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4 Jul
12:49 pm
2023

Wrafton area

First stop at Wrafton Pond where a drake Pochard has appeared. Small Tit flock in the reserve with Goldcrest and several Long-tailed Tits. Several Reed Warblers singing/croaking along with Chiffchaff and Blackcap in song. Swallow, Swift and House Martin in close attendance. For the second day running, a female Marsh Harrier (first I’ve seen in the area since 3rd May) over the Sherpa reed-bed. Finally a smart male Stonechat as I left.

posted by Jon Turner
4 Jul
12:12 pm
2023

View from the new Taw Bridge, Barnstaple.

Lots of black headed gulls, half a dozen shelduck, a couple of GBB gulls and about 100 canada geese opposite where the Civic Centre once stood.

posted by Robert Morgan
4 Jul
10:58 am
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

On this morning’s high tide: Kingfisher, Common Sandpiper & Greenshank; also Green Woodpecker, 2 Roe Deer, 12+ Marbled Whites, c6 Gatekeepers & a Small Skipper.

posted by Peter Aley
4 Jul
10:56 am
2023

Yelland and Fremington..

Great White Egret with Little Egret And Several Grey Heron on Saltpill pond.    Osprey on fence post at Lower Yelland farm……The sluice gate at Saltpill pond has been replaced as sea water had been entering the pond and killing off vegetation and aquatic life……

 

 

posted by Malcolm Shakespeare
3 Jul
1:02 pm
2023

Lower Tamar Lake

Lower Tamar Lake this morning.

2 Willow Tits 1 adult 1 juv, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1m Tufted Duck, 6 Swift, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron.

Note: I could only see three Great Crested Grebe on nests, the fourth was obscured due to the wind blowing the reeds about, and the nest is set well back in the reeds

posted by Rod Mudge
3 Jul
10:46 am
2023
Barnstaple – Late Post +1 Photo

Barnstaple – Late Post

A pair of Shelduck with 6 juveniles & a gaggle of Canada Geese resting peacefully on the sand bank until a dog walker arrives on the scene. The family of Shelduck entered the water & the gaggle of Geese decided to go on a walk about when the dog walker turned around & proceeded in the opposite direction!

posted by Robert Jutsum
3 Jul
9:00 am
2023

River plym 1/7/23

2 sets of mandarin ducklings 1 of 3 the other of 1

posted by Robert Bryant
3 Jul
8:01 am
2023

Cann woods

3+ nightjars

posted by Robert Bryant
2 Jul
5:25 pm
2023
Seaton Wetlands +1 Photo

Seaton Wetlands

Goslings and Chicks at Black Hole Marsh yesterday.

posted by Geoff Mitchell
2 Jul
4:06 pm
2023

Fremington, N Devon

3 pm, Sun 2nd July, Great White Egret near Taw, West of Fremington

posted by Arthur Symons
2 Jul
1:47 pm
2023

Velator reserve

Been scraping around for something to report for a while now! Today I heard the first returning Black-headed Gull over the reserve, and later saw it (or another) flying along the adjacent river/harbour. Couple of Swifts over Sherpa Marsh and a House Martin over the scrape.

posted by Jon Turner
2 Jul
7:45 am
2023

Black kite, Woodbury

  • Black Kite spotted over Woodbury village, East Devon
posted by Sam Tfenkgi
1 Jul
11:14 am
2023

Bickington

Merlin  early morning visitor to garden

posted by Michael
30 Jun
2:52 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

A few more waders today including Black-tailed Godwit in summer plumage and a Greenshank. Also, Sparrowhawk and the 4 Shelduck ducklings rapidly gaining size.

posted by Peter Aley
29 Jun
8:05 pm
2023

Lewdon/ / Lifton

driving between Lewdon and Lifton,  at 12.30 a RED KITE was flying over the  road flying towards Dartmoor .

posted by roger jewell
29 Jun
4:46 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Five Common Sandpipers new in and 3rd cy Great Black-backed Gull “P:15F”, ringed as pullus at Portland harbour, back on Blaxton Meadow. Otherwise, little to report.

posted by Peter Aley
29 Jun
2:44 pm
2023

Land at Stoney Lane, Landkey.

Just before getting to my field this morning I disturbed two adults and three young yellowhammers on the telephone wires alongside the road. Tawny owl hooting at the smoke from my bonfire. A garden warbler singing. A pair of ravens overhead along with several swallows and two buzzards. A calling bullfinch and a GSW.

posted by Robert Morgan
29 Jun
1:06 pm
2023

Turtle Dove. Back garden, Paignton.

29/06/2023  9am, 6 feet from back door. Turtle Dove seen but not photographed.

posted by Martin Walker
28 Jun
3:18 pm
2023

Skern high tide roost on Taw/Torridge Estuary

34 Black-headed Gull, 8 adult Mediterranean Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern, 20 Curlew, 1 summer plumaged Dunlin, 5 Cormorant and a fly past from an adult Gannet.

posted by Martin Unwin
28 Jun
1:26 pm
2023

Lower Tamar lake

Lower Tamar Lake this morning.

1 adult and 1 juv Willow Tit at the hide, 1 Nuthatch, 1m Tufted Duck, 2 Mute Swan, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 1m 1f Reed Bunting, 2 Coot, 2 Moorhen 4 chicks, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Jay, 4 Swifts.

posted by Rod Mudge
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