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Leucistic Blackbird, Kingsteignton
Good views of a Leucistic Blackbird in my garden at Kingsteignton today, first time I’ve seen it, appeared for a few minutes in the morning just after grass cutting then came back in the afternoon, got some photos and a nice video
Further to Ed’s post yesterday morning, took my camera down there in the late afternoon and it was a feast! Eight Kites, four Buzzards a Kestrel, a couple of Ravens and some Black Back Gulls all feasting on the various mammals escaping the machines as the farmer collected his silage harvest.
Just two of the 260 images I shot, you’ve got to love digital when it comes to this sort of thins.
Sony RX10 Mk4 camera.
2-3 Hobbies were being harassed by crows over fields southwest of Slapton this morning.
Red kite, Clinton Estate, Merton
Single red kite flying over the large oak trees above a field on the Clinton Estate beside the A386.
One Avocet on mud/sand flats just offshore from the cafe at 15:40.
Red Kite, Plymouth
Single bird drifting North, North West high above Peverell, 10.30am today. Attention drawn by the general unease amongst the resident herring gulls.
A single Med Gull at Downend early this morning.
Red kites, Culmstock
10:45 am. 4 Red Kites and 2 buzzards, 3 herring gulls and black backed gull following the hay cutters for carrion. Craddock near Culmstock. Mid Devon
Red Kite Lewdown Devon
Spotted a red |Kite circling Alders vineyard in Lewdown Devon on Saturday.
three spotted flycatchers and a tree pipit of note
Birds of Prey Exwick Exeter.
Between 1600 and 1700 Over Exwick in this order Hobby going S W, 2 Buzzards going N, 1 Red Kite going E and 2 Peregrines St Michaels Church .
Resident Mistle Thrush drawing attention to our other local resident next to the garden this morning.
Nightjars Halwill junction
3 or 4 nightjars started churring at 9.45 on Saturday night. Then continued through the night.
Red kite Buckland Brewer
Grid reference: SS401 169
Viewed from car so no chance of photography
Clear sighting of the forked tail
Only my second ever Devon red kite, but this one seen only 3 km from my first
Seen a fair few red kites in the Chilterns, so familiar with the bird
Starcross Red Kite
Red Kite over Playing Fields 2.25pm.Roof top height.Heading up the Exe Estuary.
Red kite seen flying over Sidmouth
Plym Estuary & Saltram
Today, Green & Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Bullfinch, a singing Whitethroat and 2 Small Heaths.
Also, yesterday, Treecreeper, 2 Mediterranean Gulls (2nd & 3rd cys), 2 pairs of Shelduck with ducklings and an Orange-tip.
Red Kite over Sidford
Have seen single Red Kite over Sidford a couple of times this last week.
River Mole Valley
Plenty of activity in the orchard earlier including Yellowhammer, Bullfinch, Greenfinch,Garden Warbler, Goldfinch, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Linnet, Mistle Thrush ,Song Thrush and best of all Spotted Flycatcher.Elsewhere Sand Martins active at their nest site and recently fledged Pied Wagtails in the farmyard.
Ottery St Mary
Reed Bunting (M) on the R Otter at Fluxton this afternoon. First time I have seen one in this area.