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1 Feb
5:09 pm
2023

Rackerhayes Ponds, Kingsteignton

  • 1/2 – 11.30am.
  • Bar headed goose with Canada geese flock at Rackerhayes Ponds. Probably an escapee but didn’t have binoculars to confirm any leg rings (I was fishing!).
posted by Jon Flynn
1 Feb
5:03 pm
2023
Cholwichtown Pit, Lee Moor

Cholwichtown Pit, Lee Moor

Female Goldeneye still on the pit this afternoon.

posted by Chris E
1 Feb
1:49 pm
2023
THREE’S COMPANY, FOUR’S A CROWD +1 Photo

THREE’S COMPANY, FOUR’S A CROWD

ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY IN TORBAY, LIGHT WIND AND SUN. NOT MUCH IN THE WAY OF BIRDLIFE ON THE WATER EXCEPT FOUR GND’S, A PSSIBLE BLACK NECKED DIVER AND A COUPLE OF GREATER BLACK BACKS. SMALL BIRDS APLENTY AND A BLACKBIRD SINGING AS THOUGH IT WERE SPRING.

posted by PHILIP L. FAIRCLOUGH
1 Feb
11:31 am
2023

Hooded Crow Shaldon

Hooded crow great views on shaldon edge of salty viewed from clipper cafe, also 35 shelducks further inland at ringmoor.

posted by Gary Bolton
1 Feb
10:40 am
2023

Broadsands Torbay

On Sea: 30+ Common Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 4 Great Northern Divers, 2 Wigeon.

Around car parks: 2 Chiffchaff, 9 Cirl Buntings, 1 Reed Bunting.

posted by Mike Langman
31 Jan
9:59 pm
2023
Tory Brook, Plympton +1 Photo

Tory Brook, Plympton

Always nice to see our local Dipper on the brook, waiting for a mate to turn up.

posted by Chris Marcol
31 Jan
9:43 pm
2023

Baggy Point

A dozen Fulmar on and around the cliffs at the point. 2 very close views of a Raven, 2 Shag and looking at the flock of mostly Black-headed Gulls on the rocks by Croyde beach, at least 2 Mediterranean Gulls.

posted by Jon Turner
31 Jan
9:26 pm
2023

Migrating Lapwings – Denbury to Ashburton

c1300hrs fascinating sight of a migrating flock of over 100 Lapwing flying very high from Torbay, over Denbury and last seen approaching Ashburton towards Dartmoor – a westerly movement.

posted by JDA
31 Jan
9:20 pm
2023
Gidleigh

Gidleigh

Saw this Great Spotted Woodpecker yesterday while working in Gidleigh.

posted by Martin Bennett
31 Jan
7:40 pm
2023
Saltram +1 Photo

Saltram

Brief late afternoon walk at Saltram. Dabchick, Redshank, L.Egret, Grey Heron, Common Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail. Low tide, not a lot on Blaxton Meadow just 6 Curlew, 6 Wigeon, 2 L Egret and 5 Grey Heron. 2 Stock doves in their usual position.

posted by Bob Barrow
31 Jan
4:53 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

The Grey Plover still around, with 50+ Wigeon. Also, 8 Goosanders (2 drakes), Red-crested Pochard (female), 5 Little Grebes, 4 Snipe, 6 Greenshanks, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Green & Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 (male) Stonechats, 10+ Siskins, Firecrest, 1+ Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff & a Raven.

posted by Pete Aley
31 Jan
2:53 pm
2023

Wembury Point

The male Black Redstart was still present on the sandy cliffs at the sewerage pipe this morning. A  Water Pipit was also present along with 30+ Rock Pipits.

posted by David Diskin
31 Jan
1:22 pm
2023
Hooded Crow, Teignmouth

Hooded Crow, Teignmouth

On The Salty sandbank 10:30 today. VERY distant photos.

posted by Alan Ford
31 Jan
12:19 pm
2023

Broadsands, Torbay

On the sea 30+ Common Scoter, 4 Great Northern Divers and 1 Black-necked Grebe ( which has been present for whole month). Around the marsh:  1 Firecrest , 1 Chiffchaff. In 2nd car park: 9 Cirl Buntings & 3 Reed Buntings

posted by Mike Langman
31 Jan
12:00 pm
2023

White tailed eagle River Tamar

27 Jan 2023 10 am White Tailed Eagle seen in flight low over the River Tamar- no photo possible.

posted by David Egerton
31 Jan
10:37 am
2023

Around the Exe – late post for yesterday

Imm.Marsh Harrier over Exminster Marshes, another or same bird over Topsham later. Great White Egret in reeds at north end of marsh, superb Ruff in with Canada Geese, 15 Barwits, c.100 Blackwits, 10 Pintail. At Bowling Green/lookout stacks of Pintail, 2 Pochard, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, several Grey Plover, 300+ Blackwits. At Darts Farm 230 Brent Geese, 2 Black Swan, 120 Wigeon & 80 Linnet – plus huge cabbages in the shop!

posted by Robin Macklin
30 Jan
9:45 pm
2023
Fernworthy +1 Photo

Fernworthy

Today the Crossbills were again in the trees on the side of the lane leading to Fernworthy Reservoir. There were also a lot of Siskins, Chaffinches, Goldfinches, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a few Coal Tits in the same trees.

posted by Martin Bennett
30 Jan
8:02 pm
2023

The Salty, Teignmouth

The Hooded Crow was present this afternoon, for a second day on the sand/shingle bar between Teignmouth and Shaldon at low tide.

In the mornings best looked for from Shaldon Bridge or the Point car park Teignmouth, afternoons from Polly Steps, Teignmouth.

posted by Kevin Rylands
30 Jan
5:40 pm
2023
Dartington

Dartington

Male Goosander in the middle of lunch on the River Dart! Redhead also nearby.

posted by Chris E
30 Jan
5:02 pm
2023

Exminster Marshes 30/01/23

Two ‘cream-crown’ Marsh Harriers (difficult to sex, but at least one looks more male sized), Great White Egret, Firecrest by canal. 20+ years ago this winter combination would be amazing, not so now,  how our birdlife is changing!

posted by Mark Darlaston
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