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Your 2019 sightings

Happy New Year

Many thanks to all observers that have already submitted their records for 2019, both through Birdtrack and Devon Birds. This is much appreciated.

For other records please could observers submit their sightings by 31st January.

Guidelines and links to recording forms can be found here https://www.devonbirds.org/birdwatching/recording/guide_to_record_submission

Please send your records to Karen Sims data.manager@devonbirds.org and any descriptions to Kevin Rylands recorder@devonbirds.org

Best wishes and good birding for 2020

Posted January 10th at 10:53 pm by Pete Aley in General Birding

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

  

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

Dawlish Warren

Continued erosion at Dawlish Warren means visitors are reminded to take extra care when visiting. Access along the site, to and from the bird hide and Warren Point, is via the beach only, with a risk of being cut off for a period either side of high water! 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

Monday 21st August 2017

White Stork

The Kingsbridge bird photographed today looks to have the same moult pattern as the individual photographed over Mullacott Cross, N Devon last Tuesday.

Posted August 21st, 2017 at 11:10 pm by Lowell Mills in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Eddystone

A couple more pics from kayak trip today

Balearic Shearwater Balearic Shearwater Common Dolphin
Balearic Shearwater                   Balearic Shearwater                      Common Dolphin

Posted August 21st, 2017 at 10:06 pm by Rupert Kirkwood in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Eddystone

pics from kayak trip today

Sooty Shearwater PuffinCommon Dolphin
Sooty Shearwater                                  juvenile Puffin                                Common Dolphin

Posted August 21st, 2017 at 10:02 pm by Rupert Kirkwood in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Horsey Island

The Great White Egret (approx.400 to 500 metres away) was busy jabbing at fish (probably Grey Mullet) on the flood late aft.


Posted August 21st, 2017 at 8:55 pm by Rob Jutsum in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Eddystone

Kayak trip Plymouth Sound to Eddystone 0900-1715

1 Sooty Shearwater

8 Balearic Shearwaters

13 Storm Petrel

1 Puffin

!6 (1+15) Common Dolphin

4 (2+2) Harbour porpoise

photos to follow

Posted August 21st, 2017 at 8:38 pm by Rupert Kirkwood in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Sunday 20th August 2017

Berry Head - 06:30 - 11:00

A promising start (c. 07:00 - 07:30) with 5 - 6 Arctic Skuas & a Long-tailed Skua (noticeably smaller with markedly paler grey inner and sharply contrasting dark outer on upper wings) chasing Kittiwake's around the mouth of Torbay. After that nothing except, 5 Manx Shearwater; 2 Balearic Shearwater. This left the Common Dolphins to brighten the rest of the morning, being split into 4 smaller groups, 1 of which passed close to the head, just beyond the pink buoys.

Posted August 20th, 2017 at 5:46 pm by Dave Holloway in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Saturday 19th August 2017

Maer Lane, Exmouth

Hoopoe at 7.30am in small scrubby field, south side, near bottom  of Maer Lane, Exmouth


Posted August 19th, 2017 at 12:14 pm by Dave McKeown in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Friday 18th August 2017

R.Caen

15.30 - 1 Osprey flew over the R.Caen in a force 7 to 8 westerly gale,mid aft, caught a fish, flew high with the catch heading several miles east over Chivenor until lost from view.

Posted August 18th, 2017 at 4:54 pm by Rob Jutsum in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Exmouth

The Hoopoe is still present on Foxholes. It's in a private garden and adjoining private field. The hawthorns bordering the back garden and the adjoining field can be viewed, albeit distantly, from Gore Lane but please park sensibly and don't obstruct any gateways. The gateway just right of the track that leads down to the Bristol Schools camp is the best viewing position. Also the juvenile White-winged Black Tern was off the Imperial @0740.

Posted August 18th, 2017 at 11:52 am by Matt Knott in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Thursday 17th August 2017

Exmouth - Hoopoe

A Hoopoe photographed on Foxholes, Orcombe Point by Marie Wilson this morning. Not seen since.

Posted August 17th, 2017 at 8:17 pm by Matt Knott in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Exmouth

The juvenile White-winged Black Tern was feeding with 2 juvenile Black Terns off the seafront @ 0650 this morning. Viewed from the clock tower.

Posted August 17th, 2017 at 8:50 am by Matt Knott in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Tuesday 15th August 2017

Mullacott Cross Ilfracombe...Crane

Here is the Crane picture referred to earlier

 

Crane
Crane

Ed. not a Crane, this is a White Stork

Posted August 15th, 2017 at 5:50 pm by Alan Denzey in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

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