Society News from August 2016

Taw & Torridge Branch Indoor Meetings - updated

Posted September 2nd at 5:16 pm in Events by Mike Daniels

The Taw & Torridge Branch are restarting Indoor Meetings at the Castle Centre, Barnstaple. Start times are :7.30pm. Details for the remainder of 2022 and beginning of 2023 are:

8th November - Philip Marlow, African Game Parks are not just the Big 5

13th December - John Walters, the Secret Life of the Long-tailed Tit

10th January 2023 - Emma Scotney, An Introduction to Bats

14th February - James Fentom, Plovers of St Helena: A study

14th March - Stephen Powels, Tawny Owls

11th April - Ian Gaspar, Bird behaviour: an illustrated talk


Tues 18 Oct 9.30am - field meeting at Ham Wall

Posted August 31st, 2016 at 11:01 am

Mid Devon Group are organising the above Field Meeting which has been arranged with a RSPB Ranger to escort us around the Reserve and possibly parts of the Reserve not normally open to the public.  There will be a small charge of £20 to be divided between the members within the Group, which will be limited.

Some members are planning to stay overnight in Glastonbury on Tues 18th to enable visiting other Reserves in area the next day.  There is a Premier Inn in Glastonbury if you wish to stay over and you will need to book your stay directly via the hotel website, The room rate is variable and all details can be found on the website.  There is a Brewers Fayre restaurant adjacent where we will possibly eat in the evening. 

Kindly let me know if you wish to join us for the day and if you plan to stay overnight asap.  Please include your contact details, and whether you need, or can offer, a lift to others in order for me to confirm arrangements.

If you have any queries, please contact me; my phone number is 01392 439685 and my email address is

Annabelle Strickland

4 Sept Thurlestone Field Trip 12th Talk by Dave Scott "Facts about Birds" Plymouth

Posted August 25th, 2016 at 10:48 pm

Sunday 4th September: Field Meeting at Thurlestone. Meet in Upper Car Park by Golf Course SX676419 at 10:00.

We will be exploring the sea, the beach, the marshes and leys nearby and hoping to see some returning migrants and passing seabirds. If you are interested, Mike Passman's website gives lots of information about the Thurlestone area including latest sightings.


Monday 12th September: Indoor meeting Dave Scott artist, photographer, ringer will give a talk entitled "Facts about Birds". Dave has a great deal of experience of Devon birding and will give us the benefit of this!

Spurgeon Hall, Mutley Baptist Church, Mutley Plain, Plymouth, PL4 6LB at 19:30. Contact Liz Harris 01752 789594 for further details.

Mid Devon Change to 12 Sept Meeting now Tavy Cleave

Posted August 25th, 2016 at 10:20 pm

Mid Devon Field Meeting on Tuesday 13 September 0930 now changed to Tavy Cleave - meet at Lanehead SX537823

Annabelle Strickland

Phone: 01392 439685
Mobile: 07557 736456

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