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3 Sep
4:45 pm
2023

Slapton Ley

On Friday 1st September a juvenile black tern was seen over the Torcross end of the Ley, and a juvenile osprey attempting to catch fish closer to Slapton Bridge.

Separately a blackthorn walking stick and small tripod stool was accidentally left behind at the parking space near the bird ringing hut on Sunday morning (3rd September). If anyone picked these up and would like to return them to their owner, please email russellsimcox180@gmail.com

posted by David Goodwin
3 Sep
3:54 pm
2023

Bradford reserve

Green Sandpiper at the back of Bradford reserve this morning.

  • Good numbers of Black Tail Godwits in the estuary also.
posted by Andy Leat
3 Sep
1:43 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

On a look away from the estuary, today: Grasshopper Warbler (first here for 5 years), Spotted Flycatcher, Green & Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Grey Wagtail & 2 Roe Deer.

posted by Peter Aley
3 Sep
12:42 pm
2023
Plym Estuary and Saltram

Plym Estuary and Saltram

The spoonbill was back on Braxton Meadow this morning. (First reported by Pete Aley a couple of weeks ago). It was there when I arrived on the high tide at 9:40 and was still there when I left at 12:15. After waiting over 2 hours for it to come closer, and for the sun to come out, and for it to raise it’s head, I finally got some decent shots.

posted by Simon Astbury
3 Sep
11:15 am
2023
Saunton Sands

Saunton Sands

1 White Wagtail (Continental race) foraging along the strand line yesterday morning.

posted by Robert Jutsum
3 Sep
7:44 am
2023

North Devon Osprey

Osprey at Horsey Island this morning.

posted by Dave Paterson
2 Sep
6:49 pm
2023

Black hole Marsh

On evening high tide a Wood Sandpiper and a Curlew Sandpiper flew in

posted by David Cope
2 Sep
3:48 pm
2023

Warleigh Point

One Osprey this afternoon still around the Tamar / Tavy confluence area, circling over the 17 arches bridge. Also, 12 Great Crested Grebe on the Tamar and a flyover Peregrine.

posted by Alan Livsey
2 Sep
3:39 pm
2023

Exminster to Powderham

Cattle egrets still with cattle off Station Road, 5 ruff on scrape from viewing platform, adult and juv yellow wagtail with a couple of pieds on seawall near the bridge over the railway, flew off towards cattle.

posted by Helen Whitall
2 Sep
2:38 pm
2023

East Soar

530 Swallow moving east in 2 hours from 0810 to 1010; also 8 Wheatear, Tree Pipit, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 40 Meadow Pipit, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Whinchat, 3 Grey Heron moving west & 140 Linnet.

posted by Mr Rob Macklin
2 Sep
12:17 pm
2023

Lower Tamar Lake

Late for Friday 1st Lower Tamar Lake.

2 Marsh Tit, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 5 Great Crested Grebe plus 2 juv, 6 Coot, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant.

posted by Rod Mudge
2 Sep
10:23 am
2023

Soar

This morning: 11 Tree Pipts, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Whinchats, 11 Wheatears, 6 Siskins, Reed Warbler, 3 Willow Warblers, 16 Whitethroats, 6 Blackcaps, Grey Wagtail, 14 Sand Martins, 2 Sparrowhawks, 3 Grey Herons & a Diver sp (west).

posted by Peter Aley
2 Sep
7:17 am
2023

Skern, Northam

Curlew Sandpiper, 22 Ringed Plover and a few Dunlin on the high tide this morning.

posted by Chris Dee
1 Sep
6:34 pm
2023

Swift – Heavitree, Exeter

1 x Swift flying near Heavitree Park, Exeter 3pm

posted by Di Brooker
1 Sep
5:12 pm
2023
Saunton Sands

Saunton Sands

A single Wheatear along the strand line this morning.

Also a hungry Peregrine Falcon looking for breakfast!

posted by Robert Jutsum
1 Sep
2:43 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

On a low tide visit today: 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Common Sandpipers, Kingfisher, Spotted Flycatcher, Swift, Green & Great Spotted Woodpeckers.

posted by Peter Aley
1 Sep
10:53 am
2023

Tarka trail Bideford to Penhill & return….

Peregrine with breakfast on Torridge bridge.    Kestrel hovering over Gaia Trust,Great Egret on Saltpill pond…3 king-fishers , Isley , Saltpill and Bideford east…..no sign of all those Cattle Egrets…..

posted by Malcolm Shakespeare
1 Sep
8:34 am
2023

Kingsbridge Estuary

  1. Early morning trip in the kayak in Frogmore Creek; Osprey showing well in usual spot plus 20 Little Egret, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank & 2 Kingfisher.
posted by Rob Macklin
1 Sep
8:13 am
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram Thursday 31st Aug

On the late afternoon (very) high tide: 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Common Sandpipers, 7 Greenshanks, 7 Dunlins, Mediterranean Gull (ad-w), Kingfisher & Raven.

posted by Peter Aley
1 Sep
7:28 am
2023

Bideford Cattle Egrets

45 + Cattle Egrets flew over Godborough reserve this morning at 08.15 heading towards Torridge/Taw .

posted by Dave Paterson
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