Other Wildlife

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  Posts which breach these guidelines may not be published at all.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

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Posted October 10th, 2016 at 9:14 am in General Birding

Saturday 6th July 2019

06-07-19 Home Park White-letter hairstreaks

At least 4 showing very well around 2:30 pm

White-letter Hairstreak

White-letter Hairstreak

Posted July 6th, 2019 at 4:37 pm by Greg Bradbury in Other Wildlife

Thursday 4th July 2019

Central Park, Plymouth

Still at least 2 White-letter Hairstreaks this afternoon, showing quite well.

White-letter Hairstreaks     White-letter Hairstreak
White-letter Hairstreaks

 

Posted July 4th, 2019 at 8:12 pm by Pete Aley in Other Wildlife

Clennon Valley Ponds, Goodrington

Small red-eyed damselflies frequent on the algal mats towards the bottom end of the lower lake, all males so far. Other species around the lakes included bluetailed damselfly, azure damselfly, black tailed skimmer, broad bodied chaser and emperor dragonfly. The top big lake was particularly good for the skimmers and chasers.

Small red-eyed damselfly, male            Black tailed skimmer, male
Small red-eyed damselfly, male                      Black tailed skimmer, male

Posted July 4th, 2019 at 6:38 pm by Chris Proctor in Other Wildlife

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Butterflies

At Central Park Plymouth by the pitch and putt cafe 3 Whiteletter Hairstreaks.

Posted July 2nd, 2019 at 4:47 pm by Tucker in Other Wildlife

Monday 1st July 2019

Berry Head

Two - three Red-veined Darters hunting and chasing each other over the wildflower meadow area immediately right - out of the main car park as if you were heading for the Northern Fort. Two regularly landed on the path and Yellow-rattle. A pod of 20-30 Common Dolphin were actively feeding due east of the main headland and plenty of Painted Lady Butterflies all around the headland. Very quiet for birds - even the Guillemots have all left the cliffs! 

 Red_v Darter BH 010719ML Red_v Darter BH 010719 ML  

Posted July 1st, 2019 at 8:06 pm by Mike Langman in Other Wildlife

Chambercombe Manor

Comma Butterfly at the Manor 1400. 4 Painted Lady, 4 Meadow Brown,1 Small White also present. 3 Large Red, 9 Azure Damselfly and 1 (unidentified) Dragonfly over the larger pond.

Posted July 1st, 2019 at 5:04 pm by Derek Stacey in Other Wildlife

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