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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

Sightings Page Guidelines

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.

  

For help with ID email photos to id@devonbirds.org.

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

Sunday 5th August 2018

Preston Down #2

How many sightings are down to sheer luck, eh? Having dipped on Brown Hairstreak where I'd seen them before I walked dejectedly back to the car. Half way back I was waylaid, trying to photograph a heat fueled  Holly Blue that led me a merry song and dance. Then this stunning female Brown Hairstreak fluttered down just next to me. She commenced to explore the Sloe (their laval food plant) affording me these shots. If I hadn't been delayed by the camera shy Holy Blue, I'd have walked on none-the-wiser!

Posted August 5th, 2018 at 10:20 pm by Dave Holloway in Other Wildlife

Preston Down #1

A trip to Preston Down today to photograph Butterflies began with this "obliging" Jersey Tiger!

                                     

Posted August 5th, 2018 at 10:08 pm by Dave Holloway in Other Wildlife

R.Caen

Thanks to Dave Smallshire & Andy Swash field guide to the Damselflies & Dragonflies of Britain & Ireland I was able to identify & sex the Beautiful Demoiselles I photographed on R.Caen this evening.

 

Posted August 5th, 2018 at 9:27 pm by Rob Jutsum in Other Wildlife

Saturday 4th August 2018

Re Roborough Down, 1.8.18

FYI, Re Greg Bradbury's photos of Grayling Butterflies at Roborough Down: the photo of the Butterfly with its wings open, on the left,shows a different species. It is, in fact, a Wall, [or Wall Brown] (the only place I've ever seen Grayling with its wings open is in a field guide!).

Posted August 4th, 2018 at 4:57 pm by Dave Holloway in Other Wildlife

Wednesday 1st August 2018

01-08-18 Roborough Down

In the way of bird life, nothing much at all, the most wildlife that was seen were butterflies, showing well was the Grayling, managed to get one with it's wings open

 

Posted August 1st, 2018 at 4:16 pm by greg bradbury in Other Wildlife

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