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28 May
10:53 pm
2023

Haldon Hill

3 or 4 Nightjars at Haldon late evening, but seen well and we were away before 10p.m.

posted by Jon Turner
28 May
8:33 pm
2023

Stover

quick walk around stover produced, 2 separate broods of coots 3 and 4 respectively being fed by parent birds, 1 male tufted duck, single great crested  grebe.1 treecreeper, 4 nuthatch and Swans still with all 9 cygnets

posted by R townsend
28 May
7:24 pm
2023

Dipper White Wood

One possibly two dippers seen today along the Dart in a walk from Venford Reservoir.

posted by paul dietrich
28 May
9:29 am
2023
2 Red Kites spotted over Coombelake nr Ottery st Mary

2 Red Kites spotted over Coombelake nr Ottery st Mary

Red kites spotted

posted by Steve knight
27 May
7:33 pm
2023
Night Heron on River Exe

Night Heron on River Exe

One briefly showing well on River Exe (SX 93181 90413) close to Double Locks pub around 1pm, before being flushed by kayakers and flying off behind trees in direction of Exeter.

posted by Guy Freeman
27 May
1:44 pm
2023

Lopwell Dam

This morning at Lopwell, a Red Kite drifting North above the tree tops, eventually lost to view. Also, 10+ House Martins, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, and a Little Grebe.

posted by Alan Livsey
27 May
12:52 pm
2023

Hunting Sparrowhawk Northam North Devon. 09.10hrs

Sparrowhawk observed hunting through back gardens eventually taking what appeared to be a House Sparrow and flying off.

posted by Rob Maye
26 May
2:40 pm
2023

Soar

Hobby over Higher Soar & 3 Swift in off sea.

posted by Rob Macklin
26 May
1:42 pm
2023
Red Kite Braunton Burrows

Red Kite Braunton Burrows

Walking on J Lane towards the beach we noticed three soaring raptors, two were common buzzards the third was a Red Kite which had what appeared to be the hindquarters of a rabbit in its talons. It was taking bites from it in flight before dropping the remains. It then soared away south towards Crow and maybe Appledore.

posted by Phil & Sue Naylor
26 May
12:32 pm
2023

Wrafton Scrape

The 4 Godwits still present this morning. Plus the two Swans, one of which (the cob I think) was wearing a yellow ring. Probably the Dorset-ringed bird of recent years.

posted by jonathan p turner
25 May
6:36 pm
2023
Dippers on the Dart

Dippers on the Dart

This morning on the Dart near Venford: 3 Dippers and 2 Grey Wagtails

posted by Bob Barrow
25 May
6:31 pm
2023
Venford +1 Photo

Venford

This morning at Venford: Willow  Warblers, Blackcaps, Yellowhammers, Pied Flycatchers, Tree Pipits, Redstarts, Song thrush, Swallows

posted by Bob Barrow
25 May
2:27 pm
2023

Land at Stoney Lane, Landkey.

Another morning spent clearing brambles and blackthorn that have taken over one area. Ravens and a buzzard overhead and a pair of bullfinches that came to the old cattle water trough for a drink. tried to photograph them but phone camera wouldn’t zoom in, as usual. GSW hammering away and a tawny owl calling.

posted by Robert Morgan
25 May
12:47 pm
2023

Sparrowhawk Northam North Devon

Large female Sparrowhawk Griggs Close Northam 12.40pm gliding over gardens and suddenly dropping.

posted by Rob Maye
25 May
12:20 pm
2023

Wrafton Scrape

Arrived at the scrape about 09.30 to find the usual 2 Swans, plus the male Shelduck and 3/4 Herring Gulls. However having not seen any since 20th April I was pleased to find 4 Black-tailed Godwits resting (failed breeders already returning?). With them was a drake Shoveler and maybe his mate, but she was asleep so not sure. A lone Canada Goose may have been the male of the pair that have once again lost all their goslings in the reserve. 2 noisy Blackbirds alerted me to the presence of a Tawny Owl in the reserve.

posted by Jon Turner
25 May
11:11 am
2023

Great White Egret

Slapton ley in flight headed in to Ireland bay. 1200

posted by Pete Solfley
25 May
1:10 am
2023

Dawlish 1 red kite Kenwood farm

23:5/23 approx 14.25grs top field of kenwood farm , Dawlish , 1 red kite low down and in no great hurry, probably same bird seen by Pete Boyne shortly before

posted by Steve stone
25 May
1:02 am
2023

Teignmouth golf course red kite

23/5/23

teignmouth golf course 1 red kite over around 13.45 hrs

posted by Pete Boyne
24 May
9:35 pm
2023

Walls Hill, Babbacombe

An afternoon walk produced 2 kestrels, green woodpecker, bullfinch, greenfinch and blackcap among commoner species. butterflies included several small blue along the top of the south facing cliff above Redgate Beach, 2 wall brown, and orange tip.

posted by Chris & Janet Proctor
24 May
7:24 pm
2023

Burrator area 24th May 2023

A walk up the track to Middleworth, Deancombe and then over the Narrator Brook to

Outcombe copse, returning along the edge of the moor by Roughtor Plantation and

Narrator Farm ruins,  produced the following:

Redstart   3 singing males Middleworth/Deancombe

Blackcap  4 singing

Willow Warbler   5 singing

Chiffchaff    3 singing

Reed Bunting   1 singing Narrator Brook

Cuckoo   2 calling

Siskin   3 calling in plantation edges

Tree Pipit   only one heard near Narrator Farm ruins

Buzzard   one soaring over Roughtor plantation carrying a snake

also  two Red Deer hinds near Middleworth, and a young Grass Snake on road

Some time spent searching the copses at Deancombe and Outcombe for Pied Flycatchers.  None located with one box at Deancombe occupied by Great Tits

 

posted by roger smaldon
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