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27 Jan
8:26 am
2023
Bowling Green Marsh and Darts Farm +1 Photo

Bowling Green Marsh and Darts Farm

Yesterday at BGM and Darts Farm: Wigeon, Teal, Pintail, Shoveler, Shelduck, Gadwall, Pochard, Blackwit, Grey Plover, Moorhen, Avocet, Redwing, Dunlin, Curlew, BHG, LBBG. Snipe, At Darts Farm: Large flock of Chaffinches on the stubblefields, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Buzzard, Snipe, Curlew, Blackwit, Little Egret, Reed Bunting, 8 Long Tailed tits on bird feeders. 2 Goosander seen from the Goatwalk.

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
27 Jan
8:05 am
2023
Exminster Marshes +1 Photo

Exminster Marshes

Yesterday at the Marshes: Marsh Harrier 1, Kestrel 2, Wigeon, Teal, Shoveler, Pintail, Shelduck, Canada, Greylag and Brent Geese, Avocet, Snipe, Blackwits, Dunlin, Redshank, Grey Heron, Lapwings, Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Little Egret and Reed Buntings.

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
26 Jan
9:21 pm
2023
Stover +1 Photo

Stover

This morning saw Jays, Jackdaws, GSW, Green Woodpecker, LTT, Lots of BHG, Siskin, Treecreeper, Nuthatches, Gadwall, Fieldfare, Redwing, Grey Wagtail, Song Thrush, Buzzard perched 20 feet from the walkway, Water Rail.

posted by John Foster
26 Jan
7:56 pm
2023
Wembury Point 24 January 4.45pm

Wembury Point 24 January 4.45pm

Black redstart came by the seaweed heaps at water spout twice.

posted by Graham Smith
26 Jan
7:12 pm
2023
Black Hole Marsh NR – East Devon Branch Field Trip +1 Photo

Black Hole Marsh NR – East Devon Branch Field Trip

The East Devon Branch of Devon Birds Field Trip transpired to decend on Black Hole Marsh at Seaton this morning and although, we were aware “Izzy”had long gone and was probably bouncing around in Cornwall our spirits remained high with Greenshank, Brent Goose, Black-tailed Godwits, Redshank, Little Grebe, Little Egret, Oystercatcher, Lapwing and Curlew available on the estuary and Reed Bunting, Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipits found elsewhere. Some 54 species were recorded and we all had a great time.

posted by John Reeves
26 Jan
6:54 pm
2023

Fremington Pill.

1 Spotted Redshank.
4 Greenshank.
50 or more Bar-tailed Godwit.
10 Pied Wagtail bathing.

posted by jenny elvin
26 Jan
4:52 pm
2023
Colebrook – Pheasant

Colebrook – Pheasant

You may not find this too exciting, but this is the first Pheasant I’ve ever seen in our tiny back yard under the bird feeders.

posted by Chris Marcol
26 Jan
3:12 pm
2023

Soussons Down

At least 6 Red Cross bills. A mixture of males and females.

posted by Chris Baines
26 Jan
12:03 pm
2023

Wembury Point

Lovely male Black Redstart amongst Rock and Meadow Pipits, feeding on kelp piles on beach near outfall pipe.

posted by Jacki Solman
25 Jan
6:07 pm
2023
Bowling Green Marsh +1 Photo

Bowling Green Marsh

Water Pipit still this morning from the hide. Also, waders roosting on the ice first thing. Usual wildfowl including 2 Pochard.

posted by Chris E
25 Jan
6:04 pm
2023
Darts Farm

Darts Farm

Barn Owl seen from the hide at 13:45. Seen intermittently during our visit.

posted by Chris E
25 Jan
5:21 pm
2023

Brisworthy Plantation, Cadover

In very murky, mizzly, conditions this morning a winter flock of 100+ Chaffinches held at least one, possibly two, male Brambling feeding amongst the fallen beech-mast. A Treecreeper and Goldcrest watched from nearby whilst a Great Spotted Woodpecker demolished a fallen branch in their midst.

posted by Chris Marcol
25 Jan
4:50 pm
2023

Teignmouth Town Centre 15:00

Adult male Black Redstart, Pound Lane.

posted by Simon Bates
25 Jan
1:20 pm
2023
Exmouth and Topsham yesterday +1 Photo

Exmouth and Topsham yesterday

Kestrel above the cliff at Sandy Bay and Turnstone at Topsham from the goat walk.

posted by Geoff Mitchell
25 Jan
11:51 am
2023
Spotted Redshank, Topsham Quay

Spotted Redshank, Topsham Quay

Seen at 12:15 at Hannafords Quay Topsham.

posted by Mike Harris
25 Jan
11:07 am
2023

Plymouth Sound

Around the Sound this morning were Great Northern Diver, Purple Sandpiper, Turnstone and Rock Pipit.

posted by Martin Phillips
25 Jan
9:05 am
2023

Lower Tamar Lake

Late for yesterday at Lower Tamar Lake.

14 Goosander 4m 10f, 2 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 3 Shoveler 1m 2f, 6 Coot, 4m Pintail, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1m Wigeon, 2 Nuthatch.

posted by Rod Mudge
24 Jan
9:09 pm
2023
Ashford +1 Photo

Ashford

Today while on may way to Braunton I stopped off at Ashford (Heanton Court) where a male Bullfinch was showing well.  Also saw a Curlew, a few Redshank, a Little Egret, a couple of Oystercatchers, a Goosander, two Collared Dove,

posted by Martin Bennett
24 Jan
8:32 pm
2023

River Mole Valley

Female Brambling in the orchard along with 30 Chaffinch,Marsh Tit,8 Greenfinch ,2 Treecreeper,6 Stock Dove ,3 Long-tailed Tit and 20 Starling.400 plus finches in the bird mix fields ……mainly Chaffinches but also Greenfinch, Goldfinch and Linnet……also female Kestrel and male Sparrowhawk causing mayhem.30 plus Meadow Pipits feeding amongst the barley stubbles along with 70 Starling , 50 Chaffinch and 10 Redwing.Elsewhere in the grass fields 90 more Starling,60 Fieldfare and another flock of 12 Meadow Pipits.Also seen a Firecrest feeding on a holly bush and a male Goosander flying down the valley . Non avian included 3 Roe Deer and 2 herds of Red Deer….one of 9 and the other 25…..all females with last year’s young.

posted by Brian Nicholas
24 Jan
8:22 pm
2023

Great white Egret Devon

Seen 25th Jan. About 1 mile from Budleigh Salterton car park on the Lower Otter wetlands project. No pics I’m afraid. Absolutely dwarfed the Grey Heron that trying to annoy it.

posted by Paul Mellor