We were unable to find the Ring Ouzel reported on the previous day but that was more than made up for by a very obliging Yellow Browed Warbler in with a mixed flock of small birds including Goldcrest in the bushes near Brean Down Farm.The first Redwing were a bonus as was good sightings of Buzzard,Kestre,Peregrine and Sparrowhawk.Large numbers of Shelduck (650+) were also seen.
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
strong winds keeping bird numbers low other than on beach
A very sunny and warm morning,a Little Owl in the bushes being harrased by small birds was the highspot.
Other birds seen were meadow pipit,golfinch,linnet, and Chiffchaff and the usual corvids.Very large numbers of Shelduck are building up along the estuary shoreline.A very obliging Goldcrest was seen in the bushes about
midway along the military road.
some overnight grounding of migrants today.
large species passing through,major grouping again starlings ,species included chaffinch,brambling,song thrush,wagtails,siskins,greenfinch,pipits,buntings,skylarks,goldfinch,pigeon,linnit,golden plover,coal tit mistle thrush and yellowhammer.
other species grounded see report
high number of migrant species seen,particularly wheatear in the area of the fort.
20 species seen,grounded were:redwing,song thrush,blackbird,chiffchaff,blackcap,goldcrest,bullfinch
22 species seen
high numbers seen.Ring Ouzel near Brean Down Farm,thrush and redwings 100+