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6 Oct
1:34 pm
2023

Penhill marsh

5 Cattle egret this morning at high tide, 2 on the marsh and another 3 in field opposite the marsh.

posted by Roy Churchill
6 Oct
12:20 pm
2023
Lyme Bay Cruise +1 Photo

Lyme Bay Cruise

After the phenomenal Cruise on Sunday with so many Shearwaters the cruise on Wednesday was rather quiet, just 2 shearwaters – 1 Balearic and 1 Manx! However a 1st winter Caspian Gull was attracted into the mass of Herring, Lesser & Great Blacked-backed Gulls behind the boat. One photo mine with lots of Gulls the other photo Herring and Caspian Gull  by Chris Marcol

posted by Mike Langman
6 Oct
11:24 am
2023

Firecrest – Teigngrace

Very close views of a firecrest in our Teigngrace garden this morning in a silver birch.

posted by Stuart Lyon
6 Oct
8:10 am
2023
Seaton Wetlands +1 Photo

Seaton Wetlands

Yesterday afternoon. Ringed Plover, Dunlin, i Greenshank, Redshank, Curlew, Lapwing, Shelduck, Mallard, Moorhen, GBBG’s, 1 Little Grebe, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Cormorants, Cettis Warbler and a Kingfisher.                                                                                   Also distant view of Osprey mobbed by Crows over the LORP.

 

posted by Bob Barrow
6 Oct
7:46 am
2023
Bowling Green Marsh +1 Photo

Bowling Green Marsh

Yesterday morning at BGM Numerous Pintail, Teal, Mallard, Wigeon, Canada Geese, Moorhen, Blackwits, Curlew, Redshank, Grey Heron, Little Egret and 3 Snipe.

posted by Bob Barrow
5 Oct
6:22 pm
2023

Avon Dam

2 Ring Ouzels in willows and hawthorns on the east side of the river just below the dam late this afternoon. A female and a first year bird.

posted by Andy Smith
5 Oct
12:46 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

During a visit at high tide this morning, on Blaxton Meadow: Yellow-legged Gull (1st cy), 5 Goosanders (redheads), Mediterranean Gull (ad-w), Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, 11 Greenshanks, 16 Oystercatchers, Kingfisher & a sinsensis Cormorant. Also, 3+ Siskins, 2 Bullfinches, 2+ Stonechats, Green Woodpecker (male) & 3 Roe Deer.

posted by Peter Aley
5 Oct
11:30 am
2023

Tarka Trail , N.Devon….

Now 5 Spoonbills roosting on Isley Marsh.    One Great Egret on Chivener bank , 4 adult and 3 second winter Med. gulls on lower Torridge.    Calling Water rail on Salt pill duck pond…..

posted by Malcolm Shakespeare
4 Oct
8:33 pm
2023
Garden – Braunton

Garden – Braunton

Green Woodpecker searching for ants around the stepping stones on the rear lawn at lunchtime today

posted by Robert Jutsum
4 Oct
2:29 pm
2023

Soar

Additions to Rob’s sightings: 2 Ring Ouzels, 2 Sand Martins, Painted Lady & 2 Roe Deer.

posted by Peter Aley
4 Oct
1:25 pm
2023

East Soar

Fair bit of vis mig this morning, all generally moving west: 260 Skylark, 265 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 10 Siskin, 35 Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker (11 so far this autumn), Green Woodpecker & 2 Jay (10 so far this autumn).

posted by Rob Macklin
4 Oct
9:33 am
2023

River Mole Valley

First Redwing of the autumn in the orchard this morning along with Siskin, Firecrest, Goldcrest, Marsh Tit, Long-tailed Tit,Linnet, Treecreeper and still with us Willow Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher.Meadow Pipits and Red – legged Partridge in the barley earsh. 12 Pied Wagtails feeding amongst the cattle.

posted by Brian Nicholas
3 Oct
6:31 pm
2023
Brent Hill

Brent Hill

Shy Ring Ouzel on the hill this morning. Also a Wheatear and about 30 Meadow Pipits, but, unusually, no Stonechats.

posted by Peter Reay
3 Oct
11:35 am
2023

Bowling Green Marsh

A visit at high tide. 220+ Redshank, 19 Greenshank, 8 Knot. 650+ Blackwit, 25 Barwit, 125 Curlew, 20 Lapwing & a Snipe.

200+ Wigeon, 110+ Teal, 28+, a Shoveler.

Otherwise a Goldcrest & Chiffchaff.

posted by Steve Cox
3 Oct
11:12 am
2023

Charlton Marsh Car Park

9 cattle egret

 

posted by Lloyd gray
2 Oct
9:12 pm
2023

Exeter – Starcross

Of note were:

  • near Marsh Barton Station, 10+ squabbling Song Thrushes, presumably recently arrived migrants;
  • over Exminster Marsh, 30+ Swallows in three groups heading South, and a single Golden Plover circling in the mist, sounding so mournful;
  • along the canal, three squealing Water Rails, also recently arrived, I think, and 5/6 singing Cetti’s;
  • between Turf and Powderham Church, a Green Sandpiper, and a Wheatear;
  • at the Kenn outfall, a Common Sandpiper waiting with the Red/Greenshanks for the tide to fall;
  • at Starcross, the regular 150+ Turnstones roosting on the pontoon.
posted by James Camden
2 Oct
5:57 pm
2023

Riverside Country Park (Marsh Barton to Exeter Quay)

Two visits today, one this morning and one this evening.

This morning 11+ Song Thrush & 9 Blackbird, certainly the former were migrants as loosely together sitting on wires. 2 Goldcrest, Kingfisher, Chiffchaff & 2 Jays were main birds of interest.

A Dipper again at Salmon pool this evening was the only interesting addition.

posted by Steve Cox
2 Oct
5:43 pm
2023

Teign estuary- Osprey

Good views early afternoon of fishing Osprey being harried by gulls etc on Teign estuary at Arch Brook.

posted by Shelley Evans
2 Oct
1:11 pm
2023

Mt Batten lunchtime

  • WP adult and 1W Sandwich tern inshore lunchtime.
posted by Richard Archer
2 Oct
8:01 am
2023

Bow creek, Cornworthy

Great White Egret a pair at hide tide this morning seen across the water from Charlecombe meadow. One was seen yesterday also at high tide but was absent at low tide later in the day. A first for this site for me.

posted by Henry Trollope
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