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8 Jan
2:08 pm
2024
Blackcap Exwick

Blackcap Exwick

The cold weather brought the first Blackcap into the garden, seemingly preferring sunflower hearts to fat; also Siskin and Goldcrest.

posted by Martin Overy
8 Jan
1:25 pm
2024

Braunton area

Ice on the scrapes meant not much to see (1 Black-tailed Godwit yesterday), but after awhile 2 Redshank flew in. A strange sighting was a tired-looking Chiffchaff foraging for food at the side of South Street. Later a couple more Redshank in Velator Harbour, and finally a skulking Common Sandpiper there too. 2 Fieldfares over Braunton car park

posted by Jon Turner
7 Jan
9:09 pm
2024
Woolacombe +1 Photo

Woolacombe

Today along Woolacombe seafront I spotted this lovely Robin and a couple hundred metres off shore there were at least two Dolphins.

posted by Martin Bennett
7 Jan
4:55 pm
2024

Wistlandpound Resv, N Devon

Sun 7 Jan: Crossbill, Kingfisher

posted by Art Symons
7 Jan
4:49 pm
2024

River Mole Valley

Farmland birds today included 75 Redwings 70 Starling and 40 Fieldfare on the old meadows.In the orchard 60 Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Firecrest , Goldcrest,GSW,Marsh Tit,Bullfinch, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Long-tailed Tit, Blackcap,Siskin, Chiffchaff and Song Thrush. Stonechat in the bird mix field with Kestrel, 60 Linnet and Snipe.In the woods Woodcock and Crossbill.

posted by Brian Nicholas
7 Jan
3:11 pm
2024

Darwin Crescent, Plymouth

A female Black Redstart seen on the rooftops in Darwin Crescent.

posted by Martin Phillips
7 Jan
12:37 pm
2024

Wembury 12:30

Firecrest this morning. Only my third record for the garden.

posted by David Fieldsend
7 Jan
10:17 am
2024

Goosander, stover country park

Early morning at stover (sunday) produced 3 goosander 2male 1 redhead female. 2 kingfishers in flight across the lake. 2m and 2fem shoveller still present. 1 heron, numerous coot. 5 moorhens. Away from lake small flock long-tailed tits 1treecreeper. 4 nuthatch., numerous great, coal and blue tits on  the walkway feeder.

posted by R townsend
7 Jan
9:30 am
2024
Torbay 6th Jan +1 Photo

Torbay 6th Jan

Broadsands :~ A trio of Blackcap (1M&2F) feeding on Ivy berries in tree opposite the junction of Sycamore Close, in the first car park Firecrest, Chiffchaff , Goldcrest, 11 Long Tailed Tit, Song Thrush and a flock of Greenfinch.

 

On the sea / beach ~  Red Throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, Great Crested Grebe, Kittiwake, Guillemot, Razorbill, Gannet, two little Egret and Oyster Catcher.

 

Brixham Breakwater :~ Black Throated Diver, fishing along the length of the breakwater, Guillemot, Razorbill, Gannet, Purple Sandpiper and Turnstone.

 

Collaton Fishacre :~ Female Kestrel. Waddaton :~ Female Sparrowhawk

posted by Steve Hopper
6 Jan
8:28 pm
2024

Pied Wagtail flock at Dartington

A flock of around 100 pied wagtails feeding in farmer’s field on Dartington Estate late afternoon today, including a good number of juveniles with pale yellow faces. A handful of meadow pipits were among them.

posted by Paul Dietrich
6 Jan
4:05 pm
2024

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Additions to Alan’s sightings, on a fine, sunny morning: 2 Jack Snipe, 4 Turnstones, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 7 Goosanders (4 drakes), Green Woodpecker, Stonechat, Grey Wagtail &  12 Roe Deer. Later this afternoon, 8 Mute Swans.

posted by Peter Aley
6 Jan
3:32 pm
2024

Plym Estuary & Saltram

On the high tide: 116 Dunlin, 101 Redshank, 9 Greenshank, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver drifted towards Laira bridge, 3 Goosander (2m, 1f), 52 Snipe on Blaxton meadow, 5 Ring Necked Parakeet and 2 Siskin in the Alders.

posted by Alan Livsey
6 Jan
2:01 pm
2024
Crownhill Down +1 Photo

Crownhill Down

This morning: Redwing, 4 Ravens, c.30 Golden Plover on Down top. 3 Avocets on nearby Portworthy.

posted by Bob Barrow
6 Jan
9:00 am
2024

Tamar Lakes

Late for Friday 5th.

Lower Tamar Lake.

42 Goosander 12m 30f, 5 Lesser Scaup 3m 2f, 1m Merganser, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Willow Tit, 3 Marsh Tit, 5 Tufted Duck 4m 1f, 4 Snipe, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Coot, 2 Wren, 3 Fieldfare.

Upper Tamar Lake.

4 Willow Tit, 22 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, 2 Robin.

posted by Rod Mudge
5 Jan
8:51 pm
2024
Stover Country Park +1 Photo

Stover Country Park

Today I stopped off at Stover were there were a good number of Tufted Duck, Coots and Moorhen, a few Mandarin Duck, a Kingfisher, a Great crested grebe, two male and two female Shoveler, a Grey Heron and four or five Cormorants. In the wooded area there were a few Coal tits, Blue tits, a Nuthatch, three Robins and two Long tailed tits.

posted by Martin Bennett
5 Jan
8:50 pm
2024

West Charleton Marsh

A flooded West Charleton Marsh is looking very good at the moment with 2 Jack Snipe, 1 Common Snipe, 45 Eurasian Wigeon and 72 Eurasian Teal present today.

posted by Nick Bray
5 Jan
5:11 pm
2024
Plym Estuary +1 Photo

Plym Estuary

On the Plym Estuary and surrounding Saltram Woods today were the following: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Goosander (1 male), 500+ Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Gull, 1 female Bullfinch and 8 Turnstone.

posted by Darren Wilson
5 Jan
3:13 pm
2024

Ilfracombe

Around Capstone this morning revealed 3 rock pipits, 4 purple sandpipers and on a rock with some oystercatchers was a rather early whimbrel. At the pier there were  2 very camera friendly shags.

posted by Fozz Forsdike
5 Jan
3:00 pm
2024

Soar inc.Southdown Farm

Farmland Bird Count – 630 Skylark, 132 Cirl Bunting, 8 Yellowhammer (they move, Cirls don’t). Also: 8 Meadow Pipit, 45 Linnet, 2 Snipe, 100 Rook, 20 Starling, 2 Bullfinch.

posted by Rob Macklin
5 Jan
9:58 am
2024

Greenbank, Plymouth

Male Black Redstart present in my garden at 8.45am 5/01/24. Also heard yesterday morning, same time and place. Never seen a male in garden before as usually have had  female visitors each year.

posted by Fred Jenkins
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