Devon Bird Sightings: Other Wildlife from 15th–21st August 2019

2020 Records request

If you saw any of the records below please submit a description to the County Recorder to ensure they make the official record. Many thanks.

·        Bee-eater 03-Aug Wistlandpound Res

·        Caspian Gull 15-Apr Fremington Pill

·        Crane [3] 22-Mar Milton Abbot

·         Glossy Ibis 20-Jun South Efford Marsh

·         Glossy Ibis  02-Nov Seaton Marshes

·         Golden Oriole 07-Apr Fremington Pill

·         Golden Oriole 28-May Weston Mill

·         Golden Oriole [2] 23-Jun Bolt Head

          Grey Partridge 12-Nov Exminster Marshes

·         Leach's Petrel 30- Sep Labrador Bay

·         Leach's Petrel 31-Oct Sidmouth

·         Long-tailed Skua 04-Jul Dawlish Warren

·         Montagu's Harrier 17-May West Dart River

·         Ring-necked Duck Jan/Feb Meeth

·         Spotted Crake 09-Apr East Down

·        Stone-curlew [2] 22-Sep South Huish

Posted June 18th at 11:40 pm by Kevin Rylands in Bird News


At a recent Council Meeting it was agreed that Field Trips (Guided Walks) and Indoor Meetings could restart as soon as Branches were happy to proceed, with all necessary Covid safe precautions in place. 

Full details are now on the website.

Taw & Torridge Branch will not be re-starting Indoor or Outdoor Meetings before January 2022.

Posted April 16th at 11:17 am by Mike Daniels in Bird News


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Posted October 10th, 2016 at 9:14 am in Bird News

Wednesday 21st August 2019

Torbay Air Show

Superb performance by Common Dolphins during kayak trip early bj (before jetskis) this morning. Brixham to four miles off Berry Head.

8 Sandwich Terns

31 Common Dolphins (10+20+1)

14 Harbour Porpoise 

Common Dolphin
Common Dolphin

Common Dolphin
Common Dolphin

Common Dolphin
Common Dolphin

Posted August 21st, 2019 at 5:00 pm by Rupert Kirkwood in Other Wildlife

Tuesday 20th August 2019


At least 3 Brown Hairstreaks at Preston Down; also 10+ Painted Ladies & a Green-veined White.

At Berry Head: 3 Clouded Yellows, 20+ Painted Ladies, Humming-bird Hawk-moth, 12+ Common Dolphins & 4 Harbour Porpoises.

Brown Hairstreak, female
Brown Hairstreak, female

Brown Hairstreak, female
Brown Hairstreak, female

Posted August 20th, 2019 at 6:05 pm by Pete Aley in Other Wildlife


Brimstone butterfly spotted in an Ottery St Mary garden.

Brimstone butterfly
Brimstone butterfly

Posted August 20th, 2019 at 4:17 pm by Martin Bennett in Other Wildlife

Ottery St Mary

Ottery St Mary-Brimstone butterfly.

Posted August 20th, 2019 at 10:21 am by Martin Bennett in Other Wildlife

Sunday 18th August 2019


Deer photographed late evening in a field near Pennymoor.


Posted August 18th, 2019 at 1:03 am by Martin Bennett in Other Wildlife

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