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3 Jul
9:42 pm
2024

Bowling Green Marsh

An hour’s visit late afternoon produced 1 ad. Med Gull, 1 Spotted Redshank among c200 Commons, 1 Whimbrel among 40+ Curlews, 3 Greenshanks, 20 Lapwings, 20+ Blackwits, 1 Shoveler and 3 Teal.

posted by James Camden
3 Jul
3:22 pm
2024

Old Torrington Road Barnstaple

Lovely views of the juvenile great spotted woodpecker on the fat ball feeder today. Made several visits today. Lots of juvenile blackbirds in the garden also.

posted by Robert Morgan
2 Jul
6:13 pm
2024

Arlington

7 pairs of Spotted Flycatchers that we have watched since spring,all successfully raised families, all fledged but one pair still to go. Very pleasing.

posted by jenny elvin
2 Jul
2:10 pm
2024

Trinity Hill,Axminster

Nigjtjars showing well last night,one sat on the wires showing off!

posted by KEVIN Hall
1 Jul
7:57 pm
2024

Countess Weir

A cycle down to Countess Weir this evening. 2 Green Sandpiper on the favourite pool. 25+ House Martin, with 7+ active nests, probably more as 26 nests viewable on properties overlooking the river. Reed Bunting and Reed Warbler singing in the marsh still.

Otherwise Great Spotted Woodpecker, 60 Mute Swan, 18+ Goldfinch, Stock Dove, 3 singing Chiffchaff the best of the rest.

posted by Steve Cox
1 Jul
6:38 pm
2024

Hooe Lake

48 Black-headed Gulls on the rising tide this morning, all of them adults apart from a single juvenile. Also 4 Common Sandpipers and the female White Wagtail on the flotsam under the disused waste disposal tower.

posted by David Diskin
1 Jul
6:32 pm
2024
Cadover Bridge +1 Photo

Cadover Bridge

On a brief visit to Cadover Bridge this morning numerous Sand Martins many  at nest holes feeding youngsters. Several Grey Wagtails, 2 Reed Buntings, Goldfinches, Linnets. A Song Thrush and a Wheatear at Brisworthy Farm.

posted by Bob Barrow
1 Jul
10:54 am
2024
Red Kite Stockland

Red Kite Stockland

Red Kite hunting as the hay was cut near Stockland.

posted by Alasdair
30 Jun
3:34 pm
2024

East Soar – single male Pied Flycatcher

Single male Pied Flycatcher on edge of woods by stream above Starehole Bay

posted by Iain Grogan
30 Jun
12:49 pm
2024

Higher Soar

100 Swifts moving through.

posted by Rob Macklin
30 Jun
12:19 pm
2024
Crownhill Down +1 Photo

Crownhill Down

Yesterday morning on the Down. Along the bridlepath the still vocal Tree Pipit showing well, 2 Jays, a Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaffs, Willow warblers, Greenfinches, Goldfinches and Linnets, 2 Kestrels, a Buzzard and 5 Ravens and a Wheatear with 2 fledgelings.

posted by Bob Barrow
30 Jun
7:09 am
2024

Lower Tamar Lake

Late for Saturday 30th.

Lower Tamar Lake.

2 Willow Tits at the hide, 2 Mute Swan, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Blue Tits, 1 Dunnock, 5 Chaffinch, 2 Robins, 3 Coal Tits, c50 Mallard.

posted by Rod Mudge
29 Jun
7:40 pm
2024

Possible juvenile turtle dove, Alston, Axminster

  • only viewed briefly a dove with grey plumage, smaller than the resident collared doves.  Sat on  lawn until dog frightened it into flight.  Aware of some white as it flew.  8pm
posted by Martin Iddon
29 Jun
4:40 pm
2024
Kayak Trip Berry Head +1 Photo

Kayak Trip Berry Head

Offshore Berry Head:

250+ Balearic Shearwaters inc rafts of 150 and 80

1 Manx Shearwater

3 Med Gulls

2 Sandwich terns

Pair of flypast skuas almost certainly Pomarine

plus 120 Common Dolphins

posted by Rupert Kirkwood
29 Jun
1:21 pm
2024

East Soar

24 Swifts overhead leaving these shores late morning. Kestrels feeding young, looks like three successful pairs. Big news is the dearth of insects particularly butterflies; just a few Meadow Browns about, very low numbers of Silver-studded Blues and Dark Green Fritillaries. Hopefully will improve in July but I have my doubts!!

posted by Rob Macklin
28 Jun
10:45 pm
2024
Widworthy and Seaton Wetlands +1 Photo

Widworthy and Seaton Wetlands

Spotted Flycatcher in garden in Widworthy and juvenile Kestrel in Seaton.

posted by Geoff Mitchell
28 Jun
7:23 pm
2024

Trew Weir and Salmon Pool, Exeter

An adult Kittiwake at Trew Weir, with Kingfisher just down river. A hobby over Salmon Pool bridge.

40+ Sand Martin, 15+ House Martin, 3 Swallow and 4+ Swift along this section of river.

Also Whitethroat singing, 3 singing Blackcap and a Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Finally 4 Grey Wagtail on Alphington Brook on way back home.

posted by Steve Cox
28 Jun
2:34 pm
2024

River Mole Valley

16 Sand Martins at their usual riverbank nesting site,Swift feeding on pollinators over the autumn bird mix.Elsewhere Spotted Flycatcher, Siskin, Marsh Tit, Raven, Crossbill and the occasionally seen Hooded/Hybrid Crow that has been around for a couple of years.Non avian included Red and Roe Deer with fawns, fresh Otter spraint,  few butterflies other than 50 plus Meadow Browns and 10 Ringlets.

posted by Brian Nicholas
28 Jun
7:31 am
2024

Central Exeter

3 Green Woodpeckers on the lawn this morning ,1 adult and 2 full size juveniles.

posted by JOHN PHILLIPS
27 Jun
6:10 pm
2024
Return of the Redshanks Taw River

Return of the Redshanks Taw River

Happy to see our 1st Redshanks of the Summer on the Taw at Chivenor near Bassets Pit. 11 in all, looking resplendent in breeding plumage, along with 9 Black Headed Gulls including 2 of this year’s fledglings.

Also seen; 2 Curlew

and 14 Oystercatcher 

posted by Phil and Sue Naylor
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