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19 May
9:25 am
2024

Red Kite Honiton Hill

Red Kite  drifting eastwards along escarpment today at 10.05am

posted by David Lee
18 May
8:50 pm
2024

Westwood near ashclyst forest

8 greenfinches on the sunflower seeds in the garden this afternoon

posted by Mike Graham
18 May
8:29 pm
2024
Devon +1 Photo

Devon

Yesterday was a good day for birds sightings. In Gidleigh there were two Treecreepers, a couple of Jays, singing Willow Warblers and a Blackcap.

In Sigford there were a good number of Swifts (10 -15), House Martins (10-15), a Green Woodpecker and a singing Blackcap.

In Ashburton a Song Thrush singing from the top of a tall tree.

Emsworthy Mire were there were a few Cuckoos, a coupler Wheatear, a male Redstart, a couple of Skylark that were annoyed at their close encounter with a Cuckoo, a couple of Linnets and the usual Meadow pipits.

On to Challacombe Farm were there were a few Willow Warbler, Swallows on the road, a Redstart, a Wren, two Dunnock, a couple of Linnets. a Cuckoo, a Robin and heard a possible Garden Warbler.

posted by Martin Bennett
17 May
7:35 pm
2024

East Hill Ottery

2 Willow Warblers singing.

posted by Maggie Heal
17 May
4:35 pm
2024

Plym Estuary & Saltram

In this afternoon’s sunshine, 2 Little Ringed Plovers dropped briefly onto Blaxton Meadow. Also, a Spotted Flycatcher, a late Wheatear (female), Whitethroat, Green Woodpecker, Greenshank, Roe Deer and 2 Small Heaths.

posted by Peter Aley
17 May
2:49 pm
2024

Arlington.

  • 2 Spotted Flycatcher
  • 1 Blackcap.
  • 1 Nuthatch
  • 1Chiffchaff.
  • Swallows and House Martins Building nests.
  • Good numbers of local birds.Especially Song Thrushes.
posted by jenny elvin
17 May
1:00 pm
2024

DWT Old Sludge Beds at Countess Weir

A visit predominantly for Dragonflies. However 33 Mute Swans and a male Tufted on the river. Usual warblers including 2 Cetti’s Warblers singing.

Dragonflyies, including 3 Scarce Chaser, Broad-bodied Chaser, 10+ Red-eyed Damselfly and 4 Hairy Dragonfly amongst the commoner damselflies.

Yesterday a visit to Emsworthy Mire was as excellent. 4 Cuckoo (3 Males), 6 singing M Redstart. Singing Pied Flycatcher. Singing Garden Warbler and over 35 singing Willow Warbler.

posted by Steve Cox
17 May
12:44 pm
2024

The frog stone. Salcombe hill

5 SKYLARK

1 YELLOWHAMMER

3 GOLDCREST

LINNET – MANY

1 SONG THRUSH

 

 

posted by Tom cousins
17 May
6:40 am
2024
Seaton Wetlands +1 Photo

Seaton Wetlands

Sedge Warblers in full voice at Seaton yesterday.

posted by Geoff Mitchell
16 May
11:46 pm
2024

Molland Common

Today on Molland Common there were two Cuckoos (seen and heard), a single Yellowhammer, a Whitethroat, a couple of Willow Warblers, a Great spotted Woodpecker, a couple of Linnets, a Buzzard and Brown Hare.

Best sighting by far was that of two Nightjars (my first ever). Both were perched on burnt gorse and around 600mm (2 feet) from the ground. They were churring (short burst) during the day which drew my attention to them. They were about 10-15 metres from me and around 3-4 metres apart.

To avoid giving away the location of the Nightjars, I’m not posting any photos today.

 

posted by Martin Bennett
16 May
7:33 pm
2024

Reed Warbler Barbican Plymouth

A Reed Warbler was singing on and off all day in the scrub on the seaward side of the NMA. Guessing a migrant but a slightly odd place.

posted by Richard Billington
16 May
3:25 pm
2024

First Swifts

4 – 5 Swifts my first this year over the quay in Bideford 10.20am

posted by Rob Maye
16 May
2:10 pm
2024

Watermeet and Rockford.

Siskins, 1 Pied Flycatcher, m/f Bullfinches,1 G S Woodpecker, 2 pairs grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff

and Dipper.

posted by jenny elvin
16 May
8:08 am
2024

Crownhill Down, Dartmoor

Two Sanderling and one Dunlin in Crownhill Down Main Pit first thing.

posted by Chris E
15 May
8:23 pm
2024

Sparrowhawk Central Plymouth

Washing my car in the back lane in Mannamead when a sparrowhawk took a sparrow from a garden hedge barely 3 metres away from me.  It then flew down about 10 metres along the alley to dispatch and pluck its lunch. Sorry for the sparrow, but a very privileged view of nature in action.

posted by Ian
15 May
5:09 pm
2024

Sandwich Tern, Northam Burrows

Single Sandwich tern flying up river Northam burrows. Other birds noted. 30 plus Shelduck, Common Whitethroat, Wheatear, Stonechat, Linnets, Skylarks and Meadow pipit.

posted by John Davies
15 May
4:57 pm
2024

Totness Wier – Mandarin Hatch

  • Up to a dozen duckings just above Totnes Weir. Three,possibly four drakes in attendance,Only one female seen.
  • 1600+15:5:24
posted by Denis Doy
15 May
3:35 pm
2024

Swifts at Northam

4 swifts screaming over houses in Northam about 8pm on Tuesday 14/5/24

posted by Stan Coats
15 May
3:31 pm
2024

Plym Estuary & Saltram

The Bar-tailed Godwit and Datmoor-ringed curlew J7 still around on Blaxton Meadow on today’s high tide, 2 Whitethroats lingering on the site and a flock of 20 Turnstones included a few in lovely summer plumage. Also, 8 Swifts, Green & Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Sparrowhawk, Stonechat, 5 Roe Deer, Small Heath & Speckled Wood.

posted by Peter Aley
15 May
3:30 pm
2024

Red Kite, Umberleigh

One Red Kite seen from A377 near Umberleigh on Tuesday 14/5/24 giving a clear view of forked tail and wing shape.

posted by Stan Coats
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