Early Butterfly sighting.

A male Orange-tip butterfly was flying around in my garden near Stockliegh Pomeroy on 28 March. According to the Natures Calendar website, which monitors spring events, this is...

Kingfisher nesting

Today, 28th March, I saw a mass of faeces adjacent to a tree root on a verticle bank by my local stream. Not far away was a small round hole with a pile of freshly excavated soil...

Mid-Devon Spring watch

Here near Stockleigh Pomeroy spring is coming on fast. Chiffchaffs have been singing for well over a week, and the newest arrivals are Blackcaps. This morning, one was singing in...

Spring Butterflies

Butterflies have started to arrive in the garden. On Sunday we had a Small Tortoiseshell and a pristine male Brimstone, and today (Tuesday) we have had 2 Peacock and a Small...

First Chiffchaff

Spring is on its way. I had my first singing chiffchaff in my garden in Tiverton yesterday 11th March.

A walk around west sedgmoor

On 14th December 2019, RSPB West Sedgemoor organised a guided walk around their reserve. This reserve is always closed to the general public as this reduces disturbances to the...

Somerset Levels

REMINDER   Society visit to RSPB HAM WALL to see the Starling murmuration. Meet at Homebase Car Park at 1-30 or at RSPB Ham Wall Car Park (ST449395) at 2-30. Post Code...

Harvest Mouse nests.

Two nests were found at the base of hedges on East Coombe farm at the end of November - both thought to be harvest mouse nests. On December 16th, Devon Mammal Group's head of the...

At Bowling Green Marsh yesterday 21st November, there was a Long-tailed Duck far out beyond a flock of avocets seen from the RSPB hide. It was diving most of the time, but...

Cirl Buntings

Powderham Church to Turf - Monday 18th November - 3 CIRL BUNTINGS (1 male + 2 female) Also a very late COMMA butterfly 

Red Admiral

Red Admiral flying in garden this morning

Goldcrest

First GOLDCREST of winter in garden today

Winter thrushes here.

Walking on Exmoor on October 22nd, we saw large numbers of fieldfares eating the berries on hawthorn and rowan trees. Redwings were probably among them too. I hadn’t yet heard...

Whitethroats in the hedge.

On 21 April, I heard warbler song from a hedge. Then i saw two whitethroats moving through a hedge, their white throat patches really obvious. But they didn't have full male...

A361 embankment at Sampford Peverell

When visiting the A361 North Devon Link Road embankment near Sampford Peverell on Tuesday 30 April, I managed to find 3 catepillars of Narrow-Bordered Five-Spot Burnet Moths....

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