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26 Oct
11:36 am
2023

Tarka Trail , North Devon…..

Great Northern Diver off Instow seafront… Interesting sighting reported to me for yesterday (25) Isley Marsh at afternoon high tide 8 Spoonbill roosting and at Home farm marsh a hunting Short eared owl…..

posted by Malcolm Shakespeare
26 Oct
11:27 am
2023

Efford Valley, Plymouth.

Yellow-browed Warbler was seen this morning with a small flock of tits and Goldcrests. In was seen in Manor House & Manor Cottages lane, off Pike road, although very mobile. Also in the area were two Firecrests.

posted by Martin Phillips
26 Oct
8:29 am
2023

Woolacombe

Last week this Red-throated Diver was seen just off the rock at Woolacombe.

posted by Martin Bennett
25 Oct
3:47 pm
2023

Axminster,River Axe,near near train station

Kingfisher,2 little egrets.lapwing flying north.2pm

posted by KEVIN Hall
25 Oct
3:45 pm
2023

Blaxton Meadow

A pleasant hour this afternoon on the rising tide at Blaxton Meadow and the adjacent estuary. Birds included 8 Shelduck, 10 Wigeon, 7 Goosander (all reheads), a Little Grebe, a Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Turnstones, 27 Dunlin, 9 Snipe, 188 Redshank, 10 Greenshank, 4 Mediterranean Gulls and a Peregrine.

posted by David Diskin
25 Oct
3:00 pm
2023
Cadover Bridge +1 Photo

Cadover Bridge

A Ring Ouzel feeding, one of 6 seen this morning on a brief visit to Cadover Bridge together with Redwing 6, Mistle thrush 2, Buzzards 3, Ravens, Coal and Great tits, a Goldcrest, a GWP and a GSWP.

posted by Bob Barrow
25 Oct
1:07 pm
2023
Mansands +1 Photo

Mansands

Osprey came and went throughout morning. Even tried some unsuccessful pond dipping.

 

posted by John Lusher
25 Oct
9:40 am
2023

Exminster marshes

Drake Red Crested Pochard on the water reservoir ( South Marsh) early this morning

posted by David Cope
24 Oct
8:26 pm
2023

Taw Estuary

What turned out to be a  “Mediterranean” walk from Barnstaple to Home Farm Marsh produced a Med. Gull among the B-Hs just downstream from the bypass bridge, three Spoonbills feeding on the N. shore approx. half a mile further downstream, seven Cattle Egrets on Penhill Marsh, a Great Egret initially on the sandbanks off Fremington Quay, but later moving to Saltpill Pond allowing a much better view, and a Glossy Ibis in Fremington Creek.

posted by James Camden
24 Oct
8:20 pm
2023
Woolacombe

Woolacombe

Red-throated Diver. seen just off the rocks at Woolacombe.

posted by Martin Bennett
24 Oct
7:39 pm
2023
South Brent

South Brent

This morning gave the first real signs of the annual autumnal Wood pigeon migration over South Brent, several flocks 15 plus to 40 plus birds over all heading west.

Late this afternoon a huge flock passed Brent Hill again heading west.

A very colourful male Sparrowhawk landed on the fence outside the kitchen window this afternoon, eyeing up the feed station.

posted by Steve Hopper
24 Oct
4:09 pm
2023
Cadover Bridge and Cholwichtown Pit

Cadover Bridge and Cholwichtown Pit

One Ring Ouzel still at Cadover first thing with 30 Redwing and 20 Fieldfare. Viewed from Brisworthy Burrows, flock beyond the fields/paddocks. Also, Snipe, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Jay and usuals.

Cholwichtown Pit: 11 Little Grebe, 4 Tufted Duck, 4 Mistle Thrush, 8 Siskin, 9+ Goldcrest etc early this morning.

posted by Chris E
24 Oct
2:44 pm
2023

Red kites A361 South Molton

Appprox 10-12 red kites circling over A361 at Filleigh viaduct South Molton

3:15 pm 24/10/23

posted by NICHOLAS ANDREW PORTER
23 Oct
6:46 pm
2023

Lower Tamar Lake

Lower Tamar Lake this morning.

1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Willow Tit, 5 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron 2, 2 Mute Swan, 13 Chaffinch, 3 Robin, 10 Blue Tit, 9 Coal Tit, 15 Moorhen, 14 Coot, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 11 Starling, 1f Blackbird, 7 Black-headed Gull, 2 Cormorant, 1m Tufted Duck, 11 Mallard, 2 Canada Geese, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Great Tit.

posted by Rod Mudge
23 Oct
6:02 pm
2023

Home Farm Marsh, Yelland

Just inside entrance gate mid afternoon Great Egret lifted from watercourse. Marsh Harrier glides along bank by Tarka Trail shortly after.

posted by Pete Gibson
23 Oct
4:51 pm
2023
Fremington Pill +1 Photo

Fremington Pill

Mid-afternoon along Fremington pill we saw a ruff near the car park layby, 1 little egret, 3 greenshank, 1 glossy ibis, 20+ black-tailed godwit, 1 curlew, 7 oystercatchers, redshank everywhere, teal and mallard.

posted by Colin Dracott
23 Oct
4:25 pm
2023

Velator reserve

I was thinking as I walked around this morning that it had been quite while since I had seen a Marsh Harrier. Of course as soon as I scanned South to look at the reed-bed at Sherpa, a dark female Marsh Harrier started quartering the reeds! In the reserve probably 70 Goldfinch and the first Greenfinch of the autumn. Still a couple of noisy Water Rails (saw 3 the other day), and plenty of Tits.

posted by Jon Turner
23 Oct
3:29 pm
2023

Teignmouth Seafront.

Little Gull still on Teignmouth Seafront, this time close to the pier. 3.30pm Skimming the surf.

posted by Fred Jenkins
23 Oct
3:15 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Today’s visit produced: 6 Snipe, 8 Greenshanks, Common Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Turnstones, 23 Dunlins, 18 Oystercatchers, 4 Shags, Great Spotted & 3 Green Woodpeckers, 2+ Grey Wagtails, 12+ Siskins, Bullfinch, Stonechat & 6 Roe Deer.

posted by Peter Aley
23 Oct
8:44 am
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram 22nd October

In the sunshine – 5 Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Greenshanks, 22 Dunlins, Common Sandpiper, 15 Wigeon, 2 Mediterranean Gulls (ad + 3rd cy), Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk, c30 Redwings, Stonechat, Green (2) & Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Grey Wagtail, 4 Bullfinches & 5 Roe Deer.

posted by Peter Aley
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