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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
9 May
6:12 pm
2024

Northam Burrows

Osprey this evening at Northam Burrows  Grey sands

posted by Roy Allen
9 May
4:47 pm
2024

Staverton bridge

Very obliging dipper preening on the shingle,several willow warblers,Newbridge by the river

posted by KEVIN Hall
9 May
4:14 pm
2024

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Unexpected, this morning on the high tide, was a pair of Great Crested Crested Grebes; also, 2 Whitethroats, Grey Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Greenshank, 2+ Whimbrels, 12 Turnstones, 5 Curlews including flagged J7 (a head-starter from Dartmoor) and the female Red-crested Pochard.

Yesterday: 3 Swifts, Treecreeper, Whitethroat, Stonechat, 3 Bullfinches & 4 Greenshanks.

 

posted by Peter Aley
9 May
2:57 pm
2024

Old Torrington Road Barnstaple

Red kite seen high being mobbed by a gull and heading NE around midday.

posted by Robert Morgan
9 May
11:27 am
2024

Osprey Seaton Wetlands

Seen here today at around 10am, was an Osprey, which flew along the estuary towards Seaton, before heading back towards Colyton.

posted by jeff middleton
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