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9 Sep
12:37 pm
2023

Velator reserve

12 Cattle Egret in with the cows right by the gate of the reserve this morning.

posted by jon turner
9 Sep
12:16 pm
2023

Wembury

Wembury highlights this morning: 1 little ringed plover, 5 bar-tailed godwit, 4 sanderling, 4 dunlin, 2 ringed plovers, little egret, oystercatcher, common sandpiper, green woodpecker, cirl bunting and a raven

posted by Sophie Godwin
9 Sep
8:21 am
2023

Bowling Green Marsh, 7th&8th

Quick visits on the high tides Thurs and Fri gave a good spread of species – numbers of wildfowl are picking up and include wigeon, teal, shoveler, pintail, gadwall and pochard. Amongst the blackwits, redshank, curlew and dunlin have been a small number of knot and ruff plus at least one bar tailed godwit. Also large numbers of little egret.

posted by Helen Whitall
9 Sep
7:03 am
2023

Crownhill Down

In the big pit at the top of the down now – 3 Little Stint, 2 Sanderling, Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover. View from What3Words:  ///grab.passively.witless

posted by Chris E
8 Sep
9:55 pm
2023
Black Hole Marsh NR +1 Photo

Black Hole Marsh NR

On Thursday, the East Devon Branch of Devon Birds met up at Black Hole Marsh in Seaton for the13th Field Trip of the year. Due to the glorious weather they still sported their summer plumage and set about looking for the goodies on offer.
We soon amassed a final list of 40 species with highlights of 2 Curlew Sandpipers, Spotted Redshank, 2 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, Knot, Common Sandpipers, Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwits and 3 Stonechats.
See Devon Birds Facebook for more pictures.
posted by John Reeves
8 Sep
6:25 pm
2023
Budleigh Ortolan Bunting

Budleigh Ortolan Bunting

Ortolan Bunting still present early evening in stubble field adjacent to Budleigh Golf Course. Best viewed from public footpath at SY048817 and scan hedgerow to west.
Please be patient as bird spends long periods feeding in stubble and then perches in hedgerow for a few minutes at a time and gives good scope views. See digiscoped image above.

posted by Chri Townend
8 Sep
4:46 pm
2023

Riverside Country Park

A visit to fishing ponds near Double Locks. Reed Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff. 65+ House Martin on wires above Marsh Barton Station, along with 15 Swallow. Otherwise 2 Raven, Green Woodpecker & Jay. A second Jay on Alphington Brook suggesting post breeding dispersal started.

posted by Steve Cox
8 Sep
4:42 pm
2023

Saltram (Blaxton Meadow} 8.9.2023

Great Egret

At least two possibly three with Little Egrets by the sluice gate at 1430.

posted by roger smaldon
8 Sep
4:28 pm
2023
Lyme Bay Cruise +1 Photo

Lyme Bay Cruise

On a guided Lyme Bay cruise from Brixham today highlights were: 12+ Great Shearwaters, 30+ Balearic Shearwaters, 100+ Manx Shearwaters, Pomarine Skua, Common Terns, 60+ Common Dolphin, 15+ Harbour Porpoise and 8 White-beaked Dolphins. Great Shearwater photo from Jim Hammersley

posted by Mike Langman
8 Sep
4:20 pm
2023

Plym Estuary

The 3 Great White Egrets were still present at Saltram this morning on the rising tide: 2 were beside the estuary on the other side of the embankment to Blaxton Meadow (visible from near the amphitheatre); the other was on the meadow itself by the sluice gates.

posted by David Diskin
8 Sep
3:45 pm
2023

Velator reserve

At least 7 Cattle Egrets with the cows between the scrape, reserve and Tarka Trail this afternoon. NB: note to self; take binoculars…. doh

posted by jon turner
8 Sep
3:45 pm
2023

Green Sandpiper at Black Hole Marsh

One Green Sandpiper a Ruff , two Curlew Sandpipers and a Common Sandpiper at BHM at 1300 hrs today

posted by Paul Carter
8 Sep
3:35 pm
2023

East Soar

Virtually no overhead migration but did get 7 Tree Pipit, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker moving up west through Starehole, 2 Jay likewise (bit early for autumn movement), Whinchat, 6 Whitethroat, 24 Robin, 11 Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Siskin & 30 Yellowhammer.

posted by Rob Macklin
8 Sep
3:15 pm
2023

Horsey Island

Curlew Sandpiper amongst flock of 20 approx  Dunlin and solitary Wheatear at crossbanks Horsey Island today, 8th Sept 1500hrs.

posted by Andy Leat
8 Sep
2:21 pm
2023

Taw Torridge walk to Horsey Island

Wood Sandpiper flew from marshy area at the end of Chivenor Airfield and headed towards Wrafton Scrape.

posted by Martin Unwin
8 Sep
11:11 am
2023

Escot Park – New Bird

This morning, I decided to take a different circuit around the park and check out the other lake, near the wood and not visible from the house. As I approached, I was rewarded with a calling Common Sandpiper, flying on stiff wings from one shore to the other. My 82nd species for this site and very welcome.  

posted by John Reeves
8 Sep
10:29 am
2023
Saunton Sands

Saunton Sands

2 Curlew Sandpipers foraging along the foreshore with the Sanderling & Dunlin early this morning.

 

posted by Robert Jutsum
7 Sep
8:01 pm
2023

Curlew Sandpiper at Seaton Wetlands

September 6th. One Curlew Sand, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 3 Dunlin, 1 Lapwing with good numbers of Redshank and Black tailed Godwit.

posted by Martin Sage
7 Sep
6:58 pm
2023

Crownhill Down

Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Redstart, 3 Wheatear and 12 Mistle Thrush on a brief evening visit.

posted by Chris E
7 Sep
6:46 pm
2023

Rod Mudge

Lower Tamar Lake this morning.

1 Little Egret, 15 Coot, 2 Mute Swan, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Jay, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Cormorant, c30 Swallow, 8 Moorhen.

posted by Rod Mudge
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