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2019 Descriptions - last call

The deadline for the 2019 Bird Report is rapidly approaching. If you found (or saw) any of these birds please could you submit a description to recorder@devonbirds.org to ensure your records are published. Many thanks. 

Alpine Swift, Dawlish 11 Jun  Hooded Crow, Baggy Point 10 May
Barred Warbler, Thurlestone 30 Aug Long-tailed Skua, Dawlish Warren 11 Oct
Caspian Gull, Thurlestone, 08 Feb Purple Heron, Slapton Ley 07 May
Caspian Gull, Topsham 02 Aug Sabine's Gull, Thurlestone 14 Aug
Cory's Shearwater, Berry Head 19 Jul Serin (2), Harrowbeer 19 Apr
Glossy Ibis, Otter Est 11-13 Mar Tree Sparrow (2), Berry Head 20 Mar

 

Posted May 2nd at 3:27 pm by Kevin Rylands in General Birding

Coronavirus update - Bird Hides

Please be aware that in line with Government guidelines on social distancing, the Devon Birds hides at Beesands, Fernworthy and Roadford, in addition to hides elsewhere in the County including Dawlish Warren are closed until further notice. Thank you for your co-operation and stay safe.

Please follow NHS guidelines:  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/social-distancing/what-you-need-to-do/

Posted April 16th at 12:04 pm by Mike Daniels in General Birding

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Posted October 10th, 2016 at 9:14 am in General Birding

Friday 7th August 2020

Collaton St Mary, Paignton

1 Cattle Egret in field on hillside just N of the Parkers Arms Pub, this evening.

Posted August 7th at 8:16 pm by Mike Langman in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

East Prawle.

At Moorwell Pond  a B.T.O. ringed Sedge Warbler caught this morning. Hopefully a good distance recovery. Very few other migrants present,with 2 Willow Warblers. 2 Chiffchaffs ,1 Blackcap,1 Whitethroat and 1 Reed Warbler ( a fresh arrival ,with another ringed yesterday at the site )

Posted August 7th at 3:59 pm by Alan K.Searle in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Thursday 6th August 2020

Berry Head - Wednesday 5th

A combined seawatch from several observers from 0600-1930hrs produced (selected highlights): 42 Balearic Shearwaters, 908 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Pomarine Skua, 8 Arctic Skuas, 8 Great Skuas, 15 Common Tern, 26 Sandwich Terns,3 Arctic Terns, 1 Puffin, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 45 Common Scoter. Also, 10 + Harbour Porpoise and several pods of Common Dolphins feeding undisturbed off the headland (no jet skiers today)

Posted August 6th at 8:21 am by Mike Langman in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Tuesday 4th August 2020

Swifts on the move

Overhead Braunton Great Field & Marsh this morning at about 10:30 was a steady passage of Swift all heading generally south. Counted 17 before we had to continue our journey. Also seen 7 House Martin's feeding. 

Posted August 4th at 9:04 pm by Phil and Sue Naylor in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

East Prawle Yesterday Monday 3rd August

Apologies for late news. An Icterine Warbler was found in PIg's Nose Valley by Pat M. on Sunday (reported on Birdguides). I saw the same bird yesterday Monday 3rd 100 yards below the entrance gate, in gorse on the west side of the valley from 8.40am till 9.05am. Long primary projection, slim build, steely blue legs and silvery wing panel all good for this species.

Earlier at Moorwell Pond (the village pond) at least 3 Sedge Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler ,Willow warblers, Blackcap, Whitethroat, and Cetti's Warbler plus 20 plus Swifts flying over the village. More Willow Warblers and another Sedge Warbler in Pig's Nose Valley.

Posted August 4th at 11:25 am by Tony Marchese in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

West Charleton

2 Great White Egrets seen from my garden 07:20. Appeared to drop down onto West Charleton Marsh.

Posted August 4th at 7:55 am by Perry Sanders in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Monday 3rd August 2020

Berry Head kayak trip

kayak trip around Marella Explorer moored off Berry Head.

200 Manx Shearwater resting in a scattered raft.

1 Balearic Shearwater in amongst them

plus 100+ Common Dolphin

6 Harbour Porpoise

Manx ShearwatersBalearic ShearwaterCommon Dolphins
Manx Shearwaters                  Balearic Shearwater                              Common Dolphins

Posted August 3rd at 6:53 pm by Rupert Kirkwood in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

East Prawle

Migrants at Moorwell Pond this morning were 12 Willow Warblers, 3 Chiffchaffs ( 1 Juv. ), 4 Sedge Warblers,1 Reed Warbler and 1 Cetti's Warbler.

1st. Yr. Sedge Warbler.
1st. Yr. Sedge Warbler.

Posted August 3rd at 5:20 pm by Alan K. Searle in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

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