swallow

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

return migration continues with reasonable numbers of pipits,goldfiches and swallow etc coming in.

Date of sighting

2010 Apr 20

Time of day

morning visit

Birds Seen

ring ouzel
tree pipit
meadow pipit
goldfinch
sand martin
house martin
swallow
wheatear
grasshopper warbler
redstart
pied flycatcher
willow warbler

a special sighting

Early Morning visit-Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

bird numbers continue to rise

Date of sighting

2010 Apr 19

Time of day

Birds Seen

grasshopper warbler
house martin
sand martin
swallow
tree pipit
wheatear
redpoll
sedge warbler

Report from Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

good number of species seen,includes 40 willow warbler and a red kite seen over the Down

Date of sighting

2010 Apr 18

Time of day

morning visit

Birds Seen

wheatear
redstart
yellow wagtail
common sandpiper
sedge warbler
willow warbler
sand martin
whitethroat
swallow
redpoll
tree pipit
grasshopper warbler
whimbrel

a special sighting

Special Visitor-report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

In addition to an impressive list,which included 30 willow warbler,Paul reports an over flying Black Swan,possibly the bird
that has been on the Somerset Levels for some time.For a good photo see Paul's site "Weston Birds and Moths"

Date of sighting

2010 Apr 17

Time of day

morning visit

Birds Seen

willow warbler
whitethroat
whimbrel
wheatear
tree pipit
swallow
redstart
redpoll
lesser whitethroat
grasshopper warbler
black swan
black redstart

a special sighting

Early Morning Visit-Paul Bowyer (6.30 to 8.30 am)

Description of sighting

Paul reports this list of birds moving north over Brean Down

Date of sighting

2010 Apr 16

Time of day

Birds Seen

wheatear
tree pipit
swallow
Sparrowhawk
siskin
shelduck
redpoll
meadow pipit
linnet
greenfinch
goldfinch
collared dove
chaffinch

a special sighting

Sunshine and Bird Song

Description of sighting

Beautiful day,sunny and some wind with clear views accross the channel to Wales.Chaffinch,Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff song was everywhere.Goldfinches and Greenfinches were also doing their best to compete with the occasional robin in the bushes along the military road.Willow Warblers were quite visible as were Male Chaffinches looking resplendant in the sunshine.Swallow numbers are increasing,I saw about 30 while on site.
 

Date of sighting

2010 Apr 16

Time of day

Morning visit 10am to 12.30am

Birds Seen

woodpigeon
willow warbler
wheatear
swallow
stonechat
shelduck
Rock Pipit
Robin
raven
pied wagtail
meadow pipit
Magpie
linnet
jackdaw
grey heron
greenfinch
dunnock
chaffinch
carrion crow

a special sighting

Report from Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

quiet day

Date of sighting

2010 Apr 8

Time of day

Birds Seen

grasshopper warbler
swallow

a special sighting

Report from Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

arrivals continue

Date of sighting

2010 Apr 8

Time of day

Birds Seen

swallow
sand martin
chiffchaff
willow warbler
blackcap

a special sighting

Report Paul Marsh

Description of sighting

Main highlights during a 3 hour National Trust duty at the Fort were the first swallow of 2010,
and spectacular low flying by a pair of Raven over the old quarry,A pergrine and a single mail kestrel were the only raptors,and on driving back along the military road a single stonechat was spotted.The weather was cold and windy with a few breaks in the cloud.

Date of sighting

2010 Apr 7

Time of day

1.30 to 4.30

Birds Seen

swallow
stonechat
raven
peregrine
kestrel
jackdaw
carrion crow
herring gull

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

20 species seen,grounded were:redwing,song thrush,blackbird,chiffchaff,blackcap,goldcrest,bullfinch

Date of sighting

2009 Oct 18

Time of day

Birds Seen

woodcock
merlin
redpoll
ring ouzel
siskin
brambling
chaffinch
linnet
swallow
pied wagtail
goldfinch
starling
grey wagtail
redwing
song thrush
blackbird
chiffchaff
blackcap
goldcrest
bullfinch

a special sighting
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