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2018 Devon Bird Report - update

The 2018 Devon Bird Report is now with the printers and delivery should be in the first half of March. Apologies for the delay.

Posted February 21st at 9:29 am by Mike Daniels in General Birding

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.

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

Membership

If you follow our Blog but are not currently a member of Devon Birds please consider joining Devon Birds to help us 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

Saturday 7th December 2019

Slapton Ley

Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, 2 Wigeons, Ring-necked Duck, Scaup, 212 Tufted Ducks, 12 Pochards, 2 Goldeneyes, 245 Coots, 2 Mediterranean Gulls, 108 Common Gulls, 280 Black-headed Gulls, 2 Chiffchaffs and a Firecrest. Plenty of Water Rails calling. In the bay Red-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver and a Common Scoter flying north. Lots of Auks sp distant flying south early morning.

 

Posted December 7th, 2019 at 5:47 pm by Perry Sanders in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Exeter

Two Bearded Tits (male and female) at Riverside Valley Park from the first viewing screen by the cycle path north of the Countess Weir canal bridge.

Posted December 7th, 2019 at 1:42 pm by Will Salmon in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Wednesday 4th December 2019

Chillington S.T.W.

 4 Firecrests  , 5 Goldcrests , including 2 ' continental' birds and 8 Chiffchaffs this morning, Nearby 15 Redwings in the tops of the Alders.

1st. Yr. m.A particularly smart ' continental' Goldcrest.Note the extent that the pale grey side crown and nape extend on to the mantle. A diagnostic feature of  'continental' birds.
1. 1st. Yr. m.    

2. A particularly smart ' continental' Goldcrest.    

3. Note the extent that the pale grey side crown and nape extend on to the mantle. A diagnostic feature of 'continental' birds.

Posted December 4th, 2019 at 2:38 pm by Alan K. Searle. in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Sunday 1st December 2019

N.Hallsands.

A YELLOW BROWED warbler this morning  ( not caught ) 11 Chiffchaffs. a big increase on the2/3 of the last week ; 3 Firecrests , 4 Goldcrests , including a ' continental ' bird and a female blackcap.

' continental ' Goldcrest. 1st. Yr.f.
' continental ' Goldcrest. 1st. Yr.f.


Posted December 1st, 2019 at 1:45 pm by Alan K. Searle. in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

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