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2019 Descriptions still outstanding

Many thanks to all observers that submitted their records for 2019. However there are still a number of records that require descriptions before they can appear in the Bird Report.

If you were fortunate enough to find (or see) any of these birds below please could you submit a description to the County Recorder recorder@devonbirds.org Many thanks, stay safe.

Alpine Swift, Dawlish 11 Jun  Long-tailed Skua, Dawlish Warren 11 Oct
Barred Warbler, Thurlestone 30 Aug Purple Heron, Slapton Ley 07 May
Caspian Gull, Topsham 02 Aug Sabine's Gull, Thurlestone 14 Aug
Cory's Shearwater, Berry Head 19 Jul Serin (2), Harrowbeer 19 Apr
Glossy Ibis, Otter Est 11-13 Mar Tree Sparrow (2), Berry Head 20 Mar
Hooded Crow, Baggy Point 10 May  

 

Posted May 2nd at 3:27 pm by Kevin Rylands in General Birding

Coronavirus update - Daily exercise and Bird Hides

Please be aware that in line with Government guidelines on non-essential travel and social distancing, the Devon Birds hides at Beesands, Fernworthy and Roadford, in addition to hides elsewhere in the County including Bowling Green Marsh, Dawlish Warren and Seaton Wetlands are closed until further notice. Whilst some people may be fortunate enough to be within walking/cycling distance of these sites, others should not be making special journeys to visit these areas at this time. Thank you for your co-operation and stay safe.

Please follow NHS guidelines:  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/staying-at-home-to-avoid-getting-coronavirus/staying-at-home-and-away-from-other-people/

Posted April 16th at 12:04 pm by Mike Daniels in General Birding

Sightings page guidelines & rare breeding bird posting restrictions

We welcome contributions from Devon Birds members and the general public. Please follow the guidelines on this page if you have something to post on the blog, remembering to use the relevant subject.

Please post responsibly, never post details of rare breeding, or winter roosts of vulnerable, species. If you are unsure of what to - or not - to post, there are guidelines on the restrictions  here.

Please note:-

1. That Wood Warbler in probable breeding areas should also not now be published

2.  Posts which breach these guidelines may not be published at all. Editors do this job on a voluntary basis and cannot commit to editing out rare breeding bird information in posts which which include wider sightings. Please help us to avoid the need to delete or not admit posts. Thanks.

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

Posted January 8th at 9:12 pm by Pete Aley in General Birding

Membership

If you follow our Blog but are not currently a member of Devon Birds please consider joining Devon Birds to help with the upkeep of running the website and this service as well as our valuable conservation work.

Posted October 10th, 2016 at 9:14 am by George & Julia Harris in General Birding

Friday 17th August 2018

Staring into the Bottom of a Glass - Paignton, 16.8.18

When disturbed, Jersey Tigers often head for cover under branches, etc. This one headed through my front door, coming to rest halfway up the stairs. Wishing to set it free outside again, I covered it with a glass, getting the chance of these interesting shots.

  

Once freed, it landed on a window, producing this weird effect against the reflection on the glass.

                                                                

Posted August 17th, 2018 at 4:17 pm by Dave Holloway in Other Wildlife

Thursday 16th August 2018

Berry Head

About 15 Common Dolphins, including several youngsters, lingering and performing well most of the morning. Four Harbour Porpoises also eventually appeared. Also Hummingbird Hawk-moth and 2 Clouded Yellows.

Quieter bird-wise, but - 3 Balearic & 9 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Common Terns, 2 Arctic Skuas & 10 Mediterranean Gulls.

Posted August 16th, 2018 at 5:20 pm by Pete Aley in Other Wildlife

Wednesday 15th August 2018

Mimic Hover Fly

A Hornet Mimic Hoverfly seen on the Buddleia next to the bench on  Isley Marsh.

Also present were a few Painted Ladies and Small tortoiseshells. Sorry about the quality of the photo taken with my phone.

Hornet Mimic Hoverfly  Hornet Mimic Hoverfly
Hornet Mimic Hoverfly                                       Hornet Mimic Hoverfly

Posted August 15th, 2018 at 2:42 pm by Richard Yeats in Other Wildlife

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