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21 Apr
4:56 pm
2023

Slapton.

Unusually prolonged views of a close singing Cetti’s Warbler at the bridge, plus many singing Reed Warblers.

posted by Vic &Sylvia Tucker
21 Apr
1:19 pm
2023

Soar Mill Valley

Still on the cold and breezy side and a quiet morning with the first Sedge Warbler, 8 Willow Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 6 House Martin & 2 Wheatear.

posted by Rob Macklin
21 Apr
1:11 pm
2023

Wembury/Wembury Point

Waders along the coast this morning consisted of  9 Whimbrel, 5 Bar-tailed Godwits, a Grey Plover and a Common Sandpiper. Passerines included 2 Blackaps, 2 Whitethroats, 8 Chiffchaffs and a Willow Warbler.

posted by David Diskin
21 Apr
7:27 am
2023

Crownhill Down

Six Bar-tailed Godwits (two male), 4 Ringed Plover, Dunlin in pit at top of down. Cuckoo, 2 Tree Pipit, 7 Wheatear also around.

posted by Chris E
21 Apr
12:50 am
2023

House Martins at Saltram House

  • 4 house martins seen flying over field in front of house
posted by David Curry
20 Apr
9:10 pm
2023

Redstart, Dawlish

Sightings from farmland behind Oaklands wood,

  • Migrant female Redstart ,(field with Cattle)
  • 5 Wheatear on Ploughed fields
posted by Paul barker
20 Apr
7:54 pm
2023

Hopes Nose and Ideford Common

A trip to Torbay today and the whiff of migrants elsewhere so went to Hope’s Nose. A few birds about. 5 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 2 Swallow & a Wheatear, but not too much else.

Lunch on Babbacombe Downs and from inside Babbacombe Inn, watched 2+ Swallow & a House Martin feeding over cliffs, along with a Wheatear.

Visited Ideford Common on way home. 3+ House Martin, and a Tree Pipit.

posted by Steve Cox
20 Apr
6:55 pm
2023

Red Kite, Holsworthy

Single Red Kite drifting north over the A3072 (Bude to Holsworthy road) 2 miles west of Holsworthy at 14.50 today.

posted by Nick Dixon
20 Apr
6:35 pm
2023

Braunton

Just heading out for an evening walk when several of the local Gulls (as usual) were squeaking about something – often one of the local Buzzards going over the valley – But this time it was an Osprey which circled a couple of times and headed on Northwards. 2nd one I’ve seen this week. Round the Marsh still plenty of Sand Martins, 1 Swallow and 2 Common Sandpipers on the Caen. Reed-beds full of Reed and Sedge Warbler song. None showed.

posted by Jon Turner
20 Apr
6:15 pm
2023

Slapton assortment

Doing a recce for our field course next week in and around Slapton. On the beach there were 3 Wheatears, a Whimbrel and a Greenshank. Around the ley there were many 10s of Chiffchaff and in Slapton Wood, the Blue Tits got all scared by what initially appeared to be a Sparrowhawk as it flew through the trees but ended up being a male Cuckoo. I spoke to a couple who had also had a Red Kite a few minutes before I spoke to them.

posted by Richard Billington
20 Apr
5:35 pm
2023

Devon Cliffs to Budleigh Salterton.

2 Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff, 4Blackcap males,2 females. 3 Reed Buntings,2 Ringed Plovers,Holly Blue,Speckled Wood,Peacock and Comma Butterflies.

posted by jenny elvin
20 Apr
4:43 pm
2023

Fall of Wheatears Plymouth

Fall of 3 flocks of Wheatear, totalling 18  seen at Staddon Golf Course, Plymouth, while doing a BBS survey for BTO.

posted by LIZ HARRIS
20 Apr
3:34 pm
2023

Red Kite – Dawlish Warren Area

Red Kite drifting slowly East in the Dawlish Warren Area around 2.15pm

posted by Diane Brooker
20 Apr
2:19 pm
2023

Bideford East the Water Side

Red kite flying overhead around East the Water side of Bideford.

posted by Kira
20 Apr
1:01 pm
2023

Wrafton

  1. At the scrape this morning 36 Black-tailed Godwits. Are these new arrivals or some of the flock seen over the winter? Hardly any seen in recent weeks. Over the scrape and Pond 15/20 each of Swallow and Sand Martin. 1 Little Egret. In the reserve a few each of singing Cetti’s and Willow Warbler, plus Chiffchaff and Blackcap. Star bird, however was a smart male Pied Flycatcher, only the second I have recorded there. The previous one was over 10 years ago, which I trapped and read it’s ring number showing that it had been ringed in Wales.
posted by Jon Turner
20 Apr
11:39 am
2023

Red kite Lynton Cross

Red Kite over Lynton Cross near Ilfracombe, at midday.

posted by Andy Leat
20 Apr
11:04 am
2023

Tarka Trail , Bideford to Fremington

Whimbrel At Bideford East , 33 Bar tailed Godwit at Instow 3 in summer plumage.    Lesser Whitethroat Singing at Yelland.    5 Wheatear west of Saltpill pond onthe wild flower field of Gaia trust.  Saltpill pond held Singing Reed andSedge Warbler Plus mixed flock of 50+ House and Sand Martins…..

posted by Malcolm Shakespeare
20 Apr
10:47 am
2023

Exminster Marsh

  • Visit mid-morning. Passage of whimbrel over the estuary and about 6 on the marsh roosting with curlew, black and bar-tailed godwits. Also roosting we’re 3 spoonbill and single Mediterranean Gull. A cattle egret flew over. Elsewhere one wheatear, 7 shoveler, 4 teal and a steady movement north of sand martin and house martin with the occasional swallow.
posted by John Waldon
20 Apr
7:34 am
2023

osprey circling / dipping at Exe/ Creedy Weds 19th April

OSPREY

posted by Ian Cook
20 Apr
7:25 am
2023
Molland Common +1 Photo

Molland Common

Yesterday on Molland Common there were two Red legged Partridges, a small number of Meadow Pipits, a pair of Stonechats, two Red Kites and a Wheatear.

posted by Martin Bennett
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