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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
11 Oct
4:59 pm
2023
LORP ~ Exe Estuary ~ Haldon ~ South Brent +1 Photo

LORP ~ Exe Estuary ~ Haldon ~ South Brent

Budleigh Salterton LORP ~ No sign of the reported Osprey but plenty of Grey Mullet to be seen, Kestrel being mobbed by a Rook and a hunting Sparrowhawk were the bird of prey input.

 

6 Little Egret, Stonechat, 11 Heron, 7 pied Wagtail and one Grey, 4 Stock Dove, Water Rail calling, several meadow Pipit, 15 plus Linnet and larger numbers of Goldfinch, 6 Cetti’s warbler calling around the reserve, 11 pus Moorhen, 10 plus Mute Swan, 2 GSWP and 3 GBBG.

 

Overlooking the Exe at Exton ~ Green Woodpecker, Dunlin, Redshank, Oyster Catcher, Curlew, GBBG, Little Egret.

 

Haldon Forest Park ~ a single Hawfinch, Siskin, GSWP and good sightings of Crossbill, two flocks seen of 14 plus and 17 plus birds and numerous views of smaller numbers.

 

Last evening at South Brent the Barn owl I have heard for the previous two evenings showed well as it flew across my orchard into an out building.

posted by Steve Hopper
11 Oct
4:56 pm
2023
Cadover Bridge +1 Photo

Cadover Bridge

From  0800-1130 this morning at least 20 Ring Ouzels seen. A further visit this afternoon 1530-1730 produced 17 Ring Ousel, an amazing passage figure for Cadover also several Redwings and Mistle thrushes. Reed Buntings 2, Coal tits 5, Green Woodpecker 1,Kestrel 1, Ravens 3, Chaffinches 3, Heron 1, Snipe 1 (on drying pond)

posted by Bob Barrow
10 Oct
5:46 pm
2023
Cadover Bridge +1 Photo

Cadover Bridge

This morning a solitary female Ring Ousel eating Ivy berries. A Green Woodpecker, a Kestrel, Chiffchaffs, Mistle thrush, small flocks of Redwing overhead, numerous Swallows.

posted by Bob Barrow
10 Oct
4:48 pm
2023

LORP Budleigh Salterton

Osprey flew in from South Farm direction at about 4pm and made a number of unsuccessful fishing attempts on the lagoon North of footbridge. Moved onto river and flew off with supper soon after. Kingfisher diving from new footbridge was a bonus.

posted by Paul Reynolds
10 Oct
4:09 pm
2023

Ivybridge ~ Redwings

A flock of 31 Redwings seen over Ivybridge this morning headed towards the moors.

Back home at South Brent a single Redwing over the house and periodic sightings of two Mistle Thrush. A very vocal Barn owl calling last evening around 8 pm.

posted by Steve hopper Sho
10 Oct
4:01 pm
2023

Osprey Exmouth 1.30pm

Osprey seen out over the exe estuary, then flew overhead in direction of Budleigh Salterton

posted by Andrew Fisher
10 Oct
11:58 am
2023

Riverside Country Park at Countess Weir end

Morning visit as mist cleared. Common Sandpiper by road bridge. 15 Teal, F Stonechat, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail and 3 Meadow Pipit were the best bits.

posted by Steve Cox
10 Oct
9:46 am
2023
Trowlesworthy, Dartmoor

Trowlesworthy, Dartmoor

16+ Ring Ouzel in hawthorn along River Plym, including a flock of 14! My highest number here. Also, 40+ Redwing – c30 over and 10 in hawthorn. A single Golden Plover over calling in the mist.

posted by Chris E
10 Oct
8:33 am
2023

Redwings Dartmouth

40 Redwings flying west over Dartmouth 7.55am Tuesday, first of this autumn.

posted by Steve Wadsworth
10 Oct
8:26 am
2023

Colebrook back garden

My first Firecrest of the season in the back garden in a roving flock of Long-tailed Tits along with a Chiffchaff, Blue, Great and Coal Tits. Autumn is on its way.

posted by Chris Marcol
10 Oct
7:06 am
2023
Great White Egret seen from Fremington Quay 9/10/23 other species seen at Meeth Quarry

Great White Egret seen from Fremington Quay 9/10/23 other species seen at Meeth Quarry

Great White Egret seen on Basset’s Ridge looking North from Fremington Quay to Heanton Court. Views from Canon 200D with 400mm lens showed a white heron noticeably large that the roosting gulls on the ridge. Views from the 200D attached to my 1300mm telescope confirmed a the ID – long neck, thin head with yellow beak, and a Little Egret walking in the same frame to confirm size.

I only had my telescope because I’d just cycled back from DWT Meeth Quarry – 3 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Gadwall, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebes, 20+ Canada Geese, 3 Cormorants, 20+ Cooots seen from the bird hide

posted by Grant Sherman
9 Oct
6:53 pm
2023

Budleigh Salterton, River Otter

Osprey seen this afternoon, circling above new restoration area (LORP), before passing overhead towards the town, whilst carrying a sizeable fish. Presumably the same bird I saw 10 days ago, and reported most days since.

posted by Colin Randall
9 Oct
6:47 pm
2023

Rippon Tor

2 Ring Ouzels at the top of Rippon Tor, late afternoon.

posted by Andy Smith
9 Oct
6:35 pm
2023

Lower Tamar Lake

Lower Tamar Lake this morning,

3 Willow Tit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Cormorant, 3 Robin, 9 Blue Tit, 4 Coal Tit, 7 Chaffinch, 1 Marsh Tit, 16 Coot, 22 Moorhen, 3 Wigeon 1m(eclipse) 2f, 9 Goldfinch.

 

posted by Rod Mudge
9 Oct
3:25 pm
2023

Labrador Bay

A visit this morning in near perfect conditions with eminent local ornithologist Adam Davidson. 6 Firecrest, 5+ Goldcrest, 17+ Siskin S, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Reed Bunting , 4+ Meadow Pipit, 3+ Jay, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 70+ Linnet & a Kestrel. And of course lots of Cirl Bunting.

A short visit to Hackney Marsh, and Passage House Inn. 15+ Little Egret, Water Rail & 2 Chiffchaff.

posted by Steve Cox
9 Oct
2:19 pm
2023

Soar Mill Valley area

Significant influx this morning, best being 3 Ring Ouzel but also Redwing, 32 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, 58 Robin, 50 Blackcap, 33 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Swallow, 150 Meadow Pipit, 140 Skylark, 25 Starling, Goldcrest, 14 Teal & 18 Cirl Bunting.

posted by Rob Macklin
9 Oct
12:28 pm
2023

Topsham

Two Great White Egrets on the river opposite the Goat Walk at lunchtime

posted by David Cope
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