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2019 Descriptions still outstanding

Many thanks to all observers that submitted their records for 2019. However there are still a number of records that require descriptions before they can appear in the Bird Report.

If you were fortunate enough to find (or see) any of these birds below please could you submit a description to the County Recorder recorder@devonbirds.org Many thanks, stay safe.

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 - Daily exercise and Bird Hides

Please be aware that in line with Government guidelines on non-essential travel and social distancing, the Devon Birds hides at Beesands, Fernworthy and Roadford, in addition to hides elsewhere in the County including Bowling Green Marsh, Dawlish Warren and Seaton Wetlands are closed until further notice. Whilst some people may be fortunate enough to be within walking/cycling distance of these sites, others should not be making special journeys to visit these areas at this time. Thank you for your co-operation and stay safe.

Please follow NHS guidelines:  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/staying-at-home-to-avoid-getting-coronavirus/staying-at-home-and-away-from-other-people/

Posted April 16th at 12:04 pm by Mike Daniels in General Birding

Sightings page guidelines & rare breeding bird posting restrictions

We welcome contributions from Devon Birds members and the general public. Please follow the guidelines on this page if you have something to post on the blog, remembering to use the relevant subject.

Please post responsibly, never post details of rare breeding, or winter roosts of vulnerable, species. If you are unsure of what to - or not - to post, there are guidelines on the restrictions  here.

Please note:-

1. That Wood Warbler in probable breeding areas should also not now be published

2.  Posts which breach these guidelines may not be published at all. Editors do this job on a voluntary basis and cannot commit to editing out rare breeding bird information in posts which which include wider sightings. Please help us to avoid the need to delete or not admit posts. Thanks.

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

Posted January 8th at 9:12 pm by Pete Aley in General Birding

Membership

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Posted October 10th, 2016 at 9:14 am in General Birding

Thursday 13th April 2017

South Huish Marsh

Cracking morning with excellent views of immature Iceland Gull plus imm.Med Gull. Drake Garganey showed well as did 2 Cattle Egrets. Also 20 Teal & male Shoveler.

Posted April 13th, 2017 at 3:27 pm by Rob Macklin in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Tuesday 11th April 2017

Trendlebere ~ Yarner ~ Dartmoor

Earlyish morning visit to Trendlebere Down with Keith this morning gave Swallow, Yellow Hammer, Linnet, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Dunnock, Goldfinch, GSWP and Siskin.

 

In Yarner wood itself lots of Woodpecker activity, male Redstart and Pied Flycatcher, Wren, Raven, Mistle Thrush and Goldcrest.

Coming back home over the moors above Ashburton gave plenty of Skylark, Meadow Pipits, Stonechat, a female Kestrel, Linnets, Willow Warbler and Greenfinch.

14.15hrs Peregrine non adult plumage incredibly high over the house with an avian prey item which it was happily plucking.

Posted April 11th, 2017 at 2:41 pm by Steve Hopper in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Monday 10th April 2017

Pied Flycatcher ~ Yarner

Male Pied Flycatcher seen at Yarner this afternoon.

Posted April 10th, 2017 at 5:16 pm by Steve Hopper in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Sunday 9th April 2017

Exminster Marshes

Short-eared owl hunting over Marshes S of M5 from 19:55.

Posted April 9th, 2017 at 10:42 pm by Martin Elcoate in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Plymouth

A Hobby this morning over Lipson (also Willow Warbler and Sparrowhawk) and this afternoon Yellow-browed Warbler heard calling in neighbouring gardens to mine in Mount Gould.

Posted April 9th, 2017 at 8:50 pm by Pete Aley in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

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