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2019 Descriptions - last call

The deadline for the 2019 Bird Report is rapidly approaching. If you found (or saw) any of these birds please could you submit a description to recorder@devonbirds.org to ensure your records are published. Many thanks. 

Alpine Swift, Dawlish 11 Jun  Hooded Crow, Baggy Point 10 May
Barred Warbler, Thurlestone 30 Aug Long-tailed Skua, Dawlish Warren 11 Oct
Caspian Gull, Thurlestone, 08 Feb 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

 

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

Coronavirus update - Bird Hides

Please be aware that in line with Government guidelines on social distancing, the Devon Birds hides at Beesands, Fernworthy and Roadford, in addition to hides elsewhere in the County including Dawlish Warren are closed until further notice. Thank you for your co-operation and stay safe.

Please follow NHS guidelines:  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/social-distancing/what-you-need-to-do/

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

Membership

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Posted October 10th, 2016 at 9:14 am 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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