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

2020 Records request

If you saw any of the records below please submit a description to the County Recorder Recorder@DevonBirds.org to ensure they make the official record. Many thanks.

·         Bee-eater 03-Aug Wistlandpound Res

·         Caspian Gull 15-Apr Fremington Pill

·         Caspian Gull 14- Sep Powderham

·         Crane [3] 22-Mar Milton Abbot

·         Crane [2] 24-Jun nr Ottery

·         Glossy Ibis 20-Jun South Efford Marsh

·         Glossy Ibis  02-Nov Seaton Marshes

·         Golden Oriole 07-Apr Fremington Pill

·         Golden Oriole 28-May Weston Mill

·         Golden Oriole [2] 23-Jun Bolt Head

·         Greenland WF Goose 20-Dec Roadford

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·         Green-winged Teal Nov/Dec Exe Estuary

·         Grey Partridge 13-May Bishops Tawton

·         Grey Partridge 12-Nov Exminster Marshes

·         Leach's Petrel 30- Sep Labrador Bay

·          Leach's Petrel 31-Oct Sidmouth

·        Long-tailed Skua 04-Jul Dawlish Warren

·         Montagu's Harrier 17-May West Dart River

·         Ring-necked Duck Jan/Feb Meeth

·         Spotted Crake 09-Apr East Down

·        Stone-curlew [2] 22-Sep South Huish

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Posted June 18th at 11:40 pm by Kevin Rylands in Bird News

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 19th July 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

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

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

Sunday 12th July 2020

Thornhillhead, North Devon

Quite a surprise this morning, Brown Hare in the garden close to the house. We see them quite frequently in local fields and have often followed one in the car until a gateway, but on the lawn is a first for me after 20 years here.

Posted July 12th, 2020 at 8:06 am by Mark West in Other Wildlife

Saturday 11th July 2020

11-07-20 Plym Woods

Young Fallow Deer having a practice rut




Posted July 11th, 2020 at 9:51 pm by Greg Bradbury in Other Wildlife

Chelston, Torquay

Leucistic palmate newt theis afternoon in our garden pond. We had a golden newt tadpole 2 or 3 years back - this might be the same individual returning.


Posted July 11th, 2020 at 5:57 pm by Chris Proctor in Other Wildlife

Comet NEOWISE

This isn't strictly wildlife but we have the best comet in years currently visible low in the NE before dawn, best viewed between 2 and 3.30 am. Visible to the unaided eye, nice in binoculars. It should be visible for the next week or two. For further details and finder charts see -

https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-news/comet-neowise-delights-at-dawn/

Comet NEOWISE, 02.27 am BST
Comet NEOWISE, 02.27 am BST

Comet NEOWISE, 3.22 am BST
Comet NEOWISE, 3.22 am BST

Posted July 11th, 2020 at 1:37 pm by Chris Proctor in Other Wildlife

Friday 10th July 2020

Roborough Down 10-07-20

A good view of a Male Yellowhammer, other wildlife, Graylings are starting to show, and a large Skipper, Roborough Down at present is very quite for any birdlife.

Yellowhammer
Yellowhammer

Grayling
Grayling

Large Skipper
Large Skipper

Posted July 10th, 2020 at 3:49 pm by Greg Bradbury in Other Wildlife

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