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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 social distancing, the Devon Birds hides at Beesands, Fernworthy and Roadford, in addition to hides elsewhere in the County including Bowling Green Marsh and Dawlish Warren are closed until further notice. 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  Posts which breach these guidelines may not be published at all.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

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

Saturday 27th June 2020

Prawle Point Seawatch

First decent winds since lockdown, South -west 5 gusting 6, misty at times. Watched from 6 am till 1.15pm with Pat Mayer and later Chris Marcol. 329 Balearic shearwaters.  Not the highest Prawle count but probably the highest June day total. Also 513 Manx shearwaters and 10 Med. gulls in a single group, various ages, all west. Pat saw a Little Ringed Plover fly close west, another good record. Gannets c. 400 plus.

Posted June 27th at 7:14 pm by Tony Marchese in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Berry Head

Seawatch 0500hrs-0930hrs highlights: 109 Balearic Shearwaters, 190 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Bonxie, 2 Common Tern, 5 Mediterranean Gulls, 5 Harbour Porpoise and 15-120 Common Dolphins.

Link to video of Balearic Shearwaters - not close! https://youtu.be/3FrhbCWpCkM

Posted June 27th at 11:06 am by Mike Langman in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

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