The Harrier

Subtitle: The newsletter of Devon Birds

Month: November 2017

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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