General Birding

Missing Devon rarity records 2018 UPDATE

We have had a good response to the request for missing descriptions for a number of ‘A’ species reported in 2018. Thank you to those who have made the effort to provide these.

However some descriptions remain outstanding meaning, as things stand, they will not make the official record as part of the 2018 Devon Bird Report. It would be a great shame to lose these records but the report deadline is pressing.

If you saw any of these birds (you don’t have to be the finder) please can you submit a description and/or photos asap to Kev Rylands: Recorder@devonbirds.org Thank you.

 
Cory’s Shearwater (2) Ilfracombe 28 July
 
Cory’s Shearwater Thurlestone 26 August
 
Glossy Ibis Exe Estuary 21-27 October
 
Golden Oriole Blaxton Meadow 18 April
 
Great White Egret Exminster Marshes 30 March
 
Great White Egret Exmouth 06 May
 
Honey-buzzard Dartmoor 21-22 May
 
Pectoral Sandpiper Upper Tamar Lake 13 August
 
Rose-coloured Starling Beesands 27-28 August
 
Tree Sparrow Haldon 20 May

Posted September 24th at 8:44 am by Pete Aley in General Birding

Dawlish Warren

Please take extra care when visiting Dawlish Warren. We have been informed that due to the recent bad weather there has been significant erosion from Groyne 10 eastwards. This means that access along the site, to and from Warren Point (and the bird hide) will be via the beach only, with a risk of being cut off for a period either side of high water! Signs have been put up to alert people to the hazards, but people need to be aware that access routes that they have become used to may not be available and they need to exercise extreme caution,  with the possibility of being cut off by the tide, and people are strongly urged not to try climbing the sand cliffs. Further information is available on the Teignbridge District Council website.

Posted November 9th, 2018 at 11:08 am by Mike Daniels in General Birding

Membership

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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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