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25 Jul
2:52 pm
2024

Swifts Affinity Shopping Centre Bideford

11.45Hrs At least 10 – 14 Swifts flying over the shopping centre this morning probably the most I’ve seen together all this summer.

posted by Rob Maye
24 Jul
5:22 pm
2024

Exe Estuary from Turf

This morning at Turf at high tide there were 4 common terns and 2 common sandpipers. Elsewhere on the estuary 2 Med gulls, 3 common terns, 5 sandwich terns included 2 juveniles. and near Exmouth the 6 eider duck. Within the flocks of black-headed gulls, totalling about 200 birds, I only saw 3 juveniles.

Later a female marsh harrier was quartering the fields to the north of the Turf.

posted by John Waldon
24 Jul
2:42 pm
2024

Bowling Green Marsh

Over the high tide this morning were one each of Spoonbill, Ruff, Curlew Sandpiper and Shoveler, two each of Greenshank, Oystercatcher and Teal, 10+ Whimbrels, 200+Redshanks, 250+ Curlews and 400+ Blackwits.

posted by James Camden
23 Jul
1:07 pm
2024

Land off Stoney Lane, Landkey.

A large flock of jackdaws, nearly 100, appeared over the field this morning circling round and round before splitting into two groups, one heading over Codden Hill and the other NE from where they had all appeared from. Also a male bullfinch showing himself and calling.

posted by Robert Morgan
23 Jul
1:04 pm
2024

Old Torrington Road Barnstaple

Late afternoon yesterday, a flock of blue and long tailed tits flew into my neighbour’s garden. There were at least 10 long tails. what you’d expect to see in the winter rather than summer.

posted by Robert Morgan
23 Jul
12:43 pm
2024

Curlew Sandpiper

Two visits to BGM this morning at 0815 and 1030. Good views of the Curlew Sandpiper but very mobile and tending to disappear frequently.

posted by Paul Carter
23 Jul
12:02 pm
2024

Hooe Lake

The mixed-pair male Pied x female White Wagtail  that fledged at least two young in mid-June are now raising a  second brood; both birds were observed carrying food to the same nest site this morning. Also present at the lake were 104 Black-headed Gulls, 2 Little Grebes and 2 Common Sandpipers.

posted by David Diskin
23 Jul
8:33 am
2024

Crownhill Down Main Pit, Dartmoor

Pink-footed Goose still in the large pit at the top of the down.

posted by Chris E
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
22 Jul
2:19 pm
2024
Red Kite. Broadwoodwidger +1 Photo

Red Kite. Broadwoodwidger

One flying over A 30 and over fields by the Broadwoodwidger turn off at lunchtime today.

posted by Adrian Davey
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
6:02 pm
2024

Hunting Sparrowhawk Northam

Male Sparrowhawk again seen hunting the communal garden’s and bird feeders at Griggs Close eventually making a successful kill and flying off with an adult male Blackbird at 18.40hrs this evening.

posted by Rob Maye
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
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