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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
28 Oct
8:40 am
2022

Slapton village

Black redstart, female or first winter, on log shed roof.

posted by Graham Burton
27 Oct
8:58 pm
2022

Berry Head

Seawatch 07.30 -0930: 64 Great Shearwaters, 2 Sooty Shearwaters, 9 Balearic Shearwaters, 2 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Great Skuas, 8 Arctic Skuas, 1 unidentified Skua,5 Med Gulls, hundreds of Auks and many Gannets.

Around headland: 1 Pallid Swift (brief, poor and distant views this morning), 670+ Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 5 Swallow, 2 Ring Ouzel, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Reed Bunting, 7 Chiffchaff, 11 Goldcrest, 4 Firecrest. 

posted by Mike Langman
27 Oct
8:31 pm
2022
Emsworthy Mire +1 Photo

Emsworthy Mire

Late afternoon trip to Emsworthy Mire where there were at least 20 Ring Ouzels and a few Fieldfare. Poor light, windy and misty. I’ll return when the sun is shining.

posted by Martin Bennett
27 Oct
6:45 pm
2022

Lower Tamar Lake

This morning at the Lake.

3 Goosander 1m 2f, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Willow Tit,  15 Fieldfare, 18  Cormorant, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 13 Wigeon, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Great White Egret, 1m Shoveler, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1m Tufted Duck, 1 Jay 6 Coot.

posted by Rod Mudge
27 Oct
6:39 pm
2022
Dartmoor

Dartmoor

Avon Dam: Brief visit in mist and rain this morning produced a Peregrine, 2 Buzzards, 3 Ring Ouzels, Mistle thrushes, Redwings and Fieldfares, Goldfinches + a Dipper on the Avon.

Cadover Bridge: Flocks of mixed Fieldfares, Redwings and Mistle thrushes with at least 2 Ring Ouzels among them. Bullfinches, Chaffinches, Jays, Magpies, Ravens, Kestrels, a Sparrowhawk + 200+ Golden Plover overfly.

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
27 Oct
5:15 pm
2022

RSPB Exminster Marsh and the Exe Estuary

Sightings during the early afternoon falling tide on the estuary viewed from the turf included a Grey Plover, Ringed Plovers, Dunlins, Oystercatchers, Curlews, Black Tailed Godwits, Brent Geese, Mute Swans and 6 Black Swans. On the marsh was a single Bar Headed Goose with Canada Geese flock along with a Cattle Egret, Little Egrets, Grey Heron, Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Stonechat, Skylarks, Redwings and 2 Raven.

posted by Karen Pooley
27 Oct
4:06 pm
2022

RSPB Exminster Marsh and the Exe Estuary

Sightings during the early afternoon falling tide on the estuary viewed from the turf included a Grey Plover, Ringed Plovers, Dunlins, Oystercatchers, Curlews, Black Tailed Godwits, Brent Geese, Mute Swans and 6 Black Swans. On the marsh was a single Bar Headed Goose with Canada Geese flock along with a Cattle Egret, Little Egrets, Grey Heron, Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Stonechat, Skylarks, Redwings and 2 Raven.

posted by Karen Pooley
27 Oct
4:03 pm
2022

RSPB Bowling Green Marsh

A visit this morning between 7 to 11:30am produced a Great White Egret that twice flew over the marsh after stopping of at Goosemoor, and 2 Egyptian Geese arrived at 8am but shortly left. Also around was singles of Avocet, Grey Plover and Snipe along with 2 Knot, Dunlins, Greenshanks, Redshanks, Curlews, Lapwings, Bar Tailed Godwits and a large number of Black Tailed Godwits. Also was 4 Greylag Geese with Wigeons, Pintails, Shovelers, Teals, Mallards, Shelducks and a Gadwall. Finally there was a hunting Kestrel, a Common Gull and a group of Stock Dove

posted by Karen Pooley
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