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Recent content by sherlock

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    Devon Birding

    Eider in same position today by the rock pool area. Thanks to Jon and Rafael for identification. We enjoyed your Flickr pictures Rafael.
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    Devon Birding

    Noticed this at Westward Ho! today. A young bird and perhaps not a mallard! Anyone help with identification - many thanks.
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    Devon Birding

    At Westward Ho! Pebble Ridge two Ravens - one flew by less than 10 metres away!! What a treat. On the promenade there were two Rock Pipits, and the Black Redstart either a female or a juvenile was again at Westward Ho! cricket ground this afternoon.
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    Devon Birding

    At Westward Ho! cricket ground this morning. A Black Redstart either a female or a juvenile.
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    Devon Birding

    Today we had had a good day at Skern and we enjoyed Curlew Lapwing Redshank Dunlin Cormorant Brent Geese Little Egret Golden Plover Grey Plover Shelduck Wigeon Oystercatcher Bar-tailed Godwit Goldfinch Linnet Skylark Meadow pipit A Buzzard on a post being mobbed by a Magpie.
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    Devon Birding

    Just had burrows walk seen at Goosey Pool Northam Burrows Approx. 100 Wigeon, 1 Raven, 6 Snipe, 3 Redshank, 50 Lapwing, several Skylarks and Meadow Pipits plus one curlew.
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    Devon Birding

    Yesterday at Skern we enjoyed Curlew Lapwing Redshank Dunlin Brent Geese Little Egret Golden Plover Grey Plover Shelduck Wigeon Oystercatcher
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    Devon Birding

    Goosey Pool Northam Burrows this morning. 20 plus Curlew 24 plus Lapwings 6 Redshank 1 Snipe a dozen or so Goldfinch 3 Stonechat Meadow Pipit Skylark 1 Buzzard 2 Little Egret
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    Devon Birding

    Holsworthy yesterday revealed several Jays including at a distance of some 30ft when they were eating nuts? There was also a group of chaffinches that numbered 50 plus. Today in Westward Ho! while enjoying Long Tailed Tits a Goldcrest flew in and was feeding as little as 4ft away for some 30...
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    Devon Birding

    Northam Burrows including Skern on Saturday 20th A walk soon revealed 2 Ravens on the Pebble Ridge close to Westward Ho! A Buzzard high in the sky could be seen towards Northam. Walking round the edge of the Burrows we noticed several Wheatear. At Skern there were approx 5 Lapwings and 12...
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    Devon Birding

    Baggy Point yesterday -Gannet, Fulmar, Raven, Wheatear, Rock Pipit, Swallow, Sand Martin, House Martin, Stonechat, Whitethroat, Goldfinch, Cormorant, Linnet and the loudest wren we have ever heard. Today near Fremington, a Buzzard suprised by us under the canopy of trees we were walking then...
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    Devon Birding

    A Raven on the beach by the slipway at Westward Ho! The Raven was being buzzed by a Crow and the Crow was being buzzed by a Jackdaw. Quite a sight for 30 seconds or so!
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    Devon Birding

    Crikey and there was us pleased to see One Sanderling, One Swift and four Wheatears at the Pebble Ridge/Northam Burrows!!
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    Devon Birding

    Wheatear at Instow - our first of the year yesterday. The wildlife art exhibition at Petroc was well worth the visit. :t: Well done Warren Collum. It could do with more visitors though!
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    Devon Birding

    It was interesting to watch a Rock Pipit the other day. It rose into the air like a skylark although only about 20 metres. It then descended as skylarks do too. For anyone interested in wildlife art painted in the field by artists/wildlife enthusiasts there is an exhibition at the Goodwin...
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