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21 Sep
8:26 pm
2022

Lower Tamar Lake

1 Great White Egret this evening, 7 Wigeon, 3 Shoveler.

posted by Rick Lockwood
21 Sep
6:49 pm
2022

River Dart – Stoke Gabriel

1 Osprey and juv Black Tern (been present for over a week now). Viewed from Stoke Gabriel yacht club headland this evening.

posted by Mike Langman
21 Sep
6:38 pm
2022
Bere Ferrers +1 Photo

Bere Ferrers

Great views of the Roller this afternoon near to village Social Club. On the nearby Tavy, Curlew Sandpipers and Dunlin plus 2 Dabchick. A distant Osprey flew downriver carrying a large fish.

posted by Bob Barrow
21 Sep
6:25 pm
2022

Saltram/Blaxton Meadow

This afternoon on the incoming tide , 30 Oystercatcher , 14 Bartailed Godwit , 13 Curlew , 10 Little Egret , 13  Carrion Crow , 5 Jackdaw , 4 Grey Heron , 180 C Blackheaded Gull , 92 Herring Gull.  Flying over Sparrow Hawk and Buzzard.

posted by Peter Castle
21 Sep
3:26 pm
2022

Upper Tamar Lake 21st September

1 Little Stint, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 22 Dunlin, 29 Ringed Plover, 1 Ruff, 1 Barnacle Goose, 410 Canada Goose, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, c100 Herring Gull, c60 Black-headed Gull, 35 Lesser BB Gull.

posted by Rick Lockwood
21 Sep
12:36 am
2022
Broadhembury +1 Photo

Broadhembury

Yesterday (Tuesday) while working in Broadhembury there were two Nuthatch, two Coal tits, a Robin, a Wren lots of Blue and Great tits, a Jay and a single Chiffchaff (I believe).

posted by Martin Bennett
20 Sep
5:44 pm
2022

Exminster Marshes & Bowling Green Marsh

A soaring Osprey at EM and 7 Curlew Sandpipers at BGM were the highlights for Paul McEleny and I today. Other salient sightings were c20 Barwits, c30 Grey Plovers, 1 Golden Plover & 8 Ringed Plovers, all from the platform at BGM at high tide. A Clouded Yellow was at EM. 

posted by Howard Ackford
20 Sep
5:39 pm
2022

Horsey Island

Quick early evening visit to Horsey and Wrafton Scrape this evening at 1700hrs. Wheatear showing on the jetty by cross banks, little owl, dozen or so Dunlin with a few Redshank.  4 Little Grebes, Heron and Mute Swans. 
2 Marsh Harriers and Sparrowhawk,
 topped the visit off.

A stop at Wrafton Scrape on the way home to see the Spotted Redshank still there. 

posted by Andy Leat
20 Sep
2:37 pm
2022

Glossy ibis

Pair of glossy ibis seen in creek between Fremington Quay and Muddlebridge today at about 3pm

posted by Tim Buckley
20 Sep
1:33 pm
2022

Bere Ferrers

European roller showing well, around the social club area, 11.00am

posted by roger jewell
20 Sep
1:20 pm
2022

East Soar

A distinct lack of passerines this morning so focus turned to movements of 1700 House Martins moving west in 2 hours plus 183 Meadow Pipits also moving west. Plus: 90 Swallows, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 8 Pied Wagtails, 3 Wheatears, Sparrowhawk & 160 Linnets. 

Non-avian: 4 Clouded Yellows.

posted by Rob Macklin
20 Sep
11:11 am
2022
Bere Ferrers – Roller +1 Photo

Bere Ferrers – Roller

To the delight of a small gathering of local and not so local birders, the juvenile Roller, that had been presumed gone gave, first of all distant views in fields below the allotments, having swapped places on the telephone pole with a Buzzard, then gave amazing close views on the cross on the church spire and nearby tv aerials.

posted by Chris Marcol
20 Sep
10:26 am
2022

Dawlish Warren

Wryneck seen around visitors centre 10 30 am

posted by Nick Workman
20 Sep
7:03 am
2022

Lyme Bay Cruise

A cruise out of Brixham on Sunday started well with 7 Mediterranean Gulls and 3 Purple Sandpipers before we left the harbour. Then with some fantastic close sightings of Arctic Skuas – probably around 10 birds seen in total. a brief sighting of probably a Sooty Shearwater. An interesting Skua at the time of seeing it we had reservations over (almost entirely down to the way it flew off – fast and low – but not chasing) was actually a juvenile Long-tailed Skua. A bit of a choppy sea made watching and trying to get detail on slightly distant birds hard – thank goodness for good cameras (Mark Darlaston’s in this case)!

  Arctic Skua & Kittiwale Lyme Bay 18 Sep 2022 Bill Coulson    Long-tailed Skua juv Lyme Bay 18 Sep 22 Mark Darlaston

   pale juv Arctic Skua and Kittiwake (Bill Coulson)          juvenile Long-tailed Skua (Mark Darlaston)

 

posted by Mike Langman
19 Sep
6:51 pm
2022

Wrafton

Only two Godwits on the scrape, but the Spotted Redshank was still charging about, head under water feeding. Only a dozen Black-headed Gulls on Wrafton Pond. Heron and Kingfisher in the reserve plus a Stock Dove exiting the building in there as if it might still be breeding. 

posted by Jon Turner
19 Sep
5:53 pm
2022

Exmouth

Great White Egret seen flying north over Hulham Road at 1635 from the window of my home.

posted by Terry Smith
19 Sep
5:46 pm
2022

Upper Tamar Lake 19th September

1 juv Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 22 Dunlin, 20 Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 4 Snipe, 2 Ruff, 3 ad. Yellow-legged Gull, 70 Black-headed Gull, 80 Herring Gull, 40 Lesser BB Gull, 2 Wheatear, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Garden Warbler, 10 Cormorant, 8 Grey Heron.

posted by Rick Lockwood
19 Sep
4:31 pm
2022

Blaxton Wood Viewing Point

On a cycle ride 19-09-22:

Osprey seen well flying upstream passed Gnatham Farm at 1100, then harassed by crows it then flew downstream again passing close. Also seen en- route Cattle Egret (2) in a field with cows near Ashleigh Barton.

posted by Colin Hannaford
19 Sep
4:15 pm
2022

Bowling Green Marsh

07:54-12:53

Eurasian Spoonbill (3); Snipe; and 1 Cattle Egret over were the highlights.

posted by Paul Bray
19 Sep
3:21 pm
2022
Soar – migrants and residents +1 Photo

Soar – migrants and residents

A beautiful morning for a walk around Soar turned out to be quiet. The only migrants were half a dozen Willow Warblers and single Wheatear and Whitethroat, plus c.30 Swallows and c.20 House Martins; also one Peregrine and a couple of Kestrels. The Stonechats seem to have had a very good year, with about 20 at Middle Soar, mostly juveniles.

posted by Martin Overy
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