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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
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
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