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23 Nov
2:38 pm
2022

Lynton and Lynmouth

4 Goldcrest, 1 male Blackcap, 3 Dippers and large amounts of Chaffinches including 2Siskin.

posted by jenny elvin
23 Nov
1:32 pm
2022

Wrafton area

No Godwits on the scrape again today – probably due to the shooters being around the Marsh on Monday. Dipper in the river on the way to the reserve, where there were several Chiffchaffs calling, including one very loud and persistent one.(or maybe it’s my new hearing aids!) Later on in a burst of sunshine, it started singing! Very lovely. Grey Wagtail and a couple of Water Rails also present, along with good numbers of Greenfinch.

posted by Jon Turner
23 Nov
1:20 pm
2022

West Hoe, Plymouth

Red-throated Diver briefly off West Hoe at 12:40 before flying towards Mount Batten where it landed on the sheltered side of the breakwater.

posted by Chris E
22 Nov
6:41 pm
2022
Grand Western Canal +1 Photo

Grand Western Canal

6 Kingfishers

posted by Rupert Kirkwood
22 Nov
12:25 pm
2022

Skern, salt marsh

At least 106 Skylark feeding out on the salt marsh. Some Linnet and a few Goldfinch mixed in with the main flock.

posted by Martin Unwin
21 Nov
8:59 pm
2022

Berry Head

Seawatch 07.30 – 10.30: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 12 Manx Shearwaters, 27 Fulmar, 6 Little Gulls, 6 Mediterranean Gulls, 1 Adult full-tailed Pomarine Skua,  326 Auks, 1700+ Kittiwakes, 200+ Gannets, 4 Brent Geese, 2 Common Scoter, 1 Dunlin. 11 Porpoise, 6+ Common Dolphin, 2 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna.

posted by Mike Langman
20 Nov
10:09 pm
2022
Start Bay

Start Bay

Velvet Scoter c150mtrs. off Torcross today

posted by Perry Sanders
20 Nov
7:54 pm
2022

Riverside Country Park, Exeter

A early morning walk at Riverside Country Park above Countess Weir. Common Sandpiper, F Goosander, Kingfisher, 26 Teal, 32 Mallard, 27 Wigeon, Ad M Kestrel, 60+ Goldfinch, 3 Bullfinch, Grey Wagtail, Goldcrest, Stonechat. 

posted by Steve Cox
20 Nov
3:12 pm
2022

Berry Head

Around woods south of Berry Head Hotel: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs, 3 Firecrests, 7 Goldcrests.

  Yelllow-browed Warbler Berry Head 20 Nov 2022 ML  Yelllow-browed Warbler Berry Head 20 Nov 2022 ML

                                                                  Yellow-browed Warbler 

posted by Mike Langman
20 Nov
2:59 pm
2022

Tamar estuary / Ernesettle

Before the showers, 10 Great Crested Grebe on the Tamar, small groups of Teal & Wigeon, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 40+ Redwing overhead, 94 Snipe on Ernesettle Creek and a small flock of 19 Avocet on Kingsmill Lake.

posted by Alan Livsey
20 Nov
2:47 pm
2022

Greenbank area, Plymouth

Sunday 11.00am. Black Redstart in rear garden. Flew on to roof of neighbouring house before moving off in a southerly direction. 

posted by Fred Jenkins
19 Nov
4:36 pm
2022
Brixham boat trip Friday afternoon +1 Photo

Brixham boat trip Friday afternoon

A couple of photos from yesterday afternoon’s boat trip from Brixham.

posted by Chris Proctor
19 Nov
4:05 pm
2022

Exminster marshes

A double owl evening – breathtaking flyby ftom the SEO by the lagoon, then barn owl quartering north of Station Road being mobbed by a magpie.

posted by Helen Whitall
19 Nov
2:37 pm
2022

Braunton Marshes

12:00 – Flock of c30 Cattle Egrets flying SE across Braunton Marshes.

posted by Rob Jutsum
19 Nov
2:04 pm
2022
Longbridge, Plymouth

Longbridge, Plymouth

9.45am Saturday. At Longbridge, Plymouth, two Dippers, Kingfisher, Common Sandpiper and female Goosander.

posted by Fred Jenkins
19 Nov
10:43 am
2022
Black Redstart back at the Skern, Northam

Black Redstart back at the Skern, Northam

Black Redstart back near the bridge at The Skern, Northam, this morning. 

posted by Phil and Sue Naylor
19 Nov
9:09 am
2022

cattle egrets

9am – 19 cattle egrets in the fields at North Down Farm at the end of North lane

posted by Colin Dracott
18 Nov
10:10 pm
2022

Exminster – Starcross

On the marsh late morning were a Marsh Harrier, 4 Greylags, and many, uncounted, Lapwings and common ducks. Waders seen in the estuary from Turf included 1200+ Dunlin, 500+ Golden Plovers, 200+ Avocets, 50+ Grey Plovers, and 20+ Barwits. In Powderham Park were 2 Egyptian Geese and 6 Greenshanks.  Off Starcross were 4 R-b Mergansers, my first of the Winter.

Finally, ‘scoped from the hill inland from Starcross, the distant Cockwood dairy herd was accompanied by 90+ Cattle Egrets.

posted by James Camden
18 Nov
8:57 pm
2022

Torbay and Lyme Bay cruise

Off Berry Head: 1 Grey Phalarope, 10 Purple Sandpipers, 2 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, 2 Harbour Porpoise, 4 Mediterranean Gulls & 1 Red-throated Diver.

In Torbay: 2 Red-throated Divers, 3 Great Northern Divers, 22 Common Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 7 Shelduck, 6 Great Crested Grebes. 

   Long-tailed Duck

                     Grey Phalarope                                                       1st w female Long-tailed Duck

posted by Mike Langman
18 Nov
5:57 pm
2022
Exeter and Exminster Marshes +1 Photo

Exeter and Exminster Marshes

Glaucous Gull again at Exeter Quay late morning. Still feeding with pigeon and gull flock.

Short-eared Owl at Exminster Marshes late afternoon.

posted by Chris E
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