raven

Scheduled visit to Brean Fort

Description of sighting

First sunny day for some time,large numbers of young swallows feeding over the fort.Single cormorant briefly on Weston side of Down.Herring gulls in usual numbers.Highlights were a family group of raven and 3 female wheatear on the Military Road

Date of sighting

2008 Aug 15

Time of day

Between 2pm and 5.30pm

Birds Seen

swallow
herring gull
carrion crow
raven
cormorant
wheatear

a special sighting

Scheduled National Trust Visit

Description of sighting

A very windy afternoon with some clouds and outbreaks of sunshine.Large group of house martins and young swallows went over feeding near the Fort.Kestrel reported by visitor but not seen.Usual groups of carrion crow and herring gull evident but highlight was two raven low over calling loudly.Later in afternoon a group of shellduck came over landing on the exposed mudflats.

Date of sighting

Time of day

Birds Seen

swallow
shelduck
raven
house martin
herring gull
carrion crow

a special sighting

afternoon Visit

Description of sighting

Sightings influenced by weather conditions,overcast-windy-some moderate rain and also some clear spells.
Good views of the ravens and crows.
 

Date of sighting

2008 Aug 1

Time of day

between 2pm and 5pm

Birds Seen

house martin
swallow
raven
carrion crow
starling

A midweek visit

Description of sighting

Whitethroats were singing in the bushes along the military road,skylarks and ravens were airborn,the wheatears were feeding on the grass and stonechats were on the top of the bushes.Greenfinches were in the scrub and the wood warbler was very visible near the resevoir
 
 

Date of sighting

2008 May 6

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

wood warbler
whitethroat
wheatear
stonechat
skylark
shelduck
raven
kestrel
greenfinch
goldfinch
canada goose

a special sighting
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