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31 Oct
9:04 am
2022

Ring necked parakeet, Kingserswell

A single bird first seen flying over the Nelson Pub, Kingskerswell, 23 October, but seen and heard several times since then, favouring the tree lined corridor behind Broadgate Road and Rosehill Gardens. GB, 31.10.22

posted by George Bemment
30 Oct
8:28 pm
2022
Slapton Ley

Slapton Ley

Bittern flew south over bridge this morning at 06:35. Late Common Tern ( below )  on beach.

posted by Perry Sanders
30 Oct
7:34 pm
2022

West Sandford

15 fieldfares arrived in the hamlet. Their alarming calls mixed with a calling chiffchaff and the call of a male yellowhammer. No sign of the 50+ flock of linnets which were present last weekend. None-Avian 2 Roe deer- down 2 from the 4 seen in the same field last week.

posted by Sarah Blatchford
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
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