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13 Jun
11:30 pm
2023
Dartmoor +1 Photo

Dartmoor

on Dartmoor again today where I spotted: two Willow Warbler; a Chaffinch; a male Wheatear; a Spotted Flycatcher; Grey and Pied Wagtail; two Garden Warblers; a couple of Meadow Pipits; a few Stonechats; and a male Redstart.

posted by Martin Bennett
13 Jun
8:46 pm
2023

Sherpa Marsh, Braunton,

Late evening walk to the marsh was rewarded with slightly distant views of a smart Great White Egret on the new scrape south of the ponds at Sherpa.

posted by Jon Turner
13 Jun
6:42 pm
2023

Exminster Marshes/Exeter Canal

Following Steve Cox’s report about Scarce Chasers: there are unprecedented numbers around this year. This afternoon, I counted 92 on Exminster Marshes north (Milbury Lane-Topsham Ferry) and 52 on Exeter Canal (Topsham Ferry to Countess Wear). Also notable was a male Lesser Emperor (Exeter Canal between Topsham Ferry and M5), hundreds of Red-eyed Damselflies and a total of 6 Hairy Dragonflies. Small numbers of Scarce Chasers have also appeared at several sites in SE Devon and the Bovey Basin lately, plus one at Slapton – so they’re probably breeding in more places than we know!

posted by Dave Smallshire
13 Jun
3:51 pm
2023

Darts Farm, Goosemoor, Bowling Green & Goat Walk

Most interesting bird wise was 18 Lapwing (13 Adults & 5 Juv). These will be local birds almost certainly. Otherwise 20 Curlew, 2 Blackwit, 3 Teal & 3 Imm Spoonbill. 120 BH Gull a sign the season is changing.

Lots of Scarce Chasers and Meadow Browns too.

Also in Alphington is what I thought was maybe 2 pairs of House Martin. At this site today 7+ active nests, spread over 8 properties. Great to see.

posted by Steve Cox
13 Jun
2:19 pm
2023

Swifts Northam North Devon

Four Swift over Northam 9.40am the first I’ve seen this year.

posted by Rob Maye
13 Jun
7:36 am
2023
Dartmoor +1 Photo

Dartmoor

Yesterday on Dartmoor I saw a Spotted flycatcher, a young Redstart, two Treecreepers and a Willow Warbler.

posted by Martin Bennett
12 Jun
7:04 pm
2023
Crownhill Down +1 Photo

Crownhill Down

Brief visit this evening to the Down produced Tree Pipit 1, Sand martins 3, Yellowhammer 1, Ravens 2 and 2 adult and 3 juvenile Wheatears.

posted by Bob Barrow
12 Jun
3:48 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Pretty quiet on the avian front today, but managed: 2 each of Green & Great Spotted Woodpeckers, male Bullfinch, 27 Mandarin Ducks and Moorhens, Mallards & Shelducks all with chicks. Also, 16 Marbled Whites, Humming-bird Hawk-moth, 4 Small Heaths & a Roe Deer.

posted by Peter Aley
12 Jun
2:42 pm
2023
Seaton Wetlands

Seaton Wetlands

Kestrel busy feeding

posted by Geoff Mitchell
12 Jun
2:26 pm
2023
Seaton Wetlands

Seaton Wetlands

Reed Warblers and Kestrels busy feeding this morning.

posted by Geoff Mitchell
12 Jun
6:00 am
2023

Lesser Whitethroat at Seaton Wetlands

Singing Bird beside the Tower Hide

1300hrs 11/06/2023

posted by Roy Adams
11 Jun
12:35 pm
2023
Crownhill Down +1 Photo

Crownhill Down

2 Reed Buntings, 6 Swallows and numerous Goldfinches and Linnets on the Down this morning. 12 Canada Geese on TWL

posted by Bob Barrow
11 Jun
10:06 am
2023
Spoonbills at BGM +1 Photo

Spoonbills at BGM

3 Spoonbills feeding openly on the main pool at Bowling Green Marsh

posted by Ryan
10 Jun
9:25 pm
2023

Pied flycatchers at Yarner Woods

Twelve pied flycatchers in just over an hour , plus two siskins and a pair of bullfinch

posted by paul dietrich
10 Jun
9:21 pm
2023

Sharp Tor mistle thrushes

Upwards of a dozen mistle thrushes around the tor.  Plus couple of wheatear and maybe half a dozen redpoll, a handful of yellowhammer and at least two cuckoo.

posted by paul dietrich
10 Jun
9:14 pm
2023

Dartmeet goosanders

Three female-type goosanders just into the DWT reserve. One dipper also.

posted by paul dietrich
10 Jun
7:35 pm
2023

Wrafton Scrape

2 male Tufted Duck on the scrape early this morning.

1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in the trees at the side of the Tarka trail next to the Pond.

posted by Robert Jutsum
10 Jun
1:18 pm
2023

Soussons Plantation 9th June 2023

Nightjars:

Two areas of the plantation covered by Gary and Anna Easton, Mike Daniels,Peter Bird and myself between 2140 and 2250.  Eleven or twelve birds located, mostly ‘churring’ males. Probable that further areas would have produced more.  Locating birds hindered in one area due to the strong wind.  On 10th June 2022 up to fourteen individuals found in similar areas.

 

posted by roger smaldon
10 Jun
11:10 am
2023

Lower Tamar Lake

This morning at the Lower Lake.

1 Willow Tit at the hide carrying food, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1m Tufted Duck.

posted by Rod Mudge
10 Jun
10:05 am
2023

Red Kite – Brithem Bottom, Cullompton

Red Kite seen flying over Brithem Bottom on 9 June 2023.  Quite grey with distinctive clippings (I think) in wings. Not seen one here before.

posted by Kathryn Tebbey
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