swallow

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

High volume of migrant species,high spot was the incoming Brent Goose.Swallow numbers estimated at 1000

Date of sighting

2009 Sep 26

Time of day

Birds Seen

brent goose
song thrush
mistle thrush
reed bunting
grey wagtail
skylark
wheatear
chaffinch
pied wagtail
swallow
house martin
sand martin
goldcrest
blackcap
chiffchaff

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

Migration movements continue.

Date of sighting

2009 Sep 25

Time of day

Birds Seen

wheatear
skylark
reed bunting
swallow
meadow pipit
linnet
grey wagtail
chiffchaff

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

Further brief views of the wryneck.Some birds still grounded from previous days fall,migration continues.Large number of species around

Date of sighting

2009 Sep 19

Time of day

Birds Seen

redstart
chiffchaff
blackcap
sedge warbler
reed bunting
wheatear
whitethroat
tree pipit
goldcrest
linnet
meadow pipit
swallow
house martin
skylark
willow warbler

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

migration continues with good numbers of hirundines going over, also 300 meadow pipit.Highlight is the appearance of a Wryneck (seen by James Packer) near the reservoir.

Date of sighting

2009 Sep 18

Time of day

Birds Seen

wheatear
chiffchaff
whitethroat
dunlin
skylark
linnet
grey wagtail
yellow wagtail
reed bunting
meadow pipit
house martin
swallow
wryneck

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

Paul reports a quiet day on the migration front

Date of sighting

2009 Sep 15

Time of day

Birds Seen

wheatear
swallow
house martin

Looking for Migrants = Report Paul Marsh

Description of sighting

Very windy day,most small birds were either invisible or brief glimpses only.Single whitethroat was the only obvious downed migrant.Very good view of hunting female sparrowhawk on the steep road from the farm track.Good views also of group of ravens and shellduck numbers are increasing on the Mud flats.Good photo oportunity at the top of the steps with two adult male goats "jousting",the sound reminiscent of BBC Natural history programmes.Swallow passage continued over.

Date of sighting

2009 Sep 15

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

woodpigeon
swallow
stonechat
Sparrowhawk
shelduck
Rock Pipit
raven
peregrine
Magpie
linnet
kestrel
jackdaw
carrion crow

a special sighting

Rare Bird Report - Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

Paul reports a very rare sighting of a Corn Crake at Brean, this is only the second time at Brean.Swallow migration continues.

Date of sighting

2009 Sep 14

Time of day

Birds Seen

corn crake
wheatear
blackcap
swallow

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

Paul reports continuing migration with swallow av 900 per hour.20 blackcap seen with 10 birds in one elderberry bush

Date of sighting

2009 Sep 13

Time of day

Birds Seen

swallow
willow warbler
spotted flycatcher
redstart
chiffchaff
wheatear
blackcap
grey wagtail

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

4500 swallow,100 sand martin and 280 house martin with 200 meadow pipit seen as part of visible migration.The only birds actualy grounded on Brean wee were chiffchaff and wheatear

Date of sighting

2009 Sep 12

Time of day

Birds Seen

chiffchaff
wheatear
tree pipit
pied wagtail
grey wagtail
meadow pipit
house martin
sand martin
swallow
greylag geese

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

Migration continues,Paul reports 200 meadow pipit,1200 swallow,80 House and 15 Sand martins going over

Date of sighting

2009 Sep 11

Time of day

Birds Seen

pied flycatcher
redstart
tree pipit
chiffchaff
willow warbler
sand martin
wheatear
yellow wagtail
whitethroat
reed bunting
grey wagtail
meadow pipit
swallow
house martin
Syndicate content