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5 Sep
8:26 pm
2023
Plym Estuary +1 Photo

Plym Estuary

Pete’s Great White Egrets were still on the Plym at dusk. Three on the shore behind Blaxton Meadow on the rising tide. Viewed from main footpath.

posted by Chris E
5 Sep
8:19 pm
2023

River TEIGN estuary near BISHOPSTEIGNTON

Osprey.

posted by andrew thorn
5 Sep
7:49 pm
2023

Lower Otter Restoration Project

At noon a mixed flock of about 500 Swallows, House and Sand Martins at the White Bridge perched on electric wires, catching insects and drinking from river. Also two Clouded Yellow butterflies.

posted by Mark Wingate
5 Sep
4:09 pm
2023
Plym Estuary & Saltram +1 Photo

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Three Great White Egrets on Blaxton Meadow this morning, then on the narrow river nearby. Also, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 2+ Common Sandpipers, 9 Greenshanks, Dunlin, 13 Oystercatchers & 12 Cormorants.

posted by Peter Aley
5 Sep
3:22 pm
2023

Land off Stoney Lane, Landkey.

Lots of swallows and a few martins over the field today busy feeding and the heading off south over Codden Hill. Ravens calling overhead and a buzzard circling above. Many more swallows as I got back to Landkey.

posted by Robert Morgan
5 Sep
2:26 pm
2023

Alston nr Axminster

Monday 6th September Alston nr Axminster 14.00

Pair ravens in calving paddock.  20+ house martins quite vocal

posted by Martin Iddon
5 Sep
12:11 pm
2023
Horsey +1 Photo

Horsey

2 Great White Egrets on Horsey this morning.

posted by Robert Jutsum
5 Sep
9:59 am
2023
Dart Estuary +1 Photo

Dart Estuary

2 possibly 3 Ospreys during a guided Dart estuary cruise yesterday.

posted by Mike Langman
5 Sep
9:05 am
2023

Crownhill Down

Whinchat at base of down this morning.

posted by Chris E
4 Sep
11:04 pm
2023
Wembury Point +1 Photo

Wembury Point

Still large flocks of waders feeding on the beach at evening high tide (4/9). 100+ turnstone, c.25 dunlin, 2 sanderling, 4+ ringed plover,  and 1 redshank; also 2 whimbrel (and some oystercatchers).

posted by Graham Smith
4 Sep
8:26 pm
2023

Bowling Green Marsh

Among the commoner species over the high tide this morning were one each of Ruff, Curlew Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Whimbrel and Egyptian Goose, 5/6 Barwits, 15 Greenshanks and 25+ Knots, plus 5 Pintail and 4 Wigeon, both my first of the Autumn.

Back in Exeter, a Treecreeper was singing in the grounds of the crematorium.

posted by James Camden
4 Sep
6:45 pm
2023

Labrador Bay

On a walk from Labrador Bay RSPB car park to Maidencombe this morning, we briefly saw a Common Redstart, before it disappeared into the hedgerow. Other birds seen included Green Woodpecker, Stock Dove and a pair of Kestrels.

posted by Nick D'Agorne
4 Sep
4:45 pm
2023

Powderham Marsh

Powderham Marsh 

Despite a hot and very breezy afternoon, a few pleasant finds. 24 Black-tailed Godwit and one Common Sandpiper (briefly) on the flooded areas. Cattle feeding in fields to left of viewing platform, were accompanied by 40+ Pied Wagtail and 10+ Yellow Wagtail. Most of latter were juveniles with some adults present also. Counts difficult due to mobility of birds and grass length.

 

posted by ANDREW THORPE
4 Sep
3:39 pm
2023
Slapton and West Charleton Marsh +1 Photo

Slapton and West Charleton Marsh

Osprey, Common Tern, 3 Whinchat, 26 Med Gull (most on the beach and most adults), 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Wheatear, 3 Sandwich Tern (offshore) etc at Slapton.

Cattle Egret at West Charleton Marsh.

posted by Chris E
4 Sep
1:22 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Some signs of migration today including an Osprey drifting west at 10.15, 5+ Whinchats & a Wheatear. Also, Stonechat, Green Woodpecker, Bullfinch, Kingfisher, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 9 Greenshanks, 2 Dunlins, Common Sandpiper & 19 Little Egrets.

posted by Peter Aley
4 Sep
11:51 am
2023

Exminster Marshes

Mid morning visit to the canal view point to overlook the now wet scrape. Still about 80 Canada geese that seem to be a permanent feature. However the high tide roost held lots of birds including curlew, whimbrel (6+), black-tailed godwit, bar-tailed godwit, ruff (6), dunlin (43) and curlew sandpiper (1). The waterfowl included one little grebe, mallard (8), shoveller (4) and a few teal. No sign of the two hobby that were over the lagoon yesterday afternoon.

In the canal side trees a few chiffchaff and a few long-tailed tits.

posted by John Waldon
4 Sep
10:39 am
2023

Wembury Point

A variety of waders on the beach again today at high tide with counts of 13 Ringed Plover, a Whimbrel, 4 Bar-tailed Godwits, 83 Turnstones, 2 Sanderling, 25 Dunlin, a Common Sandpiper and 2 Redshanks. Also noted were 2 Mediterranean Gulls and 7 Wheatears.

posted by David Diskin
4 Sep
8:21 am
2023

Rockham Bay Nr Bull Point

Tim Jones has reported a Wryneck just North of Rockham Bay this morning.

posted by jon turner
4 Sep
7:38 am
2023
Bowling Green Marsh +1 Photo

Bowling Green Marsh

Yesterday a productive morning at BGM: Lapwings, Curlew, Whimbrel, Ruff, Redshank, Knot, Dunlin, Curlew Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Avocet, Turnstones, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Blackwit, Barwit, LBBG, Mute Swans, Canada Geese, Shelduck, Mallard, Teal, Pintail,  Moorhen, Buzzard, Swallows, House martins, and an overfly of a solitary Spoonbill.

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
3 Sep
9:17 pm
2023

Teignmouth

2 Common Swifts flying south high overhead over Teignmouth this evening. Also 1 Hobby flying low over Dawlish Warren yesterday morning at high tide. Ironically there was also a northerly movement of 5 Swallows earlier on in the afternoon.

posted by Nick D’Agorne
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