chaffinch

Report Paul Marsh

Description of sighting

First visit for about 4 weeks,day started warm and sunny but clouded over by mid day.The Down is very green at the moment and the birds were taking advantage of the cover in the trees and bushes.Reasonable numbers of species seen,mostly low or single numbers.Largest group was adult and young linnets.Swallows hunting over the short grass.Peregrine seen briefly as I arrived,but could be heard later on.A good view of a Peregrine harrasing a flock of Oystercatchers at high tide in the riverat the eastern end of Brean Down.No catches made.

Date of sighting

2009 Jul 28

Time of day

Morning

Birds Seen

woodpigeon
swallow
stonechat
peregrine
oystercatcher
meadow pipit
Magpie
linnet
Lesser Black Backed Gull
herring gull
goldfinch
chaffinch
carrion crow
blue tit
blackbird

a special sighting

Report Paul Marsh

Description of sighting

Very pleasant morning,bright and sunny with some cloud.Birds in low numbers as expected this time of season,with some feeding flights evident.Chiffchaff and Stonechat heard but not visible.Swallow hunting for insects very low over grass.The cattle have returned

Date of sighting

2009 Jun 19

Time of day

morning visit

Birds Seen

willow warbler
whitethroat
swallow
skylark
meadow pipit
Magpie
linnet
Lesser Black Backed Gull
jackdaw
greenfinch
goldfinch
chaffinch
carrion crow

a special sighting

Report Paul Marsh

Description of sighting

Sunny and warm day.Whitethroats were singing and very visible.Stone chats quite visible,both male and female.Splendid sighting of Male Linnet.Male Chaffinch showing well in bright sunshine.
Usual numbers of gull species.Overall,high species count.

Date of sighting

2009 May 22

Time of day

Morning 10 to 12.30

Birds Seen

willow warbler
whitethroat
swallow
stonechat
shelduck
Robin
pied wagtail
meadow pipit
Magpie
linnet
house martin
goldfinch
dunnock
chiffchaff
chaffinch
carrion crow

a special sighting

Sun,Flowers and Song

Description of sighting

Beatiful day on Brean Down, Bluebells in flower and the Somerset Rock Rose blooming near the Steps.
Whitethroats seemed to be singing from many bushes and birds were visible and some seen carrying food.Good views of the first cuckoo of 2009.

Date of sighting

2009 May 1

Time of day

morning visit,10am to 12am

Birds Seen

wood warbler
whitethroat
swallow
stonechat
shelduck
pheasant
jackdaw
house martin
goldfinch
cuckoo
chiffchaff
chaffinch
buzzard

a special sighting

First to look for new arrivals

Description of sighting

Very sunny day with some mist and light wind.Small numbers stonechat and wheatear including 3 spectacular males.10+ linnet including one very bright male.Small flocks of goldfinces seen.

Date of sighting

2009 Mar 20

Time of day

9.30 to 12.30

Birds Seen

wren
wheatear
stonechat
sand martin
raven
peregrine
meadow pipit
Magpie
linnet
jackdaw
herring gull
goldfinch
goldcrest
cormorant
carrion crow
chiffchaff
chaffinch

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

900 chaffinch moving east from Wales

Date of sighting

2008 Nov 6

Time of day

Birds Seen

reed warbler
chaffinch
brambling

Report Paul Bowyer

Date of sighting

2008 Nov 4

Time of day

Birds Seen

blackbird
chaffinch
starling
brambling
meadow pipit
pied wagtail

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

1200 starlings over

Date of sighting

2008 Nov 1

Time of day

Birds Seen

starling
siskin
mistle thrush
woodpigeon
redpoll
skylark
brambling
chaffinch

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

Hen harrier seen going east

Date of sighting

2008 Nov 2

Time of day

Birds Seen

redpoll
hen harrier
common scoter
chaffinch

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

Estimated 6000 starling over

Date of sighting

2008 Oct 31

Time of day

Birds Seen

starling
crossbill
chaffinch
skylark
brambling
siskin
redpoll

a special sighting
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