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1 Jun
6:29 pm
2024

River Mole Valley

Rolling in the bird mix accompanied by 350 Rooks, 75 Jackdaws, 10 Stock Doves, 4 Buzzards, 15 Pied Wagtails, 6 Mistle Thrush including 3 juveniles ,60 Herring Gulls and a Red Kite drifting North.

posted by Brian Nicholas
1 Jun
6:08 pm
2024

Woolacombe Down.

5 Whitethroat, 4 Meadow Pipits, large numbers of Larks and Linnets,Stonechat with 4 young. 2 Blackcap and 3 Chiffchaff.

 

posted by jenny elvin
1 Jun
5:38 pm
2024

Garden warbler – Burlescombe

A garden warbler was singing with gusto from a tree in the back garden. Hung around for long enough to make visual id possible.

posted by David Roberts
1 Jun
5:06 pm
2024

Red Kite Combe Martin

Red Kite with a few missing primaries/secondries seen over Combe Martin church at 1230 today.

posted by Andy Leat
1 Jun
1:37 pm
2024

Axminster

2 Goldfinches eating froghoppers from cuckoospit on lavender plants

posted by KEVIN Hall
31 May
10:43 pm
2024

Nightjar – Ideford Common

Plenty of churring and good sighting of a single Nightjar just before 10pm. Also seen, Stonechat, Chiffchaff, Song Thrush.

posted by Stephen Huggins
31 May
2:11 pm
2024

Soar

Cuckoo this morning – unusual bird here! Also 2 Spotted Flycatchers, first of the year!

posted by Rob Macklin
31 May
11:58 am
2024

Plym Estuary & Saltram

A late Wheatear (female) this morning; also, 2 Whitethroats and a Stonechat, all in song.

posted by Peter Aley
31 May
8:12 am
2024

Teignmouth to Oddicombe 30/5/24

4 fulmars on cliffs at southern end, plus 2 more flying, 1 gannet going north

c.20 shags and 20+ cormorant, 7 shelduck, 2 oystercatcher and a couple of rock pipits

posted by Mike Moxon
30 May
4:43 pm
2024
Plym Estuary & Saltram

Plym Estuary & Saltram

A pair of Shelducks with 8 small ducklings on Blaxton Meadow this morning and 3 Curlew lingering there. Also, Red-crested Pochard, 20 Mandarin Ducks and 3 Common Blues.

posted by Peter Aley
30 May
3:06 pm
2024

River Mole Valley

By the river 2 broods of Mallard……11 just hatched and 3 well grown.Also Marsh Tit, Spotted Flycatcher,Siskin, Redstart, Crossbill,  Swift, Dipper and best was a Water Rail along with a rarely seen Red-legged Partridge .Non avian included 8 Red Deer hinds and Roe Deer doe with fawn.

posted by Brian Nicholas
30 May
7:17 am
2024

Tawny Owl Plymouth

Odd how the brain is slow to recognise absence. A calling Tawny Owl in Lipson in the early hours of this morning made me realise that while they were regular 5 years ago, I have seen/heard none since then

posted by Richard Billington
29 May
6:21 pm
2024

Pair Spotted Flycatcher – Rocbeare

Pair building a nest in garden east of Rockbeare

posted by Ben
29 May
5:31 pm
2024

Crownhill Down, Dartmoor

Five Sanderling in Crownhill Down Main Pit this morning.

posted by Chris E
29 May
4:45 pm
2024
Widworthy in the garden today +1 Photo

Widworthy in the garden today

Spotted Flycatcher and Wren feeding young in one of the House Martins nests.

posted by Geoff Mitchell
29 May
8:09 am
2024

Lower Tamar Lake

Lower Tamar Lake

Late for yesterday 28th.

2 Willow Tit one in moult both carrying food, 1m Ring-necked Duck, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Crested Grebe.

posted by Rod Mudge
28 May
7:01 pm
2024

Braunton

Today and yesterday we’ve had a sparrowhawk trying to take the fledgling greenfinchs, great tits and sparrows on the feeders.

posted by Fozz Forsdike
28 May
3:21 pm
2024

beesands

Plenty of swallows and house martin.  With the tufted duck, a ring necked duck.  Also a pochard, reed bunting  , 2 gadwall,  black cap and cetti warbler.

posted by lesley G
27 May
10:02 pm
2024
Blackpool Wood, Dart Valley NR +1 Photo

Blackpool Wood, Dart Valley NR

A very confiding Cuckoo was the top bird amongst the many Willow Warblers, Pied and Spotted Flycatchers and Redstarts along the pipeline track.

posted by Chris & Janet Marcol
27 May
3:37 pm
2024

Yarner Woods

Always a joy walking around this part of Dartmoor. Plenty of birdlife with breeding in full swing. Highlights included many Pied Flycatchers, a Spotted Flycatcher, a male Redstart, 2 Marsh Tit.

posted by Darren Wilson
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