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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  Long-tailed Skua, Dawlish Warren 11 Oct
Barred Warbler, Thurlestone 30 Aug 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
Hooded Crow, Baggy Point 10 May  

 

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  Posts which breach these guidelines may not be published at all.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

If you follow our Blog but are not currently a member of Devon Birds please consider joining Devon Birds to help with the upkeep of running the website and this service as well as our valuable conservation work.

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

Wednesday 5th July 2017

Skern

At least 30 med gulls.16 ads,6 ss,8fs.Could have been more as most birds were lying down so heads were partially obscured. 17.30-18.15.

Posted July 5th, 2017 at 11:18 pm by Robert Marshall in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Tuesday 4th July 2017

Eddystone

Kayak trip Plymouth sound to Eddystone (and back)

2 Storm Petrel (both 9 miles offshore)

8 Sandwich terns

11 common Scoter

c90 Manx Shearwater, all in small groups

1 interview with UK Border Force, 7 miles offshore, the first kayak they have stopped!

regards Rupert

Posted July 4th, 2017 at 6:49 pm by Rupert Kirkwood in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Sunday 2nd July 2017

Otter Estuary, East Devon

Two Cattle Egret resting on estuary below DB hide on east side at 11.00 hrs.  Unfortunately they took off with flock of gulls and I lost sight of them.  Probably gone up Otter valley but may still be around south of Whitebridge. 

Otherwise not a lot around and the scrapes have greened over with only small pools of water left.  A few Black headed and Gt Black-backed Gulls on the estuary.

Posted July 2nd, 2017 at 12:00 pm by Jonathan Ruscoe in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

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