general area of brean down also over sea and over the fort.

Quiet Day Report from Paul Bowyer

Date of sighting

2011 Apr 15

Time of day

Birds Seen

sedge warbler
tree pipit
grasshopper warbler

a special sighting

Morning Visit Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

Paul reports a firecrest in among the long-tailed tit flock

Date of sighting

2010 Sep 21

Time of day

Birds Seen

whitethroat
wheatear
siskin
long-tailed tit
great spotted woodpecker
firecrest
chiffchaff
blackcap

a special sighting

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

Morning Visit - Paul Marsh

Description of sighting

large number of bird species seen,migrants few and far between due to weather conditions.The young kestrels were quite visible and active and shellduck numbers are begining to build in the River Axe.The cattle and goats were very easily found and provided some good views.Visitor reported some rutting activity with the goats. Singles of wheatear,whinchat,whitethroat and wood warbler were probably the highlights.

Date of sighting

2010 Sep 17

Time of day

10am to 1pm

Birds Seen

woodpigeon
wood warbler
whinchat
wheatear
swallow
stonechat
shelduck
Robin
raven
long-tailed tit
little egret
linnet
kestrel
jackdaw
house martin
herring gull
Great Tit
goldfinch
blue tit
black-headed gull

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

Bright sunny day with some cloud.Migrants still passing.

Date of sighting

2010 Sep 4

Time of day

Birds Seen

whinchat
spotted flycatcher
redstart
wheatear
house martin
swallow

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Description of sighting

migrant numbers begining to increase

Date of sighting

2010 Sep 1

Time of day

Birds Seen

willow warbler
wheatear
tree pipit
grey wagtail
great spotted woodpecker
chiffchaff
chaffinch
blackcap

a special sighting

Report Paul Bowyer

Date of sighting

2010 Aug 22

Time of day

Birds Seen

wheatear
swallow
whinchat
house martin
sand martin

Summer Visit

Description of sighting

A beautiful sunny day with,as expected for the time of year,little bird activity.Plenty of visitors of the human variety enjoying the sun shine and exploring the Fort at the seaward end of Brean Down.The White Park and British White cattle were much in evidence.

Date of sighting

2010 Aug 2

Time of day

Birds Seen

herring gull
goldfinch
kestrel
carrion crow
Lesser Black Backed Gull

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

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
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