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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.
Valley of Rocks.
- 1 Kestrel, 5 Stonechats, 2 Song Thrush,and several Longtailed Tits.
Two Dippers in the River Caen near Caen St School. One (the male) displaying to the other. This is not far from the centre of the village.
Great to see the Male Black Redstart still around and looking stunning in the sunshine. Also a Female Black Redstart ….a first for me. Both seen today.
c50 Great Crested Grebes, Red-throated Diver, c80 Common Gull.
Cattle egret & bar head goose enjoying the flooded fields today
Plymouth , Mutley – Black Redstart
Female Black Redstart in the same location as last Monday at Seymour Road allotments, Mutley, Plymouth. This time feeding close by amongst a pile of rocks and stones I’ve created on my plot. Time at 4pm on the 16th January.
Bideford East .
Ten+ adult Mediterranean Gulls in the roost off Ethelwynne Brown close with several Common Gulls And a hundred + Black Headed….
Teignmouth Point Car Park – 15:30
Just a quick look off shore produced a Black Throated Diver.
Dawlish Warren – Purple Sandpiper
Purple Sandpiper on rocks at Dawlish Warren this afternoon on rocks between Boathouse Cafe and Railway overbridge.
ChiffChaff in my backyard.
ChiffChaff foraging at dusk 16:33 16/01/23 in my wildlife friendly back yard
A Great Northern Diver was present at high tide around midday. Also noted were two Common Gulls and a Greenshank.
Plym Estuary & Saltram
Around high tide today: 52 Wigeon, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers (drakes), 5 Goosanders (2 drakes), Little Grebe, Common Sandpiper, Red-crested Pochard (female), 8 Greenshanks, 3 Snipe, Peregrine, 2 Firecrests, Chiffchaff, 2 Siskins & a Grey Wagtail.
Also, yesterday, 2 Blackcaps, Grey Plover, 39+ Snipe & 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls; and on Friday (13th), 18 Siskins.