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16 Jan
3:33 pm
2024

Haldon Area

Up to 3 Hawfinches recorded on several days including today but yet to establish a regular feeding location!

posted by Roy Adams
16 Jan
3:28 pm
2024

Alphington Brook

After a couple of months without seeing a Green Sandpiper on the west side of the Exe, it was nice to see one back on Alphington drainage channel today now the water levels have dropped. Low carbon list moved to 78.

posted by Steve Cox
16 Jan
2:16 pm
2024

Colyford common

Water Pipit in with several meadow pipits,from boardwalk.Bar Headed Goose flew in with several canadas(seen from layby north of axmouth)

posted by KEVIN Hall
16 Jan
10:18 am
2024
Green  Sandpipers +1 Photo

Green Sandpipers

A noteworthy group of 10 Green Sandpipers on Northbrook, Ludwell Valley yesterday afternoon. Only managed 9 in the photographs, another 1 was a little further down.
Also 2 Dippers & 2 Grey Wagtails.

posted by Jo King
15 Jan
8:51 pm
2024
Fernworthy +1 Photo

Fernworthy

This afternoon around the Fernworthy area there were a single Buzzard (almost white) a couple of Ravens, a Sparrowhawk, a male Crossbill and a few Siskins

posted by Martin Bennett
15 Jan
8:44 pm
2024
Woolacombe and Newbridge area +1 Photo

Woolacombe and Newbridge area

This morning while travelling from Woolacombe to Dartmoor, I spotted a very confident Buzzard on a grass verge near the Lee junction. Around the Newbridge area there were at least 10 Mute Swans, a Grey Heron, a Little Egret and a single Great white Egret. In my second post are the birds spotted a Fernworthy.

posted by Martin Bennett
15 Jan
5:46 pm
2024

Lower Tamar Lake

09:00

1m & 2f Lesser Scaup

 

posted by Paul Bray
15 Jan
5:37 pm
2024

Baggy Point

Lovely afternoon walk out to Baggy in the sunshine. Not a great deal to report. One displaying Raven, 2 Stonechats, 30+ Meadow Pipits, a dozen or so Linnets, 1 Kittiwake and 3 Red-throated Divers, Most unusual sight were a pair of Brent Geese heading out to the point as I came back. This morning in Braunton a few Siskins along the Tarka trail near Tesco, and a couple of Chiffs in the reserve.

 

 

posted by Jon Turner
15 Jan
5:14 pm
2024
Crab Ledge – Divers & Firecrest

Crab Ledge – Divers & Firecrest

Scanning the sea from the cliff tops at Crab Ledge, I could pick out one Black-throated Diver, 6 Red-throated Divers and a few Guillemots whilst along the hedgerow of a nearby lane a Firecrest gave me tantalising fleeting views as it worked the hedgerow. Although distant, the attached picture hopefully compares the two divers enough for ID.

posted by John Reeves
15 Jan
2:17 pm
2024

Soar inc.Southdown Farm

Very low farmland bird count: 370 Skylark, 10 Yellowhammer & 81 Cirl Bungting; Also: highlight of the morning Merlin dive-bombing a Sparrowhawk, 3 Red-legged Partridge, 26 Golden Plover, 8 Teal, 4 Redwing, 130 Rook.

posted by Rob Macklin
14 Jan
9:43 pm
2024

Plymbridge Woods & Slapton Ley

A long walk early this morning along the Plym River resulted in 6 drakes and 5 female Mandarin Ducks, a female Goosander, 100’s Redwings & 4 Crossbills flying over.

In the late afternoon at Slapton Ley both drake Ring-necked Duck & drake Lesser Scaup were still present, along with 3 Great White Egrets and a Firecrest. A non-birder showed me a photo they’d taken from here earlier in the day of a female Lesser Scaup as well, but I couldn’t locate it as the light was fading (4.15pm).

posted by Nick Bray
14 Jan
8:34 pm
2024

Goosander Avon Reservoir

Six goosander this afternoon.  One male with a female type and another with three. 16 teal also

posted by Paul Dietrich
14 Jan
7:25 pm
2024

Bar headed goose, Seaton wetlands

Colyton common hide: 1 bar headed goose amongst approx 50 Canada geese, grazing next to ponds on the other side of the railway line from the hide. Also 100 lapwings, 3 curlew, 1 redshank, 100+ widgeon, 10 Pochard, 40 teal, 20 shelduck and 6 shovelers. Also pair of kestrels seemed to be mating in trees on colyford common land, struck me as a bit early in the season.

posted by Ed Major
14 Jan
5:43 pm
2024

Bar Headed Goose Seaton Wetlands Bridge marsh

Bar Headed Goose seen on Sunday 14th

posted by Dennis Harrison
14 Jan
12:43 pm
2024

Stafford’s Bridge Nr Stoke Canon

15 cattle egret 10.30am observed from the actual rail bridge (Stafford’s). Also 1 great white egret and 17 little egret.

posted by Pat Gubb
14 Jan
12:24 pm
2024
Alphington

Alphington

Sparrowhawk in Alphington

posted by Gerald Edmonds
13 Jan
8:20 pm
2024
Heanton Court area +1 Photo

Heanton Court area

Yesterday late afternoon around Heanton Court area there were at least 15 Pintail Ducks (a mix of male and female) roughly half way between Heanton and Penhill. There were a few Lapwing and Wigeon, a single Grey Plover and a few Redshank.

posted by Martin Bennett
13 Jan
5:04 pm
2024

Red-throated Diver at Hartland Quay

At least 8 Red-throated Divers off Hartland Quay this morning Along with good numbers of dolphins.  At least 11 further south at Yeol Mouth north of Morwenstow

posted by Paul Buckley
13 Jan
4:38 pm
2024

Goosander at Fremington Quay

5 Goosander at end of Fremington Pill where it joins the estuary at 4.15PM

posted by Andy Morris
13 Jan
4:21 pm
2024

Tarka Trail

Cycled Braunton to Barnstaple hoping for a sight of the Ruff. Sadly it was missing. At Pottington at least 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, and 6+ Black-tailed. Counted a minimum of 311 Brent Geese. Along the way: Oystercatchers, Dunlin and Redshank in good numbers, Curlew well represented and one Turnstone. At Heanton 30+ Sanderling. Only 2 Goosanders (both drakes) one at Heanton the other at Pottington. A few Wigeon and Shelduck. In a small field between the river and Ashford were 4 Cattle Egrets. Large flock of Goldfinch/Linnet at Pottington.

posted by Jon Turner
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