Honour for Dave Jenks

Dave Jenks the Society’s former Archivist has been honoured with life membership by the BTO for his loyal support to the Trust over many years. This came about after Dave had to reluctantly give up bird ringing due to ill health.

Members will recollect that Dave carried out most of his bird ringing in his garden in Torquay and had written several papers on his activities in Devon Birds, especially on wintering Blackcaps. This is just one of 14 articles Dave has written for Devon Birds Journal.

With this honour and that bestowed on him by the Society of honorary membership Dave I am sure will be very proud of his ornithological achievements. The Society warmly congratulates him on achieving this new honour.

Dave have also written the book “A History of Devonshire Ornithology”   Available in our Shop – a review of the literature, events and personalities of Devonshire ornithology from prehistoric times to the twentieth century

Mike Tyler