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Yesterday morning excellent views of a Cuckoo near Cuckoo Rock. Redstarts, Tree Pipits, GSW, Willow Warblers, , a Kestrel, Jays, Mistle thrush, , Stock Doves
Red Kite, Totnes
Saw a Red Kite being mobbed by crows over follaton in Totnes (31.5.23).
The magpies that nested high up in our Leylandii have been successful. Initially 4 youngsters perilously hopping about not knowing what to do but could only see 3 in the garden this morning demanding food from their parents without much success, although parents did see off an inquistive crow. Interesting parent behaviour – what I think is the female has also been sidling up to the male fluttering her wings with mouth agape apparently asking for food but being ignored.
Red Kite near North Tawton
Seems like Red Kite are all across Devon just now! One this afternoon with 3 Buzzards over a freshly cut silage field near De Bathe Cross, North Tawton.
Red kite, Barnstaple
A red kite sighted flying over Anchor Wood towards the Taw river.
2 Red Kites
2 Red Kites spotted 12.00 today over Liftondown near Lifton
Red kite, California Cross, Modbury
Red kite loitering overhead this morning 01/06/23 at 08.45 hrs at SX70791 52587 alongside B3196 just above California Cross (near Modbury)
Red Kite sited over Cullompton being hastled by seagulls and flying low, headed off to the south west
Grenofen PL19 9ES 8.45am 1st June 2023
Red Kite – Highampton
A red kite was circling over farmland just outside of Highampton this morning.
Nightjars Trendlebere Down
Three or 4 Nightjar heard churring last night, but none seen.
The first brief call was at 8:30, but mainly 9:45 – 10:15.
This morning near Molland this Red Kite was seen in the fields adjacent to the B3227.
Dipper River Erme
- Dipper feeding on River Erme. Visible rings, pink on left, orange on right 31/05/23
Sanderling at Braunton Sands
c95 Sanderling with 1 Dunlin and 1 Ringed Plover feeding on the edge of high tide on Braunton Sands.
Two red kites seen this morning whilst travelling along the A3124 about 2 miles north of Winkleigh.
Nightjars at Hartland Forest
Two Nightjar flying from 9.50pm last night 30th May, and at least two more churring, they were in the first clearing as you walk down the track, much less wind than the next area. Wonderful clear sightings with bins as it was still light when they became active. No wing claps, they seemed to be gently flying around each other, one landing then the other coming back to reconnect before both back in the air, lots of vocal too.
Red Kite Germansweek
Red Kite spotted flying over house near Germansweek on 30th May at around 5.45pm. Headed south towards north Dartmoor hills
Dartmoor, Challacombe Farm area
Monday afternoon on Dartmoor was for me time well spent with lots of birds posing for my camera. A Garden Warbler, a Reed Bunting, a Willow Warbler, a pair of Redstarts, a Spotted Flycatcher, a Blackcap and a Meadow pipit. All of the above were within a few metres of each other.
Red kite Kingsbridge
Seen flying over Kingsbridge down towards the estuary
Red kite, Culmstock Devon
- Red kite hitting the thermals