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  Posts which breach these guidelines may not be published at all.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

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

Tuesday 5th March 2019

Exminster Marshes - Crane

At 1.15 this lunchtime, whilst stood at the middle car park I picked up a Crane flying over. It circled the marsh briefly before heading off high in the direction of Haldon where it was lost in the mist.

Posted March 5th, 2019 at 1:52 pm by Nick Potter in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Monday 4th March 2019

Broadsands

The two Red-necked Grebes were again in Elberry Cove and a sw Mediterranean Gull in Broadsands Bay. Looking toward Goodrington, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 12 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Eider and 1 Great Northern Diver.

Red-necked Grebes Broadsands 4th March 2019 MLRed-necked Grebes

Posted March 4th, 2019 at 9:08 pm by Mike Langman in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Saturday 2nd March 2019

Wrafton Pond

14.30 - 3 Sand Martins over the pond

Posted March 2nd, 2019 at 3:17 pm by Rob Jutsum in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Slapton Ley

Ring-necked Duck, 7 Pochards and 3 Goldeneyes in the middle of the Lower Ley just south of the Cormorant roost. In Start Bay Red-necked Grebe and c25 Common Scoters off the Memorial Car Park. Also one Great Northern Diver flew north.

Posted March 2nd, 2019 at 3:11 pm by Perry Sanders in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Friday 1st March 2019

Broadsands

The two Red-neckked Grebes were still present this morning, also 1 female Eider and one Great Northern Diver. 4 singing Chiffchaff around the marshy bits. At least 10 Cirl Buntings and 2 Yellowhammer with 2 Reed Buntings on seed in 2nd car park. 11 Great Crested Grebes off Goodrington.

Posted March 1st, 2019 at 1:54 pm by Mike Langman in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

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