Bird SightingsSubmit a Bird Sighting
Wembury Point 19 Jan 12:30
Firecrest in the maritime pines and a Grey Plover on the rocks by the sewerage outfall.
Clovelly Lakes and Lower Tamar lake
Clovelly Lakes this morning,
2 Goosander 1m 1f (07:30), 2 Grey Heron.
Lower Tamar Lake,
42 Goosander 9m 33f (10:50), 7 Coot, 3 Tufted Duck 2m 1f, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Moorhen.
Affaland near clawton.0920am
Single red kite flying south towards st gileson the heath mobbed by single raven.
Lower Tamar Lake
Lower Tamar Lake this morning.
17 Goosander 5m 12f, 1 Willow Tit, 4 Marsh Tit, 5 Redwing, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Teal 2m 4f, 6 Coot, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Nuthatch.
Plymouth, Greenbank, Chiffchaffs
Two Chiffchaffs in the garden this afternoon. 18/01/2023 at 2.30pm
Flock of 60+ Golden Plover in cultivated fields to south of Boringdon Golf Course
Plym Estuary & Saltram
A cold afternoon’s visit produced: Great Crested & 4 Little Grebes, 8 Goosanders (4 drakes), 2 Red-breasted Mergansers (drakes), c50 Wigeon, Common Sandpiper, 10 Turnstones, 9 Snipe & 2 Grey Wagtails.
- 160+ golden plover in field between little lane and hooe lane staddiscombe this morning mid day
Marsh Tit in Colebrook
My first sighting this year of one of a one time daily pair to the garden feeders since November 12th. A little blurry, photo’d through window in the drizzle.
This leucistic Brent Goose was in the Brent flock by turf. Please note with older records like this you need to give the date as the date stamp on the record will only be the day submitted.
Firecrest – Decoy Country Park
Firecrest foraging in bushes on south side of lake c.1530 on 17th January.
Plymouth Branch Broadsands and Brixham Field Visit – 16 Jan 23
Purple Sandpiper on Brixham Breakwater and one of many Great Northern Divers in Broadsands Bay.
Monday visit with DB Plymouth group. Purple Sandpiper, Shag, GND, Rock Pipit.
Yesterday with DB Plymouth group Goldfinches, Greenfinches, Chaffinches, Blue, Great and LT tits, Goldcrests, C Buzzard, Black Necked Grebe, GND,, Common Scoter, Shags, Common Gulls, GBBG’s Gannets.
Braunton Marshes & Caen Estuary
Yesterday am:- – Several Song Thrush in fields around Braunton Marshes. A single Common Sandpiper Caen Estuary & female Black Redstart at Crossbanks.
Yesterday Tuesday 17th Jan. 12 Great northern Divers, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 23 Common Scoter, 1 Black-necked Grebe
Avocets and Godwits in abundance this afternoon, also Snipe, Pintails and Widgeon.
Early start on Monday, I arrived on Slapton beach before sunrise. As the sun came up the Laughing Gull came into view and as the morning progressed I managed to get a number of photos. I walked along the beach from the Memorial car park to the shops. About 3/4 of the way to the shops a struggling Black-headed gull caught my attention. The gull was waterline of an in coming tide fighting to keep its head above water. A close-up through my camera revealed why it was struggling, it had a fishing hook attached to its beak with a short length of line and a heavy gripper weight (a weight with wires designed to grip the seabed) anchored to the floor. I freed and released the bird and took the offending discarded fishing gear away for safe disposal.
Collared doves in newton abbot
Eight collared doves have been gathering around the feeders in the garden for the past week.
I haven’t seen this many in the four years we have lived here
Plym Estuary & Saltram
Water Rail this evening; also, Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, 6 Goosanders (2 drakes) & my first Mute Swans (2) of the year here.