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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
27 Oct
3:13 pm
2022

South Brent

A large flock of Wood pigeons over home this morning the first sign that I  have seen of this seasons Wood pigeon autumn migration.

On the way up to Shipley Bridge two Kestrel, one at Beara Farm and the other over Bloody Pool Cross.

Just above Shipley car park two Ring Ouzel and another four seen to fly over as if leaving the area, a third Kestrel, small numbers of Fieldfare and one Mistle Thrush.

posted by Steve Hopper
27 Oct
12:17 pm
2022

Braunton Redwings

Two Redwings this morning on top of a tree on Pixie Lane.

posted by Phil and Sue Naylor
27 Oct
10:03 am
2022

The Skern And Northam burrows.

One Black Brant , 3 Pale breasted  , 107 Dark Breasted Brent geese present on the Skern this morning at high tide.   Now 3 Snow Bunting at no.8 Green….All per David Paul…..

posted by Malcolm Shakespeare
26 Oct
9:17 pm
2022
Avon Dam

Avon Dam

Worth pointing out that the Ring Ouzels below the dam today were feeding on the ground in an area now ploughed up by an introduced herd of Tamworth pigs. Eight ouzels were feeding there in a loose flock at around 1630.

posted by Peter Reay
26 Oct
9:02 pm
2022

Berry Hd

Berry Hd: 0730-1700:  c500 Great Shearwaters, (count of 461) interrupted by  Pallid Swift  lingering until dusk.

posted by Mark Darlaston
26 Oct
8:45 pm
2022

Northam Burrows and Skern

Late afternoon/early evening.

Three Snow Bunting at the end of Westward Ho! Pebble Ridge.

Also one juvenile Common Tern flew over the estuary and followed the Pebble Ridge towards Westward Ho!

posted by Martin Unwin
26 Oct
7:59 pm
2022
avon dam

avon dam

ring ouzel

posted by Ian Butt
26 Oct
7:30 pm
2022
avon dam

avon dam

ring ouzel

posted by Ian Butt
26 Oct
6:43 pm
2022

Brixham breakwater

4 Purple Sandpiper on seaward side of breakwater at low tide

posted by Andy Roberts
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