Society News from July 2015

DAY TRIP TO LUNDY - CANCELLED

Posted March 3rd at 11:36 am in Events by Mike Daniels

Due to the ongoing Covid19 restrictions the Annual Day Trip to Lundy scheduled for Sunday 16th May 2021 has been cancelled.


CORONAVIRUS

Posted March 17th, 2020 at 4:01 pm in Meetings by Mike Daniels

In the light of the further measures announced yesterday to deal with the virus, all of us have a role to play in trying to lessen the impacts of the pandemic. Last week we cancelled the AGM until later in the year, and we have now recommended that Indoor Meetings and Field Trips should be postponed for the foreseeable future. Whilst we do not want to have a situation of overkill, we do think that prudent actions we take today will help to keep people safe and healthy now and in the weeks and months to come.

Shaw Edwards – Chairman


Bellever Walk, Tuesday 7 July

Posted July 14th, 2015 at 9:37 pm

Nine of us met for this walk, and we were fortunate with the weather – there had been some torrential rain just prior to the walk, but for the rest of the day we remained dry and even had some sunshine at lunchtime.

 We spent the morning walking around the car park area and along the river bank, and before we left the car park we had seen, amongst others, Treecreepers chasing each other round a tree, young Redstart, young Mistle Thrush being fed by a parent and heard Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler.  As we walked along we saw quite numerous Grey Wagtails, including young from several different families, and the same could be said for Stonechats; there were House Martins about and a few Swallows.  We only had a fleeting glimpse of Dipper, and also Sparrowhawk, Buzzard and one Swift, but it was nice to see them.

Stonechat Bellever 7.7.15 Tom WallisTom Wallis

 The sun came out at lunchtime as we all sat for a picnic lunch back near the car park, and we were delighted by the activity amongst the trees around us, with Mistle Thrush, Treecreepers, Robins, Wagtails, Nuthatch, Jay, Song Thrush, Wren, Goldcrest, Chaffinch, Coal Tits etc, and amongst all these were quite a few juvenile birds.

 In the afternoon we took a stroll around some woodland tracks and along to the old farm buildings.  One side of the first track had been cleared and we had superb views of Spotted Flycatchers particularly.  As we walked on we spotted Bullfinch, Blackcap, young Dunnock and more Spotted Flycatchers.

Mary Wallis

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