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11 May
4:57 pm
2024
Red Kite Bolberry Down

Red Kite Bolberry Down

Single Red Kite spotted on Bolberry Down near Hope Cove South Devon. A walker who i bumped into thought there might be 2

posted by Jo Roberts
11 May
4:27 pm
2024

Badgworthy.

3 Pied Flycatchers, 1Spotted Flycatcher, 1Siskin, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Cuckoo, 3 Redstart, 1 Blackcap, 1Chiffchaff,5WillowWarbler,2Grey Wagtail, many Goldfinch, and a mix of Swallows and House Martins. 1 Whinchat and 3 Stonechat.

posted by jenny elvin
11 May
3:21 pm
2024

Labrador Bay

The highlight of my walk this morning was a brief view of a Spotted Flycatcher, only the second one I’ve seen here. Also

18 Cirl Bunting 6 Whitethroat, 9 Swallow,4 Skylark, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Green Woodpecker and another calling.

31 species seen

 

posted by Rob Murphy
11 May
2:37 pm
2024
Crownhill Down +1 Photo

Crownhill Down

Brief visit early this morning produced Wheatear 3, Ravens 3, Buzzard 1, Cuckoo’s 2, Song thrush 1, Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers, numerous Skylarks and Meadow Pipits and Dunlin 2 on TWL.

posted by Bob Barrow
11 May
10:30 am
2024

Nightjars

Heard 1 on mutters moor

And 3 aylesbeare common

Last night

posted by Tom cousins
11 May
10:23 am
2024

Occombe, Preston

2 Red Kites observed flying over Occombe this morning, close to the A380 from west to east.

posted by Stephen Huggins
11 May
9:47 am
2024

Red kite sighting

Red kite sighting at the back of Instow, Saturday 11 May 2024

posted by Claire Edwards
11 May
7:37 am
2024
Lower Tamar lake

Lower Tamar lake

Purple Heron still at Lower Tamar lake. Appeared at 9am on Friday at the back of the stock pond.

 

 

posted by Colin Rudlof
11 May
7:15 am
2024

Lower Tamar Lake

Lower Tamar Lake this morning.

1 Purple Heron at the stock pond 07.00

 

posted by Rod Mudge
10 May
8:56 pm
2024

Lower Tamar Lake

Lower Tamar Lake this morning.

1 Purple Heron, 1 Grey Heron at the rear of the stock pond.

 

posted by Rod Mudge
10 May
6:20 pm
2024

Velator and Braunton Burrows

Hobby hunting over Velator marsh 13:00 – 13:30.

3 Whimbrel feeding on the flooded area of the Burrows.

posted by G E and LA Carr
10 May
5:37 pm
2024

Exminster Marsh

A cycle down to Exminster Marsh this morning, staying along canal bank down to Turf and Station Road down to middle car park. Lots of bird song.

Highlights were 5 Hobby towards M5. Also 4 male Gadwall, Greenshank and 5 Blackwit on the marsh.

Warblers from Countess Weir downwards included 7+ Reed, 5 Cetti’s, 4 Sedge, 9 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap and a Whitethroat. Also the usual Willow Warbler just south of Double Locks.

Little Grebe and 2 Tufted on the lagoon. Pair of Swallows at Turf, and three at swing gate at Countess Weir. Otherwise 4 Swift over the marsh.

As expected 4+ Reed Bunting and 4+ Skylark, some singing.

Little else to report bird wise. However first Hairy Dragonfly and Large Red Damselfly on the wing, seeing two of each. And either a Common Blue or Azure Damselfly, probably the latter but never landed long enough.

posted by Steve Cox
10 May
5:17 pm
2024

Torquay Kayak Trip

Osprey over Meadfoot beach 0550

4 Great Northern Divers flypast, Hopes Nose

1 Rissos Dolphin, Hopes Nose

posted by Rupert Kirkwood
10 May
4:15 pm
2024

Aylesbeare RSPB

2 Red Kites heading SW at 4.15 pm.

posted by David Gray
10 May
4:04 pm
2024

Stockland

Four Red Kites over Stockland heading south down the Yarty valley.

posted by Alasdair
10 May
3:10 pm
2024

Nightjar at Bovey Heath

At least three Nightjars present at Bovey heath last night 09/05/24 .One female seen flying and two males churring

posted by Paul Carter
10 May
2:57 pm
2024

Old Torrington Road Barnstaple

4 more red kites overhead today. The first, mid-morning, headed off NE then 3 one after the other at around 2pm at various heights and all heading E. Lots of green and goldfinches about today as well as a pair of collared doves which have been absent from our patch for many years mostly due to cat predation I think.

posted by Robert Morgan
10 May
11:19 am
2024

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Four Whitethroats and a Whimbrel on this morning’s circuit but now just a single Greenshank; also, Red-crested Pochard (female), Swift, Green Woodpecker, Bullfinch, 3 Roe Deer and a Speckled Wood.

posted by Peter Aley
9 May
8:06 pm
2024
Red kites over Croyde

Red kites over Croyde

At least 6 Red kites spotted over a Croyde lakes at approx. 12pm on Wednesday 8th May! Have seen odd idividual around especially on exmoor, but never at Croyde before and multiple individuals!

posted by Holly Robertson
9 May
6:40 pm
2024

Red kite, Membland/Preston 9/5/24

A single red kite being harassed by a buzzard and a corvid.

posted by Dave Barton
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