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10 Oct
4:01 pm
2023

Osprey Exmouth 1.30pm

Osprey seen out over the exe estuary, then flew overhead in direction of Budleigh Salterton

posted by Andrew Fisher
10 Oct
11:58 am
2023

Riverside Country Park at Countess Weir end

Morning visit as mist cleared. Common Sandpiper by road bridge. 15 Teal, F Stonechat, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail and 3 Meadow Pipit were the best bits.

posted by Steve Cox
10 Oct
9:46 am
2023
Trowlesworthy, Dartmoor

Trowlesworthy, Dartmoor

16+ Ring Ouzel in hawthorn along River Plym, including a flock of 14! My highest number here. Also, 40+ Redwing – c30 over and 10 in hawthorn. A single Golden Plover over calling in the mist.

posted by Chris E
10 Oct
8:33 am
2023

Redwings Dartmouth

40 Redwings flying west over Dartmouth 7.55am Tuesday, first of this autumn.

posted by Steve Wadsworth
10 Oct
8:26 am
2023

Colebrook back garden

My first Firecrest of the season in the back garden in a roving flock of Long-tailed Tits along with a Chiffchaff, Blue, Great and Coal Tits. Autumn is on its way.

posted by Chris Marcol
10 Oct
7:06 am
2023
Great White Egret seen from Fremington Quay 9/10/23 other species seen at Meeth Quarry

Great White Egret seen from Fremington Quay 9/10/23 other species seen at Meeth Quarry

Great White Egret seen on Basset’s Ridge looking North from Fremington Quay to Heanton Court. Views from Canon 200D with 400mm lens showed a white heron noticeably large that the roosting gulls on the ridge. Views from the 200D attached to my 1300mm telescope confirmed a the ID – long neck, thin head with yellow beak, and a Little Egret walking in the same frame to confirm size.

I only had my telescope because I’d just cycled back from DWT Meeth Quarry – 3 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Gadwall, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebes, 20+ Canada Geese, 3 Cormorants, 20+ Cooots seen from the bird hide

posted by Grant Sherman
9 Oct
6:53 pm
2023

Budleigh Salterton, River Otter

Osprey seen this afternoon, circling above new restoration area (LORP), before passing overhead towards the town, whilst carrying a sizeable fish. Presumably the same bird I saw 10 days ago, and reported most days since.

posted by Colin Randall
9 Oct
6:47 pm
2023

Rippon Tor

2 Ring Ouzels at the top of Rippon Tor, late afternoon.

posted by Andy Smith
9 Oct
6:35 pm
2023

Lower Tamar Lake

Lower Tamar Lake this morning,

3 Willow Tit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Cormorant, 3 Robin, 9 Blue Tit, 4 Coal Tit, 7 Chaffinch, 1 Marsh Tit, 16 Coot, 22 Moorhen, 3 Wigeon 1m(eclipse) 2f, 9 Goldfinch.

 

posted by Rod Mudge
9 Oct
3:25 pm
2023

Labrador Bay

A visit this morning in near perfect conditions with eminent local ornithologist Adam Davidson. 6 Firecrest, 5+ Goldcrest, 17+ Siskin S, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Reed Bunting , 4+ Meadow Pipit, 3+ Jay, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 70+ Linnet & a Kestrel. And of course lots of Cirl Bunting.

A short visit to Hackney Marsh, and Passage House Inn. 15+ Little Egret, Water Rail & 2 Chiffchaff.

posted by Steve Cox
9 Oct
2:19 pm
2023

Soar Mill Valley area

Significant influx this morning, best being 3 Ring Ouzel but also Redwing, 32 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, 58 Robin, 50 Blackcap, 33 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Swallow, 150 Meadow Pipit, 140 Skylark, 25 Starling, Goldcrest, 14 Teal & 18 Cirl Bunting.

posted by Rob Macklin
9 Oct
12:28 pm
2023

Topsham

Two Great White Egrets on the river opposite the Goat Walk at lunchtime

posted by David Cope
9 Oct
5:22 am
2023
Cory’s Shearwater

Cory’s Shearwater

Just as the Roscoff to Plymouth ferry sailed into Plymouth Sound and was heading into dock yesterday (8th Oct) l found a Cory’s Shearwater hiding on the deck, it appeared well and healthy so I relaunched it off the side of the boat and it flew off strongly towards The Breakwater.

posted by Stuart Green
8 Oct
9:44 pm
2023

Wryneck at Soar

Single wryneck briefly on coastal path.

Whinchat also in Soar.

Hundreds of meadow pipits, swallows, linnets and skylarks.

Several yellowhammers plus a handful of greenfinches.

 

 

posted by Paul Dietrich
8 Oct
9:28 pm
2023
Ilfracombe +1 Photo

Ilfracombe

Surprised to see a super flock of at least 50 Cormorants rafting off Capstone point.

Also a dark Great Skua mythering the Gannets, probably a juv that may have been around for a week or so.

At Barnstaple old bridge the long staying Yellow-legged gull has been joined by another adult. No returning leg ringed Black headed gulls as of yet.

posted by Martin Thorne
7 Oct
5:48 pm
2023

Red Kite, Broadsands

Red Kite flying and soaring on thermals, over Broadsands, Paignton towards Brixham at about 15.30.

posted by Stephen Huggins
7 Oct
12:28 pm
2023

Lower Tamar Lake

Lower Tamar Lake this morning.

3 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Mute Swan, 27 Moorhen, 5 Mallard, 6 Black-headed Gull, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Coal Tit, 11 Chaffinch, 9 Blue Tit, 1m Tufted Duck, 2 Robin, 15 Coot.

posted by Rod Mudge
7 Oct
7:40 am
2023
Water rail

Water rail

Adult water rail –  Hit by range rover on school run. On the edge of South Molton EX36 4HJ    did not expect to find one on edge of town, green fields to west turned into a new build site

posted by david john winter
6 Oct
4:45 pm
2023

River Meavy by Black Tor

Two Ring Ouzels this afternoon, feeding on berries. Also Redwing and Mistle Thrush passing through

posted by Steve Gardiner
6 Oct
2:56 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Rather quiet today, but: Little Grebe, Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Common Sandpipers, 4 Turnstones, 10 Greenshanks, Kingfisher, 3 Green Woodpeckers, Sparrowhawk, 2+ Stonechats, c10 Siskins, Grey Wagtail & a Roe Deer.

posted by Peter Aley
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