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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
28 Feb
3:38 pm
2023

Harleston by Slapton

5 Common Buzzards moving NE yesterday early afternoon and very high.

Noe today on near identical conditions but still a bit early for any major movements.

First Comma in garden today!

posted by Rob Macklin
28 Feb
3:10 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Firecrest & Treecreeper showing well in this morning’s sunshine; also, Green & Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Kingfisher (female), 504 Dunlins, Grey Plover, Common Sandpiper, 7+ Turnstones, 2+ Little Grebes, 48 Wigeon, 3 Goosanders (1 drake) & the female Red-crested Pochard.

posted by Pete Aley
28 Feb
8:23 am
2023

Lower Tamar Lake

Late for Monday.

Lower Tamar Lake.

11 Goosander 3m 8f, 5 Coot, 1 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe.

posted by Rod Mudge
27 Feb
9:00 pm
2023

Stover

On and around the lake this morning were 2m and 5f Goosanders, 1m and 3f Mandarins, 20+ Tufteds, 1 each of G-c and Little Grebes, and 2 Marsh Tits. Two Redpolls flew over, heading N.

Back in Exeter, the first returning LBB Gull was on Trews Weir.

posted by James Camden
27 Feb
7:50 pm
2023
Cirl Buntings , Labrador Bay +1 Photo

Cirl Buntings , Labrador Bay

Some Cirl Bunting pictures from Labrador Bay, 27/02/2023.

posted by Fred Jenkins
27 Feb
6:22 pm
2023
North side of Taw Estuary +1 Photo

North side of Taw Estuary

Aft -Low tide

3 Goosanders  between Chivenor & Pottington

88 Pintail + 1 adult Med Gull in sumplum.

c100 Dunlin between Ashford Sewage works & Bradiford Reserve.

Scoping from the north side of the trail to the south side counted 83 Lapwing & c140 Golden Plover at Anchor Wood Bank.

posted by Robert Jutsum
27 Feb
3:26 pm
2023

Exminster Marshes.

1 Reed Bunting, 1 Snipe, 1 Marsh Harrier, 8 Dulin, 12 Lapwing, about50 Black tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, large numbers of Teal, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Heron.

 

posted by jenny elvin
27 Feb
12:57 pm
2023

Caen Estuary, Horsey, Braunton Marshes & Great Field

Not one Lapwing or Golden Plover to be seen at these locations this morning where only a week ago there were several thousand.

Shelduck, Redshank, Cormorant & Teal still present on Horsey & the Caen Estuary but otherwise quiet in a brisk ENE cold wind.

2 Chiffchaff (contact calls) seen foraging amongst the brambles alongside the drainage ditch adjacent to the Toll Road. Seen these before in the same area over the winter period so overwintering birds not new arrivals.

posted by Robert Jutsum
27 Feb
12:57 pm
2023

Black Redstart Torquay.

Black Redstart amongst lobster pots next to where ferry leaves for Brixham.

posted by Nick Workman
27 Feb
12:30 pm
2023

Firecrest Watcombe and Babbacombe

Monday 27th February 2023. Two separate Firecrest sightings about half a mile apart, in the woods on the coast path, one at Watcombe, the other near the golf course at Babbacombe. Both fairly low down amongst Ivy. Looked great on this Sunny morning!

posted by Robert Chadburn
27 Feb
12:06 pm
2023

R. Taw , Instow.

Ad. Male Common Scoter frequently diving on r.Taw beyond Instow

Cricket ground…. Further along the Tarka Trail at the old Yelland power station site comes depressing news …The basement of the old power station where 9 or 10 pairs of Grey Heron nested last year is being filled in , the columns and bushes where the Herons nested have been bulldozed there was also a small nesting colony of Stock doves and Sand Martins nested in the old electric conduits….. Permission was recently granted for 250 houses ….Progress Ay ?……

posted by Malcolm Shakespeare
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