Devon Bird Sightings: Other Wildlife from 1st–7th April 2017

Scarce Breeding Birds - important posting guidelines

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Further details can be found in the link below, but note, Wood Warbler is now also included as a scarce breeder:-

https://www.devonbirds.org/news/bird_news/rare_breeding_species

Posted April 15th at 3:02 pm by Pete Aley in Bird News

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Wednesday 5th April 2017

Presumed Vagrant Emperor

Churston Cove Brixham Devon 3/4/2017. Sorry no photos. What else could a large Hawker type be at this time of year considering there has been several in Cornwall and masses in north-west Africa?

Posted April 5th, 2017 at 8:41 am by Robin Chittenden in Other Wildlife

Monday 3rd April 2017

Morte Point

1030 -1130 1st April I watched this shrew carrying nesting material to a large hole beneath a slab of rock. This hole has been used by Adders over the years so the prospects of breeding success are probably not great!

Shrew to-ingShrew fro-ing

Shrew resting

 

Posted April 3rd, 2017 at 4:23 pm by Derek Stacey in Other Wildlife

Sunday 2nd April 2017

Ford Park Cemetery 02/04/2017

Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Speckled Wood and Holly Blues on the wing, Green Shield Bugs seen and a squirrel. Chiffchaff in the bushes.

Posted April 2nd, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Michael Spencer in Other Wildlife

South Milton, Thurlestone

A lovely walk in the sun along the reed bed at South Milton produced quite a few butterflies on the wing. Plenty of Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Small White and a Comma basking in the sun outside the ringing hut.

Comma Comma Peacock
Comma                                                Comma                               Peacock

Posted April 2nd, 2017 at 4:17 pm by Steph Murphy in Other Wildlife

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