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20 Apr
2:11 pm
2024

Plymbridge

Red Kite high with Buzzards. 2 Swallows also flew over.

posted by Norma Hines
20 Apr
1:23 pm
2024

Tamar Lakes

Lower Tamar Lake this morning.

3 Willow Tit and single at the hide and a pair on a feeding station, 1 Marsh Tit,l 1 Nuthatch, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3m Tufted Duck, 1m Blackcap.

Upper Tamar Lake.

1 Willow Tit 2 Marsh Tit, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 2 Coal Tit.

posted by Rod Mudge
20 Apr
1:12 pm
2024
Wembury Point +1 Photo

Wembury Point

First whitethroat singing here this morning. 6+ swallows, blackcap and chiffchaff singing; 1 cirl bunting.

Also last night (19th) two dunlin and a sanderling on the tide line. 3 whimbrel.

posted by Graham Smith
20 Apr
12:52 pm
2024

Hemerdon

Sedge Warbler singing in bushes from bridleway to Furzeacre Woods, Hemerdon. What3Words:  ///remark.sugars.regime

posted by Chris E
20 Apr
11:13 am
2024

Soar Mill Valley

This morning’s tally included 10 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 3 Wheatear, Sedge Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 7 Blackcap, 20 Chiffchaff & Mallard with 7 young!

posted by Rob Macklin
19 Apr
8:49 pm
2024
Plym Estuary & Saltram +1 Photo

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Additional to Pete’s posting this afternoon a Curlew and a Whimbrel arrived on Blaxton Meadow 15 minutes after he left. Returning to the Meadow an hour later the Curlew Sandpiper a showed up with two Dunlin a Greenshank and eight Redshank. Good close views of a pair of Stock Dove at the cart pond.

posted by Chris Marcol
19 Apr
6:55 pm
2024

Red Kite Matford Marsh Exeter

1 Red Kite drifting east / north east at 14:45  between Matford marsh and the swing bridge at countess wear plus 40+ sand martins feeding then heading north with a few swallows and 2+ house  martins and 1 swift

posted by Keith Birchall
19 Apr
5:10 pm
2024

Labrador bay

6.40- 9.20

Cuckoo calling briefly but couldn’t locate it sadly. 6 Common Scoter and two Sandwich Tern was the best on the sea, elsewhere 14 Cirl Bunting, 3 Swallow, 3 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, Sparrowhawk, 1 Stock dove.
33 species seen

posted by Rob Murphy
19 Apr
4:37 pm
2024

Arlington woods

After a couple of walks on Exmoor this morning we finished with a walk into Arlington woods from the Shirwell entrance. One each of male and female Pied Flycatchers around the bridge. Lots of Chiffchaff and Blackcap song.

posted by Jon Turner
19 Apr
4:12 pm
2024

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Two Red Kites circling over the site early afternoon, my first Whitethroat of the year here and a good count of 8 Common Sandpipers. Also, Willow Warbler, Bullfinch, Sparrowhawk, 2 each of Green & Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 6 Greenshanks, 21 Turnstones, Dunlin, 2 Goosanders (1 drake) & 6 Roe Deer.

posted by Peter Aley
19 Apr
3:44 pm
2024

Cadover bridge

This afternoon: 15+ Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, Common Sandpiper, Linnet, several singing Willow Warbler, 4 Mistle Thrush and a male Redstart.

posted by Alan Livsey
19 Apr
2:51 pm
2024

Red Kite Teignmoouth

Just (15:45) watched a red kite flying north over Teignmouth

posted by Kevin McKeogh
19 Apr
11:02 am
2024

Two Red kites, Drewsteignton

Two low flying Red kites over the village at 09.15 this morning, drifting west.

posted by Nick Dixon
19 Apr
10:37 am
2024

Red Kite over Staddon Heights Golf Course

Whilst helping Liz Harris conducting a BBS survey for BTO at Staddon Heights golf course and adjacent farming land we had a Red Kite circling low over the edge of the golf course and over the road leading down to Bovisand Cafe. Other highlights included a fall of 6 Wheatear (3 male),2 Jay, and 10+ Greenfinch.

John Lloyd and Liz Harris

posted by John Lloyd
18 Apr
10:29 pm
2024
Yarner Wood +1 Photo

Yarner Wood

This afternoon in and around Yarner Wood were the following: two pairs of Stonechats, a few Linnets, a Song Thrush singing in a tree around the car park, Blackcaps, Robins, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff also singing and seen along the path just inside the wood area and best of all was the male Pied Flycatcher.

posted by Martin Bennett
18 Apr
9:43 pm
2024
Crownhill Down +1 Photo

Crownhill Down

Spring was in full swing on Crownhill Down this morning with two Cuckoos calling and uncountable Willow Warblers drowning out the singing Skylarks.  Only the Yellowhammers seemed not to be in the mood for song. Wheatears, Linnets, Pipits, Robins, Stonechats, Buzzards, Ravens, Great Spotted and Green Woodpeckers making up the supporting cast.

posted by Chris & Janet Marcol
18 Apr
7:22 pm
2024

Burrator area

2 Redstarts, Willow Warblers, Nuthatch. Didn’t hear a Cuckoo.

posted by Mave Goddard
18 Apr
7:21 pm
2024

Lower Tamar Lake

Lower Tamar Lake this morning.

1 Willow Tit, 2 Grey Heron, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Blackcap 1m 1f, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Canada Geese, 2m Tufted Duck, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Cormorant, 2 Moorhen, 1 Willow Warbler.

posted by Rod Mudge
18 Apr
6:55 pm
2024

SlaptonLey and Dartmouth

Singing Reed Warbler at Slapton Ley near the outfall and 2 Swallows at top of Dartmouth perched on wires.

posted by Stephen Wadsworth
18 Apr
5:20 pm
2024
Seaton Wetlands +1 Photo

Seaton Wetlands

Sand Martins at Seaton

posted by Geoff Mitchell
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