Devon Bird Sightings from 8th–14th September 2021

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Black Kite


07 Jun



09 Oct

Caspian Gull


01 Dec



13 Oct


Noss Mayo

09 Feb

Little Bunting

Huxton Cross

18 Oct


Chudleigh Knighton

24 Sep

Long-tailed Skua


12 May

Common Rosefinch


10 Jun

Ortolan Bunting


17 Jun

Corn Bunting [2]


22 Jun

Pectoral Sandpiper

Bowling Green

27 Oct

Cory's Shearwater


07 Sep

Purple Heron

Slapton Ley

17 Apr

Glossy Ibis


21 Dec

RC Starling


01 Jul

Glossy Ibis

Otter Estuary

28 Dec

RC Starling

South Huish

09 Sep

Golden Oriole

Combe Valley

09 Jun

Ruddy Duck

Exe Estuary

04 Apr



26 May



21 Aug



30 May

Tree Sparrow


22 Jan

Hooded Crow


03 Jun

Tree Sparrow


14 Nov

Posted June 30th at 11:34 pm by Kevin Rylands in Bird News


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Tuesday 14th September 2021

Bowling green and Exminster marshes

While day spent at both locations, starting to get those body winter numbers. No counts as there was just so many.

Bowling green. Rising tide to high

Curlew sandpiper, knot, curlew, whimbrel, redshank  black tail and bar tail godwit, pintail, teal, wigeon, mallard, little grebe, little egret, grey heron, lapwing, Canada geese, female Marsh harrier, hobby, sparrowhawk, jackdaw, crows, green dngr4at spotted woodpecker, black head gull, herring gulls, kingfisher, 

Exminster marshes falling tide.

Great white egret, grey heron, little egret, kingfisher pair, black tail godwit, black head gull, a murmuration of starlings, comorant, mute Swan, dunlin, black swans, wheater, curlew. The two spoonbill asleep in the area opposite the lion rest building, at a distance.

Posted September 14th, 2021 at 4:48 pm by Annabel Sharpe in Bird News


Poor results from a late start ringing in the reserve - 10 birds ringed best being 3 Blackcaps, 2 Coal Tits, a Blackbird and a Song Thrush. 2 Peregrines over together. Later at the scrape 6 Cattle Egrets loafing and 2 Ruff (M/F) feeding strongly.

Posted September 14th, 2021 at 4:22 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News

South Huish Marsh

The reported Pectoral Sandpiper was in the flooded area of the field the runs down to the marsh early this afternoon.

At least five Yellow Wagtails in with the cattle, two Wheatear, on the beach and rocks numerous Pied Wagtail and Rock Pipit along with a single Whearear.

Pectoral Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Yellow Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail

Posted September 14th, 2021 at 4:17 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News

Plym Estuary & Saltram

A Little Stint which circulated Blaxton Meadow on the high tide, and then dropped in was my first at the Meadow since 1998!  Also, today, 11 Greenshanks, 6 Dunlins, 2 Common Sandpipers, Mediterranean Gull (ad-w), 2+ Stonechats & 2 Roe Deer.


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Posted September 14th, 2021 at 2:52 pm by Pete Aley in Bird News

Glossy Ibis South Efford Marsh

Glossy Ibis seen at South Efford Marsh 10.45am feeding at high tide. Also sandpipers, green shank, kingfisher, grey heron, cormorants, egrets.

Posted September 14th, 2021 at 11:02 am by Verity Jepson in Bird News


Early walk along to the scrape : 2 Ruff and 2 Black-tailed Godwits along with several Shoveler. Large (20ish) flock of Long-tailed Tits. From the bridge over the river 4 Cattle Egrets then a fifth dropped in. Dipper in the river.

Posted September 14th, 2021 at 8:18 am by Jon Turner in Bird News


Yesterday at Exminster marshes around 4pm, 2 Spoonbills flew over towards the Ex. lovely sighting.

Posted September 14th, 2021 at 8:00 am by Kay and Gary Deare in Bird News

South Milton Sands early Morn

Lots of birds on the beach @ South Milton early morning before the dog walkers. Dunlin, Turnstones, Rock Pipits and a Wheatear


Posted September 14th, 2021 at 5:41 am by Richie Moore in Bird News

Monday 13th September 2021


Still 7 Cattle Egrets this evening with the cows between the Tarka Trail and the reserve. Still a bit flighty, but at one point apparently they took off and landed in trees in the reserve. That means that Cattle Egret can officially go on the reserve list!

Posted September 13th, 2021 at 6:17 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News

Taw Estuary - Pottington

Counted  54 Black tailed Godwits & 1 Bar tailed foraging in the mud.

A flock of 45 Dunlin flew past attracted by the foraging activity. In amongst the flock was one with a white rump - Curlew Sandpiper, also one Knot

Fortunately, after a few circuits they alighted amongst the Godwits. It then started raining soon after I got the camera out of the bag! 

Posted September 13th, 2021 at 6:12 pm by Rob Jutsum in Bird News

East Soar

A quieter morning with just Whinchat, Wheatear, 60 Swallow, 6 White Wagtail, 80 Meadow Pipit, 3 Willow Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap, 17 Stonechat, 30 House Sparrow & Grey Heron over.

Non-avian: influx of 39 Red Admiral.

Posted September 13th, 2021 at 3:35 pm by Rob Macklin in Bird News


Still things arriving: a drake Gadwall on Wrafton Pond and the cygnets making a wheezy call not unlike a Crane! 2 Ruff out on the scrape and a Kingfisher over it. As I crossed the river into the field, I could see an Egret or two with the Cattle. Aha I thought 1 of each again? Well no, they were both Cattle Egrets and further scrutiny revealed a total of 7! So I quickly called Sue, but then as I neared the reserve, they all flew off South! Another quick call to say they'd gone (that's spin for I flushed them!) Jay and GSW still in the reserve but a female Teal frantically chasing flies on the pond provided entertainment as I drank my coffee. As I was leaving I could see the cattle and an Egret or three, and they had all come back. Fortunately Sue was by the gate with her telescope and had seen them. 2 Grey Wagtails in the river, 2 Swallows over the cattle and a Little Egret plus male Stonechat too.

Posted September 13th, 2021 at 1:02 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News

Wrafton scrape

Yesterday morning was again an early start for me as I arrived at Wrafton pond just after sunrise.  To start there were just three Ruffs, a few female Shovelers and a female Pintail. As the morning progressed the birds increased. A Cattle Egret dropped in for a short time, a Greenshank too and Jon Turner counted 22 Black-tailed Godwits.  In the long grass adjacent to the scrape a single Snipe tried to hide itself from on lookers.

Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret
Black-tailed Godwit
Black-tailed Godwit

Posted September 13th, 2021 at 10:41 am by Martin Bennett in Bird News

Sunday 12th September 2021

Osprey Devon Maristow

Blue tag left leg 683

Posted September 12th, 2021 at 9:56 pm by shane willson in Bird News

Hope's Nose


Good views of a Wryneck in scrub towards Sandy Point. 

Also, 3 Knot, Common Sandpiper, 5 Wheatears, 4 juv Pheasants and a Whitethroat. Grey Seal at the Point. 

Posted September 12th, 2021 at 9:36 pm by Paul Darlington in Bird News

Dotterel East Soar

A Dotterel over the airfield at Soar 


Posted September 12th, 2021 at 8:11 pm by Richie Moore in Bird News

Slapton and East Soar

Distant Hoopoe @ Slapton between Memorial car park & Strete. On the path several times flushed by joggers. At East Soar two waders flew over the airfield, a Dotterel and a Ringed Plover. Several flycatchers in the willows 2 pied and at least 3 spotted. A Redstart and a Hobby. lots of Chiffchaffs and a few Willow warblers.

Spotted Flycatcher
Spotted Flycatcher

Posted September 12th, 2021 at 8:09 pm by Richie Moore in Bird News

Blaxton Meadow & Plym Estuary.

A visit at high tide produced a Cattle Egret on Blaxton meadow, along with 16 Little Egret, 11Greenshank, 10 Oystercatcher and 2 common Sandpiper. By the wreck on the sea wall on the estuary were 149 redshank and a lone Dunlin. 

Posted September 12th, 2021 at 6:44 pm by Martin Phillips in Bird News

Lyme Bay Boat Trip Sunday

Trip out into Lyme Bay on Kelly's Hero Charters delivered the following: 8 Med Gulls - all ages, 60 Kittiwakes , 600+ Common Terns - 90% juveniles in flocks of 100+ , 4 Arctic Terns, 20 Sandwich Tens, Great Skua, 2 Purple Sandpipers, Peregrine chasing Common Terns, 5 Balearic Shearwaters, 2 Manx Shearwaters, 50+ Common Dolphins, 12 Harbour Porpoise.

Common Tern
Common Tern
Purple Sandpiper
Purple Sandpiper

Posted September 12th, 2021 at 6:06 pm by G and L Carr in Bird News

Exminster Marshes

Morning visit - Spoonbill, 2 Little Stints, 3 Green Sandpipers, 2 Ruff, good number of Dunlin, Ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Marsh Harriers (fem and juv), a young Merlin , 2 Wheatears and a fem type Redstart near Toby's

Posted September 12th, 2021 at 4:49 pm by David Cope in Bird News

Tamar estuary / Ernesettle


On the high tide this morning, a 1st winter Little Gull on the tip of Warleigh Point in with a flock of Herring gull and Black headed gulls, lost to view after 10 minutes. Also, 4 Sandwich Tern diving for tiddlers, 4 Great Crested grebe, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Blackcap. 

Ernesettle Creek on the falling tide: 92 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, and a Kingfisher.

Posted September 12th, 2021 at 4:00 pm by Alan Livsey in Bird News


A great morning at Soar with the highlight being a Wryneck, (presumably the same as Rob's bird yesterday?) initially at the bottom of Stare Hole Valley but very mobile. Worked its way up the west side of the valley then looped back again.

Also a good spread of common migrants including 5 Wheatear, 2 Whinchats, a Redstart, 3 Spotted Flycatchers, a Pied Flycatcher, 10 Tree Pipits, 3 Yellow Wagtails, 3 or 4 White Wagtails, 30+ Chiffchaffs, at least 3 Willow Warblers, c12 Blackcaps, c15 Whitethroats and 2 Sedge Warblers etc. Lots about! 

Posted September 12th, 2021 at 3:40 pm by Andy Smith in Bird News


Pleased to see some Godwits on the scrape this morning - counted about 30 before they were flushed by a cow heading into the pond for a drink. 2 Ruff (M/F) and 5 Shoveler there too. Also, both Little and Cattle Egrets out with the cattle. In the reserve, Kingfisher (or 2?) GSW and once again, a Jay. Lots of small birds - probably a roving Tit-flock, included Blue and Great Tit, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff. several Blackbirds and a Song Thrush.

Posted September 12th, 2021 at 3:08 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News

Frogmore Creek, Kingsbridge Estuary

From the kayak: 29 Greenshank, 12 Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Raven.

Hoopoe reported at Slapton.

Posted September 12th, 2021 at 12:21 pm by Rob Macklin in Bird News


Saturday evening on Instow beach. Low light (after sunset) photography on the rock near the cricket ground.  Standing still for a while was well worth the wait as Dunlin came in real close, just within a few metres and they were all around me.  There were also a small number of Ringed Plover.

Ringed Plover
Ringed Plover

Posted September 12th, 2021 at 2:05 am by Martin Bennett in Bird News

Saturday 11th September 2021

south molton moths

Three humming bird hawk moths feeding close together on verbena bodnariensis clump in garden. I haven't seen three together before. Are groups commonly seen?

Posted September 11th, 2021 at 9:19 pm by art symons in Other Wildlife

Crownhill Down, Dartmoor

Morning visit - 1 Little Stint, 2 Sanderling, 5 Ringed Plover and 9 Dunlin on the Drakelands Pit. 

Highlight was a Grasshopper Warbler skulking in gorse at the top of Crownhill Down.

Posted September 11th, 2021 at 6:14 pm by Chris E in Bird News

Wrafton scrape and Velator

4 ruff on scrape and cattle egret hanging out with little egret at Velator 

Posted September 11th, 2021 at 5:36 pm by Fozz Forsdike in Bird News

Berry Head

Just had a reliable report of a Vagrant Emperor in the quarry at Berry Head this afternoon.

Posted September 11th, 2021 at 4:03 pm by Dave Smallshire in Other Wildlife


Only 2 Ruff seen this morning out on the scrape. Best bird in the reserve was a Jay (one or two sightings per year) But news of a Blackbird ringed in the reserve in Nov 2019 - retrapped in Norway in August this year. That's a long flight North.

Posted September 11th, 2021 at 3:23 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News

Plym Estuary & Saltram

A visit this morning produced: Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroats, 4 Whinchats, 4 + Stonechats, Wheatear, 3 Spotted Flycatchers, Sand Martin, 11 Greenshanks, c150 Redshanks, 11 Oystercatchers, 2 Common Sandpipers, Dunlin, 11 Shelducks (10 juvs) & 2 Shags. 

Posted September 11th, 2021 at 2:43 pm by Pete Aley in Bird News

East Soar

A morning visit turned up a Wryneck just below Starehole Ponds (prob.same bird as on the 6th), adult Yellow-legged Gull with 200 Herrings & 3 Lesser Black-backs, a Teal in Southdown Valley (1st land record for 25 years), 3 Kestrel, 70 Swallow, Sand Martin, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 White Wagtail, 6 Wheatear, 24 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 8 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, Pied Flycatcher, 50 House Sparrow & Bullfinch.

Posted September 11th, 2021 at 2:36 pm by Rob Macklin in Bird News

Anchor wood to Fremington

At 12.30 ish today on the river bank off Anchor Wood were two Green Sandpiper, one Curlew and many gulls. No camera but a very good close-up view of the pipers.

Posted September 11th, 2021 at 2:34 pm by Martin Bennett in Bird News

Ford Park Cemetery Spotted flycatcher

Spotted flycatcher in Ford Park Cemetery this morning

Posted September 11th, 2021 at 11:47 am by Greg Bradbury in Bird News

10/09/21 South Milton

13 Dunlin on the beach at South Milton sands, lots of Rock Pipits and Pied Wagtails

Rock Pipit
Rock Pipit

Posted September 11th, 2021 at 6:03 am by Richie Moore in Bird News

Friday 10th September 2021

Radford Lake

Over the last 2 afternoons at Radford lake. Kingfisher, Heron, Moorhen,, Juvenile Yellow-legged gull, adult and juvenile Med gull, Little Grebe, Mute Swans with youngster.

Eds - this appears to be a Herring Gull.

Male Kingfisher
Male Kingfisher
Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull
Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull

Posted September 10th, 2021 at 9:31 pm by John Foster in Bird News

Exminster Marsh and the estuary

Starcross to Countesswear produced:

- in Powderham Park, the Great Egret;

- in the estuary, 20+ Avocets, 15+ Greenshanks and 10+ Ringed Plovers;

- between the cycle bridge and Turf, 3 Wheatears;

- on the canal banks, 3 Water Rails and a Reed Warbler;

- on and over the marsh, 5 Cattle Egrets, 2 Spoonbills, 2 Hobbies, 2 Marsh Harriers, 1 Peregrine, 1 Ruff, and 1 Green Sandpiper.

Back in Exeter, the local Sparrowhawk made it a 6-raptor, 75-spp. day. 

Posted September 10th, 2021 at 9:14 pm by James Camden in Bird News

Bowling Green Marsh, Topsham

09:31 - 11:03

Spoonbill (2); Curlew; Whimbrel; Pintail; Gadwall; Shoveler; Teal; Wigeon; Little Grebe; Black-tailed and Bar-tailed Godwit; Snipe; Peregrine making a couple of passes over the Marsh; leucistic Black-headed Gull we’re the highlights.

Posted September 10th, 2021 at 8:25 pm by Paul Bray in Bird News

Exminster Marsh lunchtime vidit

2 Spoonbill back on Exminster at Midday. Also 4 Cattle Egret, by canal north of fisherman’s car park, Garganey, 3 Hobby, 5 Ruff, 2 Little Stint and Juv Marsh Harrier. Also 100+ Teal and 30+ Dunlin. 

Posted September 10th, 2021 at 7:45 pm by Steve Cox in Bird News

Plymouth estuary

Walking embankment Road at low tide  was lovely to see 13 turnstone by the yacht club as well as 12 shelducks. Also seen 2 whimbrel, c4 curlews, 6 little egrets, 2 comorants, 1 heron, variety of gulls. And some type of small sandpiper but nothing to see it closer 

Posted September 10th, 2021 at 7:44 pm by Annabel Sharpe in Bird News


Looked in at the scrape on my way to the reserve this afternoon where there were 4 Ruff - 3 males 1 female. Also a Shoveler. Reserve quiet, so I walked down the river embankment as far as the old landing light gantry. Over on the Chivenor boundary wire, a Whinchat with a family party of Stonechats. A single Dunlin near the pillbox but further on a group which then flew to the other side of the river- I counted 44. Nothing else with them Some way on a lone Greenshank. A scattering of Little Egrets. On the way back 12 Pied Wagtails with the cattle, and a Common Sandpiper at the start of the harbour. 2 Grey Wagtails in the river by the bridge. Only 1 Swallow seen.

Posted September 10th, 2021 at 7:17 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News

Exminster Marshes

This morning, pair of Marsh Harriers, Hobby, Peregrine, 2 Spoonbills, Cattle Egrets, Heron, Reed Buntings, flock of Goldfinches.

Marsh Harrier
Marsh Harrier
Reed Bunting
Reed Bunting

Posted September 10th, 2021 at 4:33 pm by Geoff Mitchell in Bird News

West Soar

Morning walk down the valley to South Down Farm. Buzzard, 2 Kestrels, Sparrowhawk. 9 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 14 Robins, ca 150 Goldfinches (counted from photos)

Posted September 10th, 2021 at 3:11 pm by Roger White in Bird News

Crownhill Down, Dartmoor

Six Little Stint (four on Monday, two on Tuesday, so presumably some new birds), Two adult Sanderling, 20 Dunlin and eight Ringed Plover on the Drakelands Pit viewed from the top of Crownhill Down. Scope essential.

Little Egret on pool at the top of Crownhill Down was a patch year tick. 

Little Egret
Little Egret

Posted September 10th, 2021 at 10:15 am by Chris E, Peter Reay and Dave in Bird News

Horsey - late post

09/09/2021 - early evening.

2 Grey Plover, one still in sumplum & a flock of Black tailed Godwits flying into the reserve around 19.30 joined by some more after the photo was taken.

Posted September 10th, 2021 at 9:54 am by Rob Jutsum in Bird News

North Devon Osprey

Osprey over Isley Marsh 09.15 this morning. 

Posted September 10th, 2021 at 9:28 am by Dave Paterson in Bird News

Thursday 9th September 2021

Lundy crossing

On the Lundy crossing from Bideford  there was one Great Skua harassing Gannet. Possibly the same bird seen on the return journey. 

Posted September 9th, 2021 at 7:43 pm by Martin Unwin in Bird News

Budleigh Salterton

Three Ringed Plovers, 6 Dunlin and a Sanderling feeding just up from the river mouth.

Posted September 9th, 2021 at 7:27 pm by Martin Littlemore in Bird News

Plym Estuary & Saltram

During a visit this afternoon: 4 Whinchats, 3+ Stonechats, 2+ Spotted Flycatchers, Green Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk, 3 Dunlins, 6 Greenshanks, Mediterranean Gull (ad-w) & 4 Roe Deer.

Posted September 9th, 2021 at 6:58 pm by Pete Aley in Bird News

BGM and Exminster Marshes

Over the morning hide tide, Bowling Green Marsh held lots of birds, but nothing very unusual: 62+ Pintail, 6 Shoveler, Pochard, 2 Lapwing, 6 Bar-tailed Godwits, Whimbrel and 2 Greenshank. Over the centre of Topsham, a Hobby chased a group of Starlings. At Exminster Marshes, 2 Spoonbills (ad+juv), G W Egret, 5 Cattle Egrets, juv Marsh Harrier, 3 Hobbies chasing dragonflies, 2 Little Stints and 2 Ruff.

Posted September 9th, 2021 at 3:32 pm by Dave Smallshire in Bird News

Berry Head

Seawatch 0630-1430 combined totals ML & MD: An incredible passage of 2,313 Common Terns 90%+ juveniles,  11 Arctic Terns all juvs, 13 Sandwich Terns, 1 Black Tern, 21 Arctic Skuas, 4 Great Skua, 10 Mediterranean Gulls, 41 Balearic Shearwaters, lots of Kittiwake and Gannets. many Common Dolphin, c10 Harbour Porpoise 1 Grey Seal and a Common Seal.

Posted September 9th, 2021 at 12:01 pm by Mike Langman in Bird News

Report of the Mid Devon Branch Field Meet at Exminster Marshes, 6th September 2021

Walking from the RSPB car park, a warm and misty morning start produced a sleeping Spoonbill among cattle in the water meadow. A Water Rail was heard calling and a Marsh Harrier remained perched on a wood fence waiting for the sun to appear. A female Reed Bunting and a Sedge Warbler were seen moving about in the same bush. Willow Warblers were calling from the trees over the road and a single Cattle Egret was found feeding in the pasture. Viewing the scrape from a vantage point in the sun on the canal path we picked out a couple of Little Stints moving back and forward feeding in the mud at the water's edge, in proximity to a very active Ruff combing the mud in the shallows. A flock of Godwits flew into the scrape to rest in the water and preen. The scrape contained another two Spoonbills and a Spotted Redshank newly arrived from the arctic taiga breeding grounds. The bird took to the air and circled the scrape, being joined by another for a fast flight away in the direction of the estuary. When a dark morph Marsh Harrier flew into view before landing on the ground and disappearing, a Hobby emerged zigzagging across the pasture and over the scrape in search of its prey. Further along the canal path to the Turf pub, an Osprey could be seen nearby in the estuary perched on driftwood in the sand at low tide. A walk back to the cars produced a Kestrel hovering over the fields.

Posted September 9th, 2021 at 8:53 am by Mike Daniels in Bird News

08/09/2021 East Soar

Lots of Sand Martins around the farm, a Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher near the pond, 1 Yellow wagtail, Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers, hundreds of Linnets, a Sparrowhawk, a few Whitethroats, a Blackcap and some really heavy showers

Spotted Flycatcher
Spotted Flycatcher
Sand Martin
Sand Martin

Posted September 9th, 2021 at 6:15 am by Richie Moore in Bird News

Wednesday 8th September 2021

Shipley Bridge/Avon Dam

An exciting late afternoon walk up the valley with a juvenile Marsh Harrier quartering the slopes and a mobile Red-backed Shrike below the quarry. Both unexpected!  Also, good numbers of Chiffchaffs and a few Blackcaps about, plus a Sparrowhawk, a Kestrel and the usual Linnets, Stonechats, Meadow Pipits, Dipper etc.

Posted September 8th, 2021 at 7:48 pm by Andy Smith in Bird News

Plym Estuary & Saltram

During a break in the rain this afternoon: 3 Sand Martins, 6 Whinchats, 7 Stonechats, 2 Whitethroats, Willow Warbler, Green Woodpecker & a Roe Deer.

Posted September 8th, 2021 at 4:24 pm by Pete Aley in Bird News

RSPB Bowling Green Marsh

From the hide this morning just before the high tide, up to six Little Grebe, the closest ones to the hide feeding on Sticklebacks, two Knott, ducks species inc a drake Pochard, several Pintail and five Shoveller.

Good numbers of BH Gull, one LBB Gull, Curlew, Black Tailed Godwit, and Redshank.

Sixteen Lapwing flew in, seven Avocet, small numbers of Whimbrell.

Little Grebe
Little Grebe

Posted September 8th, 2021 at 3:02 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News

Exminster Marsh Egrets plus ......

Exminster marsh this morning, several very pleased observers viewing across the marsh from the canal bank, two Great White Egret, Cattle Egret, two Spoonbill, numerous Little Egrets, Heron, adult female Marsh Harrier, several Little Stint.

Great White Egret
Great White Egret

Posted September 8th, 2021 at 2:56 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News

Horsey > Caen Estuary

A beautiful calm & warm (20C) early morning around the high tide starting at Velator Quay with 2 Grey Wagtails + 2 Kingfishers.

On Horsey 2 more Kingfishers, 2 Wheatear & 5 Greenshank, also Swallows feeding low over the water.

No sign of the Osprey but may still be around on another part of the Taw Estuary.

Posted September 8th, 2021 at 11:13 am by Rob Jutsum in Bird News

Exminster Marshes

2 Wheatear on the sea wall at Powderham and a Female Marsh Harrier seen from the cycle bridge

Posted September 8th, 2021 at 9:51 am by Paul Thearle in Bird News


Lots of Kittiwakes at Slapton, a few Med gulls and Skuas and shearwaters far out to sea

Mediterranean Gull and Black-Headed Gull
Mediterranean Gull and Black-Headed Gull

Posted September 8th, 2021 at 6:51 am by Richie Moore in Bird News

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