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19 Jan
7:11 pm
2024
Kayak Trip Torbay and Berry Head +1 Photo

Kayak Trip Torbay and Berry Head

6 Purple Sandpiper Brixham breakwater

2 Purple Sandpiper on small island off Berry Head

3 Great Northern Diver

Guillemot ledges very busy

plus: 11 Harbour Porpoise

posted by Rupert Kirkwood
19 Jan
7:09 pm
2024

Tamar Lakes

Lower Tamar Lake this morning.

The lake was frozen no duck seen.

2 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit,1 Great White Egret, 2 Grey Heron.

Upper Lake

26 Goosander 7m 19f, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 1m Red-breasted Merganser, 1m Goldeneye, 2m Wigeon, 4m Teal, 3 Snipe, 15 Fieldfare, 2 Stone Chat 1m 1f, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Song Thrush.

posted by Rod Mudge
19 Jan
6:21 pm
2024

Braunton area

Female Marsh Harrier over Sherpa Marsh this morning. Redshank on the scrape again. Male Blackcap on fat-ball feeder in my garden at lunchtime.

posted by Jon Turner
19 Jan
5:41 pm
2024

Fremington Pill

09:15-09:45

1 Glossy Ibis, 1 Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Snipe were the highlights.

posted by PVB
19 Jan
5:25 pm
2024
Horsey

Horsey

2 Spoonbills enjoying the late afternoon sunshine.

posted by Robert Jutsum
19 Jan
5:19 pm
2024

tarka trail between barnstaple and braunton

  • Morning walk – first time visiting area and walk was great.  List as follows:- Shag, Redshank, Spotted Redshank, Golden, Grey and Little Ringed Plover, Sanderling, Blackcap, Black Tailed Godwit, Cattle Egret in fields to left, Red Breasted Merganser, Turnstone, Greenshank and Little Grebe.  Will try Bideford tomorrow.
posted by Andrew Gooding
19 Jan
3:45 pm
2024

Goodies near Dartmouth

40 Golden Plover flying west this morning over the high ground at Little Capton near Dartmouth.

posted by Stephen Wadsworth
19 Jan
3:28 pm
2024

Powderham Marsh RSPB

A sunny afternoon visit. Ducks were limited to 20 Teal, though this kept a 2nd Wint Male Marsh Harrier and 1st wint Peregrine busy, as they spent some time trying to catch one.

Otherwise 45 Meadow Pipit is a good count, 4 Reed Bunting, 5 snipe, 6 Lapwing, 28 Dunlin & a Kestrel.

posted by Steve Cox
19 Jan
8:24 am
2024
Berry Head +1 Photo

Berry Head

  1. Yesterday afternoon:  Ravens, Fulmar, Cormorant, Gannets, Shag, Guillemots, Razorbills, Song thrush, Redwing.
posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
19 Jan
8:14 am
2024
Broadsands +1 Photo

Broadsands

Yesterday morning with members of DB Plymouth group: Greenfinches, Goldfinches, Chaffinches, Goldcrests, Cirl Buntings, Reed Buntings, Redwings, Kestrel, Rock pipits. At sea…Gannets, G C Grebe, Shoveler, Razorbill, GND, BT Diver, RT Diver.

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
18 Jan
10:15 pm
2024
Fremington Pill and The Skern +1 Photo

Fremington Pill and The Skern

Male and female Goosanders, several Grey Plovers and Greenshank and both locations today

posted by Buddy
18 Jan
8:15 pm
2024
Crossbills at Haldon Forest Park +1 Photo

Crossbills at Haldon Forest Park

Crossbills showing well from the car park at Haldon Forest Park. Looking back from cp they were seen on the left of the main entrance road.

posted by Bill Coulson
18 Jan
7:38 pm
2024

Brandy Head

11:00

Slavonian Grebe as well as Great Northern and Red-throated Diver.

posted by Paul Bray
18 Jan
5:37 pm
2024

N Devon

Male Marsh Harrier again over Sherpa Marsh this morning, surprising as the local shoot had been there only 1/2 an hour earlier. Marsh Tit, Nuthatch and Pied Wagtail in my garden in N Braunton today. Later we went over to the South  bank of the estuary – started West of the old Power station where Andy firstly found the Green-winged Teal and then the 3 Eider (2 drakes). Stopped off at Fremington pill on the way home and caught up with the Spotted Redshank.

posted by Jon Turner
18 Jan
5:00 pm
2024

Soar

Winter record count of 130 Redwing in Fir Wood plus singing Nuthatches & 3 Jays having a bit of a squabble.

posted by Rob Macklin
18 Jan
4:02 pm
2024

Ludwell Valley

Found a jay singing unusually (not that jay song is ever that usual..!) in the park behind the old cherry orchard – no song notes at all except for repeating exquisite mimicry of tawny owl, magpie, crow, barking dog and herring gull, hard to believe all the sounds were coming from this one bird.

posted by Helen Whitall
18 Jan
3:56 pm
2024

Clennon lakes, Torbay

Fairly quiet today, but 8 teal, 2 tufted duck, 2 dabchick, 2 goldcrest, 3 chiffchaff (all collybita), bullfinch, goldfinches, buzzard, sparrowhawk among commoner birds.

posted by Chris & Janet Proctor
18 Jan
3:44 pm
2024
Red Kite ~ South Brent +1 Photo

Red Kite ~ South Brent

14.30 hrs a Red Kite seen soaring over home at South Brent, drifted off west towards Ivybridge

posted by Steve Hopper
18 Jan
10:41 am
2024
Blackcap; Bideford

Blackcap; Bideford

First black cap of 2024, this morning. GR51.01401534412328, -4.210054574047953

Choosing between fat balls and brandy butter.  I did not see which it chose as it flew away before I could determine this

posted by JOHN WARD
18 Jan
9:21 am
2024

Axminster town

Reed Bunting on my bird table this morning,being eyed up by next doors cat.

posted by KEVIN Hall
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