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22 Aug
8:22 pm
2023
Wrafton Pond +1 Photo

Wrafton Pond

This afternoon there were three Wigeon (thanks to Rob J. for the Id.) a Shoveler, a Little Grebe, one Little Egret and a Sparrowhawk.

posted by Martin Bennett
22 Aug
8:03 pm
2023

Berry Head

Seawatching from 6.30am to 8.15am: 5 Balearic Shearwater, 80+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua (dark phase chasing 2 Sandwich Tern), 60+ Common Tern, 2 Med Gull (adult and 1st W). Also Raven around.

posted by Robin Elliott
22 Aug
1:26 pm
2023
Crownhill Down +1 Photo

Crownhill Down

Very quiet on the Down yesterday evening. Apart from 2 Wheatears and several Meadow Pipits, numerous Stonechats and 3 Pied Wagtails on TWL.

posted by Bob Barrow
22 Aug
1:26 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Two of both Whimbrel and Teal on Blaxton Meadow at high tide; also 6+ Common Sandpipers, 9 Greenshanks, 2 Dunlins, Red-crested Pochard (female), Sparrowhawk & a Painted Lady.

posted by Peter Aley
22 Aug
12:30 pm
2023

Wembury Point

Movement off Wembury  Point this morning between 7.00 and 9.00 involved 347 Kittiwakes, 57 Manx Shearwaters and an Arctic Skua. Waders on the beach and rocks included 11 Ringed Plovers, 3 Whimbrels, 28 Turnstones, 2 Sanderlings, 3 Dunlins and a Common Sandpiper. Also present in the area were 4 Mediterranean Gulls, 3 Wheatears and 7 Whitethroats. Three Fulmars were still present on the cliffs on the Mewstone and one also flew over the point.

posted by David Diskin
22 Aug
7:40 am
2023

Crownhill Down

Two Whimbrel in the large pit this morning.

posted by Chris E
22 Aug
12:28 am
2023

Velator quay to White House

Velator quay to White House,   around 300 Canada geese on the marsh this afternoon, then further down towards White House 3 black backed gulls, 7 little egrets flying together, a wimbrel, oystercater, several grey herons, on the opposite side in a field were 10 cattle egrets  first I’ve seen this year

 

posted by chris davy
21 Aug
9:18 pm
2023
Prawle Point Seawatch

Prawle Point Seawatch

Almost identical numbers, but of fewer species, as seen by George & Lesley Carr in Lyme Bay including 3 Sooty, 5 Balearics & c.80 Manx Shearwaters and 1 Arctic Skua.  In the scrub and the fields were at least 3 Yellow Wagtails with 2 dozen Pied Wagtails, 2 Whitethroats, 2 Chiffchaffs amidst the ‘locals’.

posted by Chris Marcol
21 Aug
4:49 pm
2023

An hour at Prawle Point

Along with the steady flow of Manx Shearwater were one black tern (juv/ad winter) and one pale-phase Arctic skua successfully bullying terns

posted by paul dietrich
21 Aug
4:11 pm
2023

Crownhill Down

Spotted Flycatcher first thing along the bridleway.

posted by Chris E
21 Aug
2:37 pm
2023

Wembury Point

Yesterday evening high tide roost of 74 oystercatchers, 6 little egrets and a common sandpiper. Feeding along Wembury Bay, 6 more oystercatchers, 6 ringed plover; and 4+ gannets out in the Bay.

posted by Graham Smith
21 Aug
1:44 pm
2023

Lower Tamar Lake

Lower Tamar Lake this morning.

1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Wagtail. 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Coot.

posted by Rod Mudge
21 Aug
1:37 pm
2023
Plym Estuary & Saltram +1 Photo

Plym Estuary & Saltram

A juv Spoonbill on Blaxton Meadow until it flew off down river at 10.00. Also, Whimbrel, at least 1 Common Sandpiper, 9 Greenshanks, 2 Dunlins, Teal, Kingfisher, 4 Swifts, Great Spotted Woodpecker & a Bullfinch.

posted by Peter Aley
21 Aug
10:52 am
2023

Bowling Green Marsh

A short visit at high tide to hide only. 7 Knot, 2 Ruff, 3 Barwit, 80+ Redshank, Blackwit nc, 240+ Curlew, 15+ Dunlin, 4 Shoveler, 16+ Teal & a Lapwing. 9 Little Egret & 2 Stock Dove.

posted by Steve Cox
20 Aug
7:48 pm
2023

Pelagic out of Brixham into Lyme Bay

A trip out from Brixham into Lyme Bay with Dave Saunders on Kelly Heros was a real corker.
10 Cory Shearwaters, 4 Great Shearwaters, 4 Sooty Shearwaters, 5 Balearic Shearwaters, c70 Manx Shearwaters, c30 Storm Petrels, juv Little Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, Sandwich Tern, 2 Black Tern, 2 Common Tern, juv Arctic Tern, Arctic Skua were the highlights.

Thanks to Mark Darlaston for the numbers.

Photos to follow on Devon Birds Facebook page.

 

posted by George and Lesley Carr
20 Aug
7:19 pm
2023
Seaton & Powderham +1 Photo

Seaton & Powderham

Black Hole Marsh, Seaton ~ 2 Knott, 6 Avocet, 2 Greenshank, several Dunlin, a single Turnstone, 4 Cattle Egrets, a Little Egret, Heron, 3 Common Sandpipers, 2 Kingfisher sightings, numerous Redshank and Black Tailed Godwit.

On the Exe mud banks at Powderham ~ 58 Dunlin along with 2 Sanderling, 21 Ringed Plover and a Curlew Sandpiper.

5 Little Egret, 55 Mute Swan with the 2 Black Swans for company, singles of Whimbrel and Greenshank.

posted by Steve HOPPER
20 Aug
3:59 pm
2023

Wembury Point

Still round the Point this morning were c25 Ringed Plover, 18 Turnstone, 6 Dunlin, 1 Mediterranean gull, 1 female Yellow Wagtail and a Common Sandpiper. Later on at 3 o’clock, an Osprey over the Tamar / Tavy confluence, caught a fish and flew up river towards Lopwell.

posted by Alan Livsey
20 Aug
3:08 pm
2023

River Mole Valley

Farmland birds include 280 Linnet feeding on rape seed in one of the bird mix fields along with 40 Swallows and a Swift feeding on pollinators on the fennel.Over 40 species in the orchard including Marsh Tit,Greenfinch, Bullfinch, Treecreeper, GSW,40 Goldfinch,Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher,Stock Dove,Siskin, Goldcrest and unusually for here a  Crossbill. Small flock of 15 plus Long- tailed tits also seen and a Redstart.

posted by Brian Nicholas
20 Aug
12:40 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

A short look this morning produced: 2 Whimbrels, 9 Greenshanks, 2+ Common Sandpipers, Dunlin, Teal, Red-crested Pochard, 13 Little Egrets & 4 Swifts.

posted by Peter Aley
20 Aug
10:59 am
2023
Widworthy and River Otter +1 Photo

Widworthy and River Otter

Hobby testing out the flying abilities of our resident House Martins and Kestrel next to the river Otter yesterday.

posted by Geoff Mitchell
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