Bird Sightings

Submit a Bird Sighting bird sightings rss link

17 Dec
9:20 pm
2023

Fieldfare, Down and Combshead Tor

Difficult to count but up to 200 fieldfare moving between Down and Combshead Tor, east of Burrator this afternoon.   Quite the spectacle to see them all up in the air together

posted by Paul Dietrich
17 Dec
6:49 pm
2023
17/12/23 Slapton

17/12/23 Slapton

Slapton Ley this afternoon:

 

Drake Ring-necked Duck, female Greater Scaup, 2 female Goldeneye, Great Egret, 7 Chiffchaff & 3 Firecrest.

Bob & Libbie Bosisto

posted by Bob Bosisto
17 Dec
5:58 pm
2023
Torbay coastal +1 Photo

Torbay coastal

An early visit to the corner of the first car park at Broadsands was rewarded with views of the reported Yellow Browed Warbler, two Firecrest, a Goldcrest, calling Water Rail, a flock of Long Tailed Tit and upwards of forty Goldfinch.

 

Looking out across the Bay, nine Great Northern Diver, fourteen Common Scoter, two Great Crested Grebe, six Fulmar, eight Common Gull, Slavonian Grebe off of Three beaches, a flock of twenty plus Cormorant feeding and three Mute Swan.

 

Marine Parade ~ A fly past from two Little Egret, a count of 54 plus Turnstone and one Great Northern Diver.

posted by Steve Hopper
17 Dec
5:46 pm
2023

Nr Stoke Canon

An egret bonanza on WeBS count this morning 09.30.

33 little egret

15 cattle egret

1 great white egret

Best place to view the cattle egrets is the lay-by a couple hundred yards from the turning for paintball on the A396 near Stoke Canon.

Pat

posted by Pat Gubb
17 Dec
3:29 pm
2023

Tamar estuary / Ernesettle

This afternoon on the falling tide: 16 Avocet, 6 Great Crested Grebe, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, a Great Northern Diver loitering off Warleigh Point, 4 Greenshank on Ernesettle Creek, 2 Ring Necked Parakeet in the treetops and a Firecrest in the Hollies.

posted by Alan Livsey
17 Dec
2:12 pm
2023

Plym Estuary

To add to Darren’s sightings, on the falling tide this morning there were  2 Great Northern Divers on the seaward side of Laira Bridge. In mid-estuary, there were  2 drake Red-breasted Mergansers and 2 Little Grebes, and later, as the tide fell further, I counted 9 Goosanders, including 4 adult males. On the meadow itself were 66 Wigeon and 47 Snipe.

posted by David Diskin
17 Dec
1:24 pm
2023

Plym Estuary, Saltram

3 Goosander, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Shelduck, 2 Greenshank, 16 Redshank, 200 Dunlin, 1 Razorbill.

posted by Darren Wilson
17 Dec
9:42 am
2023
Colebrook Village +1 Photo

Colebrook Village

Two firsts to the garden yesterday morning. A female Blackcap and a Whitethroat turned up for a few minutes with a small group of Long Tailed Tits.

posted by Duncan j leitch
16 Dec
8:10 pm
2023

Near Stoke Canon

5+ Cattle Egret and 20+ Little Egret seen from train

posted by Louis Parkerson
16 Dec
7:35 pm
2023

Lower Tamar Lake

Lower Tamar Lake early this morning.

39 Goosander 13m 26f, 1m Merganser, 5 Great Crested Grebe.

posted by Rod Mudge
16 Dec
6:25 pm
2023

Plym Estuary

Four Great Northern Diver and a Kingfisher below Laira bridge. Two drake Goosander and two Little Grebe by the folly.

posted by Richard Stansfield
16 Dec
1:07 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

On this morning’s high tide in the drizzle: 43 Snipe, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 56+ Curlews, 9 Greenshanks, 52 Wigeon, 6 Goosanders (2 drakes), Great Crested & 8 Little Grebes, Grey Wagtail & Portland Harbour ringed Great Black-backed Gull (P:15F).

Yesterday afternoon & evening, Woodcock, 6 Jack Snipe, 2 Water Rails & 2 Tawny Owls.

posted by Peter Aley
15 Dec
8:06 pm
2023

Exminster Marsh

A morning hide tide visit, including from Turf Hotel. Only one Marsh Harrier (2cy F/Ad F). 350+ Wigeon, 350+ Teal, 26 Shoveler, 15 Pintail on marsh. 3 Tufted & F Pochard on lagoon.

From Turf 380 Avocet, 150+ Curlew (with 50+ on marsh), 420+ Lapwing (with 30+ more on marsh), between 800-1200 Golden Plover, 75 Knot, 28 Barwit & 8+ Grey Plover. Also 100+ Common Gull, numbers significantly up from last visit. Good numbers of Dunlin, Redshank & Blackwit but no detailed counts. Also 1+ Great Crested Grebe.

Otherwise Raven, Water Rail, 10+ Fieldfare, 40+ Redwing, 15+ Blackbird, 1 Snipe, 3+ Cetti’s Warbler.

 

posted by Steve Cox
15 Dec
4:59 pm
2023

Dawlish Warren and Teignmouth this morning

Dawlish Warren

Out front: Five divers and 13 Great Crested Grebes, the divers were distant, certainly two Great Northerns and a probable Red Throated. In the willows near the entrance, four Chiff Chaffs (all Collybita).

Teign Estuary Lay-by

Four species of Gull including BH, GBB, H and a Common. Two Great Crested Grebes, four Shelduck, six Red Breasted Mergansers, a single Black Tailed Godwit and a few Curlews.

Teignmouth Seafront

Two Great Northern Divers amongst the usuals.

posted by Simon Bates
14 Dec
10:12 pm
2023

Instow – Barnstaple

Of note were 3 Eiders off Instow, seeming to feed very successfully at the low of the tide, 3 Glossy Ibises in Fremington Creek, 2 Cattle Egrets in the fields across the railway from Penhill Marsh and, in total, 250+ Redwings and 25+ Fieldfares in multiple groups along the way.

posted by James Camden
14 Dec
9:37 pm
2023
Broadsands

Broadsands

By the carparks. Firecrests (3), Chiffchaffs, Cirl Buntings. Goldfinches. Greenfinches. At sea. GND’s (3), Razorbill (1). Fulmar, Gannet

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
14 Dec
8:45 pm
2023
Haldon Forest +1 Photo

Haldon Forest

This morning. Siskins, Bullfinches, Hawfinches (2), Crossbills (c.20) and GSW’s

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
14 Dec
7:21 pm
2023

Lower Tamar lake

Red Brasted Merganser with flock of Goosanders. Water Rail heard from hide. Willow Tit seen from hide.

posted by Chris Baines
14 Dec
6:39 pm
2023
Goosander Roost – Blackhill Quarry +1 Photo

Goosander Roost – Blackhill Quarry

15:50 to 16:50 Blackhill Quarry. Goosander roost 25 confirmed coming in from 1600 but many after 1630. 14 male, 11 female. Also Snipe and flocks of thrushes over and 30+ Teal over.

posted by Derek Carter
14 Dec
5:48 pm
2023

River Exe – well upstream

1 Little Egret & 3 Grey Herons in tree at Oakford

posted by Mike Moxon
To highlight any amendments to this page, please contact website@devonbirds.org