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Burrator area 24th May 2023
A walk up the track to Middleworth, Deancombe and then over the Narrator Brook to
Outcombe copse, returning along the edge of the moor by Roughtor Plantation and
Narrator Farm ruins, produced the following:
Redstart 3 singing males Middleworth/Deancombe
Blackcap 4 singing
Willow Warbler 5 singing
Chiffchaff 3 singing
Reed Bunting 1 singing Narrator Brook
Cuckoo 2 calling
Siskin 3 calling in plantation edges
Tree Pipit only one heard near Narrator Farm ruins
Buzzard one soaring over Roughtor plantation carrying a snake
also two Red Deer hinds near Middleworth, and a young Grass Snake on road
Some time spent searching the copses at Deancombe and Outcombe for Pied Flycatchers. None located with one box at Deancombe occupied by Great Tits
Pied Flycatcher. Heddon Valley
We saw a lone male Pied Flycatcher in the Heddon Valley, singing and displaying at a site we have seen a pair for many years. Sadly, no female.
Berry Head kayak trip today
1 Pomarine skua with unusual plumage. 1 mile off Berry head 5pm today.
Nightjars on Bovey Heath
23/05/2023 Male in flight at 21.30, followed by female at 21.32. Both birds seen regularly until leaving heath at 22.00. Very, very, brief ‘churring’ at 21.40 otherwise silent.
Cuckoo at Cadover Bridge
2 cuckoos heard calling on the moor by Cadover Bridge.
1 male seen multiple times calling from a fence and hawthorn.
Hen or Montagues 400m distant.
Seen from Meldon, flying roughly east to west, accompanied by two crows/ravens.
Red kite Bradworthy
Red kite circling over fields near Bradworthy as silage was being collected at 6.30-7pm Tuesday 23rd May 2023.
Red Kite near Kingsbridge
Single bird circling low, along with a single buzzard, over valley of steep pasture and woodland NE of Kingsbridge around 1pm 23rd May. Seen whilst driving along narrow lane and unable to stop and watch but unmistakeable with buzzard as comparison.
Two Red Kite over Alphington at 5.30pm drifting high NE.
Red Kite – Lamerton
Two Red Kites over Lamerton at about 1400 on 22nd May. Circling quite high and headed south.
Red Kite Kentisbeare
Red Kite flew over Kentisbeare East Devon heading north east 8:00am
Red Kite over Harland
A Red Kite was seen over Hartland on Monday 22nd at 11.00am.
Today on the outskirts of Lynton I spotted a Chiffchaff and a pair of Coal tits.
RED KITE SEEN SOARING OVER PEW TOR THEN HEADED TOWARDS PRINCETOWN
This morning on Crownhill Down: Tree Pipit, Wheatears, Stonechats, Linnets, Ravens, Swallows, Sand martins, Willow Warblers, Jays, GSW.
3 red kites, Sharpitor
22 May 2022 at approx 1000 am
2 red kites soaring over Sharpitor
1 red kite flying low over the moor on the other side of the road from Sharpitor. It landed on a rock, stayed a while, before heading off and flying low over the moor towards Sandford Spiney.
Four red Kites below Roos Tor
we were lucky to watch four red kites today just below Roos Tor on Dartmoor for about 30mins – they were soaring in the sky for most of the time. We could not see if they had been feeding on anything.
River Mole Valley
Juvenile Yellowhammers, Greenfinch and Long-tailed Tits looking fabulous with their brown faces in the orchard.By the river Dippers and Grey Wagtails gathering invertebrates and at least 8 active Sand Martin nests, Hundreds of Beautiful Demoiselles ,13 Red Deer hinds,3 stags in velvet and a Roe Deer with fawn.
Red Kites Newton Poppleford
13.30, looked up in our garden and saw a distinctive shape of Red Kites.
Two Kites, fairly high heading north, one being harried by a crow.
Spotted flycatcher, Kingsbridge
Spotted flycatcher feeding in trees in my garden this morning. Derby Rd, Kingsbridge