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21 Jan
4:38 pm
2023

West Charleton Marsh & South Huish Marsh

West Charleton: 150 Golden Plover, 24 Dunlin, 12 Brent Geese, 3 Grey Plover, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest.

South Huish: 6 Brent Geese, 50+ Snipe, 6 Water Pipit.

posted by Mr Rob Macklin
21 Jan
3:50 pm
2023
Cholwichtown +1 Photo

Cholwichtown

Yesterday afternoon on Cholwichtown Lake: Goldeneye f, 1, Teal 1, Tufted Ducks 8, Dabchicks 2, overfly of 2 Ravens

posted by Bob Barrow
21 Jan
2:13 pm
2023

Lower Tamar Lake

Late for yesterday Lower Tamar Lake.

38 Goosander 10 m  28f (15:15), 1m Gadwall, 4 Wigeon 4m 2f, 8 Coot, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Teal.

This morning at Lower Tamar Lake.

32 Goosander 8m 24f (12:00), 3 Shoveler 2m 1f, 1m Gadwall, 7 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 14 Tufted Duck 10m 4f, 1 Willow Tit, 4 Marsh Tit, 1 Grey Heron.

posted by Rod Mudge
21 Jan
1:26 pm
2023

Snowbunting’s – Northam Burrows

Two Snowbunting’s seen near the 7th Tee this morning.

posted by Dougie Williams
21 Jan
1:04 pm
2023
Cranbrook Garden – Black Redstart

Cranbrook Garden – Black Redstart

Black Redstart back in my garden after an absence of a week. It stayed until it was chased away by a male blackbird.

posted by Stephen Lawrence
21 Jan
1:00 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

During a walk this morning: Dipper, Kingfisher, Siskin, 1+ Grey Wagtail, 2+ Common Sandpipers, 2 Snipe, 2 Little Grebes, Red-crested Pochard (female), c50 Wigeon  & a redhead Goosander.

posted by Pete Aley
21 Jan
11:02 am
2023

Black redstart pair, Plymouth Hoe

Female spotted first, in front of the apartments above the coffee shack. Then the pair, m & f, on the rocks between coffee shack and wet wok.

posted by Chris Hayward
20 Jan
9:56 pm
2023

Fingle Bridge circular

Fingle Bridge Circular walk from Fingle Bridge to Castle Drogo to the Teign Gorge showed at least 4 goldcrests at different sites, mixture of tits ,2 Buzzards and a smart male Goosander. Great walk.

posted by JOHN PHILLIPS
20 Jan
9:39 pm
2023

Barnstaple – Isley

Walked the railway down and back. First birds of note were a pair of Goosanders upstream from Fremington Quay. Shortly after, started to scan Saltpill Pond, when the Teal got agitated and several Snipe took flight. Looked up to see a juv/f Hen Harrier passing over, heading W. Continued, hoping it would be hunting Home Farm Marsh. Instead, first bird seen was a female Marsh Harrier, quartering the field in front of the viewing screens. First two-Harrier day for a long time. On the way back, saw one Ibis in Fremington Creek, but no Spot. Red. On Penhill Marsh were 250+ Brents, and on the sandbanks beyond 400+ Golden Plovers.

posted by James Camden
20 Jan
6:01 pm
2023

Velator, N.Devon

Almost certain I saw the merlin that was seen at the Skern recently flying fast and chasing small birds over Braunton marsh. Also 5 snipe at Wrafton pond, 1 redwing nearby. A good morning 18 species seen!

posted by Fozz Forsdike
20 Jan
5:34 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

A late afternoon visit in fine conditions, produced: Great Crested & Little Grebes, 2 Goosanders (1 drake), Red-breasted Merganser (drake), 29+ Wigeon, 16 Snipe, 27+ Turnstones, 471 Dunlins, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff & at least 1 Firecrest.

posted by Pete Aley
20 Jan
5:06 pm
2023

Exminster Marshes

Walk to Turf and back along Station Road and the canal this morning. Frozen fields and pools appear to have moved most of the wildfowl away from the site. Lapwing and Canada geese were the most abundant species with a few small flocks of teal and wigeon. A female marsh harrier was constantly quartering the ground near the lagoon and disturbed several snipe.

On the canal sides were at least 3 chiffchaffs, 2 Cettis warblers and 2 song thrushes. On the canal (not frozen) were a male tufted duck, and single coot and moorhen.

posted by John Waldon
20 Jan
4:56 pm
2023

Slapton Sands & Beesands

No sign of the Laughing Gull but great day for divers: 7 Great Northern Divers, 2 Red-throated Divers, Black-throated Diver. Also: Great White Egret, c.70 Common Scoters, 4 Med Gulls, 17 Common Gulls, many Razorbills on sea.

posted by Rob Macklin
20 Jan
4:36 pm
2023

Blackmore Gate and Croyde.

  • Overhead at Blackmore Gate large flock of Golden Plovers. Checking out the Larks at Croyde and nice to see flock of about 50 in the corner of grass field top of Baggy.
posted by jenny elvin
20 Jan
12:41 pm
2023
Downend

Downend

3 Eider present approx 700 metres from observation point. Photo taken through telescope. No sign of the female Common Scoters.

posted by Robert Jutsum
20 Jan
10:44 am
2023
Plympton

Plympton

A Sparrowhawk with a kill in the early morning half light in our back garden.

posted by Bob Barrow
20 Jan
10:01 am
2023

Greencliff, N.Devon: Mediterranean Gull – 19/01/23- 1100

1 adult Med Gull with 16 BH Gulls in a field next to the cliff.

Had a broad metal ring.  Jet Black hood almost complete.

Also 1 Grey Heron + 1 Cormorant +3 Little Egrets + 1 R0ck Pipit + usual waders and gulls in small numbers

 

posted by Abraham Cutajar
19 Jan
7:12 pm
2023

Saltram and Plym Estuary

Just to add to Pete’s post, 4 Little Grebes (all off the amphitheatre), about a dozen Redwings on the ivy berries in the trees around the pools halfway down the main drive and 2 Chiffchaffs  there. 2 Stonechats and 4 Meadow Pipits from the path leading through the fields towards the eastuary.

posted by Jason Smart
19 Jan
6:03 pm
2023
Beer Head

Beer Head

Single Golden Plover at Beer this afternoon.

posted by Geoff Mitchell
19 Jan
5:57 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

A good count of 440+ Dunlins on Blaxton Meadow tonight, plus another 22 on the estuary wall. Also, Great Crested & 2 Little Grebes, 40+ Wigeon, 5 Goosanders (2 drakes), Red-breasted Mergansers (drakes), Red-crested Pochard (female), 2 Kingfishers, c12 Turnstones & just 1 Snipe.

posted by Pete Aley
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