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30 Apr
9:33 am
2023

grenefon nr tavistock

Heard a green woodpecker laughing early at 800. 2 dippers flew down the river before a Stoat ran across a field just behind the river. Also lots of grey wagtails flying about all around the river this morning.

posted by Archie O Kevin O
30 Apr
6:22 am
2023

Exeter

Saw my first swift of the year over Topsham Road last night.

posted by Helen Whitall
29 Apr
9:04 pm
2023

Sherpa Marsh, Braunton.

Another fruitless attempt to attract Swallows this evening was livened up with a walk around Sherpa Marsh. 3 Whimbrel on the Caen, 2 Common Sandpiper around the Marsh, Lots of Swallows and Sand Martins in the area. A large bird flew up from the edge of the pond – GLOSSY IBIS! A bit further round a Marsh Harrier appeared, then another! As I got back to the reserve, all three of these birds flew over – the Ibis went south and the 2 Harriers seemed to head North east. Once again as I left the reserve I heard but didn’t see a Grasshopper Warbler.

posted by Jon Turner
29 Apr
6:56 pm
2023
Exminster Marsh +1 Photo

Exminster Marsh

2 Hobbies seen early afternoon north of Lion’s Rest. Also Reed Warbler near Lion’s Rest.

posted by Pete Newman
29 Apr
4:42 pm
2023

Goodrington beach

One sandwich tern fishing off the beach late afternoon

posted by Damian Offer
29 Apr
4:22 pm
2023

Fremington Pill

Mid-afternoon at Fremington Pill was fairly quiet except for 7 whimbrel, 3 greenshank and the resident shelduck

posted by Colin Dracott
29 Apr
4:02 pm
2023

Cuckoos at Venford Reservoir

This afternoon 3 different cuckoos heard calling in the valley below Venford Reservoir.

One seen calling quite close by at top of a hawthorn tree.

posted by Angela Truman
29 Apr
3:37 pm
2023

Swifts x 4 over Chulmleigh, North Devon 29-04-23

4 swifts seen flying over Chulmleigh Town centre today 0830 hrs 29/4/23,

and throughout the day.

posted by Chris Stanton
29 Apr
3:19 pm
2023

Wembury Point

This morning: 6 Skylark, 6 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap (m), 3 Red Legged Partridge, 2 Wheatear, 5 Whimbrel and a Shag.

posted by Alan Livsey
29 Apr
2:10 pm
2023
Exminster Marshes +1 Photo

Exminster Marshes

Morning walk from the first car park to almost Turf. 2 Sedge and 3 Reed warblers seen and heard, 4 Cetti’s warblers heard, all along Station road between the car parks. 1 Marsh harrier seen on the southern edge of the marshes, as well as 2 cattle egrets with a small herd of livestock. A pair of reed buntings easily seen from the viewing platform along the canal. Goose seen with a group of Canada geese, possible Canada x Greylag hybrid?

posted by Richard F
29 Apr
1:30 pm
2023

Braunton Great Field, Braunton Burrows & Marshes

A perfect morning for identification by song. No wind & much warmer than yesterday morning. At  least 6 male Lesser Whitethroat heard over a  distance of 10 miles including 1 pair heard & seen together.

6 Whimbrel on the Caen Estuary.

posted by Robert Jutsum
29 Apr
12:45 pm
2023

Cuckoo and swifts.

Yesterday (28/4/23) late afternoon at my field at the back of Codden Hill, a cuckoo could be heard calling. At home at Old Torrington Road early evening a pair of swifts flew overhead.

posted by Robert Morgan
29 Apr
11:55 am
2023

Red kite, Barnstaple

Red kite drifting above Barnstaple leisure centre, heading upriver

posted by Julie Green
29 Apr
11:52 am
2023

George Nympton

Grass Hopper Warblers Reeling in the tall grass very close to me.Had good views of one of the two heard from no more than five meters away.

posted by Roger Gay
29 Apr
11:29 am
2023

Swifts over Totnes

Two yesterday evening, four this morning

posted by Philip and Hazel Strange
28 Apr
10:49 pm
2023

Devonport dockyard

3 wheatear at camels head end of the dockyard today my first ever there

posted by Mike Williams
28 Apr
10:16 pm
2023

Velator reserve

Grasshopper Warbler reeling late evening near the reserve.

posted by Jon Turner
28 Apr
8:44 pm
2023

Thornhillhead Moor N.Devon

up to 5 Grasshopper Warblers reeling at dusk as we walked around the moor.

posted by Mark West
28 Apr
7:42 pm
2023

Okehampton – Sourton

Walked the railway this morning. Highlight was my first Garden Warbler of the year, singing invisibly from within Meldon Quarry. Also present were Redpoll, Redstart, Marsh Tit, Treecreeper and Wheatear.

posted by James Camden
28 Apr
2:32 pm
2023

Exeter to Exminster & Turf

A cycle to Turf from Exeter today. Sand Martins everywhere with 80+ Riverside Country Park, along with 10+ House Martin & 5 Swift. 800+ Sand Martin over Exminster with a few Swallow. 3 Spoonbill, Marsh Harrier, Common Sandpiper, 7 Teal on the marsh. 19 Whimbrel from Turf. Small numbers of Chiffchaff, Blackcap along cycle path. 3 singing Sedge & 6+ singing Reed Warbler on Exminster.

posted by Steve Cox
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