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8 Sep
10:13 am
2022

Plym Estuary & Saltram Wed 7th Sept

A brief evening visit produced 5 Bar- & 2 Black-tailed Godwits on Blaxton Meadow with 9 Greenshanks, Kingfisher, Mediterranean Gull (ad-w) & Grey Wagtail. Also Common Sandpiper & Little Grebe on the narrow river.

posted by Pete Aley
8 Sep
10:10 am
2022

Berry Head Wed 7th Sept

Missed the best birds, later in the day but personal totals for a seawatch 09.15-14.45: 11 Arctic Skuas, 37 Balearic Shearwaters, 1 Arctic, 1 Sandwich & 5 Common Terns, Whimbrel, 6 Common Scoters, Peregrine, several pom/Arctic Skuas & 6+ Common Dolphins.  

posted by Pete Aley
8 Sep
8:39 am
2022

Saltram – Spotted Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatchers M & F showing at Saltram

posted by Greg Bradbury
8 Sep
7:47 am
2022

Wrafton area

Late news for yesterday: Only one Greenshank on the scrape early on and only one Black-tailed Godwit late morning. Kingfisher zoomed up stream from the bridge. Heron in the reserve and a Chiffchaff in full song was a bit of a surprise.

posted by Jon Turner
8 Sep
2:55 am
2022

Bowling Green Marsh 7th Sept

Yesterday evenings high tide at Bowling Green & viewing platform. 12 Curlew Sandpiper, 11 Barwit, 15+ Knot, Whimbrel, 26 Greenshank, 220+ Redshank, 60+ Dunlin, 20+ Teal, Shoveler, Pintail & 15+ Sand Martin

posted by Steve Cox
7 Sep
10:20 pm
2022
South Huish Marsh +1 Photo

South Huish Marsh

Two more pics from today.

Please note: Due to unavoidable circumstances Plymouth branch’s first post-covid indoor meeting, due to be held on Monday September 12th has unfortunately had to be CANCELLED. We hope to reschedule the planned talk for a future date.

posted by Chris & Janet Marcol
7 Sep
10:02 pm
2022
South Huish Marsh +1 Photo

South Huish Marsh

In addition to Rob’s report, at least two Yellow Wagtails, four Whinchat and two Wheatear and three or more Clouded Yellows provided a nice supporting cast to the celebrity Black Tern.

On a sadder, more worrying note, a dead Teal was blown across the ley into the NW corner, another avian flu victim perhaps?

posted by Chris & Janet Marcol
7 Sep
9:14 pm
2022

Wood Sandpiper – Wrafton

Martin – Think this is probably the same single Wood Sandpiper that I heard & observed flying over Horsey towards Sharpa Marshes & Wrafton on Sunday last. Good to see that it landed & stayed around.

posted by Rob Jutsum
7 Sep
8:16 pm
2022
Broadsands, Paignton +1 Photo

Broadsands, Paignton

A count of 54 Mediterranean gulls on the beach this morning mostly 1st and 2nd winter birds, two with green DARVIC type rings “R4UA” and R6UJ”.

In excess of 500 Herring Gull, a handful of GBBG and one LBBG, a solitary Kittiwake and a small number of Black Backed Gull one youngster not looking at all well.

One sandwich Tern and two Oyster Catcher.

This afternoon a phone call from a member of the public reporting a Gannet at the roadside at Yealm Bridge, Yealmpton.

posted by Steve Hopper
7 Sep
6:26 pm
2022
Saltram +1 Photo

Saltram

Late afternoon viewed from the the amphitheatre at Saltram lovely if distant views of an Osprey over the Plym. It dived unsuccessfully three times then flew off towards Laira Bridge mobbed by Crows.

posted by Bob Barrow
7 Sep
4:46 pm
2022

Teignmouth

Dead Gannet washed up on beach between Teignmouth and  Holcombe this afternoon. Possible bird flu victim ?

posted by Angela Truman
7 Sep
12:41 pm
2022

Dawlish Warren

1 clouded yellow and some gannets 

posted by Gerry Hooper
7 Sep
10:38 am
2022

South Huish Marsh.

Brief visit to see the Black Tern which was very active plus 2 Curlew Sandpipers, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 5 Blackwits, several Dunlin & Snipe plus 30 odd Sand Martins.

posted by Rob Macklin
7 Sep
9:26 am
2022
North Devon Osprey +1 Photo

North Devon Osprey

Photos of the Osprey on the river taw this morning.

posted by Dave Paterson
7 Sep
8:44 am
2022

Holcombe Beach Tuesday pm

Sadly one dead gannet drifting around in the tide line.

posted by Patrick Case
7 Sep
7:12 am
2022

Bampton

Marsh Tit on garden feeder, not seen one here for eight years

posted by Michael Adams
7 Sep
7:10 am
2022

River Taw Osprey

One Osprey on the Taw , in front of Chivenor 

posted by Dave Paterson
7 Sep
2:54 am
2022
South Huish +1 Photo

South Huish

Last evening between the stormy showers at South Huish…Black Tern, Curlew Sandpiper, Dunlin, Snipe, Bar tailed Godwits, Yellow Wagtails, Wheatears and a Whinchat

posted by Bob Barrow
6 Sep
11:59 pm
2022

Heddon’s Mouth and Wrafton Pond

Dipper and Possible Wood Sandpiper

posted by Martin Bennett
6 Sep
11:54 pm
2022
Fremington Pill +1 Photo

Fremington Pill

Early morning visit to Fremington Pill where this Glossy Ibis as spotted downstream from the sluice. There a few Redshank, a couple of Little Egret and a couple of Greenshank.  Late morning at Heddon Mouth were these Dippers were foraging in the stream that runs alongside the path to the beach. Then an afternoon visit to Wrafton Pond where four Black tailed Godwits, a Greenshank and what appears to be a Wood Sandpiper  were seen on the scrap.

posted by Martin Bennett
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