FIELD TRIPS & INDOOR MEETINGS Apr/May

Posted March 15th, 2013 at 10:39 am

Please note that members and potential members are all welcome at any branch meeting, so you can pick and choose to suit your availability and aims. However please make sure you have read the notes and instructions and if it is your first meeting contact the Branch Secretary to check nothing has been changed.  A small charge is usually made for Indoor Meetings.

FIELD TRIPS

LUNDY ISLAND   Sunday, 12th May Devon Birds annual trip to Lundy sailing from Bideford Quay at 7.30am Tickets available on the website or from Mark Humfrey tel 01271 344556

EAST DEVON Branch  Enquiries: David Jannaway  tel: 01395 567159.

Wed 27 Mar 10:00 Fingle Bridge - Meet car park before pub.  SX743900

Fri 12 Apr 10:00 Ideford Common  Meet car park off B3192 at SX902790

Mon 22 April 10:00 Thurlebear Wood and Swell Wood - Meet  ST274213

Wed 8 May 09:00 Yarner Woods and Parke Meet Trendlebere c/p  SX783795

Thur 16 May 10:00 Fernworthy Dartmoor Meet  main car park SX669839

Thur 23 May 10:00 Venford Reservoir - Meet North car park SX686713 (Joint meeting with Taw & Torridge branch)

MID DEVON  Enquiries Sue Ellis Tel 01769 580970

Thur 25 Apr 10:00 Sticklepath (Finch Foundry NT Car Park) on old A30 4 miles from Okehampton. SX642941 for a moorland walk with woodland, along the river and out onto the moor.

Thur 23 May 10:00 NE Dartmoor SX659914 – Meet before Moor Farm (grassy area with plenty of parking space) for Moorland species

Thur 30 May Winkleigh Woods – SS650081 for Nightjars.  Parking in layby beside the woods, space is limited to six cars so please car share if possible.

PLYMOUTH Branch  Enquiries: Lesley Goonesekera tel: 01548 856011

Tues 23 Apr 10:00 Yarner woods-meet Trendlebere Down 0.3 miles past entrance. SX783795 For pied flycatchers/wood warblers

Sat 11 May 10:00 Dartmoor- meet Bennett’s Cross SX 680817.  Walk to Challacombe (toilets at Postbridge).  For redstart and cuckoo

TAW/TORRIDGE Branch  Enquiries: Jackie Bosley/Maria Fernandes tel: 01237 470089.

Thur 25 Apr 10:00 Woody Bay – Meet at lower car park SS676486 Shallowford  SS714451– in the afternoon

Thur 23 May 10:00 Venford Reservoir – Meet North car park SX686713 Joint meeting with East Devon Group. For car sharing meet Barnstaple Leisure Centre far end car park (charge) 8.00am SS559326

INDOOR MEETINGS 

EAST DEVON - INDOOR

Tues 9 Apr 19:30 AGM.  Followed by Guest Speaker Charlie Fleming at Blue Ball Inn (A3502) Sidford

SOUTH DEVON  Martin Lees, tel: 01803 852067. Court Farm Inn, Abbotskerswell, Everyone welcome.

Mon 15 Apr 19:30 Butterflies & Birds in Picos de Europa - Chris Protor

Mon 20 May 19:30 Birding around California – Dave Norman

TAW/TORRIDGE BRANCH The Castle Centre, Barnstaple    Enquiries: Vicky Hassell tel: 01237 452167

Tue 9 Apr 19:30 Restoring the Balance (Barn Owls and their conservation)  David Ramsden MBE  (Senior Conservation Officer, The Barn Owl Trust)

SOUTH DEVON BRANCH Indoor Meeting Court Farm Inn, Abbotskerswell Enquiries: Martin Lees, tel: 01803 852067