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19 Jun
9:56 am
2023

Hopes nose area, blackcap

6.30_8.30 morning walk at hopes nose saw 1 male singing blackcap, fem kestrel 5 pheasant 1m 1f 3 juv. 2 raven. 1 gannet. Several lesser/great black backed gulls.and large raft of guillemot offshore by thatchers rock.

posted by R townsend
19 Jun
8:32 am
2023

Black Guillemot, Plymouth Sound

Black Guillemot showing very well in calm conditions a little south of Drakes Island (viewed from yacht).

17 June. 10:45

posted by Peter Phillips
19 Jun
7:46 am
2023

Bickington

Yesterday evening at 10pm a couple of swifts were sweeping over my garden and local area, sometimes at less than 30feet. I haven’t seen them feeding this late nor this low before but put it down to having lots of rain during the day.

posted by Colin Dracott
18 Jun
4:18 pm
2023

Red kite in Crediton

Red kite flying around Homeleigh Garden Centre at Crediton on 16th June 2023

posted by Mary Nation
18 Jun
12:44 pm
2023

Parakeet, Weirfields, Totnes

Landed on a tv aerial this morning [sun 18th June].

posted by michael bennett
18 Jun
10:46 am
2023

River Mole Valley

Swifts feeding over the bird mix.Sand Martins,Swallows and House Martins drinking/feeding/bathing on the river and afterwards pruning on a bankside ash tree.Other sightings included Spotted Flycatchers, Siskin, Marsh  Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Garden Warbler,Willow Warbler,Chiffchaff ,Greenfinch, Bullfinch,  Linnet,Stock Dove,Goldcrest and Mallard duck with 5 ducklings.A possible Hooded Crow /Hybrid was bathing in the shallows with black upper parts and brown / buff below

posted by Brian Nicholas
18 Jun
8:18 am
2023
Seaton Wetlands +1 Photo

Seaton Wetlands

Sedge Warblers showing well at Seaton yesterday and a distant Avocet.

posted by Geoff Mitchell
17 Jun
4:45 pm
2023

Bowling Green Marsh

The 3 spoonbills were feeding really actively at 4pm, also out there were black headed gulls, blackwits, lapwings and mallards.

posted by Helen Whitall
17 Jun
1:44 pm
2023

Red Kite, Whitestone, Exeter

Interesting to see post from yesterday saying red kite seen above Alphington as I’m sure I’ve just seen one over fields to north of Whitestone near Exeter.

posted by Rachel
16 Jun
4:52 pm
2023

Alphington, Exeter

Today’s highlight was a Red Kite over the house in Alphington this morning.

posted by Steve Cox
16 Jun
1:44 pm
2023

Simonsbath

Cuckoo, Winchats, Stonechats, Green Woodpeckers, Tree Pipit, willow warblers, Ravens

posted by Matt Gregory
16 Jun
9:54 am
2023
Dipper at Goodameavy

Dipper at Goodameavy

Dipper on the Meavy at Goodameavy

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
16 Jun
9:50 am
2023
challacombe Farm +1 Photo

challacombe Farm

Yesterday…Willow and Garden Warblers, Blackcaps, Grey Wagtails, Redstarts, Pied and Spotted Flycatchers, a GSW, a Treecreeper, Swallows and House Martins, the latter still collecting mud for nests. Whinchats and Wheatears on the nearby moor.

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
16 Jun
9:36 am
2023
Saunton Sands

Saunton Sands

Very smart adult sum plum Grey Plover along the shoreline early this morning.

posted by Robert Jutsum
15 Jun
7:53 pm
2023
South Milton WWB Tern

South Milton WWB Tern

White -winged black tern in off the sea and stayed on South Milton ley for 10 mins before flying off. Shakey mobile video footage only with screenshots here.

posted by Colin Mills
15 Jun
1:21 pm
2023
North side of Taw Estuary +1 Photo

North side of Taw Estuary

1 Black-tailed Godwit on the Taw Estuary in the Ashford sewage treatment works area. Also a single Med Gull on the Taw Estuary in the Bradiford Reserve area.

posted by Robert Jutsum
14 Jun
11:32 am
2023

Plymouth Parakeets

Slightly surprised to see a large number of Parakeets at what appears to be their new roost on Charles Cross roundabout last night. Impossible to count as the tree has too many leaves now but 10s. I guess this means they are generally non-breeders?

posted by Richard Billington
14 Jun
11:07 am
2023
Escot Park – New Bird +1 Photo

Escot Park – New Bird

Well, a new bird for me on my Escot Park patch, to be precise. The singing Whitethroat finally came close enough for a picture. First heard on the 9th June, it checks in as my 79th species for this area.
Also was pleased to find a Scarce Chaser dragonfly, on the Tale, amongst the resident Banded and Beautiful Demoiselles.
posted by John Reeves
14 Jun
10:51 am
2023

Marsh Harrier , Yelland….

Home farm Marsh , Yelland , from Tarka trail.

Adult Marsh Harrier probably female quartering the area around the Gaia Trust scrape from 9-30 to 9-45.   Slowly rose higher and higher before soaring over the r. Taw towards Braunton burrows……

posted by Malcolm Shakespeare
14 Jun
10:12 am
2023

Crownhill Down

Curlew Sandpiper and Redshank in the huge pit at the top of the down. Scope essential.

posted by Chris E
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