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20 Oct
9:03 am
2023

Teignmouth Sea Front 19th

Single wheatear  foraging in the washed out flower beds on the prom.

posted by Patrick Case
20 Oct
8:42 am
2023

Budleigh Salterton

2 x Firecrest

posted by Andrew Rhodes
19 Oct
9:54 pm
2023
Heanton Court area and South Zeal area +1 Photo

Heanton Court area and South Zeal area

This afternoon around Heanton Court this Buzzard flew over the Pub and back towards the A361 towards Braunton. Later while I was near South Zeal I saw a number of Yellowhammers possibly 10 or 12, a smaller number of Long tailed tits, two Jays, a Buzzard and a few Chaffinches.

posted by Martin Bennett
19 Oct
7:01 pm
2023

Exminster Marsh

A morning visit, which was wet at times. Few waders, 7 Blackwit, 3 Curlew, 3 Snipe & a Lapwing was the grand total.

300+ Teal, 38+ Shoveler, 6 Wigeon, single Pintail, 70+ Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 3 Tufted, 2 Little Grebe & 80 Coot.

Otherwise F/Imm Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Singing Cetti’s, Reed Bunting, Chiffchaff, 4+ Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat & 2 Grey Wagtail.

posted by Steve Cox
19 Oct
5:11 pm
2023
Short-eared Owl-Dawlish Warren

Short-eared Owl-Dawlish Warren

Excellent views of a quartering Short-eared Owl this afternoon at the headland at the far end of Dawlish Warren. Even though some walkers disturbed it, it was still around when we left at 4.30pm today.

posted by Nick D'Agorne
19 Oct
1:15 pm
2023
LITTLE GULL Teignmouth point

LITTLE GULL Teignmouth point

First year Little Gull fishing at entrance to Teignmouth harbour again at lunchtime Today

posted by Paul Carter
19 Oct
12:24 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

A Cattle Egret dropped onto Blaxton Meadow on this morning’s high tide, and also there – Goosander (redhead), 12 Wigeon, Black-tailed Godwit, 11+ Dunlins, 11 Greenshanks, 2 Mediterranean gulls (2nd & 3rd cys). In addition, Great Spotted & 3+ Green Woodpeckers, Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechats, Siskin, Kingfisher, 33 Turnstones, 2 Common Sandpipers, 5 Snipe, Common Gull (1st cy) & 7 Roe Deer.

posted by Peter Aley
19 Oct
12:16 pm
2023

Cadover Bridge and Wotter

4 Ring Ouzel, Swallow, 2 Fieldfare, Chiffchaff, 25 Redwing, 2 Green Woodpecker in the gloom in the Cadover Bridge area. 3 Ring Ouzel at Wotter along Lee Moor bridleway.

posted by Chris E
19 Oct
9:30 am
2023

Kites over Lynton

Three Red Kites circling over Lynton this morning at 10.05.

posted by John Jackson
19 Oct
6:55 am
2023
Brown Booby  Berry Head 29th Sept +1 Photo

Brown Booby Berry Head 29th Sept

Brown Booby flying South 500m off Berry Head 09.30 Friday 29th September

Seen from Devon Sea Safaris RHIB  approximately 1000m North East of Berry Head.

posted by Robert Hughes
18 Oct
7:45 pm
2023

Red Kites over A361 Link Road, South Molton

18th October along the A361 from Barnstaple to South Molton there were 3 Red Kites over Bremridge Wood, just after the viaduct over the River Bray.

posted by Stan Coats
18 Oct
6:23 pm
2023

Bowling Green Marsh & Goosemoor and Darts Farm.

A morning visit at high tide. 770+ Blackwit, 25+ Barwit, 245 Curlew, 250+ Redshank, 17 Greenshank, 22 Lapwing, 11 Knot, a Ruff but only 10+ Dunlin. The Dunlin must be roosting elsewhere as rarely see more than a handful these days.

205+ Wigeon, 160+ Pintail, 70+ Teal, 29+ Shoveler, 9 Gadwall & a Little Grebe. Also 2 Greylag, Juv Peregrine & 2 Stock Dove.

50+ Greenfinch at Darts Farm, an Egyptian Goose & 10+ Chaffinch.

posted by Steve Cox
18 Oct
5:44 am
2023
Fernworthy +1 Photo

Fernworthy

Yesterday afternoon along the lane to Fernworthy Reservoir there were distance views of at least a dozen Crossbills and one Mistle Thrush.

posted by Martin Bennett
17 Oct
6:44 pm
2023

Emsworthy Mire

Ring Ouzel, and a nearby flock of Fieldfare and Redwing this evening.

posted by Tom Saunders
17 Oct
4:22 pm
2023

Red Kite. Buckland Brewer

A Red Kite drifting north east over Buckland Brewer at 0830 this morning, being mobbed by crows and jackdaws.

posted by Roger Walter
17 Oct
3:56 pm
2023

Red Kite at Northam

This afternoon a Red Kite flew eastwards from Northam over the River Torridge towards Westleigh harried by three Herring Gulls. Despite flying into the wind it was far too agile to be bothered by the gulls but provided good views of forked tail and talons.

posted by Stan Coats
17 Oct
2:23 pm
2023

Ring Ouzels at Emsworthy mire

4 RING OUZELS a GREEN WOODPECKER  a and a FIELDFARE.Feeding on berries in second field below car park along hedgerow/tree line. Seen between 1pm and 1.30pm

posted by Paul Carter
17 Oct
10:55 am
2023
Great White Egrets – Hartland Point, Devon

Great White Egrets – Hartland Point, Devon

Eighteen (18) Great White Egrets observed flying southwest past Hartland Point on 10th October 2023 at about 15:00 hours. All birds appeared to be adult in non breeding colours.

posted by Lindsay Wright
17 Oct
10:48 am
2023

Cadover Bridge and Wotter

Ouzels only showing briefly in windy conditions. Still 1+ at Cadover and now 6 at Wotter – along the bridleway to Lee Moor.

posted by Chris E
16 Oct
8:01 pm
2023

Emsworthy

ring ousels,  short walk this morning, with at least 20 birds seen.

posted by roger jewell
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