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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  Posts which breach these guidelines may not be published at all.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

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Posted October 10th, 2016 at 9:14 am in General Birding

Sunday 19th August 2018

South Efford Marsh

Late afternoon. Osprey still present, busy catching fish out in the estuary just downstream of the marsh. Also 2 Green Sandpipers, 3 Greenshank, 14 Black-tailed Godwits and 23 Curlew.

Posted August 19th, 2018 at 9:12 pm by Andy Smith in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Upper Torridge Estuary

Upper Torridge yesterday 18 Aug

15 Common Sandpipers

1 Barnacle Goose

1 possible Cackling Goose. Smaller than Canadas, stubby bill, yelping call

Barnacle Goose? Cackling GooseCanada and ?Cackling Goose
Barnacle Goose          ? Cackling Goose                Canada and ?Cackling Goose

Eds: looks more like a juv Canada Gosoe not fully grown yet.

Posted August 19th, 2018 at 9:34 am by Rupert Kirkwood in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Exmouth

A flock of 7 Cattle Egrets past Orcombe Point @0635, and then towards the Warren, presumably continuing upriver? Also the juvenile Black Tern still off the seafront with c30+ Common Tern. Also 5 Common Scoter and 7 Balearic Shearwater past Orcombe.

Posted August 19th, 2018 at 8:12 am by Matt Knott in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Thursday 16th August 2018

Taw Estuary - Ashford Sewage treatment works

 1 Glossy Ibis photographed through the scope searching for food, preening & washing. Still present when I departed for home at 18.30.

Posted August 16th, 2018 at 7:36 pm by Rob Jutsum in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

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