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25 Nov
5:20 pm
2022

Donnington Drive Plymouth

Great half hours viewing in our back garden 2 Male 1 Female Blackcap feeding on Mahonia flowers, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Blackbird, 2 Robin, Wren,  Blue, Coal, Great and Long-tailed Tits and most surprisingly doing a raid for Goldfish fry a stunning Female Kingfisher luckily camera was near

Bill and Jill

posted by William Beck
25 Nov
5:10 pm
2022

Exminster

Merlin and Marsh Harrier at the lagoon. At Turf a Peregrine flew in off the estuary.

posted by Mark Wingate
25 Nov
4:25 pm
2022

Torquay & Paignton harbours

9 Purple Sandpiper and a Rock Pipit on outer Harbour wall this morning.

8 Turnstone at Paignton Harbour and Great N Diver & 3 GC Grebe off Roundham Head. 

posted by Steve Cox
25 Nov
4:06 pm
2022
Torbay  25th Nov 2022 +1 Photo

Torbay 25th Nov 2022

Preston Sands two Black Redstart on rocks at end of Marine Parade . Red-throated Diver by Paignton Pier .Long-tailed Duck on the sea off Goodrington Beach . Great Northern Diver at Elberry Cove, raft of Common Scoter in middle of bay plus Firecrest in hedge behind the Venus Cafe , Broadsands.

posted by Barry Rankine
25 Nov
3:29 pm
2022
Lee Bay

Lee Bay

am:- Highly mobile single foraging Black Redstart.

A single Robin showing an interest in this bird. 

posted by Rob Jutsum
25 Nov
3:01 pm
2022
Taw Estuary at Ashford Strand

Taw Estuary at Ashford Strand

As the tide fell mid morning, as well as all the usual wigeon, redshank, oycs, lapwings and gulls were two feeding Spoonbills Greenshank grey Plover and three Merganser (2x F and 1x M)

posted by Phil and Sue Naylor
25 Nov
2:17 pm
2022

Shelly Beach, Exmouth

Black redstart (f) behind Belcher’s Slipway from 2pm. Maer Rocks on very low tide at lunchtime almost deserted. One turnstone and no purple sandpipers.

posted by Keith Annison
25 Nov
2:16 pm
2022

Crownhill Down, Dartmoor

A pre-dawn visit produced 49 Dunlin roosting on the shore of the huge pit – viewed with a scope from the top of the down. A very good count for November. Most of the flock flew south after dawn. Two Dunlin, two Ringed Plover and eight Common Gull still in the pit when I left at 08:25.

posted by Chris E
25 Nov
12:55 pm
2022
Powderham & Exminster Marshes +1 Photo

Powderham & Exminster Marshes

Yesterday on pasture fields near Powderham we counted 31 Cattle Egrets also nearby a hundred plus Brent Geese a pale/hybrid amongst them.

On the Exe Shags, G.C. Grebe, Curlew, Avocets, Redshank, Greenshank, Dunlin, Blackwits, Golden Plover, At dusk a Marsh Harrier over Exminster Marsh.

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
25 Nov
12:45 pm
2022
Seaton Wetlands & BGM +1 Photo

Seaton Wetlands & BGM

Yesterday foul weather curtailed the visit to Seaton. Greenshank, Redshank, Curlew, Teal, a solitary Little Grebe, a Kingfisher and a GWE.

At BGM. Water level really high. Wigeon, Shoveler, Pintail, Teal, Shelduck, Little Grebe, f. Tufted, Blackwits, Curlew, Snipe, Lapwings, Redwings and a Kestrel

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
25 Nov
12:01 pm
2022

Fremington Pill.

2 GlossyIbis, 2 Greenshank, 5 Godwits (distant) 1 Little Grebe and good numbers of Redshank. 

posted by jenny elvin
25 Nov
11:21 am
2022

Ilfracombe

Purple Sandpipers feeding along rocks at the base of Capstone, along with three cormorants, Greater Black-backed Gull, Rock Pipits and Oyster Catchers

posted by David Shadwell
25 Nov
11:14 am
2022

Tarka Trail , N. Devon…..

Adult female Marsh Harrier quartering Saltpill pond and banks of the river Taw before flying off across the river….2 Spoonbill roosting on Isley Marsh, a Common Sandpiper at Tapely , plenty of passerine activity along the trail from Bideford including my first singing Song Thrush of the season at Instow…..

posted by Malcolm Shakespeare
25 Nov
9:25 am
2022

Broadsands

On The sea: 8 Great Northern, 1 Black-throated,1 Red-throated Diver, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Long-tailed Duck with 26/27 Common Scoter, also 1 Harbour Porpoise and a pod of 12+ Common Dolphins.

Around the car parks 5 Cirl Buntings, 1 Reed Bunting and a Cetti’s Warbler in the 2nd car park. 2 Siskin overhead, 2 Firecrests, 3 Goldcrests and 5 Chiffchaffs.

posted by Mike Langman
25 Nov
8:42 am
2022

Late for Lower Tamar Lake

Late for Lower Tamar Lake yesterday.

6 Goosander 2m 4f (One male seen in the River Tamar between the Upper and Lower Lake, 13 Cormorant, 2 Willow Tit, 5 Marsh Tit, 6 Coot, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Nut Hatch.

posted by Rod Mudge
25 Nov
1:52 am
2022
Stover Country Park +1 Photo

Stover Country Park

Yesterday (Thursday) afternoon at Stover where I was shocked to see the devastation near the Information Center.  Trees down, paths closed off  and what sounded like gun shots nearby.  Despite the disruption there still remained a few Tufted ducks, Wigeon, BH Gulls, Coots, Moorhens and a Little Grebe on the lake. A Jay landed in the top most branches of a tall oak tree.  

posted by Martin Bennett
24 Nov
8:26 pm
2022

Teignmouth Seafront

This morning, in the wind and rain, about a hundred Gannets heading South, many hundreds of Kittiwake also South, some flocks very close in, quite a spectacle. Two Great Northern Divers near the pier. Later in the afternoon, bit quieter weather wise, single Great Northern Diver off the Ness, two unidentified divers further out.

posted by Simon Bates
24 Nov
4:58 pm
2022
Torbay

Torbay

Long-tailed Duck back on Goodrington Boating Lake today.

Three Great Northern Diver off Brixham Breakwater.

posted by Chris E
24 Nov
4:32 pm
2022
Bickington – sparrowhawk

Bickington – sparrowhawk

Mid-afternoon just behind our garden a sparrowhawk stopped off feeding on an unfortunate house sparrow. The neighbour’s cat appeared before I could get any better photos.

posted by Colin Dracott
24 Nov
12:46 pm
2022

Broadsands

On Sea: 1 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Divers, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 26 Common Scoter.

Around the car parks: 3 Firecrests, 2 Goldcrests, 3 Chiffchaffs & 9 Cirl Buntings on seed in 2nd car park. 

posted by Mike Langman
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