Other Wildlife

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

Saturday 8th August 2020

Ashburton

We have seen what we believe is a Prionus coriarius in our garden three evenings this week. Very impressive.  Never seen one before.

Eds. The Sawyer Beetle - feeds on dead wood and comes to light but they are also active on hot and sunny days and may occur kilometres away from suitable habitat. 

Please send any non bird records to the relevant County Recorder or direct to the Devon Biodiversity Records Centre https://www.dbrc.org.uk/wildlife-sightings/ 

Posted August 8th at 8:56 am by Robert O'Kelly in Other Wildlife

Every sighting counts.

Sorry for late post.Taking part in the Big butterfly Count yesterday in Marldon, Paignton my son and I saw my first common blue (picture not brilliant because of bright sunlight) but amazing photo of meadom browns mating.

Common blue
Common blue

Mating meadow brown
Mating meadow brown

Eds. Looks like Holly Blue. Ivy is one of their foodplants

Posted August 8th at 8:20 am by Philip L. Fairclough in Other Wildlife

Friday 7th August 2020

Bradiford, Barnstaple

Mint Moth, picture missing from yesterday’s post.....


Posted August 7th at 3:04 pm by Alan Denzey in Other Wildlife

Thursday 6th August 2020

Holdstone down

A dull evening walk around here tonight in patches of mizzle with Very little bird activity. Did come across this little beetle though. Nicrophorus vespilloides. 

Beetle
Beetle

Posted August 6th at 9:57 pm by Philip worth in Other Wildlife

Bradiford, Barnstaple

Mint Moth....a small Moth with a wingspan of about 20mm...it may be small, but it is wonderfully coloured.

Posted August 6th at 7:52 pm by Alan Denzey in Other Wildlife

The beauty of Devon bird sightings site.

My thanks to Alan Searle for putting me out of my misery and identifying my stranger in paradise. Thanks Alan. Another mystery solved. Cheers.

Posted August 6th at 5:46 am by Philip L. Fairclough in Other Wildlife

Tuesday 4th August 2020

Ref. 'A Sranger in Paradise'

Hi.Philip. It is a Purple And Gold Pyralid Moth.

Posted August 4th at 10:59 am by Alan K. Searle in Other Wildlife

A stranger in paradise

I wonder if someone could please identify this extremely small butterfly which I found this morning. I have had several over the years but my book doesn't seem to include it.

Uknown butterfly
Uknown butterfly

Posted August 4th at 9:18 am by philip fairclough in Other Wildlife

Monday 3rd August 2020

Dawlish Warren Moths August 3rd

A really good year for Pale Prominents with individuals in the garden in each of the last 5 months' a first Silver Y of the year and a new micro for me in the garden, the tiny, 6mm, Cochylis hybridella

Pale ProminentSilver YCochylis hybridella
Pale Prominent                                Silver Y                           Cochylis hybridella

Posted August 3rd at 11:44 pm by Peter Leigh in Other Wildlife

West Soar

A very encouraging 44 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries - second brood. Also 3 Clouded Yellows, 30 Common Blues & 3 Small Skippers.

Also: 2 male Keeled Skimmers, both holding territory over an acid bog. One Golden-ringed Dragonfly and first Migrant Hawker in Soar Mill Valley.

Posted August 3rd at 2:06 pm by Rob Macklin in Other Wildlife

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