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20 Feb
4:12 pm
2023

Heddon Valley.

10 Razorbills from the beach,2 Dippers, 2 Goldcrest and small flock of Longtailed Tits.

posted by Jenny Elvin
20 Feb
4:12 pm
2023

Heddon Valley.

10 Razorbills from the beach,2 Dippers, 2 Goldcrest and small flock of Longtailed Tits.

posted by Jenny Elvin
20 Feb
2:42 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Two Treecreepers were only my second sighting of the species here, this year; also, 2 Firecrests, 3 Chiffchaffs, 27+ Redwings, Green (2) & Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Snipe, redhead Goosander & 6 Roe Deer.

posted by Pete Aley
20 Feb
12:24 pm
2023

Stover country park

Today. Early morning walk, numerous coots, moorhen and mallard on lake. 8 tufted duck 5m 3f. 2 comorant. Usual selection of tit, 4 nuthatch 1 treecreeper. 1 gs woodpecker,and 1 green woodpecker calling. And 1 heron beside path leading to the hide.

posted by R townsend
20 Feb
8:33 am
2023
Otter Estuary LORP – Water Pipits +1 Photo

Otter Estuary LORP – Water Pipits

The Devon Birds East Devon Branch Field Trip dropped in on the LORP area of the Otter Estuary last week and amassed at least 53 species. Highlight for me especially, was finally getting good views of two Water Pipits amongst the Meadow Pipits. Also seen were Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Snipe, Stonechat, Black-tailed Godwit, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Brent Geese, Curlew and at least 12 Little Egrets.

posted by John Reeves
19 Feb
6:42 pm
2023

Dawlish Warren today

Green Woodpecker,Linnets,Stonechat, Goldcrest and Little Grebe highlights amongst 25 species at Dawlish this afternoon

posted by Paul Carter
19 Feb
6:15 pm
2023
Kayak Trip Torbay and Berry Head +1 Photo

Kayak Trip Torbay and Berry Head

5 Purple Sandpiper (Brixham Breakwater)

2 Great Northern Diver (flypast)

plus: 6 Harbour Porpoise

1 Bottlenose Dolphin

posted by Rupert Kirkwood
19 Feb
6:07 pm
2023
Plym Estuary and Saltram +1 Photo

Plym Estuary and Saltram

A Common Sandpiper was the best bird from my bike ride through Saltram this morning.  I also came across the dead Shelduck, that was killed on Blaxton Meadow, yesterday by a dog.

posted by Chris Marcol
19 Feb
5:10 pm
2023
Boringdon Golf Course

Boringdon Golf Course

Early this morning. A kestrel, a Raven and a solitary f. Goosander on the pond.

posted by Bob Barrow
19 Feb
3:38 pm
2023

Wrafton

On Wrafton scrape this morning were 2 Spoonbills showing off their head feathers. Female Marsh Harrier over Sherpa Marsh.

posted by Jon Turner
19 Feb
12:48 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

On a walk this morning: 4 Little Grebes, 4 Goosanders (2 drakes), 22 Mandarin Ducks, female Red-crested Pochard, Common Sandpiper, Green Woodpecker & female Stonechat.

posted by Pete Aley
19 Feb
12:17 pm
2023
Plymouth Hoe +1 Photo

Plymouth Hoe

A lovely sunny morning walk from Commercial Wharf to Rusty Anchor and back again this morning saw a Chiffchaff in West Hoe Park, Rock Pipit and GBBG at Rusty Anchor, Kingfisher at Commercial Wharf and at Lions Den, 9 Turnstone and 2 Purple Sandpiper feeding on the rocks about an hour before low tide. They moved off to the east and were seen feeding again an hour later below the Corinthian.

posted by John Foster
19 Feb
8:35 am
2023

Lower Tamar Lake

Lower Tamar Lake this morning.

3 Whooper Swans flew out south at 06:55, 2 Goosanders 1m 1f, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Coot, 2 Moorhen.

posted by Rod Mudge
18 Feb
11:47 pm
2023

Blaxton Meadow, Saltram

Whilst passing Blaxton Meadow hide a visiting birdwatcher told me he’d just seen a collie dog ran on to the scrape and killed a Shelduck. The owner threw the body into the bushes and calmly continued with their family walk. I was unable find the carcass and was unable to confront them on their behaviour.  It’s sad to reflect that dog owners don’t feel any need to control their dogs in places set aside for wildlife.

posted by Chris Marcol
18 Feb
10:50 pm
2023

Wrafton

After seeing a Marsh Harrier from the reserve this morning, saw it (or another) as we were driving back along the Toll Road from Crow Point this afternoon.

posted by Jon Turner
18 Feb
9:37 am
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

A dull dawn visit produced: a pair of Grey Wagtails, Kingfisher, female Stonechat, 3+ Goosanders (1 drake), 41 Wigeon, Little Grebe & a Common Sandpiper.

posted by Pete Aley
17 Feb
8:40 pm
2023
Torbay Cruise +1 Photo

Torbay Cruise

During my guided Torbay cruise today on Kelly’s Hero the Hooded Crow flew across Torbay and right past our boat (picture by Steve Leese)! Also noted 4 Purple Sandpipers, 1 Long-tailed Duck (picture from Bill Coulson), 10+ Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Mediterranean Gull and a smart ‘bridled’ Guillemot. Also several Common Dolphins, and 3 Harbour Porpoises

posted by Mike Langman
17 Feb
6:22 pm
2023

Black-necked Grebe @ Broadsands.

Black-necked Grebe at sea off Broadsands Bay Area ar 1615 hrs today.

posted by Paul Carter
17 Feb
4:53 pm
2023

West Hoe

One Purple Sandpiper still on the rocks below Pier One this afternoon, together with 4 Turnstone, occasionally flying over to the rocks in front of Grand Parade.

posted by Alan Livsey
17 Feb
11:51 am
2023
Exminster Marshes +1 Photo

Exminster Marshes

Yesterday at Exminster marshes: Black tailed Godwits, Brent and Canada Geese, Ruff 1, Avocets, Greenshank, Redshank, Teal, Wigeon, Shoveler, Pintail, Kestrel, Greenfinches

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
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