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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
9 May
8:05 am
2024

Lower Tamar Lake

Lower Tamar Lake 07:00 this morning.

1 Purple Heron, 1 Grey Heron ( back of the stock pond), 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1m Tufted Duck.

posted by Rod Mudge
9 May
6:48 am
2024

South Huish Marsh

Single avocet feeding on ley. Seen noon 8th May from NT car park.

posted by Robert O'Kelly
8 May
8:05 pm
2024

Red Kite, Newton st Petrock

Red Kite seen circling with a Buzzard just outside of the village this morning. No pics unfortunately.

posted by Nick Thompson
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