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22 Nov
8:45 pm
2023
Spotted Redshank Fremington Pill +1 Photo

Spotted Redshank Fremington Pill

Spotted Redshank on Fremington Pill yesterday Mid-Morning.

posted by Matt Gregory
22 Nov
7:42 pm
2023

Lower Tamar Lake

Lower Tamar Lake this morning,

10 Goosander 3m (1 eclipse) 7f, 3 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 9 Fieldfare, 2 Bullfinch, 7 Teal, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch,.

posted by Rod Mudge
22 Nov
5:26 pm
2023
Wembury

Wembury

A Water Pipit still along the beach near the sewage pipe but very mobile and flighty.

A Great Northern Diver and 3 Common Scoter (1 male) heading west offshore.

21 Turnstone, 2 Curlew, 3 Little Egret, 2 pairs of Mallard and Oystercatchers along the beach.

A light passage of around 300 Woodpigeon overhead in small, irregular flocks with 3 Stock Dove amongst them.

A Reed Bunting in amongst the Cirl Buntings, a Chiffchaff and Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker also of note.

posted by Stuart Green
22 Nov
2:33 pm
2023

River Mole Valley

In the bird mix fields 2 Kestrels and a Snipe along with 80 Chaffinches.In the orchard lots of migrant Blackbirds quarrelling with the residents also Goldcrest, Firecrest, Treecreeper, Marsh Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Bullfinch,Goldfinch, Fieldfare, Redwing, Meadow Pipit, Hawfinch, Siskin and Chiffchaff.600 plus Starling moving west with several hundred  Fieldfare and Redwing.

posted by Brian Nicholas
22 Nov
2:16 pm
2023

Soar inc.Southdown Farm

Todays tally included 580 Stock Dove (240W 130E 210 grounded), 1040 Woodpigeon (520W 360E 160 grounded), 1040 Skylark – very high count for mid-November, Golden Plover, 5 Snipe, 22 Meadow Pipit, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Fieldfare, 27 Magpie, 38 Jackdaw (15W 23N), 405 Starling, 80 Linnet, 39 Yellowhammer & 19 Cir;l Buntings – both buntings very low so where are they?

posted by Rob Macklin
22 Nov
2:12 pm
2023

Mount Batten

An hour’s stroll in the late morning produced a few odds-and-sods including 9 Turnstones, an adult Mediterranean Gull, a Razorbill and a Redwing.

posted by David Diskin
22 Nov
11:28 am
2023

Mutley area, Plymouth.

A good week for Firecrests. Today, Weds 22nd November, 10.00am, Firecrest seen and heard in some bushes in a garden at the eastern end of Houndiscombe Road, close to Mutley Plain. Possibly the same bird that I heard within Houndiscombe Park, on Tuesday 21st November.

posted by Fred Jenkins
22 Nov
9:37 am
2023

Around the Barnstaple area.

On the bus back to Barnstaple yesterday, a large number of cattle egrets were stood in a field just before the turnoff down to Yelland industrial site. A male goosander was seen on the Barnstaple side of the river Taw as we crossed the new bridge and late afternoon I was treated to 300-400 jackdaws swirling above my head, all calling to each other, at my home in Old Torrington Road.

posted by Robert Morgan
22 Nov
9:21 am
2023
Skern Northam +1 Photo

Skern Northam

Yesterday at Northam Skern there were at least five Pintail, a Lesser Scaup, a Grey Phalarope, loads of Dunlin, a few Lapwing and a number of Brent Geese.

posted by Martin Bennett
22 Nov
8:59 am
2023
Fremington Pill +1 Photo

Fremington Pill

Yesterday a long Fremington Pill there were three Glossy Ibis, three Greenshank, a Spotted Redshank, two Curlew, lots of Redshank and a Little Egret.

posted by Martin Bennett
22 Nov
8:56 am
2023

Plympton

First Firecrest of the autumn/winter in the garden this morning.

posted by Chris E
21 Nov
10:27 pm
2023
Fremington Pill and Skern Northam +1 Photo

Fremington Pill and Skern Northam

Today was a good day for me. This morning at Fremington Pill there were three Glossy Ibis and a Spotted Redshank.  Later on I popped into Skern and spotted a Grey Phalarope, up to five Pintails, Lapwings, Lots of Dunlin and Brent Geese and a Lesser Scaup.

posted by Martin Bennett
21 Nov
10:21 pm
2023

Penhill Marsh on the Taw

18 Cattle Egret put on a wonderful synchronised flying display today for the Torridge U3A Birdwatching Group.

Later several of us enjoyed the Grey Phalarope on Greylake at the end of the Skern Road near Appledore.

posted by Martin Unwin
21 Nov
8:03 pm
2023

Matford Marsh & Riverside Country Park

A visit this morning to Matford Marsh & Countess Weir end of Riverside Country Park.

On main marsh at Matford were 55 Wigeon, 47 Teal, 31 Mallard, 14 Shoveler, a Pintail, a Tufted & 2 Little Grebe.

Another 10 Teal on Riverside Country Park side. Also on that site a male Kingfisher, F Stonechat, M Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Redwing.

posted by Steve Cox
21 Nov
4:37 pm
2023

Blaxton Meadow and River Plym

Midday at Blaxton Meadow there were 4 little egrets, 7 grey herons, at least 27 curlew, 3 dunlin, 1 greenshank, plenty of redshank, 14 oystercatchers and 3 turnstones, along with 4 mallard, 20 wigeon, 3 male and 3 redhead goosanders, 13 shelduck and 30 Canada geese.

posted by Douglas Herdson
21 Nov
11:51 am
2023

Wembury Point 10:30

Water Pipit feeding on the strand line east of the old boat house at the Point. It can be seen anywhere along this stretch, where there is a good supply of washed up kelp.

posted by David Fieldsend
20 Nov
8:00 pm
2023

Lower Tamar Lake

Lower Tamar Lake this morning.

5 Willow Tit, 2f Goosander, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 17 Great Black-backed gulls, c25 Snipe, 1 Jay.

posted by Rod Mudge
20 Nov
7:29 pm
2023

Broadsands & Goodrington, Torbay

Broadsands: this morning, 2 Firecrests, 1 chiffchaff, 6 Cirl Buntings. On the sea: 9 Great Northern Divers, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Common Scoter and a small grebe 1 mile away at Goodrington..

Goodrington: 1 Slavonian Grebe a rare bird in Devon now.

posted by Mike Langman
20 Nov
7:05 pm
2023

Powderham Estate Area.

Monday 4.15pm. At least 2 Firecrest combing a hedgerow for invertebrates along the edge of the railway line close to the entrance to Powderham Estate, near Starcross.

posted by Fred Jenkins
20 Nov
6:55 pm
2023

Lower Otter NR

A Kingfisher on the newly created salt Marsh.

posted by Andrew Rhodes
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