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6 Jun
8:01 am
2024

Nightjars on Bovey Heath

 

A very brief fly-by of a female at 21.50 on Wednesday 5 June. Nothing further before leaving site at 22.15

posted by John Walton
5 Jun
11:08 pm
2024

Red Kites x4 Saltrens

4 Red Kites seen over Saltrens near Bideford this morning.  This has doubled my Kite count this year. Most of my sightings have been seen in this area on my way to Bideford in the morning.

posted by Nick Thompson
5 Jun
9:19 pm
2024
Honey Buzzard on Dartmoor

Honey Buzzard on Dartmoor

Highlight of the field visit to Dunnabridge by the mid-Devon branch of Devon Birds was a Honey Buzzard. It glided in low over the moorland and perched on a fence post quite close to the group. Head size and shape, yellow eye and darkly barred breast with no pale midriff were diagnostic. Eventually it flew off, with drooped wings when gliding, then circled high and drifted off in a SE direction. As such, presumed to be a migrant bird.

posted by Tom Misselbrook
5 Jun
7:04 pm
2024

Lower Tamar Lake

Lower Tamar Lake this morning.

1m Ring-necked Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 16 Swifts, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Buzzard. 1 Grey Heron.

posted by Rod Mudge
5 Jun
5:20 pm
2024

Whitehall near Marwood

Between Marwood and Whitehall heard three Green Woodpeckers yaffling at various places in woods near Marwood Hill Gardens, and one seen on the ground appearing to be feeding on ants in a field.

posted by Phil and Sue Naylor
5 Jun
3:43 pm
2024
5 Jun
3:17 pm
2024

Brendon Common. Lynton.

2 Pairs Redpoll, 2Whinchat, good numbers ofLarks,Meadow Pipits, Willow Warblers and Stonechats.

posted by jenny elvin
4 Jun
3:26 pm
2024

Countess Weir

A cycle and walk around lower part of the Riverside Country Park yesterday evening.

Singing Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap and Reed Bunting. 20+ House Martin, 4+ Swallow , 4+ Swift and 3 Sand Martin. 10+ Long-tailed Tit family. Sparrowhawk, 6 Little Egret and 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker.

posted by Steve Cox
4 Jun
11:11 am
2024
Red kite

Red kite

Red kite seen souring the silage fields at highampton Devon

posted by Vikki
4 Jun
10:56 am
2024

Plym Estuary & Saltram 1st – 3rd June

Highlights over recent days: a smart summer-plumaged Grey Plover on Blaxton Meadow (3rd), a brief visit from a female Cirl Bunting (1st) & 2 Tawny Owls (1+ juv, on 2nd). Also, 3 Whitethroats, a pair of Stonechats with a juv, the pair of Shelducks still with 8 ducklings, 27+ Mandarin Ducks, female Red-crested Pochard,  4 Ravens, Green & Great Spotted Woodpeckers and 2 Roe Deer.

posted by Peter Aley
4 Jun
10:50 am
2024

Red kites – Burlescombe

Roughly ten red kites scouring the fields just outside the village. Magnificent.

posted by David Roberts
4 Jun
8:25 am
2024

Red Kite

Yesterday evening 3rd June around 5.45pm a Red Kite was flying over Taleford, Ottery St Mary heading east towards Honiton.

posted by Maurice Rapley
3 Jun
7:20 pm
2024

Arlington.

1 Tawny Owl, 7 Spotted Flycatchers, 1 pair Pied Flycatchers, 1 Siskin, 2 Greenfinch and1 Longtailed Tit.

posted by jenny elvin
3 Jun
3:25 pm
2024
Tiverton Canal Red Kite +1 Photo

Tiverton Canal Red Kite

This morning 1015 – 1045, watched a red kite, tagged yellow on both wings, 11 buzzards (mixture of adult and juveniles) plus loads of seagulls in field as tractor was ploughing. Location between Badgers Holt and the Aqueduct. Have included photos, but they were quite a distant away from path, so photos not great.

Not rare, but also this morning saw female mallard with her 5 ducklings – lovely to see so many survive & a couple of days ago pair of swans and their 6 cygnets. These were both at the Tiverton Bridge Car Park.

posted by Sally F
3 Jun
2:33 pm
2024
Odd Magpie Plymouth

Odd Magpie Plymouth

Sent to me by a colleague today. Photo taken at the university.

posted by Richard Billington
3 Jun
2:07 pm
2024

Red Kite, Peverell

A solo Red Kite flying over Peverell, Plymouth at approx 3pm.

posted by Danielle Tweedie
2 Jun
4:17 pm
2024

Red kite nr Tavistock

Red kite circling overhead near Plaster Down this afternoon.

posted by Andrew Quest
2 Jun
3:22 pm
2024

Lynton,Valley of Rocks.

1 Red Kite,3Whitethroat,3 male Wheatear, 2 Female Wheatear, 2 Meadow Pipit and a good number of Linnets.

posted by jenny elvin
2 Jun
2:17 pm
2024

Red Kites. Stockland

Six Red Kites heading North.

posted by Alasdair
1 Jun
9:47 pm
2024

Halwill junction

2 Nightjars back in the woods behind our house . 3 days earlier than last year

posted by Colin knight
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