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26 Oct
6:05 pm
2023

Goosander, Hennock Reservoirs

16 redheads on Trenchford reservoir this evening at around 6pm; 42 Mallard on Tottiford and one male Goosander.

posted by Fiona Freshney
26 Oct
5:44 pm
2023
Braunton Marshes +1 Photo

Braunton Marshes

A single Great White Egret on Braunton Marshes just to the west of the Toll Road late afternoon.

The laughing ‘Yaffle’ bird has become a regular visitor to the gardens in this area & at lunchtime it was anting around the edges of our stepping stones on the garden lawn.

posted by Robert Jutsum
26 Oct
4:22 pm
2023

Colebrook back garden

Six Ring-necked Parakeets mobbing a Buzzard at 5:00pm.  Goldcrest with mixed tit feeding flock and a big group, 50+?, Siskin and Goldfinch in the trees over the Tory Brook.

posted by Chris Marcol
26 Oct
1:57 pm
2023

Brendon Common.

Over 400 Golden Plover, resting and in flight.

posted by jenny elvin
26 Oct
12:17 pm
2023

Wood pigeon passage, Christow

Over 2000 wood pigeon observed flying south over Christow this morning between around 8:15 and 8:35, in flocks of about 50 to 600.

posted by Fiona Freshney
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
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