Date(s) - Fri 1st Mar
19:30 pm - 21:00 pm
Bar open at 1930 for great views and conversation
Starting at 7.45, a talk from very knowledgeable member, John Goss Custard. Mostly a repeat of the very popular talk earlier this year but with a few new stories.
We can expect an illustrated talk about the wildfowl and wading birds (mainly) that live in large numbers on the Exe estuary during the non-breeding season (August-May). Their numbers, how and on what they feed, the natural challenges they face, and how long they survive them. Also, how technology has changed the way researchers find out about their behaviour, including their movements within the estuary and throughout the world, with some pretty amazing discoveries about their migration. A few anecdotes too about the trials and tribulations of recording the birds’ activities from hides and from the seawall – and the interest this sometimes aroused in the police.
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