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- At the scrape this morning 36 Black-tailed Godwits. Are these new arrivals or some of the flock seen over the winter? Hardly any seen in recent weeks. Over the scrape and Pond 15/20 each of Swallow and Sand Martin. 1 Little Egret. In the reserve a few each of singing Cetti’s and Willow Warbler, plus Chiffchaff and Blackcap. Star bird, however was a smart male Pied Flycatcher, only the second I have recorded there. The previous one was over 10 years ago, which I trapped and read it’s ring number showing that it had been ringed in Wales.
Red kite Lynton Cross
Red Kite over Lynton Cross near Ilfracombe, at midday.
Tarka Trail , Bideford to Fremington
Whimbrel At Bideford East , 33 Bar tailed Godwit at Instow 3 in summer plumage. Lesser Whitethroat Singing at Yelland. 5 Wheatear west of Saltpill pond onthe wild flower field of Gaia trust. Saltpill pond held Singing Reed andSedge Warbler Plus mixed flock of 50+ House and Sand Martins…..
- Visit mid-morning. Passage of whimbrel over the estuary and about 6 on the marsh roosting with curlew, black and bar-tailed godwits. Also roosting we’re 3 spoonbill and single Mediterranean Gull. A cattle egret flew over. Elsewhere one wheatear, 7 shoveler, 4 teal and a steady movement north of sand martin and house martin with the occasional swallow.
osprey circling / dipping at Exe/ Creedy Weds 19th April
Yesterday on Molland Common there were two Red legged Partridges, a small number of Meadow Pipits, a pair of Stonechats, two Red Kites and a Wheatear.
Harford Moor cuckoo
Cuckoo heard in the Addicombe valley, Harford.
River Culm at Cullompton
The numbers of Sand Martins have slowly built over the last two weeks and now number about 30 on the stretch of river just to the east of the M5 at J28. Very actively feeding over the broken water sections at 3pm today.
Saltram and Blaxton meadow.
this afternoon I managed an hour or two. Best of the lot were 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, Grey Plover, 2 Whimbrel, Curlew, 8 Greenshank 4 Oystercatcher, Snipe and 2 Red Kites that flew over Blaxton and drifted off NW.
Red Kite, Dawlish
One over Oakland park at 4.10pm
Red kite Chittlehamholt
Red Kite passing over our garden, lovely leisurely flight
Pleasing to see a Lesser Redpoll on the seed feeder this morning.
Riverside Country Park – Salmon Pool
A cycle from Marsh Barton station to Exeter Trew Weir, via Salmon Pool. Green Sandpiper was the best, with 4 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 4 Sand Martin, two sitting Mute Swan’s. Also Grey Wagtail, 2 Swallow & 2 Little Egret at Alphington Brook.
Whimbrels at Widemouth bay
At least 2 whimbrel flying ? amongst Oystercatchers .ID via Merlin app(sound) and double checked later. No image
Osprey over Exmouth on Saturday
A late report but I’d like to say we saw an osprey cruising northwest above the beach near the lifeboat station late morning on Saturday.
Gallows Gate, Torbay Ring Road
A Red Kite flew south, along the northbound carriageway of the A380, close to the roundabout.
Black Winged Stint still showing well at BHM, chased around by the gulls at times.
Bicton Park Botanical Gardens
An adult Night Heron yesterday in Bicton Park Botanical Garden on S edge of main lake. No sign today despite 2 separate visits.
Note admission is £14 but free if a member. I will have another check tomorrow at some point.
Little Bittern from this morning.
Little Bittern from this morning.