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Your 2019 sightings

Happy New Year

Many thanks to all observers that have already submitted their records for 2019, both through Birdtrack and Devon Birds. This is much appreciated.

For other records please could observers submit their sightings by 31st January.

Guidelines and links to recording forms can be found here https://www.devonbirds.org/birdwatching/recording/guide_to_record_submission

Please send your records to Karen Sims data.manager@devonbirds.org and any descriptions to Kevin Rylands recorder@devonbirds.org

Best wishes and good birding for 2020

Posted January 10th at 10:53 pm by Pete Aley in General Birding

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Posted January 8th at 9:12 pm by Pete Aley in General Birding

Dawlish Warren

Continued erosion at Dawlish Warren means visitors are reminded to take extra care when visiting. Access along the site, to and from the bird hide and Warren Point, is via the beach only, with a risk of being cut off for a period either side of high water! Further information is available on the Teignbridge District Council website:
 
 
 

Posted November 9th, 2018 at 11:08 am by Mike Daniels in General Birding

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Posted October 10th, 2016 at 9:14 am by George & Julia Harris in General Birding

Saturday 31st August 2019

Teign Estuary

Two Ospreys together over Flow Point mid-morning.

Posted August 31st, 2019 at 11:59 am by Will Salmon in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Friday 30th August 2019

Thornhillhead, N.Devon

Wryneck spotted by my wife on road between Hoarstone and Thornhillhead - record photo taken from the car


Posted August 30th, 2019 at 3:27 pm by Mark West in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Wednesday 28th August 2019

East Soar

2 female type Sparrowhawk, 60 Yellow Wagtail, 16 Whitethroat, Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Spotted Fly, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 35 Goldfinch - no sign of Wrynecks.

Posted August 28th, 2019 at 2:15 pm by Rob Macklin in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Tuesday 27th August 2019

Petrockstowe Wryneck

Some photos of this evening's Wryneck, taken by the garden owner Martin.




Posted August 27th, 2019 at 9:22 pm by Andrew in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Wryneck

A friend notified me of a Wryneck feeding on ants  on a lawn in a private garden in Petrockstowe this evening, he watched it from about 6yds away and for  about 5 minutes.

Posted August 27th, 2019 at 8:11 pm by Andrew in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Starehole Valley, Soar

Today 10am - 11am Wryneck, many thanks to Bill Macdonald

Posted August 27th, 2019 at 6:18 pm by Tony Duffin in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Stokenham.

An Osprey flying up the valley from the direction of Slapton Ley , alighted on the top of a very tall tree ,where it remained for a few minutes before being driven off by rooks from the nearby rookery.

Posted August 27th, 2019 at 5:02 pm by Alan K. Searle in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

East to West Soar

Best today; 3 Pied Flycatcher, 90 Yellow Wagtail (50 East & 40 West), 11 Wheatear, 4 Chiffchaff, 62 Swallow, Tree Pipit, 500 Linnet - shame I didn't venture down Starehole Valley!

Non-avian: 24 Clouded Yellows on red clover field at West Soar; c.700 flower spikes of Autumn Lady's Tresses in main colony & 24 spikes in satellite colony. 3 Migrant Hawkers.

Posted August 27th, 2019 at 4:09 pm by Rob Macklin in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Sunday 25th August 2019

Kingsbridge Estuary

Osprey again perched  in Lincombe Woods. 49 Dunlins in Charleton Bay. On Charleton Marsh a brief Wood Sandpiper, 5 Teals, Kingfisher, 300 plus Swallows, Yellow Wagtail and Tree Pipit.

Posted August 25th, 2019 at 10:48 am by Perry Sanders in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Exmouth

Orcombe Point with Derek this morning - Tawny Pipit low NW over the top of Gore Lane, calling @0850. It followed a flock of 175+ House Martin, also NW. Otherwise - 4+ Tree Pipit, 2+ Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Wheatear, 1 alba wagtail, 2 Swift, 3+ Blackcap and a Whitethroat. Many other hirundines, including Swallow moving through but most too high to count - audible only.

Posted August 25th, 2019 at 10:18 am by Matt Knott in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Saturday 24th August 2019

Kingsbridge Estuary

Osprey in Lincombe Woods  07:30-08:30 at least. 2 Teals and a Kingfisher on Charleton Marsh.

Posted August 24th, 2019 at 9:05 am by Perry Sanders in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Slapton Sands.

An unusual sight here ;a LITTLE tern on the beach near the day roosting gulls. Also 2 Ringed Plovers.

Posted August 24th, 2019 at 9:05 am by Alan K. Searle in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Friday 23rd August 2019

Soar

A Hobby, 31 Yellow Wagtails, Tree Pipit, Sand Martin, Wheatear, 15+ Whitethroats, c30 Swallows, c30 House Martins, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap & Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary.

Posted August 23rd, 2019 at 6:58 pm by Pete Aley in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

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