Plenty of birds about despite being cloudy and overcast.Highlights were Wheatear and male Common Redstart.
Songthrush and Skylark could be heard but were not seen
Bad weather and other committments delayed the first visit to Brean Down.The weather was clear and cold with very good views across to the Welsh coast and beyond.Conditions affected what was visible,with only one meadow pipit and no other small birds seen in 2 hours.The usual crows,magpies and blackbirds were present.A single hen pheasant in the gorse was quite a surprise.In the estuary,shellduck and mallard were feeding on the mudflats along with a group of about distant 20 waders,probably Redshank .3 Ravens were very visble and vocal.The feral goats and local rabbits were easy to find.
significant groups of goldfinches flying around,jackdaw and crow numbers were high.
Good view of pair of ravens flying together and a single peregrine looking for prey
interesting that we are seeing more pheasants
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.
very wet afternoon,low cloud.