Devon Bird Sightings from 25th–31st July 2012

Breeding birds

Please think very carefully before posting any information on scarce or rare breeding species both here and elsewhere online.

A list of ‘at risk’ species in the county can be found here. Many of these receive full legal protection under Schedule 1 and/or are rare in the county and may be vulnerable to persecution/disturbance. It is an offence to intentionally disturb any of the Schedule 1 species during the breeding season without a valid licence. This also applies to anyone taking photographs of these species at or near the nest or whilst feeding dependant young.

Some species may be found breeding at numerous locations however please keep information on these species limited to well-known sites (e.g. Labrador Bay for Cirl Bunting, Aylesbeare Common for Dartford Warbler). Others may be found as obvious migrants and as such can also be posted eg coastal Ring Ouzel and passage waders, or raptors eg Little Ringed PloverRed Kite or Marsh Harrier.

If you have any doubts and think there is a chance there may be breeding, either because of the habitat or behaviour of the bird(s) then do not post, but please submit your records to the County Recorder and the RSPB.

Please be aware that egg collecting and other forms of persecution remain very real hazards for some of Devon’s birds.

Posted April 10th at 4:50 pm by Mike Langman in General Birding

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Posted October 10th, 2016 at 9:14 am by George & Julia Harris in General Birding

Sightings Page Changes

Acting on comments to Devon Birds some changes have been made to this page. To the right of this header post you'll see there are now several subjects for you to choose to read and post on. Just click your chosen subject and use as previously.

Please be careful not to post under the wrong subject. If you do, you can still easily go back to edit and change the subject yourself so it appears on the right page.

Please try and keep posts short, particularly in the Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts page. Photographs are still very welcome.  

For help with ID email photos to id@devonbirds.org.

Posted June 30th, 2016 at 9:24 pm by George & Julia Harris in General Birding

Tuesday 31st July 2012

Axe Estuary

3 juv Yellow-legged Gulls this afternoon

Juv Yellow-legged Gull

Posted July 31st, 2012 at 5:34 pm by Gavin Haig in General Birding

Sunday 29th July 2012

Southcott Marsh

2 Green, 1 Common Sandpiper at marsh east the water, Bideford at 12:30 [Rob Marshall]

Posted July 29th, 2012 at 2:40 pm by Gavin Haig in General Birding

Friday 27th July 2012

picture test

Cirl Bunting test picture

Cirl Bunting Female test 897 X 787px 137kb saved for web
Cirl Bunting Female test 897 X 787px 137kb saved for web

Posted July 27th, 2012 at 9:04 pm by Mike Langman in General Birding

Test

Lapland Bunting - Berry head

Posted July 27th, 2012 at 3:09 pm by Josh Marshall in General Birding

Black Hole Marsh

Much the same this morning, with 3 Gadwall, 1 Teal, 19 Dunlin, 7 Blackwits, 2 Greenshank, 2 Green Sands and 1 Lapwing.

Posted July 27th, 2012 at 10:26 am by Steve Waite in General Birding

Thursday 26th July 2012

Broadsands

1 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Med Gulls (2 juvs,2fs and an ad)

Posted July 26th, 2012 at 8:24 pm by Mike Langman in General Birding

Testing Public Form

A bit of text...


Posted July 26th, 2012 at 3:10 pm by Gavin Haig in General Birding

Aylesbeare and Harpford Commons

Highlights of a good list of birds in a 3-hour walk yesterday (25/7) included 2 family groups of Dartford Warblers. [Jonathan Ruscoe]

Posted July 26th, 2012 at 2:27 pm by Gavin Haig in General Birding

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