Society News from November 2016

Annual Draw results

Posted November 18th, 2016 at 3:21 pm by George & Julia Harris

1st Prize – £200               Mr R Haythornthwaite

2nd Prize – Painting of a Golden Eagle    Mr B Adams

3rd Prize - £75                  Mr R Walter 

4th Prize – 2 tickets to Lundy (anytime)  Mr R Halstead

5th Prize – 2 tickets for Devon Birds trip to Lundy 2017   Dr J Emberson

6th Prize – ‘The Life of Buzzards’ by Peter Dare  Mr R Durrant


Mid-Devon Christmas Walk and Lunch

Posted November 14th, 2016 at 9:44 am by Inga Page

All members are invited to the Mid Devon Christmas Walk and Lunch on Tuesday 6 December 2016.

For the short walk meet at Meldon Dam car park SX561917 at 10am.  Followed by our Lunch at Betty Cottles Inn at 1pm

The 2 course Christmas Carvery Lunch including coffee is £17.95 or you can choose from the Bar Menu - copies available from Annabelle.

Please book for the Lunch by 23 November with Annabelle Strickland - jfajstrickland@outlook.com or tel 01392 439685 advising either carvery or bar menu.


Meetings and Field Trips in November

Posted November 1st, 2016 at 6:42 pm by George & Julia Harris

Nov 7             09:30–13:00             East Devon Field Meetings
Darts Farm, Topsham – meet at lower end car park SX976883  For further information contact Jonathan Ruscoe: 01404 822689  
Nov 8             19:30–21:30             Taw & Torridge Indoor Meetings   
"Mandarins, Admirals and Dead Men's Fingers" – recent wildlife highlights – John Walters – The Castle Centre, Barnstaple, EX31 1DR.  For further information contact Vicky Hassell; 01237 452167.  Admission £3 including refreshments      
Nov 14          19:30–21:30             Plymouth Indoor Meetings 
“Cuckoos, Willow Tits and Wood Warblers – why they need Devon Birds and how we are helping.” Kevin Cox, Chairman, Devon Birds – Mutley Baptist Church, Plymouth, PL4 6LB. For further information, contact Liz Harris: 01752 789594        
Nov 15          09:30–13:00             Mid Devon Field Meetings 
Roadford – meet at layby near hide SX435930.  For further information, contact Annabelle Strickland: 01392 439685 or 07557 736456. 
Nov 16          10:00–16:00             Taw & Torridge Field Meetings      
Somerset Levels – meet RSPB Grey Lake Reserve car park ST398347 then on to Shapwick/Ham Wall – Ashcott Corner RSPB new car park ST449397. For further information contact Jackie Bosley or Maria Fernandes: 01237 470089.  Bring a packed lunch.      
Nov 19          09:00–16:00             Plymouth Field Meetings    
Dawlish Warren – meet at far end of car park SX980787.  For further information contact Lesley Goonesekera: 01548 856011 
Nov 21          19:30–21:30             South Devon Indoor Meetings      
"The Birds of New Zealand" – Martin Lees – Court Farm Inn, Abbotskerswell, TQ12 5PG.  For further information contact Martin Lees: 01803 852067         
Nov 25          09:30–13:00             East Devon Field Meetings
Stover Country Park – meet at pay & display car park SX832749.  For further information contact Jonathan Ruscoe: 01404 822689; ruscoe@talktalk.net   
 

All Devon Birds members are welcome at any meeting organised by the Society or its branches. Many meetings are free or require only a nominal charge to cover hire costs and refreshments. Non-members are also welcome – bring a friend and encourage them to join. 

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