goldfinch

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

22 species seen

Date of sighting

2009 Oct 17

Time of day

Birds Seen

ring ouzel
redwing
song thrush
blackbird
brambling
reed bunting
great spotted woodpecker
siskin
greenfinch
house sparrow
redpoll
goldcrest
skylark
pied wagtail
chaffinch
goldfinch
linnet
wheatear
bullfinch
Fieldfare
chiffchaff
blackcap

a special sighting

Busy Day

Description of sighting

good weather conditions for migration.Highspot again the Dartford Warbler and Ring Ouzel.Overall high number of species moving

Date of sighting

2009 Oct 13

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

swallow
song thrush
skylark
siskin
ring ouzel
redwing
redpoll
mistle thrush
meadow pipit
linnet
goldfinch
Dartford Warbler
coal tit
chiffchaff
chaffinch
bullfinch
blackcap

a special sighting

Migration continues-Paul bowyer

Description of sighting

16 redwings seen.Grounded birds included 1 Dartford Warbler and 20 Song Thrush

Date of sighting

2009 Oct 12

Time of day

Birds Seen

swallow
skylark
meadow pipit
goldfinch
siskin
chaffinch
greenfinch
redwing
grey wagtail
pied wagtail
redpoll
reed bunting
song thrush
Dartford Warbler
chiffchaff
blackcap

a special sighting

On-going Migration Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

Mostly overflying but whaeear were grounded near the "arrow".

Date of sighting

2009 Oct 1

Time of day

Birds Seen

swallow
reed bunting
skylark
meadow pipit
chaffinch
house martin
pied wagtail
goldfinch
wheatear

A Very Windy Day = Report Paul Marsh

Description of sighting

Hopes of a fall of migrants after the wind and rain yesterday did not materialise.The weather cleared and very good views of the Welsh coast were on offer but the wind kept most small birds in cover.At one stage gulls seemed to be flying backwards against the wind and the only birds active were a single kestrel,two peregrine and a buzzard which provided good views.Some small bird songs were evident and a raven could be heard in the distance.The tide was low and large numbers of shellduck were visible on the mudflats.Later in the morning there were quite a number of low flying swallows near

Date of sighting

2009 Sep 4

Time of day

Morning Visit between 10 and 12

Birds Seen

stonechat
shelduck
Rock Pipit
peregrine
Magpie
Lesser Black Backed Gull
kestrel
goldfinch
cormorant
carrion crow
buzzard

a special sighting

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 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

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

Date of sighting

2009 Apr 19

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

goldfinch
swallow
tree pipit
white wagtail
garden warbler
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