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7 Mar
2:12 pm
2023
Crownhill Down +1 Photo

Crownhill Down

This morning on the Down. Redwings, Fieldfares, Linnets, Yellowhammers, Skylarks, Green Woodpeckers, Great Spotted Woodpeckers. 2 Shelduck and 18 GBBG’s on Tungsten West Lake (TWL)

posted by Bob Barrow
7 Mar
1:31 pm
2023
Common Cranes Glaucous Gull Exe Estuary +1 Photo

Common Cranes Glaucous Gull Exe Estuary

Stuartline Birdwatching cruises – Final weekend 2022/23 season

The last of this season’s cruises did not disappoint the visitors over the last 4 days. Highlights were a very rare sighting of Two Common Cranes, the one and only Spotted Redshank, the lone Ruff a rare visit from a Juvenile Glaucous Gull and the lone Barnacle Goose in with a flock of 750 DB Brent Geese. Plenty else seen with RB Mergansers Great Crested Grebes Pintail Godwits Golden Plover to name but a few. Great views of Grey Seals and the more rarer in this area the Common Seals were had on all four Days. Dates are already available for next winter’s season 2023/24

posted by Derek Carter
7 Mar
11:14 am
2023

Plymouth

BlackGuillemott in winter plumage off West Hoe ,RustyAnchor walk way.

posted by Victor Tucker
6 Mar
11:43 pm
2023

Powderham Castle

Black Redstart fem. on the castle walls

posted by Gerry Hooper
6 Mar
8:22 pm
2023

The Hoe, Plymouth

13:00

The Black Guillemot was very close to the shoreline (behind the Rusty Anchor Guest House) giving excellent views.

posted by Paul Bray
6 Mar
8:10 pm
2023

River Mole Valley

Dippers bringing nesting material to the hollow in the ash tree about 1.5 m above the water level………..the same site they successfully bred last year.Blackbirds nest building in the orchard and 90 Fieldfare in the adjacent field.

posted by Brian Nicholas
6 Mar
8:10 pm
2023

Dawlish Warren, Starcross and Ide

A scan from the dunes with bins. only produced a Red-throated Diver, eight Common Scoters and double-figures of Great Crested Grebes. Two Little Grebes were trilling from the pond, and Cirl Bunting song came from all directions.

At Starcross, the two Spoonbills were initially in the damp field at the N. end of the village, then flew into the estuary to feed close inshore. They each appeared to be swallowing something every 45-60 seconds. As on the Taw, low tide and sand seem to be favoured.

In Powderham Park were two each of Greylag and Egyptian Geese, plus a few Pintails. No Turnstones in the estuary or Wigeon in the Park.

From the lanes inland of Starcross, the Cofton dairy herd was distantly visible with its accompanying Cattle Egrets, twenty-seven being my maximum count.

Belatedly from yesterday, at least five hundred Linnets were in the Ide valley near West Town Farm.

 

posted by James Camden
6 Mar
6:42 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

A (2nd cal year) Yellow-legged Gull on the lower estuary at low tide this morning. Also today, Grey Plover, 6 Greenshanks, 1+ Common Sandpiper, 26+ Turnstones, 5+ Snipe, c460 Dunlins, 3 Goosanders (1 drake), 42 Wigeon, Red-crested Pochard (female), Little Grebe, Mediterranean Gull (ad-summer), 26 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Firecrest, Treecreeper, 2 Grey Wagtails, 3+ Siskins, 2 Bullfinches (1 male) & 9 Roe Deer.

posted by Pete Aley
6 Mar
6:12 pm
2023

Exeter (Trewsweir)

House Martins (2)

posted by Howard Friend
6 Mar
6:10 pm
2023
Plymbridge +1 Photo

Plymbridge

This morning 6 Mandarin Ducks on the river. Sparrowhawk 1,  GSW 1, Chaffinches, Nuthatches, Redwings, A Goosander redhead on nearby Boringdon Pond.

posted by Bob Barrow
6 Mar
5:04 pm
2023

Stover CP

4 Goosander and 2 Mandarin Ducks on the lake today

posted by Jeff Hacon
6 Mar
4:15 pm
2023

Blackcaps in north Exmouth

We have had a daily visit by a female Blackcap since Christmas. It is fairly aggressive towards any other visitors to the table. Last weekend both Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers announcing their presence  in the local area + a Tawny Owl in the predawn gloom.

posted by Richard Ives
6 Mar
4:14 pm
2023

Lopwell

Visit to lopwell before the rain. Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper. Red Shank, 6 Buzzard on the thermals together.

posted by Mave Goddard
6 Mar
4:06 pm
2023

Lopwell

Visit to lopwell before the rain. Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper. Red Shank, 6 Buzzard on the thermals together. 

posted by Mave Goddard
6 Mar
12:42 pm
2023

Plymouth

ford park cemetery, mutley,  black redstart showing well, 75yards behind the chaple at 09. 30.

also a black guilliemot off maderia road next to the Hoe, between the yellow and green bouys 150 meters out  .

posted by roger jewell
6 Mar
10:10 am
2023

Stoke, Plymouth

Male sparrowhawk visited our garden about 5pm yesterday

posted by Tim Buckley
5 Mar
9:14 pm
2023
Yarner Wood – Long-tailed Tits +1 Photo

Yarner Wood – Long-tailed Tits

The Long-tailed Tits at Yarner Wood were demonstrating their wonderfully acrobatic method of holding and eating a sunflower seed in one foot whilst  dangling from a twig by the other.

Also around the feeding station Marsh, Coal, Blue and Great Tits, Siskin, Nuthatch, Chaffinch, Robin and Great Spotted Woodpecker.  Several Goldcrests in the hollies.

Still at least six Cattle Egrets in with bullocks at Blackpool Farm, near Yealmpton.

posted by Chris and Janet Marcol
5 Mar
7:46 pm
2023

River Otter Firecrest

Single firecrest feeding amongst willow at SY075839 (south of Otterton near to where the old aqueduct once discharged into the river).

posted by Steve Manning
5 Mar
5:23 pm
2023
Ringed Black headed gull at tidal Road Averton Gifford

Ringed Black headed gull at tidal Road Averton Gifford

Photographed this bird on the 6th January at the above location, ring number J0012, submitted info to Euring via the website, unfortunately I never heard back from them. Wondering if anyone else has seen sight or sound of it?

Gordon Flower

posted by Gordon FLOWER
5 Mar
4:22 pm
2023

Elberry cove area

4th march:

4 redwing still around

 

posted by graham Folkerd
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