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20 Jun
4:53 pm
2024

Clennon lakes, Torbay

Best of the brids were 4 gadwall, 3 tufted duck, 2 little egret and a dabchick (all lake 1), 3 herons (lakes 1 and 2), reedwarblers and a cetti’s warbler (on lake 2). Dragonflies included emperor, broad bodied chaser, many black tailed skimmers, a scarce chaser (on lake 4), and azure and blue tailed damsels.

posted by Chris & Janet Proctor
20 Jun
1:17 pm
2024

Malborough near Salcombe

2 Red Kites moving slowly east over neighbouring farmland late morning.

posted by Mr Rob Macklin
20 Jun
10:33 am
2024
Avon Dam

Avon Dam

Nine Goosanders roosting on the Avon Dam slipway, flew out at about 06:00 towards the Dart rather than down the Avon. Any sightings of feeding birds welcome.

posted by Peter Reay
20 Jun
10:31 am
2024
South Dartmoor +1 Photo

South Dartmoor

Juv Cuckoo being fed by Meadow Pipits.

posted by Chris E
19 Jun
7:51 pm
2024

Red kite

Red kite over Clawton in North Devon mid day today.

posted by Peter j sharp
19 Jun
5:58 pm
2024

Red Kite at Folly Gate

Red Kite at Narraton, nr Folly Gate, Okehampton 9:30 am, my first for Devon this year!

 

posted by Chris Marcol
19 Jun
5:55 pm
2024

Red Kite at Folly Gate

Red Kite at Narraton, nr Folly Gate, Okehampton 9:30 am, my first for Devon this year!

 

posted by Chris Marcol
19 Jun
4:21 pm
2024

Aylesbeare RSPB

Red Kite briefly at 2.35, then headed N.

posted by David Gray
19 Jun
2:55 pm
2024

Red kites, Instow

While enjoying a coffee at Tapeley Park we spotted 2 red kites overhead enjoying the thermals.

posted by Julie Green
19 Jun
11:56 am
2024

Red Kite at Woolacombe Sands

Approximately 10:30 this morning, flying up the valley above the park.  I’m from Bucks, so quite familiar with them!  So pleasing to see one this far west.

posted by Drew Cribbes
19 Jun
10:29 am
2024
Seaton Wetlands +1 Photo

Seaton Wetlands

Sand Martins working hard at Seaton.

posted by Geoff Mitchell
19 Jun
7:24 am
2024

Exton

3 red kites over Exton around 4pm yesterday.

posted by Helen Whitall
18 Jun
7:14 pm
2024

Red Kite Tiverton

Red kite flying Post Hill area near Tiverton Golf club about 5pm today

posted by Sally F
18 Jun
5:38 pm
2024

Belstone Red Kites.

2 Red Kites above White House Services on the A30 at 16:45 today.

posted by Mark Palmer
18 Jun
4:39 pm
2024

Ilsington – Red Kites

3 Red Kites over the house at 5pm heading South West. One very low over the house.

Also 3 Swifts.

posted by Steve Hearn
18 Jun
4:04 pm
2024

Old Torrington Road Barnstaple

Wonderful views of a juvenile great spotted woodpecker perched on an old concrete post in our garden.

posted by Robert Morgan
18 Jun
1:54 pm
2024

North side of Taw Estuary

8 Redshank near the Tarka Inn & 23 Curlew in the middle of the estuary between Bradiford Reserve & Penhill Marsh.

2 ad Shelduck with 8 juv’s ,248 Canada Geese & 5 House Martins collecting mud from the estuary for nest building at Barnstaple.

A report of a White Stork seen flying west on 12 May 2024 at Ashford Strand by Steve Partridge.

posted by Robert Jutsum
17 Jun
6:07 pm
2024
Crownhill Down +1 Photo

Crownhill Down

This morning down the bridle path a very vocal Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher, Willow warblers, a Song thrush a Mistle thrush with 5 fledgelings, Linnets, Goldfinches, Greenfinches, Swallows, Skylarks, Meadow Pipits, Wheatears, Stonechats, a Reed Bunting, a Buzzard and 3 Ravens.

posted by Bob Barrow
17 Jun
10:51 am
2024

Tarka trail , North Devon…..

  • Saltpill pond ,    Great Egret , adult in breeding plumage, Yellowish legs and dark tipped bill ….

One Black tailed Godwit and the pair of Mute swans with 7 cygnets 2-3 weeks old.

10 returning Curlew on r.Torridge at Westleigh

posted by Malcolm Shakespeare
16 Jun
6:36 pm
2024
Crownhill Down, Dartmoor

Crownhill Down, Dartmoor

My first Swallow fledglings of the year. Both parents feeding four juvs this morning.

posted by Chris E
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