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21 Dec
5:39 pm
2022
Colyford Common Isabelline Wheatear 21st Dec 2022 +1 Photo

Colyford Common Isabelline Wheatear 21st Dec 2022

Isabelline Wheatear using the boardwalk as an advantage point to hunt out its prey. Looked stunning in the late afternoon sunshine . 

posted by Barry Rankine
21 Dec
8:07 am
2022

Plymouth Hoe & West Hoe

Late Submission 20-12-22:  Blackredstart’s (2m), Gr Northern Diver, Purple Sandpiper, Turnstones.

posted by Colin & Joyce Hannaford
20 Dec
8:09 pm
2022

Olive-backed Pipit, Exmouth

Olive-backed Pipit still in Phear Park in Exmouth this morning., showing very well. 

Spoonbill feeding off Starcross train station. 

Immature male Eider, 6 Great Northern Diver and 16 Great Crested Grebe off the sea wall at Dawlish Warren. 

posted by Stuart Green
20 Dec
8:04 pm
2022
Instow +1 Photo

Instow

Forgot to mention the Curlew. Also I didn’t expect to see an active Butterfly just before Christmas.

posted by Martin Bennett
20 Dec
7:55 pm
2022
Instow +1 Photo

Instow

This afternoon on Instow Beach near the Cricket ground there were 100 or more Oystercatcher, 30+ Ring Plover, six Grey Plover, 30+ Turnstone, a small number of Wigeon on the water and a Kingfisher on the rocks.

posted by Martin Bennett
20 Dec
7:50 pm
2022

Colyford Common

15:04 – 15:40

Isabelline Wheatear

posted by Paul Bray
20 Dec
7:41 pm
2022
Saltram (River Plym) +1 Photo

Saltram (River Plym)

Goosander 18, Mallard, L. Egrets, Dunlin, Redshank, Greenshank 1, Common Sandpiper 1, Shelduck.

posted by Bob Barrow
20 Dec
7:34 pm
2022
Saltram (Blaxton Meadow) +1 Photo

Saltram (Blaxton Meadow)

Kingfishers 2, Wigeon, Shelduck, Dunlin, Redshank, Curlew, Snipe 10, Common Sandpiper 1, Stock Dove 1, 

posted by Bob Barrow
20 Dec
6:37 pm
2022

Clovelly Lakes

c20 Goosander, these look to have flown to Lower Tamar Lake 09:10

1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Moorhen.

posted by Rod Mudge
20 Dec
6:35 pm
2022

Upper/Lower Tamar Lake

Lower Tamar Lake

42 Goosander 14m 28f, Tufted Duck 8m 3f, 1 Grey Heron.

Upper Tamar Lake,

2 Redwing, 42 Lapwing, 4  Snipe, 2 Wren, 2 Stone Chat 1m 1f, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Cormorant, 18 Wigeon, 6 Great Crested Grebe.

posted by Rod Mudge
20 Dec
2:50 pm
2022

Southdown Farm, Soar

Today’s tally inc.172 Cirl Bunting, 26 Yellowhammer, 410 Skylark, 20 Teal, 100 Goldfinch, 4 Snipe, 3 Golden Plover & 6 Song Thrush.

posted by Rob Macklin
19 Dec
7:16 pm
2022
Ilfracombe +1 Photo

Ilfracombe

Other photos from today

posted by Martin Bennett
19 Dec
6:16 pm
2022
Ilfracombe +1 Photo

Ilfracombe

Today around Capstone Hill where there were two Rock Pipits, a Black Redstart and a Whimbrel feeding on the rocks.

posted by Martin Bennett
19 Dec
4:49 pm
2022

Plym Estuary & Saltram

A sharp increase in Dunlins, to 405, on this afternoon’s high tide at Blaxton Meadow. Also there – Grey Plover, 6 Snipe, 5 Turnstones, 4 Greenshanks, 2 ad-w Mediterranean Gulls, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 2+ drake Teal & 41 Wigeon.

posted by Pete Aley
19 Dec
2:44 pm
2022

Lower Tamar Lake

Lower Tamar Lake this morning.

 23 Goosander 8m 15f, 7 Willow Tit, 4 Marsh Tit, 3 Coot, 3 Nuthatch.

posted by Rod Mudge
18 Dec
7:35 pm
2022
Berrynarbor&

Berrynarbor&

Adding to the many posts of winter thrushes, Redwing, Fieldfare, large numbers of Blackbirds and even Blackcaps have feasted on these crab apples during the last few days.   Other years it has remained untouched.

posted by Margaret Phillips
18 Dec
4:57 pm
2022

Noss Mayo

2 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, 11 Blackbird, Song thrush, 2 Blackcap m.f. plus Great, Blue and Coal tits, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Robin Pigeon and Pheasant. All in garden the thrushes and Blackcap feeding on Malus crab apples. of note this year fewer Great tit and LTT.

posted by Jeremy Spooner
17 Dec
11:27 pm
2022

Ford Park Cemetery

A Brisk walk around FPC this morning saw Green & GS Woodpecker, Goldcrest, Firecrest, Greenfinch, Redwings & Fieldfare.

posted by John Foster
17 Dec
8:34 pm
2022
Ernesettle Creek, Plymouth +1 Photo

Ernesettle Creek, Plymouth

Juvenile Spoonbill at Ernesettle Creek this afternoon. Also Kingfisher, lots of Redshank, couple of Greenshank, and two Snipe. 

At Budshead Woods, Goldcrest, Jay and Ring Necked Parakeets. 

posted by Colin Wilkes
17 Dec
7:28 pm
2022

Field at Greysholt on Stoney Lane, Landkey.

Out at the field today produced 2 separate flocks of Fieldfare heading south, one of just over twenty the other just shy of forty. A brilliant view of a female bullfinch feeding on seeds from a dock, several ravens and a good mixture of other corvids. Two single lapwing flew over at different times.

posted by Robert Morgan
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