Devon Bird Sightings: Other Wildlife from 22nd–31st March 2020

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Black Kite

Shute

07 Jun

Honey-Buzzard

Soar

09 Oct

Caspian Gull

Exmouth

01 Dec

Honey-Buzzard

Thurlestone

13 Oct

Chough

Noss Mayo

09 Feb

Little Bunting

Huxton Cross

18 Oct

Chough

Chudleigh Knighton

24 Sep

Long-tailed Skua

Thurlestone

12 May

Common Rosefinch

Lundy

10 Jun

Ortolan Bunting

Lundy

17 Jun

Corn Bunting [2]

Lundy

22 Jun

Pectoral Sandpiper

Bowling Green

27 Oct

Cory's Shearwater

Lundy

07 Sep

Purple Heron

Slapton Ley

17 Apr

Glossy Ibis

Staverton

21 Dec

RC Starling

Lundy

01 Jul

Glossy Ibis

Otter Estuary

28 Dec

RC Starling

South Huish

09 Sep

Golden Oriole

Combe Valley

09 Jun

Ruddy Duck

Exe Estuary

04 Apr

Nightingale

Hallsands

26 May

Serin

Haldon

21 Aug

Nightingale

Wistlandpound

30 May

Tree Sparrow

Ilfracombe

22 Jan

Hooded Crow

Clovelly

03 Jun

Tree Sparrow

Haldon

14 Nov

Posted June 30th at 11:34 pm by Kevin Rylands in Bird News

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Sunday 29th March 2020

Garden insects

A nice dotted Bee-fly in the garden today, they seem to like primroses. They are heralds of spring appearing on sunny days in March and April.It is associated with larger colonies of spring-flying mining bees, which nest in very short turf or bare ground in well drained, sunny areas (e.g. south facing slopes and along footpaths). The female bee-flies can be found hovering around such colonies flicking their eggs into the nesting holes. The larvae are parasites of the bee grubs in their underground nest cells,  waiting until the grubs are fully-grown before devouring them.

Dotted Bee-flyDotted Bee-flyHoverfly, Eristalis species
Dotted Bee-fly                               Dotted Bee-fly                          Hoverfly, Eristalis species

Posted March 29th, 2020 at 7:30 am by Richie Moore in Other Wildlife

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