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17 May
12:44 pm
2024

The frog stone. Salcombe hill

5 SKYLARK

1 YELLOWHAMMER

3 GOLDCREST

LINNET – MANY

1 SONG THRUSH

 

 

posted by Tom cousins
17 May
6:40 am
2024
Seaton Wetlands +1 Photo

Seaton Wetlands

Sedge Warblers in full voice at Seaton yesterday.

posted by Geoff Mitchell
16 May
11:46 pm
2024

Molland Common

Today on Molland Common there were two Cuckoos (seen and heard), a single Yellowhammer, a Whitethroat, a couple of Willow Warblers, a Great spotted Woodpecker, a couple of Linnets, a Buzzard and Brown Hare.

Best sighting by far was that of two Nightjars (my first ever). Both were perched on burnt gorse and around 600mm (2 feet) from the ground. They were churring (short burst) during the day which drew my attention to them. They were about 10-15 metres from me and around 3-4 metres apart.

To avoid giving away the location of the Nightjars, I’m not posting any photos today.

 

posted by Martin Bennett
16 May
7:33 pm
2024

Reed Warbler Barbican Plymouth

A Reed Warbler was singing on and off all day in the scrub on the seaward side of the NMA. Guessing a migrant but a slightly odd place.

posted by Richard Billington
16 May
3:25 pm
2024

First Swifts

4 – 5 Swifts my first this year over the quay in Bideford 10.20am

posted by Rob Maye
16 May
2:10 pm
2024

Watermeet and Rockford.

Siskins, 1 Pied Flycatcher, m/f Bullfinches,1 G S Woodpecker, 2 pairs grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff

and Dipper.

posted by jenny elvin
16 May
8:08 am
2024

Crownhill Down, Dartmoor

Two Sanderling and one Dunlin in Crownhill Down Main Pit first thing.

posted by Chris E
15 May
8:23 pm
2024

Sparrowhawk Central Plymouth

Washing my car in the back lane in Mannamead when a sparrowhawk took a sparrow from a garden hedge barely 3 metres away from me.  It then flew down about 10 metres along the alley to dispatch and pluck its lunch. Sorry for the sparrow, but a very privileged view of nature in action.

posted by Ian
15 May
5:09 pm
2024

Sandwich Tern, Northam Burrows

Single Sandwich tern flying up river Northam burrows. Other birds noted. 30 plus Shelduck, Common Whitethroat, Wheatear, Stonechat, Linnets, Skylarks and Meadow pipit.

posted by John Davies
15 May
4:57 pm
2024

Totness Wier – Mandarin Hatch

  • Up to a dozen duckings just above Totnes Weir. Three,possibly four drakes in attendance,Only one female seen.
  • 1600+15:5:24
posted by Denis Doy
15 May
3:35 pm
2024

Swifts at Northam

4 swifts screaming over houses in Northam about 8pm on Tuesday 14/5/24

posted by Stan Coats
15 May
3:31 pm
2024

Plym Estuary & Saltram

The Bar-tailed Godwit and Datmoor-ringed curlew J7 still around on Blaxton Meadow on today’s high tide, 2 Whitethroats lingering on the site and a flock of 20 Turnstones included a few in lovely summer plumage. Also, 8 Swifts, Green & Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Sparrowhawk, Stonechat, 5 Roe Deer, Small Heath & Speckled Wood.

posted by Peter Aley
15 May
3:30 pm
2024

Red Kite, Umberleigh

One Red Kite seen from A377 near Umberleigh on Tuesday 14/5/24 giving a clear view of forked tail and wing shape.

posted by Stan Coats
15 May
7:27 am
2024

Colyford

Tawny Owl sitting on the wires near the old toll house,9pm last eve

posted by KEVIN Hall
15 May
6:34 am
2024

kite near Woodbury

Spotted kite (clearly defined tail, silhouetted in sky) doing aerial tit fir tat with a crow, above field by road into Woodbury, coming from Exeter. Roughly 9.40 am

posted by Sarah Giles
14 May
10:45 pm
2024

Near Honiton – Nightjar

Heard nightjar 11pm,

14/5/24

 

https://maps.app.goo.gl/cLcV8JvGTQ6ri99r5

posted by Tom cousins
14 May
8:37 pm
2024

Red Kite near clyst st George

Today I spotted a red kite flying above a hedge on the road between Woodbury and clyst st George

posted by George
14 May
8:10 pm
2024

Matford Marsh and Riverside Country Park

A visit to Matford Marsh via Riverside Country Park.

Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 2 Sedge, 4 Reed Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff and 4 Blackcap, most singing.

20+ House Martin, 10+ Sand Martin, 10+ Swift and 4 Swallow. Most feeding over Matford Marsh.

Green Woodpecker, 2 singing Reed Bunting, Little Grebe and Jay were the other birds of interest.

First Broad-bodied Chaser, 9+ Beautiful Demoiselle and a Hairy Dragonfly.

Finally the Mute Swan family just above The Double Locks has been reduced from 9 to 3 chicks. The view is that there are some large Pike in the canal.

posted by Steve Cox
14 May
7:00 pm
2024

Single swift Braunton Marshes

Single swift seen flying over Braunton Marsh this evening approx 6pm

posted by Holly Robertson
14 May
5:33 pm
2024

Spoonbill and swifts North Devon

Observed whilst driving over the new Taw Bridge this morning single Spoonbill feeding on the upriver side. Later over Braunton Marsh two Swift seen hawking for insects. A friend reported three overhead Marwood.

posted by Phil and Sue Naylor
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