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Saltram and Plym Estuary
Just to add to Pete’s post, 4 Little Grebes (all off the amphitheatre), about a dozen Redwings on the ivy berries in the trees around the pools halfway down the main drive and 2 Chiffchaffs there. 2 Stonechats and 4 Meadow Pipits from the path leading through the fields towards the eastuary.
Single Golden Plover at Beer this afternoon.
Plym Estuary & Saltram
A good count of 440+ Dunlins on Blaxton Meadow tonight, plus another 22 on the estuary wall. Also, Great Crested & 2 Little Grebes, 40+ Wigeon, 5 Goosanders (2 drakes), Red-breasted Mergansers (drakes), Red-crested Pochard (female), 2 Kingfishers, c12 Turnstones & just 1 Snipe.
Grove Woods Brixham
Heard Woodpeckers drumming on my afternoon walk.
A male and female blackcap in garden and 2 Egyptian geese on estuary
Cholwichtown Pit, Lee Moor
Female Goldeneye still on the pit with Tufteds, Little Grebe and Mallards. Marsh Tit along the bridleway to the pit (my first here).
Wembury Point 19 Jan 12:30
Firecrest in the maritime pines and a Grey Plover on the rocks by the sewerage outfall.
Clovelly Lakes and Lower Tamar lake
Clovelly Lakes this morning,
2 Goosander 1m 1f (07:30), 2 Grey Heron.
Lower Tamar Lake,
42 Goosander 9m 33f (10:50), 7 Coot, 3 Tufted Duck 2m 1f, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Moorhen.
Affaland near clawton.0920am
Single red kite flying south towards st gileson the heath mobbed by single raven.
Lower Tamar Lake
Lower Tamar Lake this morning.
17 Goosander 5m 12f, 1 Willow Tit, 4 Marsh Tit, 5 Redwing, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Teal 2m 4f, 6 Coot, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Nuthatch.
Plymouth, Greenbank, Chiffchaffs
Two Chiffchaffs in the garden this afternoon. 18/01/2023 at 2.30pm
Flock of 60+ Golden Plover in cultivated fields to south of Boringdon Golf Course
Plym Estuary & Saltram
A cold afternoon’s visit produced: Great Crested & 4 Little Grebes, 8 Goosanders (4 drakes), 2 Red-breasted Mergansers (drakes), c50 Wigeon, Common Sandpiper, 10 Turnstones, 9 Snipe & 2 Grey Wagtails.
- 160+ golden plover in field between little lane and hooe lane staddiscombe this morning mid day
Marsh Tit in Colebrook
My first sighting this year of one of a one time daily pair to the garden feeders since November 12th. A little blurry, photo’d through window in the drizzle.
This leucistic Brent Goose was in the Brent flock by turf. Please note with older records like this you need to give the date as the date stamp on the record will only be the day submitted.
Firecrest – Decoy Country Park
Firecrest foraging in bushes on south side of lake c.1530 on 17th January.
Plymouth Branch Broadsands and Brixham Field Visit – 16 Jan 23
Purple Sandpiper on Brixham Breakwater and one of many Great Northern Divers in Broadsands Bay.
Monday visit with DB Plymouth group. Purple Sandpiper, Shag, GND, Rock Pipit.
Yesterday with DB Plymouth group Goldfinches, Greenfinches, Chaffinches, Blue, Great and LT tits, Goldcrests, C Buzzard, Black Necked Grebe, GND,, Common Scoter, Shags, Common Gulls, GBBG’s Gannets.