Society News from March 2020

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 - John Walters, the Secret Life of the Long-tailed Tit

13th December - Philip Marlow, African Game Parks are not just the Big 5

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

 


Outing to Topsham, Bowling Green Marsh and Goosemoor

Posted March 22nd, 2020 at 6:10 pm in Plymouth Branch by Inga Page

7 members of Devon Birds attended the Plymouth Branch field trip on Tuesday March 17th at Topsham, Bowling Green Marsh and Goosemoor.  After lunch we moved to Dart's Farm for a look at the stubble fields, ponds and moorland.  55 species were observed:

Mute Swan, Black Swan, Canada Goose, Shelduck, Mallard, Muscovey/Mallard Hybrid, Pintail, Shoveler, Wigeon, Teal, Scaup, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Coot, Moorhen, Oystercatcher, Golden Plover, Turnstone, Dunlin, Redshank, Greenshank, Black Tailed Godwit, Curlew, Black Headed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Greater Black-Backed Gull, Feral Pigeon, Stock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Kingfisher, Pied Wagtail, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Chiffchaff, Wren, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Linnet, Goldfinch, Greenfinch.

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