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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
14 Nov
11:22 am
2023

Lipson, Plymouth

Had the pleasure of watching a male Black Redstart feeding in my garden in lipson this morning.

posted by Matt Clark
14 Nov
9:24 am
2023

Message for Martin Bennett

Martin.

The tagged & colour ringed Curlew you spotted yesterday is a German bird which was ringed at Niedervlieland, Bremen, North Germany.

All the best

Rob

 

 

 

posted by Robert Jutsum
13 Nov
7:08 pm
2023
Pottington to Heanton Court +1 Photo

Pottington to Heanton Court

Today I saw my first Solar powered Curlew. Tagged Curlew Orange/Orange rings on upper right leg and White over Blue rings on upper left leg, the same bird is carrying a tracker. I’d be interested to know more about this bird. Also along the route I saw four Dunlin, a small number of Lapwings, Wigeon, four Godwits, loads of Canada geese, a few Teal, Redshanks, and Little Egrets.

posted by Martin Bennett
13 Nov
3:49 pm
2023

Haldon Forest Park

2 siskin,2 greenfinch,4 goldfinch,gt spot woodpecker on feeders.Male yellowhammer,coal tit,nuthatch,chaffinches on ground

posted by KEVIN Hall
13 Nov
1:41 pm
2023
Bickington sparrowhawk

Bickington sparrowhawk

Just got back for lunch and so did this sparrowhawk! Saw it in our garden, having caught a starling – a bit grim as the starling was still alive at first. Nature in the raw.

posted by Colin Dracott
13 Nov
12:47 pm
2023

Baggy Point

The female Surf Scoter still present half way out to Baggy Point this morning, along with 20 Common Scoter. Very close to the rocks and having to dive under a succession of huge waves rolling in.

posted by Jon Turner
12 Nov
6:02 pm
2023
Rose-Ringed Parakeet-Luton

Rose-Ringed Parakeet-Luton

Looks like they’re now spreading to a location near you! 1 male Rose-Ringed Parakeet calling constantly from a tree top in Luton today and another (possibly the same one) flew over our house in East Teignmouth yesterday.

posted by Nick D'Agorne
12 Nov
1:04 pm
2023
Surf Scoter off Baggy Point

Surf Scoter off Baggy Point

Around noon today Sunday 12 Nov, a single female-type Surf Scoter swimming and diving with a group of 19 Common Scoter. They were not far off the coast, viewed from Pencil Rock, off the footpath, halfway between Croyde NT car park and the tip of Baggy Point.

posted by Mary Osborne
12 Nov
12:58 pm
2023

Brixham breakwater.

Sandwich Tern, Med Gull,Four G.N Diver and four Purple Sandpiper.

posted by Robert Gaze
12 Nov
12:46 pm
2023

Braunton Down

A walk up the lane earlier revealed a single yellowhammer feeding on spilt seed in the road along with a group of sparrows. Also 15 to 20 chaffinch in the hedge nearby

posted by Fozz Forsdike
12 Nov
8:34 am
2023
Croyde Bay > Baggy point

Croyde Bay > Baggy point

This is a cropped image of the single Surf Scoter which was seen yesterday morning with the 10 Common Scoters.

posted by Robert Jutsum
11 Nov
9:44 pm
2023
Croyde Bay > Baggy point

Croyde Bay > Baggy point

Early start this morning with a walk out to Baggy Point. On the way back at 11.00 in Croyde Bay were a flock of Scoters, 10 Common Scoters & the highlight a single Surf Scoter amongst them.

posted by Robert Jutsum
11 Nov
8:13 pm
2023

East Devon Visible Migration-11 Nov

Visible migration in three & a half hours along the coast between Budleigh & Exmouth recorded 60,951 Woodpigeons (give or take a few) moving west, and included one pure albino, three Great White Egrets (two carried on south over Dawlish Warren, a third circled high over Exmouth before heading back east over Otterton), 10 Brambling, 319 Chaffinch, but slim pickings for other species I would expect at this time of year: two Reed Bunting, five Bullfinch,  one Fieldfare, 10 Siskins, seven Linnets, 12 Goldfinch, one Starling, two Lesser Redpoll. There were Stock Doves mixed in, but I did not count them.

posted by Peter Hopkin
11 Nov
8:06 pm
2023
Around the Exe

Around the Exe

A good day up on Exminster Marsh and the Estuary just over 70 species ticked off, a good day for geese with singles of SnowBarnacle and Greylag in with the Canadian flocks, good numbers of Dark Belied Brent’s on the estuary and a fly over Egyptian goose.
Avocet, Golden Plover, Black Tailed Godwit and Dunlin in good numbers on the estuary.
Female Marsh Harrier and a very pale almost white Buzzard were the birds of prey for the day.
Kingfisher at Turf, Cetti’s and Water Rail calling.
posted by Steve Hopper
11 Nov
7:14 pm
2023
Cadover Bridge +1 Photo

Cadover Bridge

Early morning visit produced 7 Snipe on the Drying Pond. Numerous Redwings and Fieldfares along Brisworthy Farm hedgerows plus at least a dozen Ring Ouzels and a pair of Reed Buntings

posted by Bob Barrow
11 Nov
5:42 pm
2023
Snow Bunting – Foreland Point +1 Photo

Snow Bunting – Foreland Point

Snow Bunting on the path as you climb from Foreland Point Lighthouse this morning

posted by Peter Housley
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