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17 Apr
4:57 pm
2024

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Highlights this afternoon were 3 Red Kites (all going over roughly west) and the Curlew Sandpiper which was still with other waders, including 7 Greenshanks, a Whimbrel & 2 Dunlins, on the estuary wall. Also, 3+ Common Sandpipers, Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Stonechat, Bullfinch & 6 Roe Deer.

posted by Peter Aley
17 Apr
4:50 pm
2024

Dartmouth

2 Swallows perched on the wires at Hembrough Post, Dartmouth this morning.

posted by Stephen Wadsworth
17 Apr
3:25 pm
2024

Velator reserve

Still cold and windy – enough to check the enthusiasm of the newly arrived migrants: 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Reed Warblers. Looking South from the reserve a couple of Herons were in flight above Sherpa Marsh – caused by a low-flying Buzzard. More of note were the 8 Little Egrets joining in the melee.

posted by Jon Turner
17 Apr
3:16 pm
2024

Preston,Paignton.

Red Kite over this afternoon going North  being chased by gulls.

posted by Tony Sherwood
17 Apr
11:52 am
2024
Saunton

Saunton

A vocal male Mistle Thrush on top of a telegraph pole next to a very busy main road. Fortunately, it flew a short distance to another pole where I could photograph it without being run over by a car!

The Common Whitethroat have arrived & the songs of the Blackcap, Chiffchaff & Willow Warbler are absolutely overwhelming at the moment

2 male Orangetips on the Tarka trail yesterday morning & 1 seen at Saunton this morning.

posted by Robert Jutsum
17 Apr
10:31 am
2024
Crownhill Down +1 Photo

Crownhill Down

This morning: Cuckoo 1, Golden Plover 11, Skylarks, Meadow Pipits, Greenfinches, Linnets, Stonechats, Green Woodpecker 1, Buzzard 1 and 2 Ravens.

posted by Bob Barrow
17 Apr
6:53 am
2024

Crownhill Down 16/04

Cuckoo, 7 Wheatear, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Swallow, plus usuals.

posted by Chris E
16 Apr
9:02 pm
2024
Challacombe +1 Photo

Challacombe

Song Thrush, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Pied Flycatcher and Redstarts were the best of the bunch during a late afternoon visit.

posted by Mary Johnson
16 Apr
6:14 pm
2024

Budleigh Salterton

1 Pair of Goosander

4 Chiffchaff.

1 Blackcap.

posted by jenny elvin
16 Apr
5:28 pm
2024

Dartmouth

3 Swallows flying north at Venn Lane Dartmouth this afternoon.

posted by Stephen Wadsworth
16 Apr
4:07 pm
2024

ManSands

2  Sedge Warblers amongst the reeds and hedgerows at ManSands .

 

posted by Mark Vanstone
16 Apr
3:30 pm
2024

Dunsford Wood

Good morning at Dunsford Wood, with at least 10 singing male Pied Flycatchers and several females, 2 singing male Redstarts, 3 Marsh Tits, 2 drake Goosanders, a drake Mandarin duck and a single Dipper

posted by Rodney Gayer
16 Apr
12:17 pm
2024

House martins Landkey

3 house martins over Landkey this morning. Seen several times so I assume they’re probably taking up residence.

posted by Robert Morgan
16 Apr
9:24 am
2024

Cuckoo Belstone tor

Heard my first cuckoo across the valley at Belstone tor yesterday also two Wheatear

posted by John Deakins
15 Apr
9:21 pm
2024

Wembury Point

11 whimbrel on the beach late this evening; with 25 oystercatchers, 2 shelduck.

posted by Graham Smith
15 Apr
8:28 pm
2024

Slapton Ley

Sunday 14th.Enjoyable walk around Slapton Ley

  • Night Heron flying from Higher Ley over the bridge and along Slapton ley.
  • 2 Sandwich Turns
  • 5 Buzzards.
  • 2 Grey Herons 
  • Canada Geese in the fields.
  • 4 Great Crested Grebe
  • 15+ Tufted Ducks
  • BlackCaps
  • Chiffchaffs
  • Chetti Warbler
  • Stonechat
  • Dunnock.
posted by stephen prust
15 Apr
6:14 pm
2024

Dartmouth

2 Swallows north this morning top of Dartmouth

posted by Stephen Wadsworth
15 Apr
4:24 pm
2024

Purple sandpipers Ilfracombe

Purple Sandpipers feeding on rocks below the sea wall, at the eastern end of the footpath around Capstone Point, Ilfracombe. Nearby, 3 Rock Pipits.

posted by Mary Osborne
15 Apr
3:43 pm
2024

Lopwell Dam/Maristow (Tavy Est.)15.4.2024At

At least 30 House Martins feeding high over the woods early afternoon today. Most moved away in a SW direction.  Only one Swallow seen with them.  Four Common Sandpipers on upper estuary near the dam

 

posted by roger smaldon
15 Apr
2:37 pm
2024

Wood Sandpiper near Crediton

Wood Sandpiper today  on a flooded field between Newton St Cyres and Crediton by A377.  Park on layby near Downes Farm but take care.  Also Coot, Little Grebe and good numbers of Sand Martin.  This site has been productive in the last few weeks with records including Shoveler, Wigeon, Mandarin and Tufted Duck but this is the best yet!

posted by Paul Buckley
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