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

Scarce Breeding Birds - important posting guidelines

Please do not post any information about scarce or rare breeding species. They may be vulnerable to persecution or disturbance. 

The exception is information on these species at well known sites (e.g. Broadsands for Cirl Bunting and Aylesbeare for Dartford Warbler) or birds which are obvious migrants away from breeding sites.

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Further details can be found in the link below, but note, Wood Warbler is now also included as a scarce breeder:-

https://www.devonbirds.org/news/bird_news/rare_breeding_species

Posted April 15th at 3:02 pm by Pete Aley in Bird News

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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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