Devon Bird Sightings: Other Wildlife from 8th–14th 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.

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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:-

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


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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


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 -

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.



Large Skipper
Large Skipper

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

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