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30 Oct
4:28 pm
2022

Hartland/Blackpool Mill

1 CHOUGH, unringed, feeding on short grass at cliff edge.  Quite confiding and approachable to withing 10m or so.  Seemed settled, but maybe moving gradually N towards Hartland Point.  Seen at about 1400.

posted by Rory Akam
30 Oct
1:47 pm
2022

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Highlight on this morning’s very high tide was a juv Curlew Sandpiper in with 237 Redshanks and some Dunlins on Blaxton Meadow. Also, Snipe, 12 Greenshanks, Common Sandpiper, Little Grebe, Teal, Goosander (redhead), 18 Wigeon, male Bullfinch, 2+ Grey Wagtails & a sinensis Cormorant.

posted by Pete Aley
30 Oct
1:17 pm
2022

Ilfracombe

Solitary Purple Sandpiper working the rocks below Capstone along with several Rock Pipits. Sparrowhawk flying along cliff edge overlooking Tunnel Beaches.

posted by David Shadwell
30 Oct
12:42 pm
2022

Teignmouth

Seawatching 07:00 – 08:30: 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Great Northern Divers, 2 Mediterranean Gulls, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Common Scoter, 430 Gannets, c.300 Kittiwakes and c.100 auks.

posted by Will Salmon
30 Oct
11:37 am
2022

South Brent

A grey bird on a grey early morning, but my first Black Redstart of autumn – on cue, a rouge-queue noir female or juv in the village centre.

posted by Peter Reay
30 Oct
10:17 am
2022

Isley Marsh on this mornings high tide .

2 Spoonbill , one adult + one 1st. Winter roosting among Lapwings and Curlews , one Whimbrel heard……

posted by Malcolm Shakespeare
29 Oct
4:18 pm
2022

Bowling Green Marsh

08:54 – 11:04

Highlights: 50+ Golden Plover touching down for all of 30 seconds but leaving a lone bird still present when they left; 22 Greenshank; 2 Avocet; 4 Greylag Goose; 2 Egyptian Goose; 15+ Bar-tailed Godwit; 45+ Lapwing; 2 Kingfisher; 3 Snipe.

posted by Paul Bray
29 Oct
3:30 pm
2022

Mount Batten Plymouth Sound

Storm Petrel spotted from the far end of Mount Batten Breakwater this afternoon, being bombed by a Herring Gull. Strong southerly wind and white topped waves. Petrel typical flight dipping and dancing between the waves.

Eds: from description – most likely Leach’s Storm Petrel

posted by Cynthia Crawford
29 Oct
12:06 pm
2022

Wrafton Area

One each of Snipe, Shoveler and Gadwall on Wrafton Pond. 93 Black-tailed Godwits out on the scrape with a Little Egret. One or two Redwings in the reserve, plus a Kingfisher. Small flock (perhaps 25) of Fieldfares flew over. A couple of energetic Goldcrests feeding.

posted by Jon Turner
29 Oct
11:32 am
2022

Plym Estuary & Saltram

A walk this morning produced: a late Sandwich Tern, Little Grebe, Reed Bunting, 2 Firecrests, 2 Siskins, Green Woodpecker & 9 Roe Deer.

Yesterday’s sightings included: 70 Redwings over, Firecrest, Kingfisher, Common Sandpiper, 11 Greenshanks, 16 Wigeon & a Mediterranean Gull (1st cy).

posted by Pete Aley
28 Oct
9:46 pm
2022
Emsworthy +1 Photo

Emsworthy

The whole world was at Emsworthy today. I counted 31 Ring Ouzel after they took flight when a Buzzard came over. However they were all over the site and I suspect there were more elsewhere. Also, Song thrush, a few Fieldfare and about 20 Starling.

posted by John Foster
28 Oct
7:54 pm
2022

Start Point

Short-eared Owl on track near farm at dusk. Several sightings of Atlantic Blue Fin Tuna near the lighthouse.

posted by John Walters
28 Oct
6:41 pm
2022

Wembury

This afternoon, 1 Cirl Bunting (m), 3 Skylark, 20+ Rock Pipit, 22 Mediterranean gull (15 Ad Winter, 4 2nd Wint, 3 1st Wint) Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Peregrine over.

posted by Alan Livsey
28 Oct
5:50 pm
2022

Wrafton area

Saw the 2 Spoonbills at about 09.45 and they (unlike the Godwits) were still around at about 11.30 while I was ringing in the reserve. A good morning for ringing this morning with enough cover for the nets not to be blown around too much. 14 Greenfinch taking advantage of the Black Sunflower seeds, 6 each of Chaffinch and Goldfinch. 2 GSW, (that’s 7 this autumn) 1 Chiffchaff (another porker – over 10 grams). 1 Blackcap (juv male), 2 Cetti’s Warblers, 7 LTT, 3 Blue and 4 Great Tit, yet another (unusually an adult) Kingfisher, bird of the day was a very late juvenile Reed Warbler. Last one I ringed was at the end of August.

posted by Jon Turner
28 Oct
5:26 pm
2022

Watersmeet

This afternoon at Watersmeet there were four Dippers, a Grey Wagtail

posted by Martin Bennett
28 Oct
3:25 pm
2022

Berrynarbor

Another  Firecrest  in the garden this morning.

posted by Margaret Phillips
28 Oct
1:45 pm
2022

East Soar

First substantial Woodpigeon movement of the autumn with 2570 moving through plus 62 Stock Dove. Not much else, Cetti’s Warbler, Fieldfare 9W & Starling 87E.

posted by Rob Macklin
28 Oct
11:52 am
2022

Exmouth

A Serin with small flock of Goldfinches and Greenfinches in the top fields at 10am. Flew towards Orcombe Point and not relocated. Also – c4000 Woodpigeons west by 10am. Further sightings and details of last night’s immigrant moth tally on www.gobirdingexmouth.blogspot.co.uk later.

posted by Matt Knott
28 Oct
11:37 am
2022
Sharpa – Wrafton scrape

Sharpa – Wrafton scrape

2 Spoonbill & 74 Black-tailed Godwits on the scrape earlier this morning.

posted by Rob Jutsum
28 Oct
11:24 am
2022

Northern Wheatear Dartmoor

I’ve just watched a very late( for Dartmoor)1st winter Northern Wheatear in the area of Moorlands farm 1030 this morning.

posted by Gary Easton
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