grey heron

A very cold morning on the beach

Description of sighting

A very cold and damp morning,the beach was very busy with birds feeding in quite large numbers.Of particular interest was a single heron that came off the estuary and perched on arock and groups of 100 active Dunlin wheeling around the beach.A single female Black Redstart was in the Car Park

Date of sighting

2014 Nov 25

Time of day

morning on falling tide

Birds Seen

shelduck
oystercatcher
Lesser Black Backed Gull
grey heron
dunlin
carrion crow
black-headed gull

a special sighting

Visit by Paul Marsh

Description of sighting

Highlights for me were a singe male redstart near the end of the road and very good views of a chiffchaff and willow warbler near Cox's old house.For an overcast and windy visit of about 2.5 hours the total is quite good,

Date of sighting

2012 Apr 26

Time of day

Birds Seen

carrion crow
chaffinch
chiffchaff
goldfinch
grey heron
jackdaw
lesser whitethroat
linnet
meadow pipit
peregrine
raven
redstart
Robin
shelduck
Sparrowhawk
stonechat
swallow
whitethroat
willow warbler

a special sighting

Whitethroat Day!

Description of sighting

a very hot and initially misty day.While I did hear but not see,singing Chiffchaff and Geenfinch,the overarching song was from Common Whitethroat which were very obligingly perching in good view as I walked out along the road.Male Chaffinch and male linnet were a picture in the bright sunshine.dissapointingly there were no sign of Raven or any Raptor species.There was an additional bonus of many different butterfly species in the sunshine.

Date of sighting

2012 May 25

Time of day

10am to 12am

Birds Seen

willow warbler
whitethroat
swallow
stonechat
Sparrowhawk
shelduck
Robin
redstart
raven
peregrine
meadow pipit
linnet
lesser whitethroat
jackdaw
grey heron
goldfinch
chiffchaff
chaffinch
carrion crow

a special sighting

First Recording Visit of 2012

Description of sighting

Overcast,windy and some rain.
Good views of Chiffchaff and Willow Warblers in the bushes mid way along the road to the fort.
At least 4 Ravens were active and small groups of swallow were feeding.One pair of Stonechat were seen as well as singles.On the return trip a splendid male Common Redstart was found at the top of the slope and a single Peregrine was above the ridge.Whitethroats were visible and quite vocal.

Date of sighting

2012 Apr 26

Time of day

morning visit of about 2.5 hours

Birds Seen

willow warbler
whitethroat
swallow
stonechat
shelduck
Robin
redstart
raven
peregrine
meadow pipit
linnet
jackdaw
grey heron
goldfinch
chiffchaff
carrion crow

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 Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

continuing theme of migration high volumes

Date of sighting

2008 Sep 18

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

wheatear
tree pipit
swallow
siskin
sand martin
reed bunting
redstart
meadow pipit
house martin
grey heron
grey wagtail
grasshopper warbler
chiffchaff
blackcap

a special sighting

High volume report from Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

4500 swallow and 500 meadow pipit counted through

Date of sighting

2008 Sep 19

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

swallow
siskin
sand martin
pied wagtail
meadow pipit
house martin
grey wagtail
grey heron
wheatear
goldfinch
chiffchaff

a special sighting

Scheduled Trip To Brean Fort

Description of sighting

Exceptionaly windy afternoon kept most birds grounded with exception of small group of House Martins.Very little in way of usual species overflying,and the two kestrels seen had to work very hard.Very good views of
4 Wheatear including one spectacular Male,Stonechats active in the bushes along the Military Road

Date of sighting

2008 Aug 31

Time of day

Between 2.00pm and 5.00pm

Birds Seen

wheatear
stonechat
grey heron
house martin
kestrel

a special sighting

Visit

Description of sighting

fine sunny day,few visitors,stonechat,goldfinch and linnet young birds very evident.buzzard was being chased by crows.peregrine was activley bombing something at foot of the cliff,probably a goat which suddenly appeared in the appropriate spot

Date of sighting

2008 Jun 17

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

whitethroat
swallow
stonechat
spotted flycatcher
skylark
shelduck
Rock Pipit
peregrine
little egret
linnet
kestrel
jackdaw
grey heron
goldfinch
carrion crow
buzzard

a special sighting

visit PB

Description of sighting

migration in significant numbers-200 sand martin,100 swallow,110 goldfinch,90 meadow pipit

Date of sighting

2008 Apr 5

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

swallow
siskin
sand martin
meadow pipit
grey heron
goldfinch

a special sighting
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