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29 Dec
2:24 pm
2023

Fremington Pill & Saltpill Duck Pond

  • 6 Greenshanks
  • 16 Blacktailed Godwits
  • 50 Dunlin
  • 1 Marsh Harrier
  • 1 Spoonbill
  • 3 Glossy Ibis
  • 20 Cattle Egrets roosting in the trees at the start of the Pill.
posted by Dave Paterson
29 Dec
12:43 pm
2023
Seaton Wetlands

Seaton Wetlands

Yesterday afternoon: Shelduck, Teal, Moorhen, Blackwits, Lapwings, GBBG’s, LBBG’s, Common Gull, Oystercatchers, Curlew, Redshank.

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
29 Dec
12:25 pm
2023
Bowling Green Marsh +1 Photo

Bowling Green Marsh

Yesterday morning: Dunlin, Redshank, Ruff 1, Curlew, Avocet, Lapwing, Snipe 4, Blackwits, Shoveler, Wigeon, Teal, Pintail, Shelduck, Ravens and a Marsh Harrier,

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
28 Dec
7:45 pm
2023
Little Gull South Milton Sands

Little Gull South Milton Sands

Little Gull 1st Winter showing at very close range this afternoon with Black-headed Gulls on beach.

posted by John Walters
28 Dec
7:05 pm
2023
Ilfracombe Pier +1 Photo

Ilfracombe Pier

The Glaucous Gull lingered for an hour or so before heading up channel. To add to the 150 Herring gulls, 14 Gbb 2 Lesserbb 12 Common gull and handful of Black-headed. 4 Gannets were feeding in close and a flock of 30 Common Scoter headed west.

posted by Martin Thorne
28 Dec
5:39 pm
2023
Grand Western Canal – Tiverton Road Bridge to Sampford Peverell

Grand Western Canal – Tiverton Road Bridge to Sampford Peverell

Walked from the Tiverton Road Bridge to Sampford Peverell and back, with an in-between stop for a pint at the Globe Inn! One male Mandarin and one female Goosander (unusual?); c.100 Mallard; 23 Moorhen; mixed flock of c.250 Redwings & Fieldfares; 3 Kingfishers.

posted by Martin Overy
28 Dec
5:15 pm
2023

Broadsands

The Yellow-browed Warbler still – very active in the ivy-covered trees at the far right corner of the 1st car park this afternoon.

posted by Jon Turner
28 Dec
5:07 pm
2023

Cattewater/Hooe Lake

Today 4-5 Great Northern Divers were along the narrow channel that connects Cattewater to Hooe Lake. Viewed from Barton Road, Turnchapel. (Information courtesy of Vic Tucker.)

posted by DavidDiskin
28 Dec
4:26 pm
2023

Red Kites – A361 Filleigh EX32 0RQ

X2 REDKITES – Spotted from the A361 over the forestry plantation near Filleigh (West side, heading towards Barnstaple). 12pm and 3pm on the return to Exeter. Sorry no pictures, was driving and due to road works couldn’t pull over.

posted by Giles
28 Dec
3:48 pm
2023

Ilfracombe Pier

A 1st Winter Glaucous Gull dropped in to the storm drain at Cheyne. A fairly darkish individual not very dissimilar from the juv Herring gulls. Yesterday at dusk Purple Sandpiper numbers roosting at the pier rocks up to 20.

Porpoise have been feeding close into the pier in front of the anglers. I guess chasing the shoals of mullet that have now arrived.

posted by Martin Thorne
28 Dec
3:12 pm
2023

NutBush Lane, Torquay

Waxwing, yesterday afternoon and this morning,not seen since 8.20

posted by Lloyd Gray
28 Dec
2:10 pm
2023

Ilfracombe

At least 3 Purple Sandpiper working the rocks below Capstone Hill despite very rough seas.

posted by David Shadwell
28 Dec
10:45 am
2023
Guillemot on the Taw

Guillemot on the Taw

Ashford Strand 10:25 am, falling tide, a Guillemot like bird was drifting down river just offshore, near the old railway bridge. No camera so sketch included. Gulls were stooping on it and it was diving to avoid their attention. When it surfaced it flapped its wings which were revealed as short & stubby, and auk-like. Juvenile? Saw Rob Jutsum earlier heading that way so hopefully he’ll have seen it.

posted by Phil and Sue Naylor
27 Dec
12:36 pm
2023

Harleston by Slapton

100 Redwing in trees around garden.

posted by Rob Macklin
27 Dec
10:55 am
2023
Crownhill Down +1 Photo

Crownhill Down

Yesterday morning on Crownhill Down a mixed flock of 30+ Fieldfares and Redwings, a Jay, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and 3 Ravens.

posted by Bob Barrow
26 Dec
11:09 pm
2023
Woolacombe

Woolacombe

This afternoon 4 Red-throated divers were feeding from Grunta to Morte point. So there were probably more round the north side.

In the middle of the bay amoung a large amount of Larids a single large seaduck, by its jizz i would say its the Surf Scoter still.

A juv Whooper Swan passed Morte Stone, headed south then landed on the sea about 2km off the bay.

posted by Martin Thorne
26 Dec
8:48 pm
2023
Bradiford Reserve

Bradiford Reserve

Single Reed Bunting

posted by Matt Gregory
26 Dec
7:28 pm
2023

Caspian Gull South Milton

First winter Caspian Gull S Milton Sands this pm

posted by Terry Barker
26 Dec
6:04 pm
2023
Northam Burrows +1 Photo

Northam Burrows

Snow Bunting  between cafe and fenced area  near electricity supply poles

Very confiding bird around 3 pm today

 

posted by Rob Cleversley
26 Dec
5:45 pm
2023
Taw & Torridge Estuary +1 Photo

Taw & Torridge Estuary

3 Eider in the channel by the Cool Stone & 2 Great Northern Divers in the channel near the lifeboat.

posted by Robert Jutsum
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