Devon Bird Sightings: Bird News from 1st–7th August 2022

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Black Kite

Shute

07 Jun

Honey-Buzzard

Soar

09 Oct

Caspian Gull

Exmouth

01 Dec

Honey-Buzzard

Thurlestone

13 Oct

Chough

Noss Mayo

09 Feb

Little Bunting

Huxton Cross

18 Oct

Chough

Chudleigh Knighton

24 Sep

Long-tailed Skua

Thurlestone

12 May

Common Rosefinch

Lundy

10 Jun

Ortolan Bunting

Lundy

17 Jun

Corn Bunting [2]

Lundy

22 Jun

Pectoral Sandpiper

Bowling Green

27 Oct

Cory's Shearwater

Lundy

07 Sep

Purple Heron

Slapton Ley

17 Apr

Glossy Ibis

Staverton

21 Dec

RC Starling

Lundy

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

Nightingale

Hallsands

26 May

Serin

Haldon

21 Aug

Nightingale

Wistlandpound

30 May

Tree Sparrow

Ilfracombe

22 Jan

Hooded Crow

Clovelly

03 Jun

Tree Sparrow

Haldon

14 Nov

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

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Wednesday 3rd August 2022

River Otter

Goosander fishing on the Otter this afternoon.



Posted August 3rd at 9:23 pm by Geoff Mitchell in Bird News

Crownhill Down

Fairly quiet on the Down this evening. Water levels on some of the pools alarmingly low, a small one has dried up completely: Buzzards, Ravens, Mistle thrushes, Swallows, Willow warblers, Linnets and Stonechats

Willow Warbler
Willow Warbler
Linnet
Linnet

Posted August 3rd at 7:36 pm by Bob Barrow in Bird News

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Additions to Martin's sightings below: 2 Sand Martins, 2 Whitethroats, 3 Stonechats (2 juvs), Swift, a flock of 25+ Pied Wagtails, 4 Clouded Yellows & a Roe Deer.

Posted August 3rd at 6:05 pm by Pete Aley in Bird News

Broadsands

In the bay 3 Common Scoter ( 1 M & 2 F)
4 Mediterranean Gull ( 1x 1fw, 3 adult birds)
Raven, Rock pipet, Gannets, House Martins, Little Egret. 

Posted August 3rd at 1:01 pm by Michelle Reeves in Bird News

Plym Estuary & Saltram

After a wet start, the following were the best seen. Cattle Egret still in the field with the cows as yesterday, Med Gull, Whimbrel, Willow Warbler  and Spotted Flycatcher.

Posted August 3rd at 12:56 pm by Martin Phillips in Bird News

Tuesday 2nd August 2022

Talaton - New Garden Birds

Juvenile Spotted Flycatcher popped out in my garden today and 2 Hobbies over hunting Swallows, both new birds for the Garden List - Brilliant! 

Spotted Flycatcher
Spotted Flycatcher
Hobby
Hobby

Posted August 2nd at 8:58 pm by John Reeves in Bird News

Plym Estuary & Saltram

Highlight of this morning's visit was a Cattle Egret, with the cows just SW of Saltram House; the first here this year. Also, 4 Spotted Flycatchers (2 juvs), 2 Stonechats (juvs), Bullfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swift, 3 Common Sandpipers, 5 Greenshanks, 136 Redshanks, 39 Curlews & 2 Clouded Yellows. 

Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret

Posted August 2nd at 2:23 pm by Pete Aley in Bird News

Bowling Green Marsh

Bowling Green high tide 9:15-10:15, min counts 

170 Black-tailed Godwits, 190 Redshank, 130 Curlew, 7 Whimbrel, 4 Dunlin, 3 Teal, 4 Gadwall, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Little Egrets, 1 Grey Heron, plus small no's of hirundines

Posted August 2nd at 11:58 am by Tom Gale in Bird News

Monday 1st August 2022

Bowling Green High Tide

Bowling Green counts from viewing platform 19:15-20:45

2 Med Gulls (1 ad, 1 juv), 1 Whimbrel, 3 Common Sandpipers, 115 Dunlin, 310 Redshank, 7 Greenshank, 1 Knot, 1 Turnstone, 4 Curlews, 4 Ringed Plovers, 3 Little Egrets

also 150-200 hirundines (mostly Swallows) over trees opposite hide at dusk, 6 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Snipe, 7 lapwing

Posted August 1st at 9:41 pm by Tom Gale in Bird News

Upper Tamar Lake 1/08/22

3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 7 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 1 ad. Yellow-legged Gull, 1 jus. Common Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 92 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 64 Black-headed Gull, 1 White-fronted Goose, 4 Cormorant, 11 Grey Heron, 28 Herring Gull, 3 Teal, c20 Swallow, c20 House Martin, 380 Canada goose

Posted August 1st at 7:46 pm by Rick Lockwood in Bird News

Raven nest

Photos to follow

2 Ravens have nested in the Wellingtonia tree amongst tge other tall soecimum trees in the Buckerell Lodge Hotel Topsham Road Everer  EX2 4SQ.

Recently the male can be heard calling with a significantly low pitch raven call. (That sounds like a giant frog or a dog with a very sore throat.)

The couple moved in a few months ago and we are still hoping to gain evidence of their prodigy.

The sprawling grounds with access to water and an array of buds berries seeds and lawns have also provided a habitat for the endaged willow tit and passing storm disorientatated travellers.

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Posted August 1st at 4:32 pm by jane ward in Bird News

Sheepstor Chough

Yesterday evening I saw Chris' online message and managed to get up to Sheepstor at around 1930 before it went dark. The Chough was so confiding and at times it landed to within 12 ft of us. A wonderful sighting.

Chough
Chough

Posted August 1st at 1:57 pm by Bob Barrow in Bird News

Sheepstor Chough

Returned to Sheepstor this morning but couldn't find any sign of last night's Chough.  Two Kestrels, at least eight Wheatear, loads of Swallows and House Martins a Spotted Flycatcher and several Wall Browns were compensation.

Also attached a couple of shots of the Chough I meant to post last night.

Chough
Chough

Posted August 1st at 1:10 pm by Chris Marcol in Bird News

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