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12 Dec
11:35 pm
2023
Skern Northam +1 Photo

Skern Northam

In poor light I was able to get a few shots of the Lesser Scaup that is still around. Saw lots of; Brent Geese, Oystercatchers, Dunlin and Wigeon. A single Redshank feeding on the grass beside the road and two Pied Wagtails on the same patch of grass/

posted by Martin Bennett
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
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