general area of brean down

Quality not Quantity

Description of sighting

Beautiful sunny day with some slight wind.Plenty of birdsong notably whitethroad,blackcap,robin and wren.Pheasant and Willow Warbler were heard but not seen.Very good views of a Spotted Flycatcher in the bushes along the Military Road.The usual high numbers were not seen probably due to nesting and some species moving through

Date of sighting

2013 Jun 3

Time of day

Birds Seen

wren
whitethroat
goldfinch
chaffinch
blackbird
linnet
stonechat
spotted flycatcher
kestrel
peregrine
swallow
meadow pipit
carrion crow
Magpie
shelduck
raven
jackdaw
Robin
dunnock

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

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

40 kittiwake seen going up channel

Date of sighting

2008 Nov 9

Time of day

Birds Seen

ring ouzel
kittiwake
Dartford Warbler
merlin

a special sighting

Report Julian Thomas

Date of sighting

2008 Nov 8

Time of day

Birds Seen

ring ouzel
Dartford Warbler
reed warbler

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Date of sighting

2008 Nov 4

Time of day

Birds Seen

blackbird
chaffinch
starling
brambling
meadow pipit
pied wagtail

Report Paul Bowyer

Date of sighting

2008 Oct 26

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

mute swan
cetti's warbler

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Description of sighting

little migration,only significant 30 meadow pipit

Date of sighting

2008 Apr 6

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

meadow pipit
willow warbler
wheatear
redstart

a special sighting

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Date of sighting

2008 Apr 14

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

whitethroat
Marsh Harrier

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Description of sighting

Birds on passage over the down,goldfinch,linnet,grey heron,great spotted woodpecker,swallows,sand martins,house martins

Date of sighting

2008 Apr 13

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

great spotted woodpecker
willow warbler
tree pipit
grasshopper warbler
chiffchaff
blackcap

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Description of sighting

Very high numbers of migrants over,2000 swallows ,100 sand and 10 house martins.yellowhammer at top of steps

Date of sighting

2008 Apr 20

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

yellowhammer
wheatear
pied flycatcher
whinchat
whitethroat
yellow wagtail
grasshopper warbler
whimbrel
tree pipit
redstart
willow warbler
ring ouzel

a special sighting
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