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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
3 Oct
2:41 pm
2022

East Soar & Southdown Valley

Early morning vis mig, all easterly: 39 Skylark, 35 Goldfinch, 2 Chaffinch, 4 House Martin, 36 Swallow & late Sand Martin. Also: 2 Sparrowhawk, 11 Teal, 65 Skylark grounded, 165 Meadow Pipit, 14 Alba Wagtail, 41 Robin, 35 Chiffchaff, 10 Blackcap, migrant Dartford Warbler in Starehole, 2 Cetti’s Warbler in song in same batch of scrub in Southdown Valley (rare at Soar) & Goldcrest.

posted by Rob Macklin
3 Oct
1:47 pm
2022
Sharpa / Wrafton scrape

Sharpa / Wrafton scrape

While I was photographing the single foraging Ruff at the far side of the scrape which Sue Bruce spotted yesterday, 5 Kingfishers (first 2, then a little later another 2 followed by another 1) flew low across the scrape towards the R.Caen

Also the 2 Spotted Redshank, the  BT Godwits & some Knot still present.

posted by Rob Jutsum
3 Oct
12:51 pm
2022

Meeth lake

Among c300 Canadas a single Whooper Swan. Both GC and Little grebes with several juvs

posted by Peter Howard
2 Oct
10:16 pm
2022

Woodbury Common yesterday

Great white Egret at Blackhill Quarry

posted by Geoff Mitchell
2 Oct
5:58 pm
2022

Braunton Marshes

During this morning’s quick visit around the marshes I noticed a good number of Dragonflies on the wing,so this aft cycled back with the camera to try & get some photos.

I think this may be a male Migrant Hawker but I am not an expert in Dragonfly identification & would be grateful for id confirmation.

posted by Rob Jutsum
2 Oct
4:57 pm
2022
Blackhill Quarry +1 Photo

Blackhill Quarry

Snow Goose at Blackhill Quarry this afternoon Never seen one of these here before.

posted by Martin Littlemore
2 Oct
3:37 pm
2022

Wrafton area

Afternoon visit to the scrape etc. Arrived to find Sue Bruce had just found a Ruff to add to the list of autumn waders. When the cows got too close another one appeared too. 61 Black-tailed Godwits, 17 Knot and 2 each of Spotted Redshank and Redshank. Little Egret. Kingfisher flew by, Heron and Cetti’s Warbler in the reserve with at least one Chiffchaff.

posted by Jon Turner
2 Oct
3:06 pm
2022

Tamar estuary / Ernesettle

After the rain – 11 Great crested Grebe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 10 Teal, 2 Kingfisher. In the shrubbery was a Chiffchaff, a female Blackcap and a male Bullfinch, 2 Swallows and a Buzzard overhead.

posted by Alan Livsey
2 Oct
2:13 pm
2022

Dawlish Warren

Brent Goose, and a very surprising wryneck, and a linnet

posted by Archie Oram Kevin Oram
2 Oct
2:10 pm
2022

Bowling Green Marsh

Kingfisher 3, Garganey 1,  pintail 1, Spoonbill 4, grey plover 2, gadwall, and 1 raven.

posted by Archie Oram Kevin Oram
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