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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
28 Apr
1:38 pm
2023

Appledore Side of the Burrows around the flooded Pond bit

Whitethroats. A glorious sight to see.

posted by Kira
28 Apr
1:33 pm
2023

Braunton area

Braunton, across the Marsh Road to the Burrows, down the American Road and home along the Toll Road. 52 Species recorded. Reed, Sedge, Cetti’s, and Willow Warblers in good numbers with Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, Whitethroats and a fine male Lesser Whitethroat. Swallow, Sand and House Martin plus Swift – one over the reserve, the other keeping close company with a Red Kite near the Sandy Lane car park. At Crow point several waders out on the sandbank mid river included several of each of Whimbrel, Bar-trailed Godwit, Oystercatcher, Dunlin, Ringed Plover (1) and Curlew – one of which had yellow bling on both legs above the knee.

posted by Jon Turner
28 Apr
11:55 am
2023

Exminster Marshes

Lesser Whitethroat and Garden Warbler singing from hedges by the canal path bear to Turf. 30+ Whimbrel over and 3 Spoonbills.

posted by Nick Potter
27 Apr
9:20 pm
2023

Golden Oriole?? Craneham Hill Buckland Brewer N. Devon

My wife saw a bird with bright yellow underisde and dark wings, which flew with undulating flight from an oak tree in a wooded area to another tree across the road. She didn’t have binoculars with her but has had a look at Collins and believes it was a Golden Oriole

posted by Mark West
27 Apr
7:08 pm
2023
Bowling Green Marsh +1 Photo

Bowling Green Marsh

This afternoon at BGM. An overfly of 2 Spoonbills, Little Egret 1, Teal, Wigeon, LBBG’s, Pied Wagtails, Greenfinches, Common Sandpipers, a Sparrowhawk, Swallows, House and Sand martins, Oystercatchers,

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
27 Apr
6:51 pm
2023
Yarner Wood +1 Photo

Yarner Wood

This morning a Whinchat and several Stonechats over Trendlebeare Down. Garden Warblers, Blackcaps, Mistle thrushes, GSW, Chiffchaffs, Willow warblers, Pied Flycatchers, Goldcrests, Grey Wagtails.

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
27 Apr
6:19 pm
2023

Budleigh Salterton 25/04/2023

At West End 11.45 am

27 Whimbrel in off the sea, they then flew east along the beach last seen at Otter mouth looking to land.

posted by Steve Wadsworth
27 Apr
5:27 pm
2023
Sharkham Point +1 Photo

Sharkham Point

This Chiffchaff gave me a heart stopping moment until it was properly seen.

Decent few hours –

Sedge Warbler x2

Reed Warbler x2

Whinchat x 2

Garden Warbler x 3

Swift

Grasshopper Warbler x 2

posted by Josh Marshall
27 Apr
5:17 pm
2023
Egyptian Goose Dart Farm

Egyptian Goose Dart Farm

A wet day out  at BGM and Dart Farm. Not much to see from the BGM hide. One Egyptian Goose near the fishing pond at Dart Farm.

posted by Ken Rae
27 Apr
8:10 am
2023

Trendlebere Down & River Bovey

A walk from Yarner Wood car park down into the Bovey Valley yesterday. Cuckoo on Trendlebere, 2 Pied Flycatchers (one a very brown male, calling and singing, and with very white male wing flashes. 3 Willow Warbler singing, 15+ Blackcap singing, Dipper and Grey Wagtail.
Earlier at Stover, Willow Warbler singing, one male Tufted remaining & Marsh Tit.

posted by Steve Cox
27 Apr
5:43 am
2023
Crownhill Down +1 Photo

Crownhill Down

Yesterday morning on the Down. At least 3 Cuckoos, Tree and Meadow Pipits, Skylarks, Linnets, Goldfinches, Willow Warblers, 3 Wheatears, a Buzzard and a Green Woodpecker.

posted by Bob Barrow
26 Apr
8:48 pm
2023

Warren House Inn

My first cuckoo of the year in the valley South of Warren House, along with a Wheatear and several Stonechat, Whinchat and Meadow Pipits.

posted by Tom Saunders
26 Apr
8:38 pm
2023
Crownhill Down +1 Photo

Crownhill Down

This morning on the Down at least 3 Cuckoos,Tree Pipits,Skylarks, Linnets, Goldfinches, Willow Warblers, 3 Wheatears and a Green Woodpecker.

posted by Bob Barrow
26 Apr
7:20 pm
2023

Trendlebere Down & River Bovey

A walk down from the Yarner Wood car park into Bovey Valley today. Cuckoo on the Down, two singing Pied Flycatchers in the valley, one very brown but clearly a male due to song and strength of white wing flashes. Maybe a first year male? Lots of Blackcaps, 3 Willow Warblers singing, along with Dipper and Grey Wagtail.

posted by Steve Cox
26 Apr
5:59 pm
2023

Exminster Marshes

At lunchtime today, 2 Cattle Egrets were amongst cattle close to Station  Road.

posted by Nick Potter
26 Apr
4:32 pm
2023
North side of Taw Estuary & Horsey +1 Photo

North side of Taw Estuary & Horsey

Just a single Redshank now remaining on the north side of the Taw Estuary

On Horsey at least 5 Whimbrel, 26 Bar-tailed Godwits, several Shelduck, 3 Dunlin & 8 Cormorants. Common Whitethroats now very vocal & showing well. So far have heard 3 Lesser Whitethroats over a distance of 10 miles.

 

 

posted by Robert Jutsum
26 Apr
2:39 pm
2023
Wembury

Wembury

At least 11 vocal and mobile Whimbrel along the beach at high tide this morning with 31 Oystercatcher, a Grey Plover and a Bar-tailed Godwit.

At least 6 male Whitethroats back on territory

2 Red-legged Partridge in the wheatfield and 4 Swallow overhead also of note.

posted by Stuart Green
26 Apr
2:03 pm
2023
Wembury Point 24 April

Wembury Point 24 April

7 whimbrel feeding at evening high tide; also first whitethroat of the year.

The same group of whimbrel were also present on 21 April, accompanied by 3 summer plumage bar-tailed godwits.

 

posted by Graham Smith
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