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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
This morning I saw at least 3 Cuckoos, Stonechats, Linnets, a solitary Wheatear, Swallows, a Swift and a Whitethroat.
Red Kite, Skern .
AT 0950 THIS MORNING, VERY LOW AND THEN PROCEEDED TO FLY JUST A FEW FEET ABOVE THE MUD FLATS TOWARDS APPLEDORE.
Red kites Halwill junction
12 red kites on Sunday at 6pm . All flying one after another really high up heading towards Cornwall. Also cuckoo in cookworthy woods early Sunday morning
3 or 4 Nightjars at Haldon late evening, but seen well and we were away before 10p.m.
quick walk around stover produced, 2 separate broods of coots 3 and 4 respectively being fed by parent birds, 1 male tufted duck, single great crested grebe.1 treecreeper, 4 nuthatch and Swans still with all 9 cygnets
Dipper White Wood
One possibly two dippers seen today along the Dart in a walk from Venford Reservoir.
2 Red Kites spotted over Coombelake nr Ottery st Mary
Red kites spotted
Night Heron on River Exe
One briefly showing well on River Exe (SX 93181 90413) close to Double Locks pub around 1pm, before being flushed by kayakers and flying off behind trees in direction of Exeter.
This morning at Lopwell, a Red Kite drifting North above the tree tops, eventually lost to view. Also, 10+ House Martins, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, and a Little Grebe.
Hunting Sparrowhawk Northam North Devon. 09.10hrs
Sparrowhawk observed hunting through back gardens eventually taking what appeared to be a House Sparrow and flying off.
Hobby over Higher Soar & 3 Swift in off sea.