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30 Apr
8:18 pm
2023

Slapton today

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.

posted by Richard Billington
30 Apr
7:14 pm
2023

Red kite flying over Merton

Saw x1 Red Kite flying over Merton 29th April 2023.

posted by Julie lilly
30 Apr
7:06 pm
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!

posted by Paul Matthews
30 Apr
5:57 pm
2023

Wheatears. Briwere Road, Torquay

10 wheatears at Briwere Road this afternoon.

posted by Ian Newton
30 Apr
11:44 am
2023

Standon heights

  • 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
posted by Mike Williams
30 Apr
11:19 am
2023

Soar

First Spotted Flycatcher; many Swallows in off the sea.

posted by Rob Macklin
30 Apr
9:38 am
2023

Swifts Barnstaple

Just seen 5 swifts above trinity church in Barnstaple

posted by Mr Richard Yeats
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
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