Other Wildlife

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

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Wednesday 24th April 2019

Saunton

Speckled Yellow Moth.


Posted April 24th, 2019 at 7:07 pm by Rob Jutsum in Other Wildlife

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Re: Red Damsel at Velator (Yesterday - 22.4.1, Jon Turner)

FYI Jon:

There are only 2 Red Damsels, Large Red & Small Red. Large Red is the most common witha wider range of habitats. If the weather is good it can be seen from mid April, being one of the first dragons or damsels to appear.

Small Red Damsel typically wont be around for about couple of weeks or so. The males don't show any black on the tail & both sexes have red legs. Small Red is more restricted in habitat range, prefering moorland & heathland bogs, pools and seepages.

In short, yours was probably a Large Red. Hope this helps.

Posted April 23rd, 2019 at 2:52 pm by Dave Holloway in Other Wildlife

Monday 22nd April 2019

Haldon

Those interested in Butterflies, good numbers of Pearl-bordered Fritillary underneath the power lines today.

Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Posted April 22nd, 2019 at 3:41 pm by simon Thurgood in Other Wildlife

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