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6 Dec
3:17 pm
2023
Clennon Lakes – Paignton +1 Photo

Clennon Lakes – Paignton

Hume’s Warbler showing and calling regularly around mostly path side willows beside middle Lake.

posted by Mike Langman
6 Dec
9:54 am
2023

Lower Tamar Lake

Lower Tamar Lake this morning (07:15)

5 Lesser Scaup 3m 2f, 1f Tufted Duck, 26 Goosander 9m 17f, 2 Grey Heron.

posted by Rod Mudge
5 Dec
8:26 pm
2023
The Skern high tide today

The Skern high tide today

The highlight was the huge flock, estimated 2,000, of Golden Plover which got airborne a couple of times and gave amazing displays overhead. We found a resting flock of 45 Grey Plover and about 100 Dunlin were scouring the wet mud for food. 100’s of Oystercatcher, Shelduck, Wigeon and Brent Geese were seen, along with a few Pintail and 2 Turnstone. A few Greenshank and Redshank were spread across the bay, mainly on grassy areas. There were two sleeping ducks, bills tucked well under wings, on the large freshwater pool which I think were male Tufted, but they were a long way off.

posted by Phil and Sue Naylor
5 Dec
7:47 pm
2023

Firecrest higher Brixham

Firecrest  looking for food in my back garden  higher Brixham .

posted by Mark Vanstone
5 Dec
7:32 pm
2023

Lower Tamar Lake

Lower Tamar Lake this morning,

5 Lesser Scaup 3m 2f, 33 Goosander 8m 25f (08:15), 2 Grey Heron, 3 Marsh Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Wren, 2 Robin.

posted by Rod Mudge
5 Dec
6:56 pm
2023

River Mole Valley

50 Herring Gull mostly juveniles and 15Pied Wagtails with the cattle feeding on stubble turnips.25 Meadow Pipits in the barley earsh. Best today was a mixed flock of Lesser Redpolls and Siskin in the orchard along with Marsh Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Bullfinch,Greenfinch , male Sparrowhawk, Treecreeper, 2 GSW,Goldcrest, Redwing feeding on holly berries and Fieldfare feasting on apples.Non avian included 4 Roe Deer and 4 Red Deer hinds.Tawny Owls

posted by Brian Nicholas
5 Dec
5:44 pm
2023
Ashford Strand & Pottington – North side of Taw Estuary

Ashford Strand & Pottington – North side of Taw Estuary

At Ashford Strand 3 sawbills again, 1m Goosander keeping a safe distance apart from a male Red breasted Merganser & female Goosander close together.

Cycled quickly along to Pottington area where there were 4 sawbills, 1m & 1f Goosander & 1 male Red breasted Merganser with a female Goosander.

posted by Robert Jutsum
5 Dec
3:30 pm
2023

Slapton

On the Sea: 1 Velvet Scoter straight out from memorial car park – by itself. Further out 60 + Common Scoter (one wing flapped 2x with head up but too far out to see if it had any white in the wing – or not!), 3 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver.

On the Ley: 2 Great White Egrets, 1 Little Egret, 3 Goldeneye (All females), 1 Pintail (drake – unusual at site), 3 Wigeon no sign of any Scaup sp. among the many Tufted Ducks at Torcross, middle Ley or Ireland Bay.

Beesands: Just 13 Tufted Ducks, 5 Mute Swans and 3 coot!

posted by Mike Langman
5 Dec
1:27 pm
2023
Wembury Point

Wembury Point

Yesterday (4th), 24 gannets fishing close in to Wembury Point, with 3 (possibly four) guillemots nearby. Also of note – 25 turnstone, 16 curl bunting, 25 skylark, and a raven.

posted by Graham Smith
5 Dec
11:51 am
2023

Broadsands

5 cirl buntings in with 20ish house sparrows edge of northern car park.GN diver with large fish being mobbed by gulls,eventually submerged to finish its snack

posted by KEVIN Hall
5 Dec
10:41 am
2023
Haldon Forest

Haldon Forest

A single brambling amongst the Chaffinches, and Siskins at the feeders at Haldon Forest yesterday. Also 1 GS woodpecker and 1 Nuthatch.

posted by Pete Newman
4 Dec
1:39 pm
2023

Red Kite Lewdown

  • Red kite flying at Lewdown near Stowford turning 13.10 today 
posted by Jon Martin
4 Dec
11:17 am
2023

For Park Cemetery, Plymouth

Monday 4th, 10am. Large group of Redwings feeding on the Holly berries quite oblivious of noise from a nearby building site. Also two Green Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush and Song Thrush. 

posted by Fred Jenkins
3 Dec
5:30 pm
2023

River Otter, Tipton St John

Morning walk with the dogs. 4 Goosanders (1 drake), Dipper, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Kingfisher and 2 Goldcrest

posted by Robert Bradfield
3 Dec
1:58 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

On the high tide this morning: Great Northern Diver, 2 Goosanders (1 drake), 54 Wigeon, 3 drake Teal, 33 Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Greenshanks, 16 Oystercatchers, 19 Turnstones, Raven, Sparrowhawk & 2 Firecrests.

posted by Peter Aley
3 Dec
12:14 pm
2023

Cholwichtown Pit, Dartmoor

Female Goldeneye still on the pit.

posted by Chris E
2 Dec
8:13 pm
2023
Brixham and Berry Head +1 Photo

Brixham and Berry Head

Kayak trip Brixham and Berry Head today:

15 Purple Sandpiper at Breakwater

4 Great Northern Divers

1 Red-throated Diver

plus 40 Common Dolphins (3 pods)

and 8+ Harbour Porpoise

 

posted by Rupert Kirkwood
2 Dec
6:15 pm
2023
Fremington Pill this morning

Fremington Pill this morning

Starting at Pill Head, Fremington, with the tide 90 minutes after high:

Spotted Redshank and a female Kingfisher, numerous teal, mallard and common Redshank. 3 Curlew, 5 Snipe, 2 Greenshank, 2 Bar Tailed Godwit, 2 Little Egret, 2 Dunlin, Grey Plover. Another Kingfisher seen at the quay on the River Taw.

posted by Phil and Sue Naylor
2 Dec
6:07 pm
2023

Blackcaps Brixham

Two male blackcaps feeding on fat balls in my garden in Brixham.

posted by Neil Thompson
2 Dec
3:31 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Back on the patch today on the low (falling) tide: Great Northern Diver, 3 Jack Snipe. 24+ Snipe, 25 Turnstones, c380 Dunlins, 2 Common Sandpipers, Black-tailed Godwit, 59 Wigeon, 7 Goosanders (4 drakes), Red-breasted Merganser (1st-w drake), 4 Little Grebes, 2+ Green Woodpeckers, Stonechat, Grey Wagtail & 6 Roe Deer.

posted by Peter Aley
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