Devon Bird Sightings: Other Wildlife from 22nd–30th June 2018

2020 Records request

If you saw any of the records below please submit a description to the County Recorder Recorder@DevonBirds.org to ensure they make the official record. Many thanks.

·         Bee-eater 03-Aug Wistlandpound Res

·         Caspian Gull 15-Apr Fremington Pill

·         Caspian Gull 14- Sep Powderham

·         Crane [3] 22-Mar Milton Abbot

·         Crane [2] 24-Jun nr Ottery

·         Glossy Ibis 20-Jun South Efford Marsh

·         Glossy Ibis  02-Nov Seaton Marshes

·         Golden Oriole 07-Apr Fremington Pill

·         Golden Oriole 28-May Weston Mill

·         Golden Oriole [2] 23-Jun Bolt Head

·         Greenland WF Goose 20-Dec Roadford

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·         Green-winged Teal Nov/Dec Exe Estuary

·         Grey Partridge 13-May Bishops Tawton

·         Grey Partridge 12-Nov Exminster Marshes

·         Leach's Petrel 30- Sep Labrador Bay

·          Leach's Petrel 31-Oct Sidmouth

·        Long-tailed Skua 04-Jul Dawlish Warren

·         Montagu's Harrier 17-May West Dart River

·         Ring-necked Duck Jan/Feb Meeth

·         Spotted Crake 09-Apr East Down

·        Stone-curlew [2] 22-Sep South Huish

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Posted June 18th at 11:40 pm by Kevin Rylands in Bird News

DEVON BIRDS BRANCH MEETINGS AND FIELD TRIPS - UPDATE

At a recent Council Meeting it was agreed that Field Trips (Guided Walks) and Indoor Meetings could restart as soon as Branches were happy to proceed, with all necessary Covid safe precautions in place. 

Full details are now on the website.

Taw & Torridge Branch will not be re-starting Indoor or Outdoor Meetings before January 2022.

Posted April 16th at 11:17 am by Mike Daniels in Bird News

Think before you post...!

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Please think very carefully before posting any information on scarce or rare breeding species both here and elsewhere online.

A list of ‘at risk’ species in the county can be found here. Please note that Wood Warbler should now also be treated as on the list. All species included need to be protected - many receive full legal protection under Schedule 1 and/or are rare in the county and may be vulnerable to persecution/disturbance. It is an offence to intentionally disturb any of the Schedule 1 species during the breeding season without a valid licence. This also applies to anyone taking photographs of these species at or near the nest or whilst feeding dependant young.

Some species may be found breeding at numerous locations however please keep information on these species limited to well-known sites (e.g. Labrador Bay for Cirl Bunting, Aylesbeare Common for Dartford Warbler). Others may be found as obvious migrants and as such can also be posted eg coastal Ring Ouzel and passage waders, or raptors eg Little Ringed PloverRed Kite or Marsh Harrier.

If you have any doubts and think there is a chance there may be breeding, either because of the habitat or behaviour of the bird(s) then do not post, but please submit your records to the County Recorder and the RSPB.

Please be aware that egg collecting and other forms of persecution remain very real hazards for some of Devon’s birds.

Posts which breach these guidelines are likely to be not admitted / removed althogether, rather than edited.  

 

Posted March 15th at 11:56 am by Mike Langman in Bird News

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Posted October 10th, 2016 at 9:14 am in Bird News

Saturday 30th June 2018

Ford Park Cemetery 30-06-18

A Silver-spotted Skipper showing quickly and not seen again, other butterflies around were, Marbled whites, Ringlets, Small skippers, Red Admirals, Peacocks, Meadow Browns. 

Not Silver-spotted (not found in Devon) but a Large Skipper which also has spots on underwing though much less bold. - Eds.

 

Posted June 30th, 2018 at 6:16 pm by Greg Bradbury in Other Wildlife

Friday 29th June 2018

Purple Hairstreak 28-06-18

Purple Hairstreak butterfly at Plym woods, also seen a Emperor and Golden ringed dragonflies

Posted June 29th, 2018 at 8:36 am by Greg Bradbury in Other Wildlife

Thursday 28th June 2018

Central Park, Plymouth

White-letter Hairstreak and 3 Marbled Whites.

Posted June 28th, 2018 at 9:04 pm by Pete Aley in Other Wildlife

Tuesday 26th June 2018

Occombe Farm NR, Torbay

Butterfly hunt at the reserve this afternoon started in most unexpected fashion with a female Purple Emperor doing circuits of the car park! Given the improbability of genuine vagrancy this is doubtless a released individual (a common occurrence in Torbay). On the reserve very abundant meadow browns, plus large skipper, holly blue, probable common blue, small copper, ringlet, red admiral, painted lady, small tortoiseshell, possible silver washed fritillary (didn't settle but big and flight action looked right).

Posted June 26th, 2018 at 5:52 pm by Chris Proctor in Other Wildlife

26-06-18 Ford Park Cemetery

Along with plenty of Marbled Whites, both M & F, there were a variety of butterflies including Meadow Browns, Ringlets, Skippers, also quite a few 5 spotted burnets, as for wild life, it's that time of year when they disappear, apart from the Crows and Magpies.

Posted June 26th, 2018 at 3:31 pm by Greg Bradbury in Other Wildlife

Monday 25th June 2018

Ashclyst Forest

Plenty of Butterflies at Ashclyst, especially White Admirals, Silver-washed Fritillaries, Meadow Browns and Ringlets, go to my blog for more http://www.simonthurgoodimages.co.uk/blog.asp

white admiral
white admiral

Posted June 25th, 2018 at 8:43 pm by simon thurgood in Other Wildlife

West Soar to Bolt Head

Butterfly counts on south-facing non-spring grazed slopes at National Trust site: Dark Green Fritillary 259; Grayling 136; Meadow Brown 351; Silver-studded Blue 143; Gatekeeper 207; Marbled White 32. First sightings of Small Skipper & Ringlet. Rest of grassland chronically overgrazed this spring & early summer and an ecological dead zone!

Reminds me of the song "Where have all the flowers gone". In this part of Devon eaten by livestock everyone!!

Posted June 25th, 2018 at 5:17 pm by Rob Macklin in Other Wildlife

Saturday 23rd June 2018

Roborough Down 23-06-18

A sight I did not think I would see at 11am, half a dozen Young Roe Deer amongst the gorse, only distant sightings, but ha ho! not a sight you see that often

  

Posted June 23rd, 2018 at 1:45 pm by Greg Bradbury in Other Wildlife

Lunar Hornet Moth

Many thanks to Kevin Johns & C Boyles for identifying our wasp in the willows. It appears that the female was depositing eggs at the time I took the photos. Not sure whether the eggs in this photo are Lunar Hawk Moth but it seems likely. Apparently they are brown & ovular in shape.


Posted June 23rd, 2018 at 10:32 am by Rob Jutsum in Other Wildlife

Friday 22nd June 2018

Unidentified Wasp

Rob Jutsum - it is a Lunar Hornet Moth. Great spot!

Posted June 22nd, 2018 at 6:09 pm by C Boyles in Other Wildlife

Rob Jutsum's unidentified wasp

Rob , try looking up Lunar Hornet Moth (Sesia bembeciformis) as a possible ID for your 'wasp', their food-plant includes willow. Any other photo's that may help with ID? 

Posted June 22nd, 2018 at 6:00 pm by Kevin Johns in Other Wildlife

Unidentified Wasp - Garden

In the garden on the weeping willow leaves.

Looking in my insect pocket guide I cannot find an exact match.

Any suggestions would be welcome.


Posted June 22nd, 2018 at 5:25 pm by Rob Jutsum in Other Wildlife

Aish Torr

Saw 20+ Fritillaries, 3 positive id High Browns, 2 positive id Dark Greens. The rest flying around and wouldn't settle so couldn't id. Pictures showing the underwing showing the difference between them, both pics taken today at Aish Torr

High Brown Fritillary Dark Green Fritillary
High Brown Fritillary                             Dark Green Fritillary

Posted June 22nd, 2018 at 5:09 pm by simon thurgood in Other Wildlife

Cream spot tiger moth

Thursday afternoon at Mattiscombe sands, Start Point

Posted June 22nd, 2018 at 2:27 pm by Adam Davison in Other Wildlife

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