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Ottery St Mary
Reed Bunting (M) on the R Otter at Fluxton this afternoon. First time I have seen one in this area.
Still some waders around passing through resting & refuelling on their way to their breeding grounds.
7 Grey Plover & mixed flock of Ringed Plover & Dunlin foraging in Horsey earlier this morning.
Yesterday morning on the Moor near Throwleigh there were: two Goldfinches; a pair of Willow Warblers collecting insects for there brood; a few Linnets; and a distant Cuckoo. Later on Meldon Common there were: two pairs of Stonechats and a few fledgelings; two Whitethroats; two Skylarks; a few Linnets; and lots of Butterflies that in the main were Green Hairstreak.
Red Kite, Crediton
Red Kite drifting over fields on the SW edge of Crediton. First one I have seen from home!
Plenty of Blackcaps and Pied Flycatchers on and around the River Bovey today.
Far end of the beach!
1 Ringed Plover
1 Northern Golden Plover
Spotted Flycatcher, Stoke, Plymouth
Seen and heard in the mature apple tree in our garden today
Afternoon visit to the pond revealed a drake Tufted Duck and 2 Little Grebes.
3 Mediterranean Gulls were with 25 Black-headed Gulls on the meadow this afternoon.
Red Kite A30 between M5 and Tedburn St. Mary
Red Kite over Braunton
High flying Red Kite drifted West to East over Saunton Park area of Braunton at 11:10.
Yesterday afternoon: Skylarks, Meadow and Tree Pipits, GSW, GWP, Wheatears, Stonechats, Linnets, a Swift, House Martins, a Pied Wagtail, Buzzards, a Sparrowhawk, a Greenshank was on one of the small ponds.
Yesterday morning excellent views of a Cuckoo near Cuckoo Rock. Redstarts, Tree Pipits, GSW, Willow Warblers, , a Kestrel, Jays, Mistle thrush, , Stock Doves
Red Kite, Totnes
Saw a Red Kite being mobbed by crows over follaton in Totnes (31.5.23).
The magpies that nested high up in our Leylandii have been successful. Initially 4 youngsters perilously hopping about not knowing what to do but could only see 3 in the garden this morning demanding food from their parents without much success, although parents did see off an inquistive crow. Interesting parent behaviour – what I think is the female has also been sidling up to the male fluttering her wings with mouth agape apparently asking for food but being ignored.
Red Kite near North Tawton
Seems like Red Kite are all across Devon just now! One this afternoon with 3 Buzzards over a freshly cut silage field near De Bathe Cross, North Tawton.
Red kite, Barnstaple
A red kite sighted flying over Anchor Wood towards the Taw river.
2 Red Kites
2 Red Kites spotted 12.00 today over Liftondown near Lifton
Red kite, California Cross, Modbury
Red kite loitering overhead this morning 01/06/23 at 08.45 hrs at SX70791 52587 alongside B3196 just above California Cross (near Modbury)
Red Kite sited over Cullompton being hastled by seagulls and flying low, headed off to the south west