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10 Jun
8:52 am
2023
Night Jar sigthing Cookworthy Forest, Halwill

Night Jar sigthing Cookworthy Forest, Halwill

Nightjar seen at ground level on recently planted Sitka Spruce area in the forest near Halwill.

 

posted by Simon Powne
10 Jun
6:21 am
2023

Nightjars in Halwill

nightjars in Halwill junction

nightjars churring every night at present 10 o’clock onwards

posted by Colin knight
9 Jun
9:56 pm
2023

Nightjar at Birchy Lake, Belstone

  • Churring nightjar heard by 40 people on a bat walk at 10.20pm on 8 June. The bird was probably in a hawthorn tree on the moor at Birchy Lake, Belstone at SX 621 929.
posted by Chris Walpole
9 Jun
9:48 pm
2023

Sharpitor

1 red kite flying low over the moor just down from Sharpitor – 1600

posted by WBurns
9 Jun
7:37 pm
2023
Seaton Wetlands +1 Photo

Seaton Wetlands

Lovely visit to Seaton Wetlands today higlights for us were a lovely Sedge Warbler from tower hide and a Reed Warbler it was also lovely to see all the Shellduck ducklings also brief glimpse of a Stoat near the little pond for Dragonflies

posted by Bill & Jill Beck
9 Jun
10:41 am
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Remains pretty quiet, but: Mediterranean Gull (2nd cy); Green & Great Spotted Woodpeckers; Shelducks, Mallards & Moorhens with small young; Swallows with young in the nest; 2 lingering Curlews; 21 Mandarin Ducks & 2 Small Heaths.

posted by Peter Aley
9 Jun
10:40 am
2023

Nightjars on Bovey Heath

8th June: Brief ‘churring’ at 21.50, then 2 (possibly three) birds in flight for 3-4 minutes. Further fly-by at 22.10 the nothing until leaving site at  22.30

posted by John Walton
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
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