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10 Sep
10:33 am
2022
Escot Park – Whinchat +1 Photo

Escot Park – Whinchat

My first record of a Whinchat at Escot Park this morning, feeding along the line of fences next to the River Tale in the marshy area. Also, 2 Little Egrets flying over was surprisingly my first this year in the park. 

posted by John Reeves
9 Sep
8:49 pm
2022
Westward Ho!

Westward Ho!

4 Turnstone, 10 Bar-tailed Godwits & 10 Mediterranean Gulls on Westward Ho! Sands this am.

posted by Rob Jutsum
9 Sep
7:01 pm
2022

house martins

100’s of house martins heading south west over clyst st mary marshes to topsham area,  approx 1930 hrs

posted by phil hands
9 Sep
6:05 pm
2022
Juvenile Roller

Juvenile Roller

Close views of juvenile European `roller at Beer ferris this evening

posted by David Bradford
9 Sep
5:54 pm
2022

Caen Estuary

When this home-made boat hide left the mouth of the Caen Estuary this afternoon it headed east along the shoreline

posted by Rob Jutsum
9 Sep
5:46 pm
2022
Caen Estuary

Caen Estuary

This photo shows the spaniel,s head & nose.

posted by Rob Jutsum
9 Sep
5:37 pm
2022
Caen Estuary +1 Photo

Caen Estuary

This home-made boat hide with an outboard motor entered the Caen Estuary this afternoon on an incoming tide. 

From examining the photos my suspicions are that this could be a shooter with what looks like a pump gun with a spaniel on board.

What do you think & what course of action should be taken?

posted by Rob Jutsum
9 Sep
3:03 pm
2022
Saltram Osprey +1 Photo

Saltram Osprey

Osprey was on it’s so called “usual perch” for about half an hour this afternoon

posted by Greg Bradbury
9 Sep
1:10 pm
2022
Bowling Green Marsh +1 Photo

Bowling Green Marsh

Yesterday between heavy showers an Osprey was seen from the viewing platform. A Peregrine flew over the marsh. Curlew Sandpipers, Dunlin Redshank, Knot, Ruff, Barwits, Blackwits, Curlew, Common Sandpipers, Snipe, Pintail, Teal, Mallards. Greenshank on Goosemoor.

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
9 Sep
12:59 pm
2022
Avon Dam +1 Photo

Avon Dam

Walked up to Avon Dam; mostly the usual stuff, including Raven, Stonechat, Chaffinch, Linnet and Dunnock. Three Goosanders on the reservoir, plus one lonely Cormorant. Good lot of berries on the Rowan trees, which might be good for Ring Ouzel next month!

posted by Martin Overy
9 Sep
12:06 pm
2022

Wrafton area

Kingfisher in the reserve  + Sparrowhawk. Out on the scrape 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank and 1 Wood Sandpiper.

posted by Jon Turner
9 Sep
10:33 am
2022

Fremington Pill & Home Farm Marsh

1 Glossy Ibis , 3 Greenshanks , 1 Spotted Redshank , 2 Snipe , 1 Great Egret , 1 Osprey , 2 Kingfishers & 2 Common Sandpipers. 

posted by Dave Paterson
8 Sep
5:15 pm
2022

Sharpa Marshes

3 Lapwing on the bank by the side of the big pond opposite the Toll House.

posted by Rob Jutsum
8 Sep
4:58 pm
2022
Caen Estuary

Caen Estuary

8 Curlew Sandpipers in amongst a flock of c150 Dunlin this afternoon.

posted by Rob Jutsum
8 Sep
4:09 pm
2022

Exmouth

A first-winter Caspian Gull was off Mudbank briefly, shortly before 4pm. It was startled by a passing train and flew upriver. Also off there today – duck counts included 420 Wigeon, 104 Pintail, c6/700+ Teal, 2 Gadwall and 2 Shoveler. Also of note – 8 Common Terns. A Little Tern was off there yesterday. Photos of Caspian Gull at www.gobirdingexmouth.blogspot.co.uk.

posted by Matt Knott
8 Sep
3:59 pm
2022

Wrafton area

Arrived at about 2p.m. and saw 3 Black-tailed Godwits on the scrape. In the reserve good-size Tit flock mainly LTT and Blue, a good flock of at least 16 Goldfinch, but in the field to the South, what I’ve been expecting for some time now, – a Cattle Egret, with the Cows. Sadly, when I returned a few minutes later with camera, it had moved on! Compensation came in the form of the female Marsh Harrier. As I left a Greenshank had appeared on the scrape.

posted by Jon Turner
8 Sep
10:57 am
2022
Saltram +1 Photo

Saltram

Spotted Flycatcher at Saltram as reported before but forgot the distant photos

posted by Greg Bradbury
8 Sep
10:13 am
2022

Plym Estuary & Saltram Wed 7th Sept

A brief evening visit produced 5 Bar- & 2 Black-tailed Godwits on Blaxton Meadow with 9 Greenshanks, Kingfisher, Mediterranean Gull (ad-w) & Grey Wagtail. Also Common Sandpiper & Little Grebe on the narrow river.

posted by Pete Aley
8 Sep
10:10 am
2022

Berry Head Wed 7th Sept

Missed the best birds, later in the day but personal totals for a seawatch 09.15-14.45: 11 Arctic Skuas, 37 Balearic Shearwaters, 1 Arctic, 1 Sandwich & 5 Common Terns, Whimbrel, 6 Common Scoters, Peregrine, several pom/Arctic Skuas & 6+ Common Dolphins.  

posted by Pete Aley
8 Sep
8:39 am
2022

Saltram – Spotted Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatchers M & F showing at Saltram

posted by Greg Bradbury