DEVON

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NORTH DEVON: The Dal­ma­tian Pel­i­can was at Frem­ing­ton and Yel­land. Braun­ton had a Marsh Har­rier, Red Kite, Curlew Sand­piper, two Eiders, a Wry­neck, Glossy Ibis and six Spoon­bills. A Yel­low-browed War­bler was at Ril­lage Point. Lundy had sev­eral thou­sand Swal­lows, a Black-browed Al­ba­tross, Pal­lid Swift, Blyth’s Reed War­bler, Pal­las’s War­bler, four Yel­low-browed War­blers, Mer­lin, two Black Red­starts, 2,500 Chaffinches and a Hen Har­rier. A Long-tailed Duck was at Road­ford Reser­voir. Burs­don Moor had six Whin­chats, three Short-eared Owls, two Mer­lins and a Hen Har­rier. Is­ley Marsh had a Caspian Tern, 22 Lit­tle Egrets, 100 Black-tailed God­wits, ten Grey Plovers and a Wry­neck. Hart­land Point had 30 Balearic Shear­wa­ters, two Great Skuas, an Arc­tic Skua, two Great North­ern Divers, five Com­mon Scot­ers and 145 Kit­ti­wakes. Wist­land­pound Reser­voir had a Great White Egret.

SOUTH DEVON: Bowl­ing Green Marsh had an Osprey, Gar­ganey, Wood Lark, two Hob­bies, 20 Chif­fchaffs, 85 Knot, eight Curlew Sand­pipers, six San­der­ling, 70 Grey Plovers, 800 Dun­lin, 218 Pin­tails, 420 Curlews, a Whim­brel, 600 Black-tailed God­wits, a Lit­tle Bunt­ing, two Ruff, 65 Avo­cets, a Mediter­ranean Gull and Spoon­bill. East Soar had five Yel­low-browed War­blers, 17 Ring Ouzels, 205 Sky Larks, 320 Meadow Pip­its and a Quail. The Kings­bridge Es­tu­ary had an Osprey and 11 Green­shanks. Start Point had 750 Meadow Pip­its, 400 Swal­lows, 25 Golden Plovers, 41 Chif­fchaffs, 620 Lin­nets, 770 Goldfinches, a Mer­lin, two Yel­low-browed War­blers, four Black Red­starts, 52 Red­wings, a Pal­las’s War­bler, three Firecrests and a Siberian Chif­fchaff. Soar had 1,000 Meadow Pip­its, a Tree Pipit, 700 Lin­nets, a Grasshop­per War­bler, Hobby, two Mer­lins, 30 Wheatears, a Wood Lark, 14 Ring Ouzels, 66 Chif­fchaffs, seven Yel­low-browed War­blers, a Cirl Bunt­ing, Corn­crake, 280 Sky Larks, three Firecrests, a Bram­bling and 1,550 Wood­pi­geons. Prawle Point had two Yel­low-browed War­blers, 50 Chif­fchaffs, a Hobby, Short-eared Owl, Hen Har­rier, a Firecrest, a Marsh Har­rier, four Wood Larks and two Cirl Bunt­ings. Berry Head had a Blyth’s Reed War­bler, three Balearic Shear­wa­ters, three Po­ma­rine Skuas, two Lit­tle Gulls, 2,100 Kit­ti­wakes, four Sand­wich Terns, seven Com­mon Terns, an Arc­tic Tern, Puf­fin, Mer­lin, Black Red­start, two Firecrests, a Great North­ern Diver, Alpine Swift, two Yel­low-browed War­blers, 500 Guille­mots, a Pal­las’s War­bler, two Bram­blings and a Dusky War­bler. Budleigh Sal­ter­ton had a Yel­low­browed War­bler, Serin, Mer­lin and also Amer­i­can Wi­geon. Ave­ton Gif­ford had two Cat­tle Egrets. Avon Dam had 12 Ring Ouzels and a Hen Har­rier. An Osprey was at Sal­combe. Ex­mouth had 950 Brent Geese, a Tawny Pipit, Yel­low-browed War­bler and Amer­i­can Wi­geon. Top­sham had 12 Curlew Sand­pipers, a Spot­ted Red­shank, 21 Green­shanks, 114 Grey Plovers and an Osprey. Tor­bay had two Yel­low-browed War­blers. Six Pur­ple Sand­pipers and 800 Guille­mots were at Brix­ham. Sous­sons, Dart­moor had a Great Grey Shrike and Hen Har­rier. The Axe Es­tu­ary had a Lit­tle Gull, Turtle Dove and Short-eared Owl. Lan­na­combe Val­ley had a Yel­low-browed War­bler and Siberian Chif­fchaff. A Great White Egret was at Tot­ti­ford Reser­voir. Yel­low-browed War­blers were at Dous­land and Beesands Ley. A Sora, the sec­ond record for Devon, was found dead at Exmin­ster Marsh.

THURLESTONE BAY: An un­prece­dented eight Yel­low-browed War­blers were noted. Maxima were three dark-bel­lied Brent Geese, four Eiders, 10 Pin­tails, 15 Com­mon Scot­ers, two Great North­ern Divers, 100 Gan­nets, a Red Kite, Mer­lin, Osprey, ten Lit­tle Egrets, three Wa­ter Rails, 39 Ringed Plovers, a Golden Plover, three Grey Plovers, three San­der­ling, a Lit­tle Stint, 31 Dun­lin, a Ruff, Jack Snipe, 19 Snipe, five Black-tailed God­wits, a Bar-tailed God­wit, 35 Curlews, six Com­mon Sand­pipers, a Green Sand­piper, eight Green­shanks and three Turn­stones. There were three Mediter­ranean Gulls, a Black Tern, three Sand­wich Terns, a Com­mon Tern, Puf­fin, 25 Gold­crests, a Firecrest, 455 House Martins, 155 Swal­lows, 137 Chif­fchaffs, five Field­fares, a Ring Ouzel, Whin­chat, six Black Red­starts, a Red­start, Wood­chat Shrike, Wood Lark, 375 Meadow Pip­its, a Bram­bling, six Cross­bills, two Cirl Bunt­ings and an Or­tolan Bunt­ing. Har­vey Ken­dall and Mike Pass­man (thurle­stonebay­birds.co.uk)

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