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5 Sep
2:26 pm
2023

Alston nr Axminster

Monday 6th September Alston nr Axminster 14.00

Pair ravens in calving paddock.  20+ house martins quite vocal

posted by Martin Iddon
5 Sep
12:11 pm
2023
Horsey +1 Photo

Horsey

2 Great White Egrets on Horsey this morning.

posted by Robert Jutsum
5 Sep
9:59 am
2023
Dart Estuary +1 Photo

Dart Estuary

2 possibly 3 Ospreys during a guided Dart estuary cruise yesterday.

posted by Mike Langman
5 Sep
9:05 am
2023

Crownhill Down

Whinchat at base of down this morning.

posted by Chris E
4 Sep
11:04 pm
2023
Wembury Point +1 Photo

Wembury Point

Still large flocks of waders feeding on the beach at evening high tide (4/9). 100+ turnstone, c.25 dunlin, 2 sanderling, 4+ ringed plover,  and 1 redshank; also 2 whimbrel (and some oystercatchers).

posted by Graham Smith
4 Sep
8:26 pm
2023

Bowling Green Marsh

Among the commoner species over the high tide this morning were one each of Ruff, Curlew Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Whimbrel and Egyptian Goose, 5/6 Barwits, 15 Greenshanks and 25+ Knots, plus 5 Pintail and 4 Wigeon, both my first of the Autumn.

Back in Exeter, a Treecreeper was singing in the grounds of the crematorium.

posted by James Camden
4 Sep
6:45 pm
2023

Labrador Bay

On a walk from Labrador Bay RSPB car park to Maidencombe this morning, we briefly saw a Common Redstart, before it disappeared into the hedgerow. Other birds seen included Green Woodpecker, Stock Dove and a pair of Kestrels.

posted by Nick D'Agorne
4 Sep
4:45 pm
2023

Powderham Marsh

Powderham Marsh 

Despite a hot and very breezy afternoon, a few pleasant finds. 24 Black-tailed Godwit and one Common Sandpiper (briefly) on the flooded areas. Cattle feeding in fields to left of viewing platform, were accompanied by 40+ Pied Wagtail and 10+ Yellow Wagtail. Most of latter were juveniles with some adults present also. Counts difficult due to mobility of birds and grass length.

 

posted by ANDREW THORPE
4 Sep
3:39 pm
2023
Slapton and West Charleton Marsh +1 Photo

Slapton and West Charleton Marsh

Osprey, Common Tern, 3 Whinchat, 26 Med Gull (most on the beach and most adults), 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Wheatear, 3 Sandwich Tern (offshore) etc at Slapton.

Cattle Egret at West Charleton Marsh.

posted by Chris E
4 Sep
1:22 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Some signs of migration today including an Osprey drifting west at 10.15, 5+ Whinchats & a Wheatear. Also, Stonechat, Green Woodpecker, Bullfinch, Kingfisher, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 9 Greenshanks, 2 Dunlins, Common Sandpiper & 19 Little Egrets.

posted by Peter Aley
4 Sep
11:51 am
2023

Exminster Marshes

Mid morning visit to the canal view point to overlook the now wet scrape. Still about 80 Canada geese that seem to be a permanent feature. However the high tide roost held lots of birds including curlew, whimbrel (6+), black-tailed godwit, bar-tailed godwit, ruff (6), dunlin (43) and curlew sandpiper (1). The waterfowl included one little grebe, mallard (8), shoveller (4) and a few teal. No sign of the two hobby that were over the lagoon yesterday afternoon.

In the canal side trees a few chiffchaff and a few long-tailed tits.

posted by John Waldon
4 Sep
10:39 am
2023

Wembury Point

A variety of waders on the beach again today at high tide with counts of 13 Ringed Plover, a Whimbrel, 4 Bar-tailed Godwits, 83 Turnstones, 2 Sanderling, 25 Dunlin, a Common Sandpiper and 2 Redshanks. Also noted were 2 Mediterranean Gulls and 7 Wheatears.

posted by David Diskin
4 Sep
8:21 am
2023

Rockham Bay Nr Bull Point

Tim Jones has reported a Wryneck just North of Rockham Bay this morning.

posted by jon turner
4 Sep
7:38 am
2023
Bowling Green Marsh +1 Photo

Bowling Green Marsh

Yesterday a productive morning at BGM: Lapwings, Curlew, Whimbrel, Ruff, Redshank, Knot, Dunlin, Curlew Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Avocet, Turnstones, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Blackwit, Barwit, LBBG, Mute Swans, Canada Geese, Shelduck, Mallard, Teal, Pintail,  Moorhen, Buzzard, Swallows, House martins, and an overfly of a solitary Spoonbill.

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
3 Sep
9:17 pm
2023

Teignmouth

2 Common Swifts flying south high overhead over Teignmouth this evening. Also 1 Hobby flying low over Dawlish Warren yesterday morning at high tide. Ironically there was also a northerly movement of 5 Swallows earlier on in the afternoon.

posted by Nick D’Agorne
3 Sep
7:38 pm
2023

Crownhill Down

5 Ringed Plover, Spotted Flycatcher and Wheatear the best this evening.

posted by Chris E
3 Sep
6:52 pm
2023

Wembury

Whimbrel, blackcap, green woodpecker, spotted flycatcher, redshank, bar-tailed godwit, sanderling, ringed plover, dunlin, turnstone, wagtails, whitethroat and med gull

posted by Sophie G
3 Sep
6:09 pm
2023

2 Common Swifts flying south

2 Common Swifts flying south high overhead over Teignmouth this evening. Also 1 Hobby flying low over Dawlish Warren yesterday morning at high tide. Ironically there was also a northerly movement of 5 Swallows earlier on in the afternoon.

posted by Nick D’Agorne
3 Sep
5:55 pm
2023

Ideford to the Exe

Town Quay, Newton Abbot several sightings of Kingfisher(s) a couple of Little Egret and a well marked partly leucistic Carrion Crow with a distinctive pure white tail and primaries on one wing.

Along the Exe at Powderham, plenty of Ringed Plover movement, one flock of 24 overhead, followed by another 8, then a mixed flock of Ringed Plover and Dunlin settling on the estuary wall towards Turf.

Ideford Common ~ at least 5 Wheatear, several Stonechat and a Raven overhead.

posted by Steve HOPPER
3 Sep
5:49 pm
2023

Exminster Marsh

At Turf there were 27 dunlin and 3 ringed-plover. Further up the estuary a small flock of black-tailed godwits and a larger flock of curlew, with a few whimbrel.
On the marshes, near the lagoon 2 hobbies were catching dragonflies. On the flooded scrapes amongst lots of Canada geese 5 ruff were feeding.

posted by John Waldon
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