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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

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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