Devon Bird Sightings: Other Wildlife from 8th–14th April 2020

DEVON BIRDS BRANCH MEETINGS AND FIELD TRIPS

In the light of the continuing Covid19 restrictions on the number of people gathering together, and the need for social distancing, it has been agreed that there will be no Devon Birds meetings or events organised until 21st June 2021, when Government restrictions are planned to be lifted. If there is any Government announcement that necessitates a change to this date an update will be posted.

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

Lockdown relaxations

Devon Birds would like to thank the many members and other birdwatchers who complied with the restrictions during the recent Lockdown and stayed in their local area (village, town or part of city) to birdwatch while exercising (and later) taking recreation. We hope that, despite the obvious frustrations, you found some respite in watching wildlife in your local area and perhaps discovered some birds close to home, that you might otherwise not have seen! As always, please submit sightings to the County recorder and / or BirdTrack. 
 
Please continue to follow the Covid related requirements (currently "rule of six outside, social distancing etc) while enjoying the new freedoms to extend your birdwatching. Some hides will remain closed for the time being and where you find one open, please follow Government guidelines on keeping yourself & others safe: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/social-distancing/what-you-need-to-do/
 
Thank you from
Devon Birds News site editors & members of the Records Committee

Posted April 2nd at 4:28 pm by Pete Aley in Bird News

Think before you post...!

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Please think very carefully before posting any information on scarce or rare breeding species both here and elsewhere online.

A list of ‘at risk’ species in the county can be found here. Please note that Wood Warbler should now also be treated as on the list. All species included need to be protected - many receive full legal protection under Schedule 1 and/or are rare in the county and may be vulnerable to persecution/disturbance. It is an offence to intentionally disturb any of the Schedule 1 species during the breeding season without a valid licence. This also applies to anyone taking photographs of these species at or near the nest or whilst feeding dependant young.

Some species may be found breeding at numerous locations however please keep information on these species limited to well-known sites (e.g. Labrador Bay for Cirl Bunting, Aylesbeare Common for Dartford Warbler). Others may be found as obvious migrants and as such can also be posted eg coastal Ring Ouzel and passage waders, or raptors eg Little Ringed PloverRed Kite or Marsh Harrier.

If you have any doubts and think there is a chance there may be breeding, either because of the habitat or behaviour of the bird(s) then do not post, but please submit your records to the County Recorder and the RSPB.

Please be aware that egg collecting and other forms of persecution remain very real hazards for some of Devon’s birds.

Posts which breach these guidelines are likely to be not admitted / removed althogether, rather than edited.  

 

Posted March 15th at 11:56 am by Mike Langman in Bird News

Membership

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

Monday 13th April 2020

Torcross.

A small selection of common spring moths from last night.

Early Grey.Common QuakerA richly coloured Red Chestnut
Early Grey.                       Common Quaker                           A richly coloured Red Chestnut

Posted April 13th, 2020 at 3:12 pm by Alan K. Searle. in Other Wildlife

Sunday 12th April 2020

Grass Snake nr Perridge, Ide

Small, about a foot long, and very brightly coloured grass snake moving through the vegetation on bank of Scratchyface Lane.

Posted April 12th, 2020 at 8:43 am by JacquieB in Other Wildlife

Saturday 11th April 2020

Dark edged Bee-fly

First time I've witnessed a Bee-fly flicking it's eggs into a Solitary bees nest. You can see the eggs at the back of the Bee-fly. First she would have covered them in mud to give them some weight.

Bombylius major Bombylius major
Bombylius major                           Bombylius major

Posted April 11th, 2020 at 8:40 am by Richie Moore in Other Wildlife

Widworthy

Around and near the garden

Walnut Orb SpiderCommon Lizard (earliest seen)Roe Deer
Walnut Orb Spider    Common Lizard (earliest seen)          Roe Deer

Posted April 11th, 2020 at 8:03 am by Geoff Mitchell in Other Wildlife

Friday 10th April 2020

Torcross.

A very fresh Yellow Barred Brindle.  Quite early for this species.

Yellow Barred Brindle .
Yellow Barred Brindle .

Posted April 10th, 2020 at 3:07 pm by Alan K. Searle. in Other Wildlife

Thursday 9th April 2020

Painted Lady - Musbury

Excellent views of a pristine Painted Lady at Musbury yesterday.Must have come in on these southerly winds. Sorry - no photo. 

Posted April 9th, 2020 at 8:29 pm by Mike Lock in Other Wildlife

Chambercombe

Woodmouse with a taste for suet pellets making an early start on the ground feeder this morning. 2 Swallows flew over on 6th and a single on the 7th April

Woodmouse
Woodmouse

Posted April 9th, 2020 at 12:24 pm by Derek Stacey in Other Wildlife

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