whimbrel

A quiet start -Report from Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

After a quiet rain influenced start,bird numbers began to increase with Paul reporting 6500 swallow
as well as new sightings such as tufted duck,ringed plover and dunlin on the beach

Date of sighting

2012 May 1

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

yellow wagtail
whimbrel
wheatear
tufted duck
tree pipit
swift
swallow
siskin
sand martin
ringed plover
linnet
lesser whitethroat
house martin
goldfinch
gannet
dunlin
common scoter
bar tailed godwit
arctic skua

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

high number of species seen,gannet and whimbrel going up channel.Also first reported Swift of 2010

Date of sighting

2010 Apr 25

Time of day

Birds Seen

yellowhammer
yellow wagtail
wood warbler
whimbrel
wheatear
tree pipit
swift
swallow
sand martin
house martin
grasshopper warbler
gannet

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

quiet morning

Date of sighting

2010 Apr 23

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

yellow wagtail
whimbrel
wheatear
tree pipit
redstart
grasshopper warbler

Report from Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

good number of species seen,includes 40 willow warbler and a red kite seen over the Down

Date of sighting

2010 Apr 18

Time of day

morning visit

Birds Seen

wheatear
redstart
yellow wagtail
common sandpiper
sedge warbler
willow warbler
sand martin
whitethroat
swallow
redpoll
tree pipit
grasshopper warbler
whimbrel

a special sighting

Special Visitor-report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

In addition to an impressive list,which included 30 willow warbler,Paul reports an over flying Black Swan,possibly the bird
that has been on the Somerset Levels for some time.For a good photo see Paul's site "Weston Birds and Moths"

Date of sighting

2010 Apr 17

Time of day

morning visit

Birds Seen

willow warbler
whitethroat
whimbrel
wheatear
tree pipit
swallow
redstart
redpoll
lesser whitethroat
grasshopper warbler
black swan
black redstart

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

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

increase in swallows numbers etc and high number of species.

Date of sighting

2009 Apr 15

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

white wagtail
whimbrel
wheatear
tree pipit
swallow
house martin
grasshopper warbler
goldfinch

a special sighting

visit PB

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

visit by PB

Description of sighting

high species numbers with some overflying.Pied Flycatcher seen was male

Date of sighting

2008 Apr 27

Time of day

early morning

Birds Seen

yellow wagtail
whimbrel
wheatear
tree pipit
swift
swallow
siskin
redpoll
pied flycatcher
little egret
grasshopper warbler
garden warbler
cattle egret

a special sighting
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