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Backwater Birding - Seaton, Devon (2 Viewers)

Hello All
Firstly, some info for our Ringing gang, the Ring is on the Left leg of our great tit not the right, weve had Ringed Siskins, long tailed tits, great Spot, weve never seen a Ring so small before, Perhaps a Clue, Theres so many Here were trying for a pic Its hard work,
Anyway, Our first sighting of woods flocking, 3oo+ all East,
The Gos has been sighted, Flying Away from us,
Large Numbers, of Redwings over, Feild Fare numbers much Lower.
Twanys, Barn, calling 8,30 Its Cold came in to Warm up,
Heres A local, Nearly a Brilliant pic or is it,
Happy Birding
S&S
 

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Hello Birders,
Heres a Remarkable Pic, and a birding first were sure,
There Habitats our so differant, sorry about the quality only Seconds to react,
Happy Birding
S&S, All comments Welcome:t:
 

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Hello All
Our Birds were feeding none stop,
Even with no leaves on our Bushes, our woodland Birds try to avoid detection,
Can you Name,our bird in the bush, & the 1 in flight
Happy birding
S&S
 

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Hello Birders,
Thanks Steve,
Weve enjoyed your pic, its the First time for Ages a local birder has informed Sue & i of a Wonderful Rare on Patch,thanks Agian steve,
We both, have been Checking out our Bird Info, And found Some great facts
A, Long Billed Dowitcher, Stayed in Hayle in Cornwall, from the 30th of October 1966, untill the 22nd of April 1967, and eventually assumed Breeding Plumage,
Sue & I have been here all day, Hoping for a Sighting of the Waxwings.
Heres A Pic, a Wag Wing,
Simon is still Gutted,
Happy Birding
US
 

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Hello Birders,
Sue & I tried to see the Dowitcher Late Am, we got soaked Couldent find it
Curlews, Godwits. We will try tomorrow A better day Forecast,
We were both glad to get home, but dissapointed,
Garden Full, Birds Galore,
We Didnt buy any fireworks why should we, a Fantastic Display By one of our Locals Today , Can you name it, we will post its Name Tomorrow, we both you all enjoy, Whitford is Amazing
Happy Birding
S&S
 

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Hello Birders
No sign of the Dowitcher, in the feild opposite Axmouth F,C, am
Loads of Curlews, Teal, a Single Dunlin our first in a feild.
The swans were on the Scrape why?
The Reserve had 2 People with Guns. Not good news for are Birds, we found it really Annoying, weve seen this many times, we always get the same reaction,
Garden Busy, A flock of Chaffinch here now at last Birds our starting to move,
Heres our Firework, as Promised
2, Mr Stretchy Neck, can just reach, taken through our window
happy Birding
S&S
 

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Hello Birders
Garden Mayhem as Always, Today is the day of the Black birds, loads here now, loads of Chaffinch Yesterday, the Migration is in full swing.
Loads of Owls calling tonight, a tawny calling in our trees put the garden lights on & there it was, Great views.
To many birds here to name them all,
Sue & I always enjoy posting our Pics.
Heres a wonderful Pic,
Happy Birding
S&S
 

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hello Birders,
Thanks to steve & Kev, for the Info,
The Dowitcher Flew off at Approx 10,o clock towards the Estuary, with a small flock of Laps,
We spent time at the Farm Gate, no Laps, no Dowitcher,
We had a Chat with a fellow birder, he informed us of a American Robin at Exeminster Marshes, also it was the first record for the Mainland,
All other Sightings have been on Lundy,
We are surprised with this report,
Heres one that was in devon in 2003,
We keep all Interesting pics, and Information.
In a way it looks like a, Redwing do you all Agree,
happy Birding
S&S
 

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Evening Birders,
A lovely Day & Great Birding am,
150 Woods west, 2oo+ redwings, 40+ Feild Fares, 50 Tits, Our Marsh,
And Countless more,
Pic 1, Amazing Plumage,
Pic 2, Can you Name this stack of Birds over, flying away from us,
Happy Birding
S&S.
 

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Hello Birders
Sue & I always enjoy the Reports from Chard Reservoir, Thanks to you all:t:
Here in Whitford am Mayhem, 27 species over or grounded,
A Grey Wag was enjoying bird seed, under our Feeders a Birding First?
That brings us on to a Pic am, Weve been trying for Years to Gain this Bird in Flight, Were sure you as our Fellow Birders can understand why, its so Difficult to gain and at this Height. Remarkable hope you all enjoy it,
Happy birding
S&S
 

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Hello Birders,
Thanks for the great News letter,
Spent time Am trying to find the Dowitcher, no Luck but always worth trying.
Home & our garden, Our bird of the day a, Red Kite over North, picked it up to late for a snap.
We took plenty of Pics of our Locals,
Pic 1 Caught Perfect,
Pic 2 There Massive
Pic 3 A little ID challenge.
Happy Birding
S&S
 

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Evening Birders,
A very busy AM over here in whitford,
loads of Chaffinch, a flyover Brambling hoping, to gain another pic soon.
4 woodpeckers, 50+ Tits, Nuthatch, crows eating what apples our left in our trees, a first here for us, Mind you guys there our hundreds on the ground,
Perfect for the winter Thursh, and our green woodpeckers,
200+ winter Thursh, Raven, 2 Buzzards over. Still no Siskins, the cold snap is on its way, all our Feeders will be clean, so important heres a tip try if possible to have replacement feeders, so you can change them arounded
giving you more time to clean them,
Pic 1, Remarkable eating our Home made bird cake, a birding First were Sure.
Pic 2, Wow,
Happy Birding
S&S
 

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hello Birders,
Things over here in whitford, much the same as yesterday,
The cold snap will bring visitors to all of us, the Local patch we can see our fellow birders & us searching, every berrie bush on the patch, Hopeing to find Waxwings, with 2 on our List a pic would be Amazing, Im still, words can not explain.
happy Birding
S&S
Out in the Open, great birding.
 

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Thanks Sue and Simon, it is reading your entries here that made us decide to visit Seaton on Saturday.

We spent a few hours in the first hide accessed from Seaton Tramway and while there was nothing to excite the locals, it made a nice change from Worcestershire.

We noticed many people along the river on Sunday but went to Budleigh Salterton instead for a walk down the Otter and to see the two Glossy Ibis.

All in all, the excellent facilities and locations and the great beer in the Harbour Inn has made us want to return in the Spring.

Thanks again

Ron & Karen
 
Hello Birders,
The last 3 years or feeders have been right, at the top of our garden.
As you all, were sure you know, there right out side our Birdroom window.
We have never seen so many Birds, the conditions are difficult & forcast to get worse,
Our tit flock is Amazing. our Protected station is working, a Male Sparrow hawk, was sat on the sticks above gave up & flew off.
We have 2 Nuthatches, picking up seeds of the ground, our marsh,& all the rest,
Heres a local trying to Remain undetected,
We try am not to miss anything,
happy Birding
S&S
 

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Hello Birders,
Snow falling well here in whitford at 7.30pm.
Not good news for us, but Terrible news for the Birds,
Today am, 2 Pied Wags here eating our Bird cake, A influx of more Black birds
Also Chaffinch,
Our tit Flock is, we give up.
3oo Wood Pidgeons North,
We are Looking Forward to tomorrow, our Birds as yours will need our Support.
Heres a Local,
Happy Birding
S&S
 

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