The Harrier

Subtitle: The newsletter of Devon Birds

21st November 2017

Devon Birds have been consulting with the Forestry Commission regarding the future management of Stoke Woods just to the north of Exeter. Peter Devenport, the FC’s Assistant Ecologist has asked if there are any members of Devon Birds who could help with the monitoring of around 20 pied flycatcher nest boxes which are going to be […]

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21st November 2017

After the AGM Dr. Malcolm Burgess, RSBP Conservation Researcher and honorary research fellow at the University of Exeter gave a presentation on ‘Tracking Devon’s birds; Spotted & Pied Flycatcher, Wood Warbler and Whinchat.’ Malcolm specialises in spatial ecology, working on diagnosing causes of declines of long-distance migrants and woodland birds. He is ideally placed to […]

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1st November 2017

Those of you who look at the “Devon Birds” website will have seen that over the past couple of weeks there has been a flood of reports on sightings of Firecrests. They are frequently being seen together with small flocks of Goldcrests and Long Tailed Tits and are quite widespread around the County at present. […]

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30th October 2017

The “Devon Birds” Photo Exhibition at Torre had a successful launch on 20th October, and I would like to thank all of the photographers for making it such a high quality event. It will be running until the 19th November from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day and I do hope that as many […]

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24th October 2017

The Mid Devon Branch of Devon Birds is holding a Social Evening on Wednesday 8th November 2017 at Waterbridge Golf Club, near Crediton EX17 5LG starting at 7pm.  All members are invited to attend. The evening will start with an interactive talk by Mike Langman titled ‘Better Birding’. ‘Better Birding’ – can birders really identify […]

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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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