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  Posts which breach these guidelines may not be published at all.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

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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