Devon Bird Sightings: Other Wildlife from 8th–14th June 2018

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Tuesday 12th June 2018

Risso's Dolphin

The Risso's Dolphin showed well from the Torpoint ferry quay from 14.20 to 14.50 but generally distantly. Initially it was around the boats at entrance to St Johns Lake before it moved upstream passing just a few meters in front of the Torpoint slipway. I eventually lost it north of the barges, well north of the dockyard. It doesn't seem to be a fan of boats that are moving and becomes elusive when a boat passes.

Posted June 12th, 2018 at 4:12 pm by Rich Billington in Other Wildlife

Morte Point

Took this photo from a distance yesterday on northern side of the Point and thought I'd enlarge it to see what it might be before wiping it. Could it be a Basking Shark?

   

Posted June 12th, 2018 at 3:55 pm by Derek Stacey in Other Wildlife

Monday 11th June 2018

Plymouth

A Risso’s Dolphin beside Devonport Dockyard today, intially showing very well at close range from the Torpoint Ferry. Still around this evening but much more distant having moved further up river from the ferry (still beside the Dockyard).

Posted June 11th, 2018 at 7:09 pm by Pete Aley in Other Wildlife

East Soar

Few birds but 11 Swifts over Bolt Head ( in or out?) and 80 Linnet on oilseed rape.

16 species of butterflies inc.first Gatekeeper, Grayling & Silver-studded Blue. Also 63 Dark Green Fritillary. New moth for me : Chimney Sweeper. 

Mammals: Brown Hare

Posted June 11th, 2018 at 5:38 pm by Rob Macklin in Other Wildlife

Saturday 9th June 2018

brixham

painted lady b/fly in my garden y/day.

Posted June 9th, 2018 at 8:58 am by graham folkerd in Other Wildlife

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