Brean Down

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

Visit by Paul Marsh

Description of sighting

Highlights for me were a singe male redstart near the end of the road and very good views of a chiffchaff and willow warbler near Cox's old house.For an overcast and windy visit of about 2.5 hours the total is quite good,

Date of sighting

2012 Apr 26

Time of day

Birds Seen

carrion crow
chaffinch
chiffchaff
goldfinch
grey heron
jackdaw
lesser whitethroat
linnet
meadow pipit
peregrine
raven
redstart
Robin
shelduck
Sparrowhawk
stonechat
swallow
whitethroat
willow warbler

a special sighting

Report from Paul Bowyer

Date of sighting

2012 Apr 8

Time of day

Birds Seen

yellow wagtail
ring ouzel

a special sighting

Report from Paul Bowyer

Date of sighting

2012 Apr 6

Time of day

Birds Seen

tree pipit
ring ouzel

a special sighting

Report from Paul Bowyer

Date of sighting

2012 Mar 25

Time of day

Birds Seen

ring ouzel

a special sighting

Report from Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

Fall of 30 Chiffchaff

Date of sighting

2012 Mar 23

Time of day

Birds Seen

chiffchaff

a special sighting

Report from Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

Very large numbers of gulls seen.

Date of sighting

2012 Jan 7

Time of day

Birds Seen

herring gull
black-headed gull
Lesser Black Backed Gull
common gull
shelduck
dunlin
kittiwake
chaffinch
oystercatcher

a special sighting

Report from Paul Bowyer

Date of sighting

2012 Jan 2

Time of day

Birds Seen

black redstart

Report from Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

a quiet day for numbers and species

Date of sighting

2011 Sep 24

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

swallow
siskin
stonechat
house martin
wheatear

a special sighting

Report from Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

Paul reports large numbers of swallows passing over and a group of 6 manx shearwater viewed distantly
from the end of the fort.He also saw 3 Harbour Porpoises in the rough water near Howe Rock

Date of sighting

2011 Sep 13

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

Manx shearwater
fulmar
gannet
swallow

a special sighting
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