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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
7 Sep
5:59 pm
2023
Saltram +1 Photo

Saltram

Early this morning on the Plym opposite Blaxton Meadow 2 Great White Egrets with Little Egrets and Grey Herons. Several Cormorants, Common Sandpiper and Mandarin Ducks.

posted by Bob Barrow
7 Sep
2:06 pm
2023
Wryneck – Bantham Beach

Wryneck – Bantham Beach

Wryneck seen in a shrub on the sand dunes close to beach carpark and gastrobus at 1245 hrs. Also yellow wagtail feeding close to cows in field.

posted by John Hurrell
7 Sep
1:24 pm
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

The 3 Great White Egrets still on Blaxton Meadow at hight tide. Also today, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 14 Oystercatchers, 15 Turnstones, 11 Greenshanks, 8 Dunlins, Common Sandpiper, 20 Cormorants, 21 Little Egrets, Green Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtails, 2+ Bullfinches & 2 Clouded Yellows.

posted by Peter Aley
7 Sep
11:25 am
2023

North Devon Great Egrets.

4 Great Egrets on the Taw this morning. 2 in flight heading towards Chivenor & 2 on the sandbanks.

posted by Dave Paterson
7 Sep
11:13 am
2023

Velator reserve

Cycled along to the scrape this morning, again. And again nothing there, not sure the new drainage works have improved the conditions – it’s full of some green algae. However I noticed that the cattle have reappeared, and were idling over by the reserve. As I approached the reserve gate, they moved off a bit, and a single Cattle Egret flew up.

posted by jon turner
7 Sep
9:23 am
2023
Honiton

Honiton

Golden pheasant

posted by Billy emmett
7 Sep
6:15 am
2023

Fremington Pill

3 Glossy Ibis at the Pill this morning 07.00 . 

posted by Dave Paterson
6 Sep
8:41 pm
2023
East Devon Golf Club, Budleigh Salterton

East Devon Golf Club, Budleigh Salterton

As per Paul Bray’s report, Ortolan Bunting seen again @16:00

posted by Pete Newman
6 Sep
8:03 pm
2023

East Devon Golf Club, Budleigh Salterton

13:00

Ortolan Bunting

posted by Paul Bray
6 Sep
3:41 pm
2023
Crownhill Down +1 Photo

Crownhill Down

This morning on the Down: Chaffinches, Goldfinches, Linnets, Willow warblers at least 12 Mistle thrush and a Green Woodpecker. 3 Ringed Plover and Canada Geese on the TWL. Down along the Bridle path 2 Spotted Flycatchers.

posted by Bob Barrow
6 Sep
3:19 pm
2023

Soar

Additions to Rob’s post today: Wryneck (briefly, in scrub adjoining the wood between mid- and east Soar), Swift, 40 Wheatears, 3 Whinchats, 6 Siskins, Sedge Warbler, 22 Whitethroats, 22 Chiffchaffs, 9 Blackcaps, 11 Tree Pipits, 2 Grey Wagtails, Sparrowhawk, Coal Tit, 4 Bullfinches, 2 Roe Deer & a Comma.

Pre-dawn, a Tawny Owl at Brixton.

posted by Peter Aley
6 Sep
2:51 pm
2023

Exmouth

orcombe point

20 +Yellow wagtails in the top fields with the cattle .

posted by roger jewell
6 Sep
2:44 pm
2023
Avon Dam +1 Photo

Avon Dam

Thirteen red head Goosanders roosting at the Avon Dam this morning was the most there since March. Leg colour and facial pattern suggests a mix of juveniles and adult females.

posted by Peter Reay
6 Sep
2:19 pm
2023

Harleston by Slapton

2 Hobby over garden this pm.

posted by Rob Macklin
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