Devon Bird Sightings: Other Wildlife from 1st–7th August 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

·         Green-winged Teal Nov/Dec Exe Estuary

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·         Grey Partridge 13-May Bishops Tawton

·         Grey Partridge 12-Nov Exminster Marshes

·         Honey-buzzard 16-Jul Shoalstone

·         Leach's Petrel 25- Aug Otterton Ledge

·         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

·         Tree Sparrow 12-Mar Instow

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 21st June 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

Friday 7th August 2020

Bradiford, Barnstaple

Mint Moth, picture missing from yesterday’s post.....


Posted August 7th, 2020 at 3:04 pm by Alan Denzey in Other Wildlife

Thursday 6th August 2020

Holdstone down

A dull evening walk around here tonight in patches of mizzle with Very little bird activity. Did come across this little beetle though. Nicrophorus vespilloides. 

Beetle
Beetle

Posted August 6th, 2020 at 9:57 pm by Philip worth in Other Wildlife

Bradiford, Barnstaple

Mint Moth....a small Moth with a wingspan of about 20mm...it may be small, but it is wonderfully coloured.

Posted August 6th, 2020 at 7:52 pm by Alan Denzey in Other Wildlife

The beauty of Devon bird sightings site.

My thanks to Alan Searle for putting me out of my misery and identifying my stranger in paradise. Thanks Alan. Another mystery solved. Cheers.

Posted August 6th, 2020 at 5:46 am by Philip L. Fairclough in Other Wildlife

Tuesday 4th August 2020

Ref. 'A Sranger in Paradise'

Hi.Philip. It is a Purple And Gold Pyralid Moth.

Posted August 4th, 2020 at 10:59 am by Alan K. Searle in Other Wildlife

A stranger in paradise

I wonder if someone could please identify this extremely small butterfly which I found this morning. I have had several over the years but my book doesn't seem to include it.

Uknown butterfly
Uknown butterfly

Posted August 4th, 2020 at 9:18 am by philip fairclough in Other Wildlife

Monday 3rd August 2020

Dawlish Warren Moths August 3rd

A really good year for Pale Prominents with individuals in the garden in each of the last 5 months' a first Silver Y of the year and a new micro for me in the garden, the tiny, 6mm, Cochylis hybridella

Pale ProminentSilver YCochylis hybridella
Pale Prominent                                Silver Y                           Cochylis hybridella

Posted August 3rd, 2020 at 11:44 pm by Peter Leigh in Other Wildlife

West Soar

A very encouraging 44 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries - second brood. Also 3 Clouded Yellows, 30 Common Blues & 3 Small Skippers.

Also: 2 male Keeled Skimmers, both holding territory over an acid bog. One Golden-ringed Dragonfly and first Migrant Hawker in Soar Mill Valley.

Posted August 3rd, 2020 at 2:06 pm by Rob Macklin in Other Wildlife

Sunday 2nd August 2020

Dawlish Warren village

Jersey Tiger in our garden just now.

Jersey Tiger
Jersey Tiger

Posted August 2nd, 2020 at 12:46 pm by Peter Leigh in Other Wildlife

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