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  Posts which breach these guidelines may not be published at all.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

Saturday 30th March 2019

Berry Head

7 Barrel Jellyfish Rhizostoma pulmo seen from the end of Berry Head Quarry midday. These are part of an influx which has been reported from south Cornwall to Portland in the last few days. Also one large Lion's Mane Jellyfish Cyanea capillata. Otherwise very quiet, local breeding seabirds and a few gannets feeding offshore.

Barrel Jellyfish
Barrel Jellyfish

Posted March 30th, 2019 at 7:17 pm by Chris Proctor in Other Wildlife

Monday 25th March 2019

Exminster Marsh

My first Common Lizard of the year more on my blog about my travels. http://www.simonthurgoodimages.co.uk/blog.asp

Common Lizard
Common Lizard

Posted March 25th, 2019 at 5:59 pm by simon Thurgood in Other Wildlife

Sunday 24th March 2019

Slapton Hoverflies

Nice to see a few different hoverflies about today, Meliscaeva cinctella, Epistrophe eligans and Eristalis pertinax

Meliscaeva cinctellaEpistrophe eligansEristalis pertinax
Meliscaeva cinctella               Epistrophe eligans                     Eristalis pertinax

Posted March 24th, 2019 at 8:46 pm by Richie Moore in Other Wildlife

Butterflies in Combeinteignhead

Four species of butterfly in my garden today, March 24th: Orange Tip, Brimstone, Comma, Peacock.

Posted March 24th, 2019 at 6:57 pm by Christine Raines in Other Wildlife

Saturday 23rd March 2019

Muntjac

While Angling near Bratton this afternoon Muntjac Deer were barking very close in the adjacent woods and several Tawny Owls were hooting making their presence known. 

Posted March 23rd, 2019 at 7:55 pm by Martin Thorne in Other Wildlife

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