meadow pipit

Report from Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

Paul reports a good list of species,these included 6 common scoter past on the sea and a golden plover overflying.A Harbour Porpoise was also seen.

Date of sighting

2011 Mar 26

Time of day

Birds Seen

ring ouzel
firecrest
redpoll
sand martin
willow warbler
chiffchaff
wheatear
blackcap
meadow pipit
little owl
woodpigeon
siskin
stock dove
brambling

a special sighting

Early Migrants ?

Description of sighting

Very warm sunny day with many visitors enjoying Brean.Plenty of birds seen and heard but sadly
no migrants seen on this visit

Date of sighting

2011 Mar 19

Time of day

afternoon

Birds Seen

blue tit
carrion crow
chaffinch
Great Tit
kestrel
long-tailed tit
meadow pipit
oystercatcher
raven
Robin
shelduck
stonechat

a special sighting

Report from Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

90+ Oystercatchers in to the Bay

Date of sighting

2011 Mar 15

Time of day

Birds Seen

oystercatcher
meadow pipit

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

Paul reports visible migration contiuing with a large number of species represented,major group being approx 2200 starlings.
Pipits and single merlin only grounded species.

Date of sighting

2010 Oct 17

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

merlin
meadow pipit

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

Paul reports considerable movements of meadow pipit and swallows over Brean Fort as well as
large number of grounded birds

Date of sighting

2010 Sep 18

Time of day

Birds Seen

meadow pipit
ring ouzel
tree pipit
wheatear
reed bunting
grey wagtail
swallow

a special sighting

Windy Visit

Description of sighting

Overcast and windy morning.The weather had a bearing on what was visible,the smaller birds were experiencing some difficulties in perching and while there was a reasonable ammount of birdsong,sightings were either singles or small groups of 2 or 3.The largest group today were the Linnets.The usual larger birds were in reasonable numbers.There were good views of the White Park cattle now on the Down for the Summer grazing and the resident goats were very visible. A male Stonechat in full colour was a good sight.The Peregrines were having to work hard in the strong winds

Date of sighting

2010 Jun 10

Time of day

Between 10 & 12.30

Birds Seen

carrion crow
chaffinch
goldfinch
greenfinch
house martin
jackdaw
linnet
Magpie
meadow pipit
peregrine
raven
stonechat
swift
willow warbler
woodpigeon

a special sighting

Spring Visit

Description of sighting

The weather was cloudy to start and very humid,with skies clearing later.The most visble and vocal
birds were whitethroats and linnet.The whitethroats were very obliging and perched singing on the top of the bushes.Several family groups of stonechat,meadow pipit and goldfinches were also seen.Most of the usual Brean Down residents were about although there was no sign of the peregrines or kestrels usually seen.
Pairs of shellduck were around the beach on the Weston side.

Date of sighting

2010 May 21

Time of day

Morning visit between 10 and 12.45

Birds Seen

woodpigeon
willow warbler
whitethroat
swallow
stonechat
shelduck
raven
pied wagtail
meadow pipit
Magpie
linnet
jackdaw
house martin
goldfinch
dunnock
chaffinch
carrion crow
blackbird

a special sighting

Seen and Heard

Description of sighting

A cold,windy and bright day obviously affected the birds that were visible on our walk along the Military Road to the Fort.The Somerset Rock Roses were coming into dispaly as were the Bluebells and Cowslips.The smaller birds were taking advantage of the shelter although robin,chiffchaff,willow warbler and whitethroat could be heard.Chaffinch was also heard.We had a very good view of a Lesser Whitethroat near the reservoir and a splendid Wood Warbler in the bushes along the Road.Linnet were quite visible and we did see a male in breeding plumage.On the return from the fort the resident Pereg

Date of sighting

2010 May 3

Time of day

morning visit

Birds Seen

woodpigeon
wood warbler
raven
peregrine
meadow pipit
linnet
lesser whitethroat
jackdaw
herring gull
goldfinch
cormorant
carrion crow
blackbird

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

return migration continues with reasonable numbers of pipits,goldfiches and swallow etc coming in.

Date of sighting

2010 Apr 20

Time of day

morning visit

Birds Seen

ring ouzel
tree pipit
meadow pipit
goldfinch
sand martin
house martin
swallow
wheatear
grasshopper warbler
redstart
pied flycatcher
willow warbler

a special sighting

Early Morning Visit-Paul Bowyer (6.30 to 8.30 am)

Description of sighting

Paul reports this list of birds moving north over Brean Down

Date of sighting

2010 Apr 16

Time of day

Birds Seen

wheatear
tree pipit
swallow
Sparrowhawk
siskin
shelduck
redpoll
meadow pipit
linnet
greenfinch
goldfinch
collared dove
chaffinch

a special sighting
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