Society News from November 2016


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

Annual Draw results

Posted November 18th, 2016 at 3:21 pm

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 - or tel 01392 439685 advising either carvery or bar menu.

Meetings and Field Trips in November

Posted November 1st, 2016 at 6:42 pm

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;   

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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