swallow

Report Paul Marsh

Description of sighting

First visit for about 4 weeks,day started warm and sunny but clouded over by mid day.The Down is very green at the moment and the birds were taking advantage of the cover in the trees and bushes.Reasonable numbers of species seen,mostly low or single numbers.Largest group was adult and young linnets.Swallows hunting over the short grass.Peregrine seen briefly as I arrived,but could be heard later on.A good view of a Peregrine harrasing a flock of Oystercatchers at high tide in the riverat the eastern end of Brean Down.No catches made.

Date of sighting

2009 Jul 28

Time of day

Morning

Birds Seen

woodpigeon
swallow
stonechat
peregrine
oystercatcher
meadow pipit
Magpie
linnet
Lesser Black Backed Gull
herring gull
goldfinch
chaffinch
carrion crow
blue tit
blackbird

a special sighting

Report Paul Marsh

Description of sighting

Very pleasant morning,bright and sunny with some cloud.Birds in low numbers as expected this time of season,with some feeding flights evident.Chiffchaff and Stonechat heard but not visible.Swallow hunting for insects very low over grass.The cattle have returned

Date of sighting

2009 Jun 19

Time of day

morning visit

Birds Seen

willow warbler
whitethroat
swallow
skylark
meadow pipit
Magpie
linnet
Lesser Black Backed Gull
jackdaw
greenfinch
goldfinch
chaffinch
carrion crow

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 Marsh

Description of sighting

Sunny and warm day.Whitethroats were singing and very visible.Stone chats quite visible,both male and female.Splendid sighting of Male Linnet.Male Chaffinch showing well in bright sunshine.
Usual numbers of gull species.Overall,high species count.

Date of sighting

2009 May 22

Time of day

Morning 10 to 12.30

Birds Seen

willow warbler
whitethroat
swallow
stonechat
shelduck
Robin
pied wagtail
meadow pipit
Magpie
linnet
house martin
goldfinch
dunnock
chiffchaff
chaffinch
carrion crow

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

Low numbers,windy weather

Date of sighting

2009 May 18

Time of day

Birds Seen

tree pipit
yellow wagtail
goldcrest
spotted flycatcher
swallow
house martin
common gull

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

Description of sighting

interesting that we are seeing more pheasants

Date of sighting

2009 May 10

Time of day

Birds Seen

whinchat
wheatear
tree pipit
swallow
spotted flycatcher
siskin
sand martin
pheasant
lesser whitethroat
lesser redpoll
house martin
garden warbler

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

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

high number of species seen

Date of sighting

2009 May 4

Time of day

morning visit

Birds Seen

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

a special sighting

Sun,Flowers and Song

Description of sighting

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.

Date of sighting

2009 May 1

Time of day

morning visit,10am to 12am

Birds Seen

wood warbler
whitethroat
swallow
stonechat
shelduck
pheasant
jackdaw
house martin
goldfinch
cuckoo
chiffchaff
chaffinch
buzzard

a special sighting
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