The Harrier

Subtitle: The newsletter of Devon Birds

16th October 2017

Work on Phase 1 of a two year project to increase biodiversity and to create a viewable area of open water at South Milton Ley Nature Reserve has just been completed and what a result! Excavated and completely full in less than two weeks, a reservoir of open, fresh water has been created with just […]

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16th October 2017

The following second hand books are offered for sale (minimum offer £5 + postage). Offers should be made by email to the Secretary, Mike Daniels, (nellmegfly@gmail.com ) by 15th November 2017. All receipts and donations will help towards Society Projects and Conservation. British Birds (bound copies) 1970-2016 The Birds of Devon (Moore) Wild China (Chapman) […]

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3rd October 2017

The Mid Devon Branch is holding a Social Evening on Wednesday 8th November 2017 at Waterbridge Golf Club, near Crediton EX17 5LG starting at 7pm. The evening will consist of an interactive talk by Mike Langman titled ‘Better Birding’. ‘Better Birding’ – can birders really identify dots on the horizon? We’ll find out during this […]

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27th September 2017

Queen’s Marsh (16 acres – 7.1ha) is immediately on the left as you enter the Dartington Estate from Totnes (Lower Drive).  Originally, this was a navigable inlet from the R Dart until the Totnes weir was installed down river in 1584.  Over the centuries it silted up and in recent times became an impoverished grazing marsh […]

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26th September 2017

Technical issues resolved – now back on-line. Sorry for the inconvenience. Take a look at it here: devonbirdatlas.org

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11th September 2017

Dave was known to many in Devon Birds and particularly the East Devon Branch where he will be greatly missed for his companionship and bird watching expertise.  He regularly led fieldtrips until his health deteriorated towards the end of 2016.  He kept his illness private and died in hospital at Exeter comforted by his loving […]

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27th August 2017

At the last meeting of Devon Birds Council it was very reluctantly decided to cancel the proposed Photographic Competition due to lack of interest.  By the end of July the number of photos submitted was still in single numbers which given the fact that there were seven categories speaks for itself.  In its place Council […]

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27th August 2017

Cattle Egrets were a rarity for the Thurlestone Bay patch with only two records in the last 7 years.   The last large influx into Devon was 2008 when around 40 birds recorded including sightings on South Huish Marsh and South Efford Marsh (Aveton Gifford). First signs of arrival were 1 on 23rd January and 2 […]

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9th August 2017

In January 2016, the 500-page Devon Bird Atlas was launched to great acclaim, documenting all the breeding and wintering birds found across the county. The information it contains is so vital for conservation that Devon Birds have made it more widely available in an online version with open access for all.

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