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18 Nov
7:15 pm
2023

Dartmoor

Yesterday’s synchronised dawn count of Goosanders roosting on Dartmoor reservoirs and pits produced a total of 49 birds, including 16 males, three of which were still in moult. Site counts were 15 at Venford, 14 at Avon Dam, 8 at Fernworthy, 5 each at Burrator and Meldon and 2 at Cholwichtown, with none present at six other sites. Thanks to all who took part.

posted by Peter Reay
18 Nov
6:04 pm
2023

River Teign – Gidleigh Park to A382 (Dogmarsh Bridge)

2 female Goosander (separate), 2 or 3 Mandarin (not sure I’ve seen them here before), 2 Kingfisher, 1 GS Woodpecker

posted by Mike Moxon
18 Nov
2:02 pm
2023

Lower Tamar Lake

Lower Tamar Lake this morning.

3f Goosander, 4 Willow Tit, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Coal Tit, 16 Blue Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 11 Chaffinch, 9 Great Tit, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Jay, 1 Marsh Tit, 3 Coot, 1 Grey Heron.

posted by Rod Mudge
18 Nov
9:13 am
2023
Fernworthy +1 Photo

Fernworthy

Yesterday around Fernworthy area I saw up to 20 Crossbills, two Nuthatch and four Marsh tits.

posted by Martin Bennett
18 Nov
7:04 am
2023

Black Redstart…Woodford estate Plympton

  • Black Redstart has been hanging around back gardens
  • 15+16 Nov..
  • Woodford Estate Plympton
posted by Steve Ham
17 Nov
6:07 pm
2023

Wembury

3,000 Woodpigeons flew west between 08:00 and 09:15 this morning.

posted by David Diskin
17 Nov
3:37 pm
2023

Exminster Marsh

A bright and sunny start to the day with Paul Kemp. Rewarded by 2 Short-eared Owls from viewing platform both quartering marsh an sat on posts. Two Marsh Harriers, a 1cy, and what we believe to be a 2cy male, based upon underwing pattern.

400+ Teal, 34 Pintail (12 on estuary), 60+ Wigeon, 22 Shoveler, Little Grebe on lagoon, 21 Coot.

170+ Lapwing, 100+ Curlew, 1 Barwit, 1 Snipe on marsh. Also 2 Water Rail, 1 Cattle Egret, 160+ Starling, 4+ Skylark, 6+ Meadow Pipit, 16 Redwing, Goldcrest, make Stonechat.

From Turf, 940+ Blackwit, 38+ Knot, 36+ Grey Plover, 140+ Golden Plover, 17 Barwit, 400+ Dunlin, 159 Avocet, 5 Red-reacted Merganser, 300+ Brent Geese & Adult Mediterranean Gull.

posted by Steve Cox
17 Nov
1:02 pm
2023

Baggy Point

Walked out in much more pleasant conditions this morning. The female Surf Scoter still present, very close in mid-way to the point along with now 40 Common Scoters.

posted by Jon Turner
16 Nov
6:19 pm
2023

Haldon Forest

This afternoon Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Green Woodpeckers, Crossbills, Siskins, Bullfinches and Goldcrests.

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
16 Nov
6:14 pm
2023
Bowling Green Marsh +1 Photo

Bowling Green Marsh

Avocets, Black tailed Godwits, Curlew, Snipe, Greenshank, Redshank, Dunlin, Shoveler, Pintail, Teal, Wigeon, a solitary Pochard, Buzzards and Redwings.

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
16 Nov
3:51 pm
2023

Velator reserve

Found a reserve alive with Finches this morning. Lots of Gold and Chaffinch, at last a number of Greenfinch, but the highlight was the number of Siskins – some singles but mostly in groups and feeding with the other Finches too. Kestrel also in attendance.

posted by Jon Turner
15 Nov
9:48 pm
2023

Saltpill Duck Pond

Shoveler (Male and Female)

Bullfinch (Male)

posted by Matt Gregory
15 Nov
6:23 pm
2023
Braunton Burrows & Croyde Bay to Baggy Point

Braunton Burrows & Croyde Bay to Baggy Point

A single Merlin at the north end of Braunton Burrows early this morning. Now 21 Common Scoters & the single Surf Scoter still present between Baggy Pond & Baggy Point.

posted by Robert Jutsum
15 Nov
5:00 pm
2023

Roundham Head, Paignton

Three Great Northern Divers off headland, one in breeding plumage. Otherwise 5/6 Kittiwakes & 15+ Gannet.

posted by Steve Cox
15 Nov
4:13 pm
2023

Velator quay down to White House

Took a walk down to White House from velator quay this morning it was heading towards low tide saw several shelduck, curlew, odd green shank, plenty of red shank knocking about , small groups of ringed plover, and quite a few lapwings, I saw several small groups and one  of probably 70-80 birds, I wonder if we will see them in the same numbers as last year? Also 1 grey heron, several little egret, a kingfisher near the toll house. Several juvenile cormorant.

posted by Chris Davy
15 Nov
2:53 pm
2023

Soar inc.Southdown Farm

First winter farmland bird count of the season with good numbers this early in the winter: 780 Skylark, 94 Yellowhammer & 72 Cirl Bunting. Also: 3 Red-legged Partridge, Snipe, 1650 Woodpigeon  (690E, 660W, 300 grounded), 203 Stock Dove – most moving west, 18 Meadow Pipit, 49 Jackdaw (45E 4W), 240 Starling, 110 House Sparrow, 60 Chaffinch, 30 Goldfinch & 250 Linnet.

posted by Rob Macklin
15 Nov
12:24 pm
2023

Scabbacombe Head

Short Eared Owl quartering field above Head c. 9am. this morning.

posted by John Lusher
15 Nov
12:15 pm
2023
Cadover Bridge +1 Photo

Cadover Bridge

This morning along the edge of Brisworthy Farm fields at least 6 Ring Ouzels and numerous Fieldfares and Redwings 12 Ravens and yesterday evening brief appearance of a Merlin.

posted by Bob Barrow
15 Nov
10:17 am
2023

Meeth Quarry

Flock of 5 Barnacle Geese from the hide this morning, been there a few days apparently .

posted by David Cope
14 Nov
4:55 pm
2023

Swallow ~ Starcross

A single Swallow seen at Starcross yesterday.

posted by Steve Hopper
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