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3 May
5:21 pm
2023
Horsey +1 Photo

Horsey

Yesterday – Late aft – A pair of Canada Geese with 4 goslings & still good numbers of Shelduck on Horsey.

Early Purple Orchids at side of American Rd.

posted by Robert Jutsum
3 May
4:50 pm
2023
Exminster Marsh +1 Photo

Exminster Marsh

5 Hobbies at Exminster about 1pm today.

posted by Geoff Mitchell
3 May
3:46 pm
2023

Exminster Marsh

A 2 hour visit this morning. Very windy. 3 Spoonbill, 3 Cattle Egret near middle car park. Hobby, a single Whimbrel from Turf. 30+ Swift, 30+ Swallow & 50+ Sand Martin. Also a lone Egyptian Goose.

posted by Steve Cox
3 May
2:55 pm
2023

Ideford Common

a Red Kite over Ideford common at 3.10pm.

posted by David Cope
3 May
8:42 am
2023

2nd MAY. 3 SWIFTS SCREELING OVER DOLTON

THREE SWIFTS SEEN OVER DOLTON

posted by stewart beer
3 May
12:18 am
2023

Velator quay down to White House

Saw several oystercatchers 3 grey heron, usual shelduck and a couple of sedge warblers on the way down,on the way back up saw 3 or 4 linnet and 2 hobby over Sherpa

posted by Chris Davy
2 May
7:36 pm
2023

Exminster Marshes

At lunchtime today, close views of 2 Hobbys. 3 Cattle Egrets near the middle car park.

posted by Nick Potter
2 May
7:21 pm
2023

Exminster Marshes

Lots of Sedge and Reed warblers singing all over plus a few Cettis along the canal. Three Whimbrel in one of the cattle fields.

posted by Tom Misselbrook
2 May
6:19 pm
2023
Braunton Burrows & Horsey +1 Photo

Braunton Burrows & Horsey

Vocal male Lesser Whitethroat showing briefly on a branch of a Hawthorn bush on Braunton Burrows.

One of 2 flocks of Whimbrel on Horsey around high tide.

posted by Robert Jutsum
2 May
4:16 pm
2023

Swifts – Peverell, Plymouth

A party of five swifts seen flying above the neighbourhood in Peverell, Plymouth.

posted by Danielle Tweedie
2 May
8:04 am
2023

Cadover Bridge

Lots of willow warblers  and chiffchaff and all the other cadover usual  birds but a first for me was great close up veiws of Garden warblers

posted by Mike Williams
1 May
7:05 pm
2023

Dartmouth

  • First Swifts over Dartmouth today.
posted by Steve Wadsworth
1 May
5:08 pm
2023

Garden Warbler Granite Way cycle path, Bridestowe

Garden Warbler clearly seen singing and feeding in willows by the cycle path, interestingly a blackcap was singing very nearby and enabled a clear distinction in song, I wish I had a recording device to hand.

posted by Richard Boarder
1 May
4:48 pm
2023
Willow warblers on Hawkerland Common

Willow warblers on Hawkerland Common

A short walk from Joney’s Cross carpark (Aylesbeare Common) onto Hawkerland soon revealed singing willow warblers, of which we ultimately saw 5 in total. Added to these we observed several pairs of linnets, 2 stonechats and a yellowhammer pair.

posted by Richard F
30 Apr
9:53 pm
2023
Nightjars at Cann Wood, Plympton

Nightjars at Cann Wood, Plympton

The first two Nightjars of the season at Cann Wood this evening. Neither were churring as yet.  Earlier on Crownhill Down were up to four Cuckoos and five Yellowhammers still singing into the oncoming dusk.

posted by Chris and Janet Marcol
30 Apr
8:18 pm
2023

Slapton today

A steady passage of Swift over Slapton today. Also two Egyptian Geese. Have I been dozy enough never to have seen them before and ignored any reports of them? On the fields west of the path from the village to Ireland Bay.

posted by Richard Billington
30 Apr
7:14 pm
2023

Red kite flying over Merton

Saw x1 Red Kite flying over Merton 29th April 2023.

posted by Julie lilly
30 Apr
7:06 pm
2023

Swifts Over Winkleigh

5 Swifts over Winkleigh this evening. These are the earliest I’ve seen in the past 6 years, we usually reckon on the 4th May although they have been as late as the 9th. Time to get the sponges out!

posted by Paul Matthews
30 Apr
5:57 pm
2023

Wheatears. Briwere Road, Torquay

10 wheatears at Briwere Road this afternoon.

posted by Ian Newton
30 Apr
11:44 am
2023

Standon heights

  • Standdon heights this morning..good numbers of swallow. goldfinch. and lovely pair of greenfinch gathering horse hair for a nest…and at least 10 wheatear  around the horse fields
posted by Mike Williams
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