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  Posts which breach these guidelines may not be published at all.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

Membership

If you follow our Blog but are not currently a member of Devon Birds please consider joining Devon Birds to help with the upkeep of running the website and this service as well as our valuable conservation work.

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

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Lipson Plymouth Rats

Something I did not expect on my feeders today, RATS

Adult with young rat   
Adult with young rat

Posted April 28th at 12:16 pm by Greg Bradbury in Other Wildlife

Monday 27th April 2020

Saunton

1 Green Hairstreak seen on 22/04/2020 & just a few Small Coppers.this morning.

Posted April 27th at 4:18 pm by Rob Jutsum in Other Wildlife

Torcross.

The first immigrant Silver Y of the year caught last night ; although I have seen 3 day flying individuals in the last fortnight ,  in a nearby field of Clover.

Silver Y. Buff Tip.
Silver Y.                           Buff Tip.

Posted April 27th at 3:53 pm by Alan K. Searle. in Other Wildlife

Saturday 25th April 2020

Torcross.

A very fresh Poplar Hawkmoth among last night's moth catch.

Poplar Hawkmoth.
Poplar Hawkmoth.

Marbled Coronet.
Marbled Coronet.

Posted April 25th at 3:37 pm by Alan K. Searle. in Other Wildlife

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Torcross.

A selection of last night's moths.

Tawny Shears.Muslin Moth.Early Thorn.
Tawny Shears.                       Muslin Moth.                         Early Thorn.

Posted April 23rd at 4:08 pm by Alan K. Searle. in Other Wildlife

Marsh Green, East Devon

An hours walk from home around the country lanes produced a pair of Roe Deer and a few birds including a single Whitethroat, several Blackcap and a few others.  Most worrying is the absence of Swallows with none seen here yet it spite of the many farms locally.  Only five House Martin counted to date.

Posted April 23rd at 12:21 pm by Jonathan Ruscoe in Other Wildlife

Modbury garden moths

Had a few moths visit the garden last night

Waved umber
Waved umber

Swallow prominent
Swallow prominent

Buff tip
Buff tip

Posted April 23rd at 5:46 am by Richie Moore in Other Wildlife

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