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19 Sep
3:13 pm
2022

Tavy Est/Maristow

At 0900 an Osprey passed Maristow going upstream beneath tree-top height. About ten minutes later another Osprey was seen down the estuary heading for Tavy Bridge area.

Also seen one male Peregrine that spent some time in a tree, two Little Grebes, five Little Egrets, Stock Dove calling, three Common Sandpipers, and a Greenshank

posted by roger smaldon
19 Sep
1:51 pm
2022

Plym Estuary & Saltram

The Bar-tailed godwit flock is slowly increasing – now 14 birds; also, Knot, 3+ Common Sandpipers, 8 Greenshanks, 14 Dunlin, 23 Oystercatchers, 2 Teal, 2 Kingfishers, at least 1 Grey Wagtail, Firecrest & Green Woodpecker.

Yesterday, Black-tailed Godwit, Peregrine, 6+ Turnstones, Small Heath, Small Copper & Clouded Yellow. 

posted by Pete Aley
18 Sep
8:36 pm
2022
Heanton Court to Wrafton Pond +1 Photo

Heanton Court to Wrafton Pond

A morning walk from Heanton Court where there were a few House Sparrows, a few Redshank and Greenshank seen nearby and on to Wrafton pond where there were a few Black tailed Godwit and a single Spotted Redshank were seen on the Scrape. 

posted by Martin Bennett
18 Sep
8:29 pm
2022

Choughs at Gammon Head

A great joy to see and hear choughs in Devonl. Three seen this afternoon, just east of Gammon Head above Eleander cove.

posted by Nick Dixon
18 Sep
6:12 pm
2022
Crownhill Down +1 Photo

Crownhill Down

Very quiet late afternoon on the Down. A GWP and a couple of Spotted Flycatchers seen on the way back along the bridlepath.                              A solitary Dipper seen in the dying light on the Tory Brook near Loughtor Mill.

posted by Bob Barrow
18 Sep
5:55 pm
2022

Powderham marshes

Osprey hunting near Starcros and Great and cattle egrets among the many herons and little egrets

posted by Sam Cooke-Thomas
18 Sep
3:37 pm
2022

Great White Egret

Clennon Valley Red ACA showing very well this afternoon, its almost tame.

Been at Clennon Valley each of last 3 days, but not all the time

posted by Lloyd Gray
18 Sep
1:19 pm
2022

Aylesbeare Common

08:14-11:23

Plenty of Dartford Warbler; Kestrel; Chiffchaff; Nuthatch: Raven; Stonechat; Blackcap (2 female); Goldcrest and Coal Tit amongst other species.

posted by Paul Bray
18 Sep
12:59 pm
2022
Wrafton pond and scrape

Wrafton pond and scrape

A mid morning visit was rewarded with close views of a juvenile Spotted Redshank (thank you Jon Turner for confirming our suspicion) feeding with three Black Tailed Godwit in the small scrape. A further 20 or so BTG’s in the main scrape. Mallard and <50 BHG’s on the pond.

posted by Philip and Susan Naylor
18 Sep
12:51 pm
2022

Wrafton

Even more Black-headed Gulls on Wrafton Pond this morning – 200? Out on the scrape 26 Black-tailed Godwits and the Spotted Redshank still. Probably 3 calling Cetti’s Warblers in the reserve, and both Grey Wagtail and Kingfisher in the river.

posted by Jon Turner
18 Sep
9:53 am
2022
Saltram +1 Photo

Saltram

At Blaxton Meadow yesterday: Bar-tailed Godwits, Curlew, Common Sandpipers, Dunlins, Redshank, Greenshank, Knots, L. Egrets, Herons, Mandarin Ducks, Stock Dove, Jays and a Kingfisher.

posted by Bob Barrow
18 Sep
8:45 am
2022

Swift at East Prawle

Single swift seen over the village at 08.15 this morning. 

posted by Nick Dixon
18 Sep
8:06 am
2022
South Brent ~ Chiffchaff +1 Photo

South Brent ~ Chiffchaff

Five Chiffchaff in the garden first thing this morning “hunting” for aphids 

posted by Steve Hopper
17 Sep
6:37 pm
2022

Exminster Marsh & Turf Hotel

Lunch time visit to Exminster Marsh and Turf Hotel. Osprey feeding south of Lympstone. 35+ Sandwich Tern on estuary. 2 Cattle Egret south of Lagoon was best of visit. 

posted by Steve Cox
17 Sep
6:26 pm
2022

Velator

The highlights from a late morning walk from Velator to Horsey Island – ringed plover, dunlin, buzzard, kestrel, little owl, mute swan, moorhen, cormorant, Canada geese, little grebe, goldfinch, a lone swallow, linnet, wheatear.

posted by Colin Dracott
17 Sep
4:23 pm
2022

Wrafton pond and scrape

After a few days away took the bike down to check the scrape. About 40 Godwits, and the Spotted Redshank still present. About 140 Black-headed Gulls on Wrafton Pond.

posted by Jon Turner
17 Sep
3:26 pm
2022

East Soar

Wryneck still by ponds (re.Ritchie Moore) plus 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 41 Chiffchaff, 14 Blackcap, Green Woodepecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 40 Meadow Pipit, 3 Grey Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, 50 Swallow, 20 House Martin, 20 Stonechat, Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, Sparrowhawk, 2 Wheatear, 48 Robin and a possible influx of 19 Wren – not sure they move much!

Non-avian: 5 Clouded Yellow, 21 Red Admiral & 3 Hornet Robber Fly.

posted by Rob Macklin
17 Sep
1:42 pm
2022

Plym Estuary & Saltram

A good selection of waders on Blaxton Meadow this morning including: 3 Knots (2 juvs + ad), 12 Bar-tailed Godwits, 13 Greenshanks, 2 Common Sandpipers, 11 Dunlins & 23 Oystercatchers.

Also, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Whinchat, 3+ Stonechats, Grey Wagtail, Sparrowhawk & a Small Heath. 

posted by Pete Aley
17 Sep
11:00 am
2022
Yealm Estuary

Yealm Estuary

Osprey causing havoc among the roosting gulls at high tide this morning, before flying east. Also Firecrest along estuary footpath. What3Words: ///along.brightly.nips

posted by Chris E
17 Sep
8:02 am
2022

Osprey – Brixham

Friday 16th Sept. Sat in the garden at 10.30AM, in Brixham, and an Osprey flew over, heading north east.  Later the same day, on the steam train at Staverton, another Osprey, flying down river towards Totnes.

posted by Trevor Leaman
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