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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.
5 Hobbies at Exminster about 1pm today.
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.
a Red Kite over Ideford common at 3.10pm.
2nd MAY. 3 SWIFTS SCREELING OVER DOLTON
THREE SWIFTS SEEN OVER DOLTON
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
At lunchtime today, close views of 2 Hobbys. 3 Cattle Egrets near the middle car park.
Lots of Sedge and Reed warblers singing all over plus a few Cettis along the canal. Three Whimbrel in one of the cattle fields.
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.
Swifts – Peverell, Plymouth
A party of five swifts seen flying above the neighbourhood in Peverell, Plymouth.
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
- First Swifts over Dartmouth today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Red kite flying over Merton
Saw x1 Red Kite flying over Merton 29th April 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!
Wheatears. Briwere Road, Torquay
10 wheatears at Briwere Road this afternoon.
- 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