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19 Mar
5:49 pm
2023

Soar.

Male Dartford warbler.South Huish marsh 50+ Teal, 1 Swallow.

posted by Sylvia,Victor Tucker
19 Mar
5:17 pm
2023
Morte Point +1 Photo

Morte Point

For Mothers Day I invited my wife for a walk out to Morte Point and as luck would have it I had my camera with me when a pair of Shonechats appeared on top of some gorse.  There were a few Linnets too (10-12). Also spotted a couple of Rock pipits and a Wheatear (my first one this year).

posted by Martin Bennett
19 Mar
5:08 pm
2023

Valley of Rocks.

Leucistic Linnet, 2 Wheatear, 10 Fulmars,5 Stonechat, 3 Meadow Pipits,and on the sea mixed razorbills and guillemots over40 in number.

posted by jenny elvin
19 Mar
2:16 pm
2023
Crownhill Down +1 Photo

Crownhill Down

SThis morning on Crownhill Down I counted 8 Wheatears, 12 Linnets, several Stonechats and many Skylarks. A Jay, Chaffinches, L.T. tits, Wrens and Dunnocks down the bridlepath’

posted by Bob Barrow
19 Mar
12:14 pm
2023

Wrafton Pond and Scrape

At least 6 Chiffchaff, including 3 in song, Water Rail squealing, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, male Gadwall on pond, 30 Black-tailed Godwit on scrape.

posted by Chris Dee
19 Mar
12:04 pm
2023
Avon Dam

Avon Dam

Fifteen roosting Goosanders at the Avon Dam this morning included a pair on the spillway, plus a separate group of  13 on the water comprising one adult male and 12 redheads, seven of which appeared to be immature males. All flew over the dam and downriver at 06:14.

posted by Peter Reay
19 Mar
11:44 am
2023

Plym Estuary/Saltram

A morning walk along the estuary and through Saltram produced: 4 Goosander inc. 2 drakes (estuary near amphitheatre), 5 Mandarin Ducks and the long-staying female R-c Pochard (duck pond), Lapwing (Blaxton Meadow). Also a Siskin at Saltram and Chiffchaffs singing at 5 different widespread sites.

posted by David Diskin
19 Mar
11:42 am
2023

Wheatear, White Works, Dartmoor.

1050 today at White Works, Dartmoor my first Wheatear of the year in  the enclosed fields below the houses. A stunning male.

posted by Anna and Gary Easton
19 Mar
10:09 am
2023

Lower Tamar Lake

Lower Tamar Lake this morning.

1 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit 2 Bullfinch.

3 Whooper Swans were seen yesterday.

posted by Rod Mudge
19 Mar
10:02 am
2023

Cadover area, Dartmoor

A dawn visit produced a Firecrest, with Goldcrests and tits in trees at Trowlesworthy Farm. Two Wheatear around the paddocks, two singing Chiffchaff and a Reed Bunting.

posted by Chris E
18 Mar
7:17 pm
2023

Alpine swift

Newton Ferrers 3pm 18/3/23 above the rear of Peters Field, seen from my garden.

Bold, powerful flight, came from south, then flew in a circle and away in an easterly direction.

posted by Dave Barton
18 Mar
5:47 pm
2023

Chiffchaff

1 Singing Chiffchaff, Grand Western Canal, Halberton.

posted by Liz Gowen
18 Mar
5:24 pm
2023

Crossbanks & Horsey

4 more Wheatears this aft. 1 pair at Crossbanks &  2  males between  Crossbanks & the White House.

posted by Robert Jutsum
18 Mar
4:56 pm
2023

Wrafton

The drake Garganey present for its 10th day on the scrape this morning. Drake Pochard on Wrafton Pond. Of interest in the reserve, a singing Chiffchaff, 6 Gadwall, and the shell of a recently hatched Woodpigeon’s egg. 40+ Sand Martins over Sherpa Marsh.

posted by Jon Turner
18 Mar
4:44 pm
2023

Exminster Marsh

0815-1310:

7 Wheatear (5m,2f) 1 Marsh Harrier (f), 2 Tufted duck, 1 Little Grebe in breeding plumage, 140+ Wigeon, 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Reed Bunting (2m,2f), 5 Skylark, and a pair of Buzzards circling overhead.

posted by Alan Livsey
18 Mar
3:58 pm
2023

River Otter – upstream from Tipton St John

09:02-12:33

Highlights from a pleasant stroll, Goosander (M & F); Dipper; Grey Wagtail; Sand Martin (1) investigating river bank; Green Woodpecker.

posted by Paul Bray
18 Mar
2:19 pm
2023
Otterton and Widworthy +1 Photo

Otterton and Widworthy

Shelducks at L.O.R.P. yesterday and Marsh Tit (prob.) in Widworthy this morning.

posted by Geoff Mitchell
18 Mar
12:17 pm
2023
Baggy

Baggy

Early am – Counted 5 Wheatears in the mist & mizzle including a pair together. Probably a few more present but visibility an issue.

At least 20 Meadow Pipits & 4 pairs of Fulmar on usual nest site. 25 Jackdaws on Baggy Point & Skylark in the field above.

posted by Robert Jutsum
18 Mar
11:25 am
2023

Soar

Female Wheatear below Bolt Head and male Wheatear also on undercliff. Chiffchaff in song & stacks of Rock Pipits on territory. No Alpine Swifts!!!

posted by Rob Macklin
18 Mar
10:35 am
2023

Bovisand-Heybrook Bay

Two Chiffchaffs singing at Bovisand. A male Wheatear on rocks near Heybrook Bay.

posted by David Diskin
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