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28 Jul
9:17 pm
2023
Yarner Wood & Braunton Burrows +1 Photo

Yarner Wood & Braunton Burrows

Early afternoon from the bird hide I saw a male Kingfisher, a female Mandarin and a Heron (possible night Heron). This evening at Braunton Burrows there was a Moorhen with a single chick and a Mallard with eight ducklings.

posted by Martin Bennett
28 Jul
4:42 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

On this afternoon’s high tide: Kingfisher, adult Mediterranean Gull, 8 Greenshanks, Common Sandpiper & 2 Dunlins.

posted by Peter Aley
28 Jul
3:53 pm
2023
Seaton Wetlands 27th July +1 Photo

Seaton Wetlands 27th July

Afternoon: Herons, Little Egrets, Oystercatchers, Turnstones, Redshank, Greenshank, Blackwits, Dunlin, Shelduck, Moorhen, Sand Martins, House martins, Swallows, Kingfisher, Reed Buntings, Kestrel, Lapwings, Song thrush, Collared Dove.

 

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
28 Jul
1:27 pm
2023
Exe estuary +1 Photo

Exe estuary

Osprey flying down the estuary from Topsham towards Exmouth. Touched down once on the water. Being mobbed by gulls.

Spoonbill showing very well on Bowling Green Marsh, walking around with bill out! Also 14 Little Egrets.

Photos courtesy of Phil Evans.

posted by Tom Misselbrook
28 Jul
11:18 am
2023

Swifts over Chulmleigh centre 28/07/23

24 swifts seen flying as large group over Chulmleigh centre this morning approx 0900hrs, at times having screaming party flypasts of up to 12 swifts.

posted by Chris Stanton
28 Jul
8:41 am
2023
Lower Otter Restoration Project (LORP) 27th July +1 Photo

Lower Otter Restoration Project (LORP) 27th July

Morning: Herring Gulls, BH Gulls, LBBG’s, GBBG’s. Stock Doves, Goosander, Mallard, Shelduck, Moorhen, Goldfinches, Linnets a Kestrel and Sparrowhawk. Lovely view of Roe Deer and Fawn swimming over the river.

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
28 Jul
1:29 am
2023

3 juv jays taking apples from ham woods community orchard

Also 1 glow worm

posted by Rob Bryant
27 Jul
3:45 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

At last, a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull – on Blaxton Meadow at high tide, with 2 Common Sandpipers, 8 Greenshanks, 2 Dunlins, 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls & a Kingfisher. Also, Swift & Green Woodpecker.

Yesterday, a redhead Goosander.

posted by Peter Aley
27 Jul
11:59 am
2023

Braunton Marshes, Caen Estuary & Sharpa Marshes

Counted 32 Swifts over a wide area of the Marshes at 12:30 today.

posted by Robert Jutsum
27 Jul
9:34 am
2023

Slapton Ley

Two juvenile hobbies seen from Ireland Bay viewing platform, hawking over the water and settling in any of the three almost bare ash trees on the other side. This has been occurring daily for at least a fortnight. Most reliably seen before 10.00 – they often move on later in the day.

posted by David Goodwin
27 Jul
7:52 am
2023

Exminster Marshes 25th July

Late posting for 25 July. Generally quiet but two Med gull(1 ad , 1 2nd sum) amongst BHG flock adjacent canal path. Disturbed by peregrine several times. Many butterflies on railway track walk mainly on buddleia. Further peregrine north of Lions Rest.

posted by Andrew Thorpe
25 Jul
7:30 pm
2023

Powderham Marsh RSPB

Not too much to report, but numbers of Swift (20+), & Hirundines: Swallow (15+, House Martin (15+) and Sand Martin 4+ increasing. Still 3 singing Blackcaps, 2 Imm Shelduck, Grey Wagtail, 6+ Pied Wagtail (4 Juv) & male Kestrel.

Butterflies abundant with 2 Clouded Yellow, 3 Brimstone, 3 Small Copper with masses of whites, browns etc.

Lovely Golden Ringed Dragonfly too, eating a wasp 🐝.

posted by Steve Cox
25 Jul
6:42 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

A bit of movement today with 3 Whimbrels dropping on to Blaxton Meadow for a short while and a Sand Martin over. Also, 3 Mediterranean Gulls (2 ad-s & a juv), 2 ad Dunlins, 8 Greenshanks, 2 Common Sandpipers, Kingfisher, Treecreeper & 2 Siskins.

posted by Peter Aley
25 Jul
5:18 pm
2023

Staddon Heights

So chuffed on Sunday had 2 pairs of spotted flycatcher both still feeding chick’s in the nest no more than 20 meters apart in oak trees in a valley near staddon heights watched them for ages busy hunting prey

posted by Mike Williams
25 Jul
5:06 pm
2023

North side of Taw Estuary

5 Common Sandpipers,  68 Redshank,  10 Little Egrets & 92 Curlew this afternoon on the Taw Estuary.

At last some butterflies on the Buddleia at the side of the trail.

12 Red Admiral, 14 Peacock, 2 Comma, 2 Painted Lady & 3 Small Tortoishell.

 

posted by Robert Jutsum
25 Jul
3:41 pm
2023

East Soar

First signs of autumn passage with 10 Willow Warbler, Whinchat above Starehole Valley, Wheatear on airfield and 50 Swallow. Also 2 Small Red-eyed Damseflies.

posted by Rob Macklin
25 Jul
1:40 pm
2023

Passage House Teign Estuary

High tide at midday produced the following:  9 Greenshank, 6 Common Sandpiper, 35 Curlew, 4 Whimbrel, 3 Oystercatcher with single Black-tailed Godwit and Dunlin. The usual supporting cast included 16 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 3 Shelduck and a Kingfisher. Only 7 juvenile Black-headed Gulls were noted amongst the total of 364.

 

posted by Clive Mason
24 Jul
11:52 am
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

A juv Mediterranean Gull with the Black-headeds on Blaxton Meadow and also, there, Kingfisher, 8 Greenshanks, 2 adult Dunlins and a Swift.

posted by Pete Aley
24 Jul
10:25 am
2023
South Huish +1 Photo

South Huish

Yesterday at South Huish: Lone Black Tailed Godwit on water together with Mallards, Heron, Little Egret, Canada Geese also House Martins, Stonechats, Pied Wagtails and a Buzzard. Shags and Cormorants on seaward side.

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
24 Jul
9:45 am
2023
West Charleton Marsh +1 Photo

West Charleton Marsh

Yesterday at West Charleton Marsh: House Martins, Swallows and Swifts, Song thrush, Blackbirds, Greenfinches, Goldfinches, Bullfinches, Linnets, Dunnocks Wrens, Chiffchaffs,Cirl Buntings, Whitethroats, Blackcaps, Stonechats, Blue and Great tits, 2 Buzzards and a Jay.

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
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