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Missing Devon rarity records 2018

Unfortunately no descriptions have been submitted for the following records of ‘A’ species reported in 2018. This means, 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.

If anyone saw 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.

Chough Northam 17-18 July  

Corn Bunting Beer Head 25 August

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 Shearwater (2) Berry Head 20 September

Great White Egret (2) Bridge Marsh, Axe Estuary 13 January

Great White Egret Black Hole Marsh, Axe Estuary 22 August

Great White Egret Exminster Marshes 30 March

Great White Egret Exmouth 06 May

Great White Egret Stover 01 October

Honey-buzzard Dartmoor 21-22 May

Little Bunting Slapton 21 October

Montagu’s Harrier Dartmoor 19 Aug

Pectoral Sandpiper Upper Tamar Lake 13 August

Ring-necked Duck Lee Moor 14 October

Rose-coloured Starling Beesands 27-28 August

Serin South Hallsands 24 April

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

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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

Wednesday 20th July 2016

Bowling green marsh

Watched from 17:20 till 20:15

1290+ Black headed gulls included 2 ringed birds details to be sent of , 1 1st summer Mediterranean gull, 14+ dunlin, 1 spotted redshank, 1 common sandpiper, 20+ greenshanks, 250+ redshank, 61+ whimbrel, 300+ curlew, 10+ bar tailed godwits, 250+ black tailed godwits, 2 little egrets, 2 buzzards, 6 wigeon, 20+ teal, 7+ oystercatchers.

Posted July 20th, 2016 at 9:36 pm by Keith Birchall in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Rillage Point

06.20 to 07.40: Obvious continuous light passage W of Herring Gulls 103 in groups of two to five until sea fog rolled in and halted further counting. 90% adults, remainder sub-adults; no juvs. Also a handful of Lesser Black-backs and Black-headeds, also moving W. Only 70 Manx Shearwaters. Also 1 Swift, 1 Grey Wagtail, 8 Pieds.

Posted July 20th, 2016 at 9:03 pm by Tim Jones in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Blackdown Hills -Devon

Friend who lives between Hemyock and Clayhidon (in Devon) had a Red Kite fly east over the garden this morning. This is on the edge of the Blackdowns not far from the Wellington Monument spine road.

Posted July 20th, 2016 at 7:28 pm by John & Karen Towers & Sims in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Tuesday 19th July 2016

skern

only 40 meds tonight,12ads,13 ss,13fs,2 juv..Also little ringed plover,adult black tailed godwit,adult knot,2 ad sanderling,10 redshank,5 whimbrel.

Posted July 19th, 2016 at 9:59 pm by Robert Marshall in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Rillage Point

06.20–08.05: Migrants included a flock of 10 Little Egrets flying E up channel and 4 Swifts E (including one far out at sea in amongst Manx Shearwaters!) Total of 790 Manx Shearwaters heading W; still going when I had to leave.

Posted July 19th, 2016 at 6:15 pm by Tim Jones in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Monday 18th July 2016

skern

91 med gulls tonight.59 ads,16ss,15fs,juv,.Most likely to have been more as many hundreds still anting.17:20-18:15.

Posted July 18th, 2016 at 10:34 pm by Robert Marshall in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Sunday 17th July 2016

Slapton

2 Cattle Egrets seen this morning behind the ringing hut by Keith Grant a couple of his photos here:

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Cattle Egret Slapton July 2016

Posted July 17th, 2016 at 9:32 pm by Mike Langman in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Morte Point

Morte Point @ high tide slack water, in the gaps in Sea fog,  3 Storm petrels were feeding on the static fishing gear bouy ropes. 20 manx shearwaters inc a few on the water in the tide race. 4 puffins 2 med gulls 6 gannets & a few other auks all flying west. Most of the wheatears are now feeding young.

Posted July 17th, 2016 at 8:49 pm by Martin Thorne MWG in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Saturday 16th July 2016

parakeet roost

30 plus  RINGNECK PARAKEET in Central Park

Posted July 16th, 2016 at 9:55 pm by barry in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Berry Head

1 juv Yellow-legged Gull following trawler in toward Brixham at 7pm. 1 Yellow Wagtail flying around headland and grounded briefly, 1 Yellowhammer (normally passage at Berry Hd). a Pod of 30-40 fast moving Dolphins(probably Common) 2 miles SE of the head and 2 Harbour Porpoise of the headland 

Posted July 16th, 2016 at 9:34 pm by Mike Langman in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

instow

52 med gulls on rocks behind cricket ground.40 ads,6ss,6fs17:00-17:30

Posted July 16th, 2016 at 6:33 pm by Robert Marshall in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Friday 15th July 2016

Goodrington Torbay

3 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls two on the beach one on the boating lake

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Posted July 15th, 2016 at 9:46 pm by Mike Langman in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

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