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6 Oct
4:29 pm
2022

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Back on the patch today: 11 Bar-tailed Godwits, 24 Oystercatchers, 7 Greenshanks, 3 Mediterranean Gulls (1sy cy + 2 ad-w), Teal, 2+ Kingfishers, Whitethroat, Green & Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Sparrowhawk, 2 Stonechats & a Grey Wagtail. 

posted by Pete Aley
6 Oct
2:13 pm
2022
Braunton Marshes & Pottington +1 Photo

Braunton Marshes & Pottington

Flock of c25 Lapwing on Braunton Marshes with a murmuration of Starlings in attendance.

At Pottington a mix of Black & Bar-tailed Godwits & possibly the last single Curlew Sandpiper we shall see for another year before it returns to Africa to overwinter.

posted by Rob Jutsum
6 Oct
11:12 am
2022

East Soar

Best this morning was 2 Chough flying west along the cliffs at Bolt Head and calling continuously – Gammon Head birds or a new pair? Also moving west: 195 Meadow Pipit, 9 Alba Wagtail, 57 Skylark, 22 Goldinch. Also: 31 Robin, 3 Swallow, 9 Chiffchaff, 11 Med Gull in Starehole Bay, 270 Herring Gull plus male & very large female Sparrowhawk having a bit of a disagreement!

Non-avian: 3 fresh looking Wall Browns.

posted by Rob Macklin
6 Oct
10:29 am
2022

Wrafton scrape

Still about 70 Black-tailed Godwits and 7 or so Knot on the scrape this morning. Female Marsh Harrier over the reed-bed at Sherpa, later seen coming out of the reserve! And again later over the reed-bed. Cetti’s Warbler in the reserve.

posted by Jon Turner
5 Oct
2:19 pm
2022

Berry Head Seawatch

Between 07.05-13.15: 35 Great Shearwaters, 5 Sooty Shearwaters, 129 Balearic Shearwaters, 2 Manx Shearwaters, 102 Arctic Skuas, 3 Pomarine Skuas, 800+ Kittiwakes, 11 Mediterranean Gulls, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Common Tern, 2 Sandwich Terns, 300+ Auks (mostly Razorbills), 20+ Common Dolphins & 2 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna.

Considering the time of year and seabird passage very sad  not see any Great Skuas.

Mike Langman, Mark Darlaston, Bill Macdonald

posted by Mike Langman
5 Oct
2:12 pm
2022

Blackhill Quarry Osprey

Flying around lake at 14.15. Then perched in firs behind lake preening. Still here at 15.11

posted by Chris Grady
5 Oct
2:04 pm
2022

Brent Geese at Skern

A late Post  for Sunday 2nd October
2 Brent Geese were present with the Shelduck at the high tide roost on the Skern along with large numbers of Curlew, Oystercatchers, Bar- tailed Godwits and 7 Knot.

posted by Stan Coats
5 Oct
1:50 pm
2022

Ludwell Valley, Exeter

12:51-14:08

A wee bit of urban birding for me, from Woodwater Lane – Topsham Road & back.

Highlights: 2+ Grey Wagtail; 3+ Green Sandpiper; 2 Jay; 1 Goldcrest and a Great Spotted Woodpecker.

posted by Paul Bray
5 Oct
10:37 am
2022

Meeth Nature Reserve

Meeth .  whooper swan . Ring neck duck , gooseanders x 2 and a golden eye,seen by Devon Birder who’s not online

posted by Jon Tagg
4 Oct
7:44 am
2022

North Devon Osprey

Osprey on the river Taw , at the mouth of the Caen this morning 08.30.

posted by Dave Paterson
4 Oct
7:07 am
2022

Lower Tamar Lake

Late for yesterday.

4 Willow Tit, 4 Marsh Tit, 6 Coot, 6 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Nuthatch, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2m Wigeon, 42 Canada Geese.

posted by Rod Mudge
3 Oct
11:05 pm
2022
Wembury Point

Wembury Point

Vic & Sylvia Tucker’s phalarope, also seen  this afternoon.

posted by Sally Maller
3 Oct
9:23 pm
2022
Bowling Green Marsh +1 Photo

Bowling Green Marsh

Snow Goose 

posted by Peter Castle
3 Oct
7:36 pm
2022

Blackhill Quarry

12:38-13:25

Juvenile Ring-necked Duck, Dartford Warbler we’re the highlights

1 dead Canada Goose also.

posted by Paul Bray
3 Oct
7:19 pm
2022

Velator reserve.

Ringing this morning didn’t produce many birds to ring, but some variety: 2 Song Thrushes, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 4 Long-tailed Tits, 3 Blackcaps a  Chiffchaff and a retrap Great Tit which was ringed as a pullus at Arlington Woods in the summer. Other birds recorded were Treecreeper, Goldcrest, Cetti’s Warblers. And over or above were a Buzzard, a Peregrine carrying prey, and 4 sightings of Sparrowhawk, a couple of Ravens were also close by.

posted by Jon Turner
3 Oct
7:18 pm
2022

Berry Head

1.5 hour stroll around the scrub and woods produced: 3 Firecrest, 5 Goldcrest, 17 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcap. (Another 15 Chiffchaff 1 Firecrest and several Goldcrest in the Quarry per: Bill Macdonald)  

Overhead 5 Skylark, 1 Siskin, 20+ Swallows 1 House Martin, 1 sparrowhawk.. 

At Sea 3 large settled flocks of Kittiwake 500+ in total, 300 Gannets, 10+ Common Dolphin and 3 Harbour porpoise 

posted by Mike Langman
3 Oct
4:48 pm
2022

Velator-field to right of toll road

Finally ! First sighting of three cattle egrets 

posted by Fozz Forsdike
3 Oct
3:11 pm
2022

Ring necked duck

On squabmoor reservoir this afternoon. Quite close to shore. Dark tip to bill visible but not the whiter bit shown in guides (so perhaps juvenile). The sharp angle between top of head and back noticeable. Pale patches either side very obvious. White bands on wings noticeable when flew to other end of water. Very white belly when sat up to ring flap. Photos with an iphone sorry!

posted by Richard Waite
3 Oct
2:51 pm
2022

Brixham Breakwater.

3 Purple Sandpipers this morning

posted by Lloyd Gray
3 Oct
2:50 pm
2022

Wembury Point

1 Grey Phalarope.

posted by Vic & Sylvia Tucker
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