swift

A Windy Day

Description of sighting

A exceptionaly windy day at the fort,the weather kept visitor and bird numbers very low.
A few of the usual species were about but the highlight was asingle Red Legged Partridge walking
along the Military road in front of my car with considerable reluctance to move out of the way.The few swifts and swallows venturing out had to struggle to maintain control.

Date of sighting

2013 May 10

Time of day

Birds Seen

swift
swallow
red legged partridge
raven
Magpie
Lesser Black Backed Gull
jackdaw
herring gull
black-headed gull

a special sighting

A quiet start -Report from Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

After a quiet rain influenced start,bird numbers began to increase with Paul reporting 6500 swallow
as well as new sightings such as tufted duck,ringed plover and dunlin on the beach

Date of sighting

2012 May 1

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

yellow wagtail
whimbrel
wheatear
tufted duck
tree pipit
swift
swallow
siskin
sand martin
ringed plover
linnet
lesser whitethroat
house martin
goldfinch
gannet
dunlin
common scoter
bar tailed godwit
arctic skua

a special sighting

Report from Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

A busy day!

Date of sighting

2012 Apr 25

Time of day

Birds Seen

swift
swallow
house martin
grasshopper warbler
yellow wagtail
whitethroat
siskin
meadow pipit
goldfinch
linnet
willow warbler

a special sighting

Search for outgoing migrants stopping off on Brean Down

Description of sighting

three wheatear at the top of the steps.Kestrel very active and at least 4 birds seen but no sighting of peregrines.Raven good display near Military Road.Swallows feeding among the White Park cattle near the fort and at the weston end of Brean,200 plus house martins and a few swallows near Brean Farm.
One single swift seen.

Date of sighting

2010 Aug 13

Time of day

morning visit 10-1

Birds Seen

wheatear
swift
swallow
stonechat
shelduck
raven
oystercatcher
kestrel
jackdaw
house martin
herring gull
Great Tit
goldfinch
carrion crow

a special sighting

Windy Visit

Description of sighting

Overcast and windy morning.The weather had a bearing on what was visible,the smaller birds were experiencing some difficulties in perching and while there was a reasonable ammount of birdsong,sightings were either singles or small groups of 2 or 3.The largest group today were the Linnets.The usual larger birds were in reasonable numbers.There were good views of the White Park cattle now on the Down for the Summer grazing and the resident goats were very visible. A male Stonechat in full colour was a good sight.The Peregrines were having to work hard in the strong winds

Date of sighting

2010 Jun 10

Time of day

Between 10 & 12.30

Birds Seen

carrion crow
chaffinch
goldfinch
greenfinch
house martin
jackdaw
linnet
Magpie
meadow pipit
peregrine
raven
stonechat
swift
willow warbler
woodpigeon

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

high number of species seen,gannet and whimbrel going up channel.Also first reported Swift of 2010

Date of sighting

2010 Apr 25

Time of day

Birds Seen

yellowhammer
yellow wagtail
wood warbler
whimbrel
wheatear
tree pipit
swift
swallow
sand martin
house martin
grasshopper warbler
gannet

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

raptor sighting,possible marsh harrier or buzzard

Date of sighting

2009 May 24

Time of day

morning visit

Birds Seen

whinchat
swift
swallow
lesser whitethroat
house martin
gannet
cetti's warbler

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

 
18 kittiwake reported over in one flock.Possible sighting of white wagtail

Date of sighting

2009 May 14

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

wheatear
redpoll
kittiwake
spotted flycatcher
whinchat
black-headed gull
turnstone
tree pipit
siskin
garden warbler
sand martin
swallow
house martin
swift

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Date of sighting

2009 May 12

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

swift
siskin
redpoll
house martin

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

small numbers of individual species

Date of sighting

2009 May 4

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

yellow wagtail
whitethroat
whimbrel
tree pipit
swift
swallow
mute swan
lesser redpoll
hobby
grey wagtail

a special sighting
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