagtail
meadow pipit
Magpie
linnet
jackdaw
grey heron
greenfinch
dunnock
chaffinch
carrion crow

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

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

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

22 species seen

Date of sighting

2009 Oct 17

Time of day

Birds Seen

ring ouzel
redwing
song thrush
blackbird
brambling
reed bunting
great spotted woodpecker
siskin
greenfinch
house sparrow
redpoll
goldcrest
skylark
pied wagtail
chaffinch
goldfinch
linnet
wheatear
bullfinch
Fieldfare
chiffchaff
blackcap

a special sighting

Visit RSPB Weston Super Mare local group

Description of sighting

19 species present from 10 till 12.30

Date of sighting

2009 Oct 14

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

blue tit
Great Tit
blackbird
Robin
linnet
chiffchaff
willow warbler
Sparrowhawk
kestrel
swallow
long-tailed tit
stonechat
Rock Pipit
meadow pipit
redwing
siskin
pied wagtail
wren
peregrine

a special sighting

Migration continues-Paul bowyer

Description of sighting

16 redwings seen.Grounded birds included 1 Dartford Warbler and 20 Song Thrush

Date of sighting

2009 Oct 12

Time of day

Birds Seen

swallow
skylark
meadow pipit
goldfinch
siskin
chaffinch
greenfinch
redwing
grey wagtail
pied wagtail
redpoll
reed bunting
song thrush
Dartford Warbler
chiffchaff
blackcap

a special sighting

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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