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23 Sep
8:17 pm
2022

Wrafton Scrape

Quick pre dinner visit to the scrape at 1800hrs. 62 Black Tail Godwits, 20 Knot, and the 2 Spotted Redshank diving furiously around feeding. 
Bonus bird, Green Sandpiper made a brief appearance before disappearing into the undergrowth.

posted by Andy Leat
23 Sep
7:17 pm
2022
Crownhill Down +1 Photo

Crownhill Down

Very quiet on the Down except for several Wheatears and 4 f. Teal on one of the small ponds.

posted by Bob Barrow
23 Sep
7:01 pm
2022

Plym Estuary & Saltram

A visit this afternoon produced the following. Knot 1, Bar-tailed Godwit 16, Dunlin 14, Redshank 187, Greenshank 7, Curlew 21, Grey Heron 14, Little Egret 13, Kingfisher 1 & Green Woodpecker.

Also in the area, a Red-backed Shrike was seen in a area with no public access.

posted by Martin Phillips
23 Sep
6:35 pm
2022

Tamar Lakes

5 Ruff, 1Lapwing, 1 Little Stint, 2 Yellow Legged Gulls,good numbers of Ringed Plover, Dunlin 3 Curlew Sandpiper.  1 Jay and 1 Kestrel.

posted by jenny elvin
23 Sep
6:22 pm
2022

Bowling Green Marsh

16:14-18:18

3 Spoonbill; 3 Grey Plover; 1 Curlew Sandpiper amongst vastly increased numbers of Wigeon, Pintail, Teal etc 

posted by Paul Bray
23 Sep
5:35 pm
2022

Wrafton Scrape

Quick pre dinner visit to the scrape at 1800hrs. 62 Black Tail Godwits, 20 Knot, and the 2 Spotted Redshank diving furiously around feeding. 
Bonus bird, Green Sandpiper made a brief appearance before disappearing into the undergrowth.

posted by Andy Leat
23 Sep
4:25 pm
2022

Taw between Heanton and Chivenor

Osprey seen fishing on incoming tide at around 3.00 pm.

posted by Fozz Forsdike
23 Sep
1:48 pm
2022
European Roller. +1 Photo

European Roller.

Still showing well at Bere Ferrers this morning.

posted by Peter Castle
23 Sep
10:33 am
2022
North Devon Spoonbill +1 Photo

North Devon Spoonbill

Photos of the Spoonbill on Saltpill Duck Pond.

posted by Dave Paterson
23 Sep
9:25 am
2022

Redlake Track, Bittaford

Along the Redlake Track, Bittaford this morning, just above Harford two male Hen Harrier quartering the ground before heading out towards the moors. Female Merlin hunting, eleven Kestrel sightings which I suspect revolved around four birds that kept coming into view and a very vocal young Buzzard.

Two Wheatear, Stonechat, numerous Skylark and Meadow Pipit.

posted by Steve Hopper
23 Sep
9:04 am
2022

North Devon Spoonbill

1 Spoonbill on Saltpill Duck Pond this morning. Photos to follow.

posted by Dave Paterson
22 Sep
7:17 pm
2022
Prawle point +1 Photo

Prawle point

Brief visit to fields near Gammon Head to see the 3 Choughs despite harrassment from Crows they returned to the same field and were really confiding.

posted by Bob Barrow
22 Sep
5:22 pm
2022
Bere Ferrers

Bere Ferrers

The European Roller is still showing off on it’s favourite perches. Osprey also flew directly over the village at around 1.15pm. Five Curlew Sandpipers on the estuary mudflats in Bere Ferrers.

posted by Fred Jenkins
22 Sep
5:08 pm
2022

Wrafton scrape

Late afternoon update.  60 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Spotted Redshank and 5 Knot (although Sue Bruce tells me she saw 17 of the latter earlier on). Nearby in the reserve at least 5 Chiffchaffs and a Blackcap. 2 Gadwall on Wrafton Pond.

posted by Jon Turner
22 Sep
3:42 pm
2022

Prawle village.

Red Kite. Please note Prawle. Point car park closed until 10 Oct.    South Huish ,3 Cattle Egret,1 Reeve,1 Curlew Sandpiper, 10 Dunlin,15 Blk T. Godwits.

posted by Vic & Sylvia Tucker
22 Sep
1:55 pm
2022

Soar Mill Valley & Southdown Farm

Very few migrants in today’s tally of 74 Robin, 28 Greenfinch, 80 Goldfinch, 220 Linnet, 25 Chiffchaff, 11 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, Great Spotted Woodpecker flying north, first autumn Goldcrest, 14 Teal, Sparrowhawk & 3 Kestrel.

Non–avian: 2 Clouded Yellow, four male Red-veined Darter & 5 Sika Deer inc.3 stags.

posted by Rob Macklin
22 Sep
1:44 pm
2022

Maristow Tavy Estuary

At 1050, just after low water, an Osprey flew downstream from Lopwell carrying a half-eaten fish.  It flew up into Blaxton Wood and was lost from view.

Also seen a Kingfisher, Stock Dove and three Chiffchaffs.

posted by roger smaldon
22 Sep
1:15 pm
2022
Sharpa / Wrafton scrape

Sharpa / Wrafton scrape

On the way along the Tarka trail towards Barnstaple this morning 2 Spotted Redshank foraging energegetically on the scrape.

posted by Rob Jutsum
22 Sep
11:45 am
2022

Wrafton scrape

Arrived early at the scrape (well, 9.15) to find 2 Spotted Redshank dashing about in feeding mode! 5 Black-tailed Godwits.

posted by Jon Turner
22 Sep
7:35 am
2022

South Dartmoor

Single Golden Plover over Three Barrows yesterday, calling, eventually headed west over Glaze Valley.

posted by Peter Reay
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