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11 Sep
5:54 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Two Firecrests this afternoon, together with Treecreeper, 2 Whinchats, Stonechat, 2 Green Woodpeckers, Grey Wagtail, 4 Sandwich Terns, 13 Greenshanks, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Dunlins, Common Sandpiper & a Clouded Yellow.

posted by Peter Aley
11 Sep
4:47 pm
2023

Caen Estuary

2 Curlew Sandpipers, 54 Dunlin & 4 Ringed Plover this morning.

posted by Robert Jutsum
11 Sep
2:22 pm
2023

Dart Estuary

Two Ospreys on the Dart today during a guided cruise including one performing over the estuary for 30 mins eventually taking a fish (on it’s second dive) as we watched.

posted by Mike Langman
11 Sep
2:16 pm
2023

Powderham & Exminster Marshes

A morning spent on Powderham Marsh provided 8 Cattle Egret, 4+ Yellow Wagtail, and a small number of Chiffchaff. 6 Teal, 5 Stonechat, 40+ Swallow, 15 Blackwit & 2 Egyptian Goose were the only other birds of note.

A short visit to VP on Exminster Marsh, with 2 Ruff, 2 Hobby (Ad & 1cy) feeding over the lagoon, 30 Coot on the lagoon, with a single Little Grebe. At least 340 Curlew sat together on the estuary.

posted by Steve Cox
11 Sep
1:31 pm
2023

Velator reserve

Only 3 Cattle Egrets with the cows this morning, but they have moved around South of the reserve and a deal further away, so probably more…

posted by jon turner
10 Sep
8:43 pm
2023

Turf Inn, Exe Estuary

Two Curlew Sandpipers seen from Kayak on rising tide at 1pm

posted by Paul Barker
10 Sep
6:39 pm
2023

Soar

An Ortolan Bunting at Middle Soar around 12.30pm the outstanding highlight of a morning that also brough a smattering of common migrants including 6 Wheatears, 2 Whinchats, 20 Yellow Wagtails, 7 Tree Pipits, 20 Siskins, 7 Whitethroats, 2 Blackcaps several Chiffchaffs and good numbers of Swallows. Also 2 Peregrines, a Sparrowhawk & a nice range of butterflies.

posted by Andy Smith
10 Sep
4:27 pm
2023
Plym Estuary & Saltram +1 Photo

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Additional to Peter’s earlier report here are a couple of shorts of the Wryneck snapped after nearly an hour’s stake out in baking sunshine, but well worth the wait.

posted by Chris Marcol
10 Sep
3:32 pm
2023

Velator/Wrafton

Late visit this afternoon: 10 or 11 Cattle Egret, They kept hiding in the long grass and behind cows so difficult to get an accurate count, especially as one of them morphed into a Little Egret by the scrape later. A singing Chiffchaff in the reserve.

posted by jon turner
10 Sep
2:21 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

The patch’s first ever Wryneck today, showing intermittently in trees beside the lower end of Dell Walk. Also, 3 Great White Egrets, 2 Swifts, 3+ Whinchats, Siskin, Green Woodpecker, Sandwich Tern, 16 Turnstones & Great Crested Grebe.

posted by Peter Aley
10 Sep
2:03 pm
2023
Ashford Strand +1 Photo

Ashford Strand

Raindrops keep falling on my head!

1 Juvenile Great Crested Grebe 

Photos taken sheltering under a tree (Risky during thunder & lighting showers but survived to live another day!)

 

posted by Robert Jutsum
10 Sep
12:35 pm
2023

Radford Park

A Spotted Flycatcher was in Radford Park this morning. Also seen there were 2 Little Grebes, a Sparrowhawk, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Kingfisher, a Blackcap and a Chiffchaff.

posted by David Diskin
10 Sep
11:03 am
2023

Land off Stoney Lane, Landkey.

A brief visit to my field this morning and autumn is definitely on its way with the trees beginning to turn. Lots of birdsong, mostly robins and various tits and a view of a green woodpecker flying down the field. Often heard but rarely seen.

posted by Robert Morgan
10 Sep
9:41 am
2023

Blaxton Meadows

3 Great White Egret on blaxton meadow this morning feeding with little Egret

posted by Roger Backway
9 Sep
9:08 pm
2023

Dart estuary

Osprey hunting over the estuary off Galmpton Creek this evening.

posted by Mike Langman
9 Sep
4:53 pm
2023

Exminster Marsh

A ‘low’ high tide visit, on a hot afternoon, wasn’t that productive, which wasn’t that surprising. 9 Cattle Egret flew north at Turf. On lagoon was a Shoveler, a Little Grebe & 15+ Coot. On the flooded area were 10 Teal, 7 Blackwit, 2 Ruff & a Snipe. Otherwise a Wheatear in the discovery area, was about it.

posted by Steve Cox
9 Sep
2:16 pm
2023
Wembury

Wembury

To add to Sophies report – Hot and sultry at Wembury this morning and despite a 7:30am start still lots of disturbance along the beach. However a Common Sandpiper, a Redshank, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, a Curlew, 21 Turnstone, 3 Dunlin, 3 Sanderling, 8 Ringed Plover and Oystercatchers all seen but all flighty and mobile so counts probably higher (and I should have paid more attention to the Plovers!).

34 Mediterranean Gulls on the rocks, all unringed and mostly winter adults with a few 2nd winters and 2 juveniles but flushed by paddle boarders.

A Sand Martin east amongst a small group of Swallows, 2 Wheatears west and 2 Yellow Wagtails in with the cattle before flying off west. Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps and Whitethroats in the bushes.

A Reed Warbler at The Point, gave itself away by quietly singing but with a bit of phishing it revealed itself briefly.

posted by Stuart Green
9 Sep
1:29 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Six Sandwich Terns, the first this year here, on the rising tide this morning. Also, 3 Great White Egrets, 2 Whinchats, Stonechat, Bullfinch, Siskin, Green & Great Spotted Woodpeckers, juv Peregrine, 2 Teal, 1+ Kingfisher, 23 Cormorants, 15+ Oystercatchers, 1+ Common Sandpiper & 8+ Greenshanks.

posted by Peter Aley
9 Sep
1:24 pm
2023

Crownhill Down

Final totals from 0700-0900 – 3 Little Stint, 2 Sanderling, 7 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, Tree Pipit, Wheatear, 60+ House Martin, 90+ Swallow, 40+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler.

posted by Chris E
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
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