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28 Jan
8:10 pm
2024

Plym Estuary.

On this mornings high tide the birds of note were 58 Curlew and in amongst them was a very early Whimbrel. Also 580 Dunlin, 19 Snipe & Great crested Grebe.

 

posted by Martin Phillips
28 Jan
11:34 am
2024

Exminster Marsh

An early morning visit. Duck numbers lower than would expect. 550+ Wigeon, 150+ Teal, 70+ Shoveler, 17 Pintail, 14 (12M, 2F) Tufted, 4F Pochard. The latter two on the lagoon. 600+ Brent Goose flew north & 3 Greylag on the marsh.

Waders included 650+ Lapwing, 350+ Golden Plover, 110+ Redshank, 40+ Dunlin, 40+ Curlew, 530+ Blackwit & single Barwit.

Otherwise 2 Marsh Harrier (3cy M, 2cy/3cy F), Raven, Stonechat F, Water Rail, Cetti’s Warbler were the best of the rest.

And two Green Sandpiper flew on Lidl Car Park, Alphington at 10am.

posted by Steve Cox
28 Jan
8:29 am
2024

Lower Tamar Lake

Late for yesterday Saturday 27th.

Lower Tamar Lake.

5 Lesser Scaup 3m 2f, 1m Goldeneye, 9 Goosander 4m 5f, 2 Willow Tit, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 12 Tufted Duck 10m 2f.

posted by Rod Mudge
27 Jan
8:07 pm
2024

Broadsands & Brixham Harbour

Morning visit:

 

3 Black-throated Diver, Cirl Bunting, 10+ Purple Sandpiper, Mediterranean Gull were the highlights along with a movement of c30 Diver in flight.

posted by Paul Bray
27 Jan
6:16 pm
2024

Parke NT

Redwing and Fieldfare seen in the orchard

posted by Hilary Neville
27 Jan
4:37 pm
2024

Plymouth Hoe

One Purple Sandpiper with 9 Turnstone this afternoon, on the rocks in front of Pier One restaurant. Also, a lonely single Guillemot in the Sound.

posted by Alan Livsey
27 Jan
12:33 pm
2024

Haldon

Siskin

Nuthatch

Great Tit

Coal Tit

Green Finch

Gold Finch

Chaffinch

 

posted by Rob Champness
27 Jan
10:11 am
2024

Wintering blackcap, Countess Wear.

Male winter blackcap visited the garden.

Pat Gubb

posted by Pat Gubb
26 Jan
11:01 pm
2024

Kingfisher, River Torridge, Northam

Single Kingfisher perching on a decaying wooden boat on the River Torridge near H&W Shipyard whilst the tide was fairly high. Small numbers of Teal and Shelduck around but very few waders.

posted by Stan Coats
26 Jan
7:50 pm
2024

Singing Skylark

Single Skylark singing in field near Wembury beach this afternoon.

posted by Deborah Neylon
26 Jan
7:25 pm
2024
Crownhill Down +1 Photo

Crownhill Down

This evening: Mixed flock of Redwings and Fieldfares in lower field at end of bridlepath. A further c,30 Fieldfares on top of Down. Ringed Plovers on TWL (thanks Chris E) and a pair of Tufted Ducks on one of the small pools on Down top.

posted by Bob Barrow
26 Jan
6:46 pm
2024

West Charleton Marsh

35+ Common & 3, maybe 4 Jack Snipe this am

posted by Andy Smith & Richie Moore
26 Jan
6:19 pm
2024

Stover Country Park and Parke NT

Stover this morning had a usual selection of ducks. 27+ Tufted, 16 Wigeon, 3 Shoveler, 5 Mandarin but little else bar 80+ Coot.

In woodland best were 5 Nuthatches, 2 Marsh Tit, 12+ Chaffinch amongst usual passerines.

Parke NT. 12+ Siskin, 2+ Mistle Thrush, singing Song Thrush, 3 Nuthatch & 2+ Goldcrest being the best of it.

Plus second Red Admiral of the year. The first being in Alphington 2 days ago.

posted by Steve Cox
26 Jan
5:25 pm
2024

Crownhill Down, Dartmoor

Nine Ringed Plover in large pit at top of down.

posted by Chris E
26 Jan
4:06 pm
2024

Soar inc.Southdown Farm

Final winter farmland bird count and numbers way down; maybe birds are moving back to their breeding grounds early or looking for food in other areas. 390 Skylark, 74 Cirl Bunting, 15 Yellowhammer, Red-legged Partridge, Snipe, 18 Linnet.

posted by Rob Macklin
26 Jan
3:51 pm
2024

River Otter,Newton Poppleford

Pristine pair of Goosanders just N of A3052 bridge late AM.

posted by KEVIN Hall
26 Jan
11:06 am
2024
Bowling Green Marsh +1 Photo

Bowling Green Marsh

Yesterday afternoon: Marsh Harrier, Wigeon, Shoveler, Teal, Shelduck, Pintail, Greylag and Canada Geese, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Moorhen, Snipe, Curlew, Redshank, Lapwing, Avocet, Goldfinches, Chaffinches, Greenfinches, Linnets, Redwing and Wrens. Superb view of Foxes mating in field adjacent to viewing platform….Brent Geese at Darts Farm.

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
26 Jan
10:52 am
2024
Haldon Forest +1 Photo

Haldon Forest

Yesterday morning:Sparrowhawk, Crossbills, Siskins, Nuthatches, GSW  and Mistle thrush.

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
26 Jan
10:49 am
2024

Skylark! Whiddon Down

We definitely saw two skylarks over the fields towards Throwleigh this morning (Jan 26th). Isn’t tis a bit early?

posted by Susan Bonnett
25 Jan
7:48 pm
2024

Red Kite .Lifton

One seen today (25th jan) between Lewdown and Lifton

posted by Adrian Davey
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