Devon Bird Sightings: Other Wildlife from 15th–21st August 2018

Scarce Breeding Birds - important posting guidelines

Please do not post any information about scarce or rare breeding species. They may be vulnerable to persecution or disturbance. 

The exception is information on these species at well known sites (e.g. Broadsands for Cirl Bunting and Aylesbeare for Dartford Warbler) or birds which are obvious migrants away from breeding sites.

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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 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 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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