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  1. sherlock

    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.
  2. sherlock

    Devon Birding

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

    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.
  4. sherlock

    Devon Birding

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

    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.
  6. sherlock

    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.
  7. sherlock

    Devon Birding

    Yesterday at Skern we enjoyed Curlew Lapwing Redshank Dunlin Brent Geese Little Egret Golden Plover Grey Plover Shelduck Wigeon Oystercatcher
  8. sherlock

    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
  9. sherlock

    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...
  10. sherlock

    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...
  11. sherlock

    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...
  12. sherlock

    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!
  13. sherlock

    Devon Birding

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

    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!
  15. sherlock

    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...
  16. sherlock

    Devon Birding

    Goosey Pool area Northam Burows today 1800 hours 2 Little Egret, 14 Curlew, 34 Lapwings, 2 Buzzard, several Black Headed Gulls and Herring Gulls, c80 Starling, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Skylark, 3 Crows plus Jackdaws and Rooks.
  17. sherlock

    Devon Birding

    A few days ago now - 37 Golden Plover at Skern Northam Burrows Plus yesterday a Raven being mobbed by two Jackdaws over Bideford.
  18. sherlock

    Devon Birding

    Enjoyable mid morning walk Cornborough area. 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Bullfinch plus Wren, Linnet, 1 Raven, 12 Goldfinch, several Chaffinch, and 18 Cormorant all but one were on the rocks.
  19. sherlock

    Devon Birding

    Forgot the lens! Fremington Quay area - Bullfinch and Redshank including good vocals!
  20. sherlock

    Devon Birding

    Highlights of the day 3 Goldcrest, 1 Rock Pipit, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Wren, 2 Linnet, 5 Goldfinch, several Black Headed Gull
  21. sherlock

    Devon Birding

    Wow!! fantastic looking bird. Yesterday under Barnstaple long bridge a convoy of some 80 - 110 Canada Geese (I was on public transprt so impossible to count umbers better).
  22. sherlock

    Devon Birding

    2 Kestrel, several Whitethroat, really pleased to see a couple of Mistle Thrushes - at least I think they were - see pic, 5 Cormorant, c10 Swallow, 1 Stonechat, Magpie, c3 Linnet, several Blackbird, Jackdaw, Rook, Crow, Dunnock, Pigeon, Herring Gull, Chaffinch, Starling, House Sparrow
  23. sherlock

    Devon Birding

    Cheers - have a good hol. highlights Today - 3 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, Rock Pipit, c3 Linnet, Stonechat, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Cormorant Yesterday - c6 Ringed Plover, c9 Dunlin, 1 Canada Goose, 7 Shelduck the day before - family group 6 Wrens, Bullfinch, 3 Rock Pipit, Long Tailed Tit
  24. sherlock

    Devon Birding

    A Buzzard being mobbed by a Sparrowhawk? not sure so any clarification welcome
  25. sherlock

    Devon Birding

    2 Whitethroat, c10 Swallow, 1 Yellowhammer, 3 Stonechat, c3 Linnet, several Blackbird, Jackdaw, Rook, Crow, Dunnock, Pigeon, Magpie, Herring Gull, Starling, Greenfinch, Blue and Great Tit, several Long Tailed Tit, Pied Wagtail Good to see this Magpie a couple of days ago. What long legs it...
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