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22 Jul
8:22 pm
2024

Bowling Green Marsh, Exeter

22/07 18:13-20:16

Highlights:

Whimbrel (7), Spotted Redshank (1), Spoonbill (1), Ruff (1), Curlew Sandpiper (1).

 

posted by Paul B
22 Jul
6:51 pm
2024
A377 near Crediton

A377 near Crediton

On Thursday 18 while travelling back to Woolacombe from Exeter, I stopped off to check the flooded field adjacent to the A377 near Downs Farm, Crediton. There were a couple of Pied Wagtails and five or six of what I believe are Green Sandpiper.

posted by Martin Bennett
21 Jul
7:27 pm
2024
Instow +1 Photo

Instow

Late entry… Instow on Friday afternoon where there were about 15 Redshank and a small number of Black headed gulls.

posted by Martin Bennett
21 Jul
5:29 pm
2024

Bowling Green marsh

Visit to bgm

at 08-30 Sunday morning.

bar tailed godwits,black tailed godwits,

dunlin, spotted redshank,redshank,1 curlew sandpiper, whimbrel,curlew,

black headed gulls, and opp the goat walk,Topsham ,1,common tern

posted by Kevin oram
21 Jul
12:55 pm
2024

Green Sandpipers near Crediton

The flooded field at Downes Farm off the A377 continues to be of interest.  Green Sandpipers have been present for three weeks now with a peak of 5 yesterday (20/07).

posted by Paul Buckley
20 Jul
4:56 pm
2024

Sandwich Terns, Mothecombe

While walking the dogs in the pouring rain, obviously without camera, a pair of noisy sandwich terns were patrolling the shallows at Erme mouth before heading out to sea. Approximately 10am.

it’s a pity, I’d normally have a camera on me, but not in today’s monsoon!

posted by Dave Barton
20 Jul
10:05 am
2024

Torrs walk Ilfracombe

Pair of linnets in a field maple tree on the coast path, managed to get really quite close and listen to their beautiful song.

posted by Sara Wilson
19 Jul
9:44 am
2024

Red Kites Kensall Cross

Three Red Kites over Kensall Cross, North Molton at 1035.

posted by Michael Adams
19 Jul
8:38 am
2024

Marsland DWT NR

Common Sandpiper heard calling from the beach late last night, Sparrowhawk, juv Wheatear, Bullfinch and Siskin.

posted by Freddie Matthews
18 Jul
7:36 pm
2024

Hunting Sparrowhawk Northam

Male Sparrowhawk firstly spotted flying over the communal gardens Griggs Close Northam and later observed hunting around the garden’s bird feeders 17.15 – 18.30 hrs this evening.

posted by Rob Maye
18 Jul
6:50 pm
2024

SWW site at Countess Weir and Old Sludge Beds

A 3 hour visit looking for Dragonflies at both sites, picked up the following birds. 2 Teal on the SWW pond, 2 Common Sandpiper on the river and a Green Woodpecker again in SWW compound. Otherwise 2 Reed Warblers, one singing & 2 singing Blackcap and a male Kestrel.

Many more butterflies, with a number of Peacocks, Red Ad and Commas. Also Holly Blue. Also Small T and Painted Lady on Alphington Brook.

7 Scarce Chasers on the canal, and 130+ Small Red-eyed Damselfly there too.

posted by Steve Cox
18 Jul
11:57 am
2024

Saltpill pond and Tarka trail.

  • Marsh harrier probably an immature flew across river Taw from Chivener and quartered the rough fields between Saltpill pond and Gaia Trust reserve…..a Common sandpiper and Kingfisher at East the Water….

 

posted by Malcolm Shakespeare
17 Jul
6:48 pm
2024

Swifts over Braunton

At least 20 Common Swifts hawking for insects overhead Pixie Lane/Willand Road area of Braunton, from as low as rooftop height to almost too high to see! A wonderful display, perhaps caused by a flying ant eruption.

posted by Phil and Sue Naylor
17 Jul
10:21 am
2024

Crownhill Down Main Pit, Dartmoor

Pink-footed Goose still. Also Greenshank and Redshank first thing.

posted by Chris E
16 Jul
1:18 pm
2024
Crownhill Down

Crownhill Down

Stonechat , linnets, meadow pipit, raven, carrion crow, buzzard,

main pit , greater black backed gull, Canada geese pink footed goose still visible with Canada’s, Herring gull

posted by Jon Osman
15 Jul
6:41 pm
2024
Sparrowhawk. Dolton

Sparrowhawk. Dolton

Male Sparrowhawk a few feet from of our lounge window after chasing a siskin.

 

posted by Andrew Gooch
14 Jul
5:03 pm
2024

Swifts and Swallows Northam

A mix of Swifts 5 – 6 and Swallows 3 -4 once again hawking over Griggs Close Northam late afternoon early part of the evening.

posted by Rob Maye
14 Jul
3:53 pm
2024

Old Torrington Road Barnstaple

A couple of house martins zooming around with the swifts today. In the last half hour, an ants nest exploded and all the flying ants took to the skies giving all the gulls including a lot of black headed a free feed. This is earlier than normal. We have a nest in our garden about to add to the melee.

posted by Robert Morgan
14 Jul
11:21 am
2024

Blaxton Meadow

The usual suspects on the rising tide this morning including 11 Little Egrets, 34 Curlew, 73 Redshanks, 3 Greenshanks, a Dunlin, 227 Black-headed Gulls (all adults except for 5 juveniles), a Swift and a Kingfisher. Also a  male Silver-washed Fritillary feeding on Buddleia in front of the bird hide.

posted by David Diskin
14 Jul
8:10 am
2024

Old Torrington Road Barnstaple

Five swifts feeding overhead for most of the day yesterday with swallows darting about from time to time as well.

posted by Robert Morgan
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