sand martin

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 from Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

swallow and sand martin still going through,a reasonable number of other species seen

Date of sighting

2011 Sep 15

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

swallow
sand martin
raven
siskin
grasshopper warbler
tree pipit
chiffchaff
wheatear
willow warbler
meadow pipit
goldfinch

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

very quiet day

Date of sighting

2011 Aug 6

Time of day

Birds Seen

sand martin
swallow

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

Paul reports plenty of birds,including 2500 Herring Gulls and 350 Sand Martins seen
until the wind changed.

Date of sighting

2011 Apr 2

Time of day

Birds Seen

willow warbler
tree pipit
swallow
siskin
sand martin
house martin
redpoll
herring gull
goldfinch
chiffchaff
blackcap

a special sighting

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

Report from Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

A good fall of birds due to the right weather conditions

Date of sighting

2011 Mar 12

Time of day

Birds Seen

wheatear
chiffchaff
sand martin
Golden Plover
skylark
siskin
goldfinch
grey wagtail
white wagtail

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

high number of migrant species seen,particularly wheatear in the area of the fort.

Date of sighting

2010 Sep 2

Time of day

Birds Seen

sand martin
goldfinch
grasshopper warbler
chiffchaff
blackcap
goldcrest
bullfinch
great spotted woodpecker
yellow wagtail
willow warbler
whitethroat
wheatear
tree pipit
swallow
spotted flycatcher

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Date of sighting

2010 Aug 22

Time of day

Birds Seen

wheatear
swallow
whinchat
house martin
sand martin

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

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
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