chaffinch

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

Early Morning Visit-Paul Bowyer (6.30 to 8.30 am)

Description of sighting

Paul reports this list of birds moving north over Brean Down

Date of sighting

2010 Apr 16

Time of day

Birds Seen

wheatear
tree pipit
swallow
Sparrowhawk
siskin
shelduck
redpoll
meadow pipit
linnet
greenfinch
goldfinch
collared dove
chaffinch

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

Search for returning Migrants stopping off on Brean Down

Description of sighting

A morning visit to Brean Down which started in reasonably good weather to look for returning
migrants ending in in heavy rain.A pair of displaying raven were the high spot and on the return walk along the Military road there was a "possible only" sighting of a Wheatear!

Date of sighting

2010 Mar 19

Time of day

morning visit

Birds Seen

woodpigeon
shelduck
Rock Pipit
Robin
raven
meadow pipit
long-tailed tit
jackdaw
Great Tit
goldfinch
chaffinch
carrion crow
canada goose
blue tit
blackbird

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

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 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

Combined Report-Paul Bowyer and others

Description of sighting

high numbers seen.Ring Ouzel near Brean Down Farm,thrush and redwings 100+

Date of sighting

2009 Oct 14

Time of day

morning visit,fine weather

Birds Seen

ring ouzel
song thrush
redwing
brambling
Fieldfare
swallow
siskin
snipe
meadow pipit
chiffchaff
blackcap
goldcrest
chaffinch
redpoll
greenfinch
merlin
linnet
skylark

a special sighting
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