When: see below
Where: Various locations - see below.
Cost: Travel costs
We are a small group of relative or absolute beginners.
We visit mainly local areas of interest, such as Stover Park, Broadsands, Berry Head, but occasionally go further afield (e.g. Exe and Axe estuaries). The only equipment needed is a pair of binoculars.
A select few of the Torbay U3A birdwatching group enjoyed a fine bright morning 19 May on Trendlebeare Common and Yarner Woods with 22 species sightings including spotted flycatcher, pied flycatcher (in the photograph), grey wagtail, marsh tit, coal tit, stonechat, siskin, great spotted woodpecker, garden warbler, wood warbler, and whitethroat. We were brilliantly assisted by Phil Page, former warden of Yarner Woods who was not only able to identify birds by their song but pinpoint them to a tree or bush for us to spot.
U3A Bird Watching Group
Leader:- John Wells Tel: 01803209045 Email:email@example.com
Most trips 2-3 hours, start 10:30 am.
Wed 16th January
Broadsands car park. Lunch at Lupton Cafe. P.T.C.
Wed 20 February
Sharkham Point. Seawatch. Lunch at the Guard House Cafe. P.T.C.
Wed 29th March
Dunsford woods. Dippers and Daffs. Lunch at Royal Oak Pub. P.T.
Friday 12 April
Emworthy Down. Lunch at Ullacombe Farm Shop.
Friday 24th May. Yarner Wood with Phil Page. Small charge per head. Lunch at Ullacombe Farm Shop.
Wed 19th June
Birds of Prey Centre at Ipplepen. Lunch at Tally Ho Pub.
July. Day TBA. Low tide Teign river estuary walk. Lunch at Coombe Cellars Pub.
Please let me know if you can come to any or all of the events.
Contact me for directions to meeting places.
All events weather dependant.
P: Parking. T: Toilets. C: Café.
Photo by Mary Ross