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12 Dec
11:16 pm
2023

Velator reserve

Male Marsh Harrier South of the reserve this morning. Several Siskins nearby feeding on Alders along the Tarka Trail near Tesco.

posted by Jon Turner
12 Dec
7:51 pm
2023

Cockwood Cattle Egrets.

30 Cattle Egrets half mile West of Cockwood on A379 at midday.

posted by Lloyd Gray
12 Dec
11:42 am
2023
Lower Tamar Lake

Lower Tamar Lake

1 m Red Breasted Merganser, 5 lesser Scaup (3m 2f), 1 Water Rail, 29 Teal, 8 Snipe, 1 Chifchaff, 1 f Sparrowhawk.

posted by Paul Howrihane
11 Dec
8:22 pm
2023
Crownhill Down +1 Photo

Crownhill Down

This morning 30+ mixed Redwing and Fieldfare along the bridlepath. 3 Snipe disturbed on high Down

posted by Bob Barrow
11 Dec
4:09 pm
2023
Goodrington

Goodrington

Great northern diver fishing at afternoon high tide yesterday (10th), and two on 8th – good opportunity to see them close to shore.

posted by Graham Smith
11 Dec
3:31 pm
2023

Soar inc.Southdown Farm

Today’s tally:  820 Skylark, 88 Yellowhammer, 158 Cirl Bunting.                      Also; 200 Linnet, 40 Goldfinch, 19 Snipe, 19 Golden Plover, 22 Meadow Pipit, 83 Stock Dove inc.40E, 3 Kestrel & 22 Starling.

posted by Rob Macklin
11 Dec
2:42 pm
2023

Beer

2 common scoter feeding offshore

posted by KEVIN Hall
11 Dec
2:40 pm
2023
Exmouth Estuary and Widworthy +1 Photo

Exmouth Estuary and Widworthy

Ringed Avocet on the Exe and resident Buzzard in garden.

posted by Geoff Mitchell
11 Dec
2:33 pm
2023

Tarka Trail, Bideford to Fremington…..

Eider , 4 diving off Instow inc an ad. Male. Marsh Harrier , f .Salt-pill pond .2 Glossy Ibis just west of Saltpill. Single Cattle egret with sheep at Yelland. Several Redwing and Fieldfare and a Chiffchaff between Yelland and Fremington plus 3 Bullfinch, 4 Buzzards together soaring over Instow in the sunny conditions..

posted by Malcolm Shakespeare
11 Dec
12:41 pm
2023
North side of Taw Estuary

North side of Taw Estuary

Single Spoonbill foraging & then resting/sleeping on the north side of the Taw Estuary. Also 6 Goosanders (1m +5f ) at Ashford Strand & 14 Black-tailed Godwits on Bradiford Reserve.

posted by Robert Jutsum
11 Dec
12:23 pm
2023

Torbay

Broadsands: Yellow-browed Warbler, 4 Chiffchaffs, Firecrest, 2 Blackcaps and 2 Goldcrests all in back corner of first car park this morning.

Clennon Lakes: Hume’s Warbler showing very well and calling by lake 2 and snd weir. 4-5 Chiffchaffs, Cetti’s Warbler and Goldcrest in same area.

Youngs Park, Goodrington: 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Water Rail.

 

posted by Mike Langman
11 Dec
12:19 pm
2023

Torbay

Broadsands: Yellow-browed Warbler still (what3words: ///song.intention.copies), Firecrest, 4 Chiffchaff. Offshore – Black-throated Diver, Red-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Divers, 14 Common Scoter.

Clennon Valley: Hume’s Leaf Warbler still (what3words: ///extra.rental.loaded).

posted by Chris E
11 Dec
8:03 am
2023

Lower Tamar Lake

Late for Sunday 10th.

Lower Tamar Lake 08:30

5 Lesser Scaup 3m 2f, 1m Merganser, 21 Goosander 9m 12f, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Willow Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Bullfinch, 1m Tufted Duck.

 

posted by Rod Mudge
10 Dec
6:58 pm
2023

River Exe

Bolham – 1 Grey Wagtail & chewed trees – are there Beaver?

Tiverton – 1 Kingfisher

Between there & Bickleigh – 5 Goosander flying back upstream

posted by Mike Moxon
10 Dec
6:11 pm
2023

Lower Tamar Lake

Lower Tamar Lake this morning at 08:30.

5 Lesser Scaup 3m 2f, 21 Goosander 9m 12f, 1m Red Breasted Merganser, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Willow Tit.

posted by Rod Mudge
10 Dec
5:33 pm
2023

Clennon Valley Lakes

14:34-15:49

Hume’s Leaf Warbler

 

posted by Paul Bray
10 Dec
4:01 pm
2023

Alston,Axminster first redwings of winter

Redwings.  About 12 flew over Alston heading west.  Holly trees loaded with berries.

posted by Martin Iddon
10 Dec
1:45 pm
2023

Hooe Lake

On the rising tide around midday a Great Northern Diver, 6 Redshank, a Greenshank, a Common Sandpiper and 2 Mediterranean Gulls were noted. In nearby Hexton Wood there was a party of 45 Redwings and two Great Spotted Woodpeckers.

posted by David Diskin
10 Dec
10:39 am
2023

Shoastone shelter, Brixham

Seawatch 0910-0940hrs: 1 Pomarine Skua (sub ad) flew into Tor Bay, 6 Great Northern Divers, 2 Turnstones, 5 Purple Sandpipers, 8 Kittiwake, 20+ Gannets, 15+ Razorbills, 4 Guillemots.

 

posted by Mike Langman
9 Dec
2:47 pm
2023
Ilfracombe +1 Photo

Ilfracombe

Yesterday the 1st winter Iceland gull put in a appearance same as the day before along with a 1st winter Yellow-legged gull.

Last years overwintering Whimbrel has made a return roosting amoung the 20 Oycs.

Today I spoke to the anglers and this cracking Great Northern Diver has been present for weeks now coming right into the inner harbour, seems to feed mostly on Hermit Crabs.

Rough conditions off Capstone produced a couple of Sooty Shearwaters that were passing a fair way out along with this stunning Pomarine Skua. A couple of flocks of 20+ Common Scoter were heading down channel. Met Fiona and she pointed out a Purple Sandpiper. 

 

posted by Martin Thorne
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