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

Scarce Breeding Birds - important posting guidelines

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Further details can be found in the link below, but note, Wood Warbler is now also included as a scarce breeder:-

https://www.devonbirds.org/news/bird_news/rare_breeding_species

Posted April 15th at 3:02 pm by Pete Aley in Bird News

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Friday 13th July 2018

Exminster Marshes

Not a bird, but very exciting nevertheless! Yesterday a Norfolk (Green-eyed) Hawker was found along the ditch running east from the end of Milbury Lane. I found it patrolling the same area again this morning, then long the wider drain at the end (just N of the 'bridge'). This is the first record of this species in SW England. Also present were 6 Scarce Chasers and - another new dragonfly for the Marshes (although present on Exeter Canal) - Small Red-eyed Damselfly. I know I'm biased, but dragonflies can provide a very satisfying alternative to birds in summer!

Norfolk Hawker Scarce Chaser Small Red-eyed Damselfly

         Norfolk Hawker                               Scarce Chaser                               Small Red-eyed Damselfly

Posted July 13th, 2018 at 6:52 pm by Dave Smallshire in Other Wildlife

Hummingbird Hawkmoth Plympton

Delighted to see a Hummingbird Hawkmoth feeding on Verbena pot plant in my front garden at 10.00 today. Garden busy with families of House Sparrow and Blackbird as well as visits from Magpies feeding on a fat candle.

Posted July 13th, 2018 at 11:31 am by John Lloyd in Other Wildlife

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