Devon Bird Sightings: Other Wildlife from 15th–21st July 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.

If in any doubut, please don't post but report your sighting to the county recorder asap. Site editors cannot commit to editing posts which breach these guidelines, and the whole post may be removed or not admitted.

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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Saturday 18th July 2020

Blagdon,s Meadow, Plymouth, 18-07-20

On Blagdon's meadow, just off Embankment Road, 2 Clouded Yellows showing very well, amongst common clues (M & F), small coppers (M & F) and lots of burnets 


Clouded Yellows
Clouded Yellows

Posted July 18th, 2020 at 4:43 pm by Greg Bradbury in Other Wildlife

Thursday 16th July 2020

Comet NEOWISE

this impressive bright comet is now more conveniently visbile in the evening sky after dark (looking good 11-12pm). Low in the NW and if you can view it from a dark site it really helps. Finder chart at:

https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-news/comet-neowise-dazzles-at-dusk/

Posted July 16th, 2020 at 9:04 pm by Chris Proctor in Other Wildlife

Wednesday 15th July 2020

Chudleigh moths

The best of last night's catch - a male Ghost Moth and a Scallop Shell. Otherwise fairly quiet with (unusually) very few noctuids.

Ghost Moth, male
Ghost Moth, male

Scallop Shell
Scallop Shell

Posted July 15th, 2020 at 2:24 pm by Chris Proctor in Other Wildlife

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