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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
6 Sep
1:01 pm
2023

Wembury

Migrants in the Wembury/Wembury Point area this morning included 5+ Ringed Plover, a Whimbrel, 5 Bar-tailed Godwits, 24+ Turnstone, 24 Dunlin, a Common Sandpiper, a Redshank, 4 Mediterranean Gulls, a Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Blackcaps, 4 Whitethroats, two Spotted Flycatchers and 2 Wheatears.

posted by David Diskin
6 Sep
11:51 am
2023
Horsey & Braunton Marshes +1 Photo

Horsey & Braunton Marshes

This morning around high tide on Horsey 3 Great White Egrets.

Fortunately, Nigel who lives in Barnstaple turned up on his bicycle having cycled past the Linhay on the Inner Marsh Road & identified 9 Cattle Egrets amongst a herd of cows, so on my way home I took some photographs.The nearest one with the black bill is a juvenile.

 

posted by Robert Jutsum
6 Sep
11:13 am
2023

East to Middle Soar

Significant hirundine easterly migration from 0800 to 0945 involving 600 Swallow, 15 Sand Martin & 390 House Martin with a further 170 on the roof of Middle Soar House. Also: 3 Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit, 21 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, Grasshopper Warbler reeling at Starehole Ponds, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher & 150 Linnet.

posted by Rob Macklin
5 Sep
9:32 pm
2023

Tawny Owl on Bovey Heath

No Nightjars, but a Tawny Owl calling from 20.15 onwards

posted by John Walton
5 Sep
9:13 pm
2023

Sidmouth Fire Beacon & East Hill

On and over the Fire Beacon this morning were 4+ Spotted Flycatchers, 6+ Willow Warblers and a flyover Tree Pipit, all migrants I think, plus the expected heathland residents. In the woods along East Hill were Crossbill, Siskin, Treecreeper and Marsh Tit (3/4 territories).

posted by James Camden
5 Sep
8:31 pm
2023
Saltram Heron Extravaganza +1 Photo

Saltram Heron Extravaganza

An exceptional gathering of herons on the Plym Estuary with three Great White Egrets, at least ten Little Egrets and eight Grey Herons feeding on a mass of little fishes before the Black-headed Gulls muscled in. Could only get a few in the photo.  Thanks to Pete Aley for the tip-off.

posted by Chris Marcol
5 Sep
8:26 pm
2023
Plym Estuary +1 Photo

Plym Estuary

Pete’s Great White Egrets were still on the Plym at dusk. Three on the shore behind Blaxton Meadow on the rising tide. Viewed from main footpath.

posted by Chris E
5 Sep
8:19 pm
2023

River TEIGN estuary near BISHOPSTEIGNTON

Osprey.

posted by andrew thorn
5 Sep
7:49 pm
2023

Lower Otter Restoration Project

At noon a mixed flock of about 500 Swallows, House and Sand Martins at the White Bridge perched on electric wires, catching insects and drinking from river. Also two Clouded Yellow butterflies.

posted by Mark Wingate
5 Sep
4:09 pm
2023
Plym Estuary & Saltram +1 Photo

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Three Great White Egrets on Blaxton Meadow this morning, then on the narrow river nearby. Also, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 2+ Common Sandpipers, 9 Greenshanks, Dunlin, 13 Oystercatchers & 12 Cormorants.

posted by Peter Aley
5 Sep
3:22 pm
2023

Land off Stoney Lane, Landkey.

Lots of swallows and a few martins over the field today busy feeding and the heading off south over Codden Hill. Ravens calling overhead and a buzzard circling above. Many more swallows as I got back to Landkey.

posted by Robert Morgan
5 Sep
2:26 pm
2023

Alston nr Axminster

Monday 6th September Alston nr Axminster 14.00

Pair ravens in calving paddock.  20+ house martins quite vocal

posted by Martin Iddon
5 Sep
12:11 pm
2023
Horsey +1 Photo

Horsey

2 Great White Egrets on Horsey this morning.

posted by Robert Jutsum
5 Sep
9:59 am
2023
Dart Estuary +1 Photo

Dart Estuary

2 possibly 3 Ospreys during a guided Dart estuary cruise yesterday.

posted by Mike Langman
5 Sep
9:05 am
2023

Crownhill Down

Whinchat at base of down this morning.

posted by Chris E
4 Sep
11:04 pm
2023
Wembury Point +1 Photo

Wembury Point

Still large flocks of waders feeding on the beach at evening high tide (4/9). 100+ turnstone, c.25 dunlin, 2 sanderling, 4+ ringed plover,  and 1 redshank; also 2 whimbrel (and some oystercatchers).

posted by Graham Smith
4 Sep
8:26 pm
2023

Bowling Green Marsh

Among the commoner species over the high tide this morning were one each of Ruff, Curlew Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Whimbrel and Egyptian Goose, 5/6 Barwits, 15 Greenshanks and 25+ Knots, plus 5 Pintail and 4 Wigeon, both my first of the Autumn.

Back in Exeter, a Treecreeper was singing in the grounds of the crematorium.

posted by James Camden
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