Bird Watching


Contact Marion May  
01208 873411
marionmay24(at)gmail(dot)com

Contact  Jasmina Goodair
jas.goodair(at)talk21(dot)com



Jasmina Goodair and Marion May have taken over as leaders for the Birdwatching group.

We have planned outings on the 3rd Wednesday of each month starting from September 2018, details for each outing will be sent out a few weeks beforehand. 

If you have an particular sites you would recommend please let either Jasmina or Marion know. We have an outline plan from September until June 2019, this will be posted on the U3A website.

Many thanks

Marion and Jasmina.

February update

 In May we will be visiting Looe Island, this is a change of month from that stated in our calendar.



UPDATE 31st JANUARY 2019

10 members of the birdwatching group braved the wind and cold to see a spectacular display of starlings, estimates put it at nearly a million birds.

The interesting event saw the starlings landing/hovering in a field near the farm and then swooping up towards the line of conifers.

The photos speak for themselves






https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7817/39974796733_2597f67242_b.jpg

(Click on above image for  enlarged view)

More photographs available on our flickr page.  All photographs Copyright Jasmina Goodair 


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UPDATE 10th JANUARY 2019


Avocet trip on River Exe -  Wednesday 20th February 2019


Avocet 
Image Credit:Tony Sutton (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)


LOCATION  From Exmouth by boat

CAR PARKING  In Exmouth

TIME OF START AND FINISH  Boat trip leaves at 1345 for a 3 hour circular trip. Cost £12.50. Please buy your ticket in advance from the website https://www.stuartlinecruises.co.uk/bird-watching/

When we know who is coming on this trip we can plan to share lifts, meeting place and time.

No exact finish time as you can stay as long as you want

MEETING POINT . At Exmouth Stuartline terminal: https://www.stuartlinecruises.co.uk/bird-watching/

MAIN POINTS OF INTEREST  : Avocets and other river birds and ducks

REFRESHMENTS  : There are on board facilities.

EQUIPMENT(suggested) Binoculars, monoculars. We have spare binoculars.

NAME OF LEADER(S)  Jasmina Goodair. Marion May

Please contact Jasmina by 25th Jan if you would like to join us on this trip. Also if you need a lift or can offer a lift.

  • 01208 821223
  • 07974700883
  • jas.goodair@talk21.com

DISABLED ACCESS Yes, please see website   https://www.stuartlinecruises.co.uk/bird-watching/


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UPDATE 2ND JANUARY 2019

As we were unable to go to see the murmurations in December Jasmina and I have decided to replace the original planned outing in January with one to go to see the murmurations  Rough Tor

Do hope you can join us

Marion and Jasmina

Wednesday 16th January 2019

TITLE OF EVENT . Murmurations at Roughtor area

LOCATION  Fields near Roughtor, we will walk or drive to key viewing points.

CAR PARKING  Car park at at Roughtor PL32 9QJ

TIME OF START AND FINISH Start time3.30p.m

No exact finish time as you can stay as long as you want

MEETING POINT In car park

MAIN POINTS OF INTEREST  : Murmuration of starlings…..plus the buzzards

REFRESHMENTS  : None available...but it is usually quite windy and cold so suggest you bring warm drink

EQUIPMENT(suggested) Binoculars, monoculars and torch. We have spare binoculars.

NAME OF LEADER(S) Alan and Marion May, Jasmina Goodair. 

Please contact Marion by 10th Dec, if you would like to join us on this trip. Also if you need a lift or can offer a lift

DISABLED ACCESS Yes, we will be on minor roads or tracks

 


UPDATE 8TH  DECEMBER 2018

The next Field Trip will be on  Wednesday 19th December to Roughtor.  Details as follows:-


TITLE OF EVENT . Murmurations at Roughtor area

LOCATION  Fields near Roughtor, we will walk or drive to key viewing points.

CAR PARKING  Car park at at Roughtor PL32 9QJ

TIME OF START AND FINISH Start time3.30p.m

No exact finish time as you can stay as long as you want

MEETING POINT In car park

MAIN POINTS OF INTEREST  : Murmuration of starlings…..plus the buzzards

REFRESHMENTS  : None available...but it is usually quite windy and cold so suggest you bring warm drink

EQUIPMENT(suggested) Binoculars, monoculars and torch. We have spare binoculars.

NAME OF LEADER(S) Alan and Marion May, Jasmina Goodair. 

Please contact Marion by 14th Dec, if you would like to join us on this trip. Also if you need a lift or can offer a lift

DISABLED ACCESS Yes, we will be on minor roads or tracks


Field Trip Instructions in pdf format my be downloaded  via this link.


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INFORMATION ON MAIN POINTS OF INTEREST : Riverside and nature reserve walk.

Egrets, mallards, swans, cormorants, kingfisher, bullfinches etc

EQUIPMENT TO BRING:
Binoculars etc.

NAME OF LEADER(S)
 
Alan and Marion May 01208 873411

DISABLED ACCESS
  Level paths, but uneven in places





Earlier reports available on this page
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Alan May,
Feb 14, 2018, 5:29 AM
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Keith Southgate,
Feb 15, 2016, 2:34 PM