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2 Mar
9:03 pm
2023
Thornworthy +1 Photo

Thornworthy

This afternoon at Thornworthy I saw three Blackbirds (1m + 2f), a Nuthatch, lots of Chaffinches and six Long tailed tits. There were a few Goldfinches, Siskins, two Coal tits, a Great tit and a small number of Blue tits.

posted by Martin Bennett
2 Mar
8:45 pm
2023

Slapton

Started the day in the hide before Torcross, Great crested grebes, Tufty duck, Pochard, Little egret. We then walked along the back of the Ley, the best birds were. Sky lark, Gold crest, Song thrush, Black cap, Long-tailed its, 2 Water Rail and then 2 Firecrest.

posted by Mave Goddard
2 Mar
5:18 pm
2023

Cofton to Turf Lock.

1 Cattle Egret, 4 Egyptian Geese,about 200 Brent Geese and 100 Lapwing. About 100 Dunlin,50 Black-tailed  Godwits,10 Avocet,3 Greenshank, 1 Turnstone,and 3 Green Woodpeckers.

posted by jenny elvin
2 Mar
3:57 pm
2023

Exminster marsh

Mid Devon meeting,

A circular walk from the rspb carpark to turf and back to the CP,.  50 birds seen with the best birds being

marsh harrier, merlin, peregrine and a water rail and two Egyptian geese .

It was a good walk with good weather and good company.

posted by roger jewell
1 Mar
9:50 pm
2023
Yealmpton – Cattle Egrets +1 Photo

Yealmpton – Cattle Egrets

A few of at least eight Cattle Egrets at Blackpool Farm at midday. Thanks Rob.

posted by Chris Marcol
1 Mar
9:29 pm
2023
Aylesbeare Common

Aylesbeare Common

Yesterday at Aylesbeare Common where two Dartford Warblers were hopping from bush to bush. I caught this bird that was backlite by the morning sun.

posted by Martin Bennett
1 Mar
7:35 pm
2023
River Torridge

River Torridge

Kayak trip 10 miles down Torridge to Torrington

14 Dippers

5 Kingfishers

5 Goosanders

5 Otters (1+3+1)

3 Roe Deer

posted by Rupert Kirkwood
1 Mar
4:14 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

On today’s very small high tide, Grey Plover, 8 Snipe, Turnstone, 2+ Greenshanks, 48 Wigeon, 3 Goosanders (1 drake) 2 Treecreepers, Firecrest & 8 Roe Deer.

posted by Pete Aley
1 Mar
4:12 pm
2023

Fremington Pill / Quay

At the Pill ,  3 Greenshanks , 50+ Blacktailed Godwits , 1 Spotted Redshank , 4 Snipe & at the Quay 50+ Dunlin & 4 Goosanders ( 2 males & 2 redheads )

posted by Dave Paterson
1 Mar
3:35 pm
2023

Cofton and Dawlish Warren.

From the fields above the Caravan Park Lakes, 14 Cattle Egret plus one that is injured and away from the others. Dawlish Warren 3 male Shoveller 1 female .

posted by jenny elvin
1 Mar
12:33 pm
2023

Firecrest , Dawlish

Great views in Garden of one with Oakland park tit flock today at noon.

Also recently 2 Firecrest in garden of property in Cockington, seen daily while working there,

posted by paul barker
1 Mar
9:52 am
2023

Yealmpton

Cattle Egrets 2, in field with cattle opposite Serpells. More flew in when leaving. 09.15

posted by Robert Massey
28 Feb
10:16 pm
2023
Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth +1 Photo

Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth

It took me two visits to the cemetery before I was able to catch with one female type Black Redstart, (of two reported since Friday).

posted by Chris Marcol
28 Feb
7:58 pm
2023

Taw estuary Merganser

An afternoon on the Taw with Alan Craddock revealed a Female Red Breasted Merganser.

First one at this spot for us. Poor heavily cropped photo but only had small camera with me.

posted by Andy Leat
28 Feb
7:50 pm
2023
South Huish +1 Photo

South Huish

This afternoon: Teal, Wigeon, Canada Geese, a Heron, 2 Little Egrets, GBBG, Meadow and Rock Pipits, Stonechats, Pied Wagtails, Snipe and a solitary Black tailed Godwit.

posted by Bob Barrow
28 Feb
7:01 pm
2023

Croyde/Saunton

A couple of Skylarks up and singing and parachuting down on the high pastures between Crowed and Saunton Sands. A largish flock of Starling on power lines crossing same pastures.

posted by David Shadwell
28 Feb
5:46 pm
2023
Taw estuary Merganser

Taw estuary Merganser

An afternoon on the Taw with Alan Craddock revealed a Female Red Breasted Merganser.

First one at this spot for us. Poor heavily cropped photo but only had small camera with me.

posted by Andy Leat
28 Feb
5:28 pm
2023

River Exe reedbeds

10:45

Six Bearded Tit (male and female) viewed from the canal towpath nearest the river, downstream from the M5 bridge and north of a clump of trees, in turn north of Topsham Lock. (What3Words ///watch.trace.crisp )

posted by Paul Bray
28 Feb
5:26 pm
2023

Cofton and Cockwell.

8 Cattle Egrets, male and female Goosander, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Greenshank, 12 Redshank, 50 or more Brent Geese, 4 Mistle Thrush, 8 Longtailed Tits, and 6 Black – tailed Godwit.

posted by jenny elvin
28 Feb
5:07 pm
2023

Ogwell, Newton Abbot

Male firecrest, and male and female bullfinches in our garden today, picking away in low bushes. Ogwell.

posted by Calvin
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