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8 Jun
7:57 pm
2023
Spoonbills at Bowling Green near dusk

Spoonbills at Bowling Green near dusk

The Spoonbills and others were actively feeding tonight

posted by JOHN PHILLIPS
8 Jun
7:24 pm
2023

dunnabridge and venford reservoir

mid devon branch met at Dunnabridge pound at 8.30, good weather but the wind was blowing, and a grasshopper warbler was reeling but not showing owing to the wind, redpoll was the best of the birds, we then decided we would go to Venford Reservior for a short walk to get away from the wind,  altogether birds seen were 33 and some birds could not be listed as per listing rules.

posted by helen allin
8 Jun
7:08 pm
2023

Bowling green marsh

3 juvenile spoonbill,4   bh gull,4 godwit,shelduck,lapwing,starlings coming to roost.Beautiful evening.

posted by JOHN PHILLIPS
8 Jun
5:40 pm
2023

Widdicombe Ley Beesands

3-4 Hobby’s over the ley.

posted by Norma Hines
8 Jun
2:46 pm
2023

Above Venford Reservoir

2 cuckoos flying, calling and sitting in the hawthorn trees today –  approx 1000 – 1400.

posted by W Burns
8 Jun
12:17 pm
2023
Wembury

Wembury

Very breezy at Wembury this morning but an early start for the high tide before the dog walkers arrived en masse was worth it with a cracking Curlew Sandpiper roosting along the beach with 6 Turnstone, 5 Sanderling and 2 Dunlin –  a rare treat in Devon in the spring and very confiding.

posted by Stuart Green
7 Jun
3:47 pm
2023
Red kite over Shobrooke

Red kite over Shobrooke

Likely to be the same one spotted in lapford…?

posted by Oli
7 Jun
2:54 pm
2023

Culmstock kites

10 red kites back again! Between Culmstock and Craddock by the river.  Picking up voles from the cut grass and being mobbed by a couple of ravens until they drop the food, kestrel back again, 8+ buzzards.

posted by Ed Major
7 Jun
2:33 pm
2023
Red Kite in Lapford

Red Kite in Lapford

I saw a Red Kite in Lapford when diving on The Lapford to Chawleigh Road.

Wednesday  7th June

posted by Carol
7 Jun
10:00 am
2023

Egyptian Geese- West Charleton Marsh

2 Egyptian Geese

posted by Neil Cooper
7 Jun
9:23 am
2023

red kite seen in ivybridge , Devon

Saw a red kite at 9,30 flying over our farm, flew easterly direction. couldn’t get a photo

posted by katherine bailey
6 Jun
9:53 pm
2023
Salt Pill Duck pond  and Fremington quay area +1 Photo

Salt Pill Duck pond and Fremington quay area

This evening on the edge of the river adjacent to Salt Pill Duck pond there were two Dunlin and up to six others in flight.  Just off shore around the quay area a Seal was having better luck that the local fisherman.

posted by Martin Bennett
6 Jun
8:04 pm
2023

Red Kite Cornwood Cricket Club

First Red Kite I have seen in South Devon. Spotted while playing cricket so couldn’t get a picture. Someone confirmed one has been seen perched in the “pink tree” last week.

posted by Harley Knight
6 Jun
6:27 pm
2023

Culmstock kites

10 kites, 12 buzzards, 1 kestrel following the harvesters again. Kites coursing the kestrel and buzzards whenever they took prey from the field. Incredible sight (only ever seen pairs or singles in past 3 years)

posted by Ed Major
6 Jun
1:46 pm
2023
Leucistic Blackbird, Kingsteignton +1 Photo

Leucistic Blackbird, Kingsteignton

Good views of a Leucistic Blackbird in my garden at Kingsteignton today, first time I’ve seen it, appeared for a few minutes in the morning just after grass cutting then came back in the afternoon, got some photos and a nice video

posted by Clive Mack
6 Jun
7:51 am
2023
Culmstock Kites +1 Photo

Culmstock Kites

Further to Ed’s post yesterday morning, took my camera down there in the late afternoon and it was a feast! Eight Kites, four Buzzards a Kestrel, a couple of Ravens and some Black Back Gulls all feasting on the various mammals escaping the machines as the farmer collected his silage harvest.

Just two of the 260 images I shot, you’ve got to love digital when it comes to this sort of thins.

Sony RX10 Mk4 camera.

posted by Michael Dearden
5 Jun
4:47 pm
2023

Slapton

2-3 Hobbies were being harassed by crows over fields southwest of Slapton this morning.

posted by David Diskin
5 Jun
4:23 pm
2023

Red kite, Clinton Estate, Merton

Single red kite flying over the large oak trees above a field on the Clinton Estate beside the A386.

posted by Jenny Womersley
5 Jun
2:46 pm
2023

Fremington Pill

One Avocet on mud/sand flats just offshore from the cafe at 15:40.

posted by Tim Jones
5 Jun
12:59 pm
2023

Red Kite, Plymouth

Single bird drifting North, North West high above Peverell, 10.30am today. Attention drawn by the general unease amongst the resident herring gulls.

posted by Tim Pollard
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