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15 Oct
12:50 pm
2023

Cadover and Crownhill Down areas

Brisworthy Burrows: 7+ Ring Ouzels, Water Rail (by flooded path), Red-legged Partridge, 17 Golden Plover over, Goosander, 12 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing.

Wotter: 5+ Ring Ouzel. Viewed from bridleway between Wotter and Lee Moor. Also 2 Swallow.

Crownhill Down: 5 Golden Plover, 4 Dunlin, Ringed Plover.

posted by Chris E
15 Oct
12:05 pm
2023
Cadover Bridge +1 Photo

Cadover Bridge

This morning: Ring Ousels, Redwings, Fieldfares, Mistle thrushes, Chaffinches, Green Woodpecker, Buzzard, Kestrel, Ravens, Chiffchaffs. 2 Golden Plover among the sheep in farmers field adjacent to Wigford Down.

posted by Bob Barrow
15 Oct
9:27 am
2023

Central Park graveyard Plymouth

1 Firecrest on 12/10/23

posted by Robert Bryant
14 Oct
9:37 pm
2023

Bench Tor

Late afternoon, of note: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, c60 Siskins, c40 Meadow Pipits, 1 Crossbill & 6 Mistle Thrushes.

posted by Andy Smith
14 Oct
5:13 pm
2023

Ouzels at Vitifer

21 ring ouzels still feeding on hawthorn berries at Vitifer Mines.

Up to six in the bush at a time.  All 21 seen in flight together and then in a tall tree together after a sparrowhawk rattled through the feeding bush and put them all up.

Couple each of fieldfare and redwing also, plus mixed flock of coal and great tit with goldcrest and chiffchaff.

 

 

posted by Paul Dietrich
14 Oct
3:48 pm
2023

Two Bridges Dartmoor

Two Bridges  14.10.23

About 1130 a female/juv Merlin hunting along the fence line.

posted by roger smaldon
14 Oct
1:10 pm
2023
Cadover +1 Photo

Cadover

Ring Ouzel feeding on Sloe

posted by Peter Castle
14 Oct
12:24 pm
2023

East Soar

Not expecting a lot on NW winds but did get; 2 Sparrowhawk, 31 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 280 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 15 Long-tailed Tit, Bullfinch, 80 Goldfinch & 20 Siskin. No thrushes apart from one Song Thrush.

posted by Rob Macklin
14 Oct
11:37 am
2023

Plym Estuary & Saltram

A few ducks on Blaxton Meadow at high tide, this morning, including: 7 Wigeon, 8 Shelducks & a Teal. Also, today: c25 Turnstones, Common Sandpiper, 6 Greenshanks, 2 Snipe, 2 redhead Goosanders, 2 Kingfishers, 2 Sparrowhawks, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 3 Stonechats, 2+ Siskins & 8 Roe Deer.

posted by Peter Aley
14 Oct
11:17 am
2023

Escot Park – New Bird

Not sure why this bird has eluded me before now, but this morning at Escot Park I finally got views of a Lesser Redpoll high in a tree by the lake. My 83rd species for this patch. Also seen 4 Skylarks, Grey Heron and the pale morph Buzzard.

posted by John Reeves
13 Oct
8:13 pm
2023

Exminster Marshes

On a brief visit yesterday afternoon we had a Marsh Harrier quartering the reeds along the Exe near Turf, thanks to Tim Ridgeway for pointing it out to us. Common Sandpipers, Blackwits, Curlew, a Kingfisher and a couple of hundred Canada Geese.

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
13 Oct
7:47 pm
2023
Haldo Forest

Haldo Forest

At least 20 Crossbills, GSWP, Chaffinches, Greenfinches, Goldfinches, Siskins, Coal Tits

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
13 Oct
7:42 pm
2023
Cadover Bridge

Cadover Bridge

Yesterday morning:Jays, Chiffchaffs, Mistle thrushes,Redwings, Ring Ouzels, Goldcrests,

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
13 Oct
3:34 pm
2023

Berry Head

Seawatch highlights 07.30-10.50: 685 Great Shearwaters (not a sniff of a Cory’s with them!), 31 Sooty, 17 Balearic & 14 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Fulmar, 22 Arctic, 1 Pomarine, 2 Long-tailed & 2 Great Skuas, 3 Puffin, 1 Merlin, 2 White-b Dolphins, 6 Porpoise and 3 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna.

posted by Mike Langman
13 Oct
11:41 am
2023

Cadover a.m.

At least 6-7 ring ouzels N side of river in hawthorns. 5 goosander on river.

posted by Richard Archer
13 Oct
8:05 am
2023

WHITEBRIDGE

3 possibly 4 bearded tits sighted at otter estuary yesterday 12 members of our group confirmed it

posted by Malcolm seymour (u3a birders)
12 Oct
1:56 pm
2023

Beesands Ley

Yesterday early afternoon 1 Great White Egret flew past the hide at Beesands dropping into the reeds to the right of the hide. 5 + Mediterranean Gulls over the beach with Black-headed Gulls.

posted by Mike Langman
12 Oct
1:53 pm
2023

Berry Head

3- 4 Ring Ouzel mostly on slope below the café, also 1 juv Hobby over meadow, 1 Merlin in off sea and >W, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 25+ Siskin, 6 Swallow, 2 House Martins, 7 Skylark, 20 + Song Thrush, 30 + Blackbirds, 15+ Chiffchaff 9 Goldcrests and 2 Firecrests.

posted by Mike Langman
12 Oct
11:24 am
2023

Rattery

Wheatear and stonechat(a first for me on the farm)at Rattery this morning.

posted by ian I samuel
12 Oct
9:04 am
2023

Late post Taw at Ahsford 11th Oct

Counted 460 Canada Geese drifting up on the tide from Chivenor. Also seen 23 Wigeon and up to 20 Oystercatcher, 

Curlew, but only 3 Redshank.

Nice to see 3 Redwing in flight which headed downriver towards Chivenor

posted by Philip Naylor
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