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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
An hour at Ausewell Wood
A pleasant walk pre-work today.
Highlights were two spotted flycatchers, a male bullfinch, singing tree pipit (from cairn) and a small flock of siskin in the canopy.
South Milton Ley
Hobby and female Sparrowhawk over reedbed.
A single Red Kite high over Dartmouth 13.25 flying east.
My first in Devon.
Red kite – Lympstone
Red kite spotted over Commando Training Centre at 1100 on 30/05/23
Red Kite, Drewsteignton
Red Kite high over the village at 11.45 am, drifted north.
Fremington Quay at 8pm – mixed flocks (100+) of dunlin and ringed plover foraging on the mudbanks. Still a lone redshank in Fremington Pill.
Red Kite – Dartmoor – 29th May 23
Food Fight – With lots of Red Kites passing through Devon at the moment – Here is one snatching some breakfast this morning on Dartmoor
Red Kite , Fremington
Red kite spotted above Chilpark woods Fremington 14.30hrs Monday 29th May 2023
Spotted over Plymouth Parkway near Manadon roundabout