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  • in reply to: Summer visitors (birds!) #11389
    IV
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    Nice photograph of a frazzled father. The birds work hard at this time of year! I watched a neighbour hand-feeding a female blackbird this morning. As soon as our neighbour moved away the blackbird bobbed along after her with her mouth open – making it clear what she wanted…and expected!

    Thanks for the heads-up about the image upload facility.

    in reply to: 101st Airborne Division in Devon #11362
    IV
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    I don’t think so, but I’m not sure. There is a website dedicated to the 101st – http://101stdevon.co.uk/ which gives some information about their activities during WWII.

    in reply to: Summer visitors (birds!) #11235
    IV
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    @Wistman I’ve seen one in the same locality and it was definitely a grey wagtail! I’ve been waiting to re-post in the hope that the pair would re-emerge, but they’ve wised up to my approach and pop over a hedge when I get close.

    in reply to: Summer visitors (birds!) #11153
    IV
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    @Wistman I was 80% convinced they were yellow wagtails – only saw them briefly without binoculars etc. for 10 seconds, but thought they had yellow throats…now I’m not sure. I went to the same area on my exercise hour yesterday hoping (naively) that they’d be waiting for me but no sighting. I shall take binoculars and camera on each walk from now on. Watch this space! Lovely that the swifts have arrived.

    in reply to: Summer visitors (birds!) #11123
    IV
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    Saw a lovely pair(?) of yellow wagtails round marshy ground near Lowerdown Cross, Bovey Tracey today.

    in reply to: COVID-19 Archive #11012
    IV
    (admin)

    It’s that sort of material that the archive will be interested to record.

    in reply to: Summer visitors (birds!) #10786
    IV
    (admin)

    Not yet (17th April) around Bovey Tracey. I shall miss hearing them on Haytor Down each morning this year.

    in reply to: Victoria Hall, Queen Street, Exeter #10687
    IV
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    Thanks @jm. I hadn’t seen the latter publication – and I might have run a mile at the thought of that title – but I have added it to my “to retrieve from the DHC” list which is already quite long. Good spot, thanks!

    in reply to: Victoria Hall, Queen Street, Exeter #10658
    IV
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    Thanks @SB. There’s a mention of the Hall but no images of it during its heyday. I’ve seen drawings at DHC of when it was being designed and a couple of internal views but no external photos.

    in reply to: Victoria Hall, Queen Street, Exeter #10654
    IV
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    I have no idea about the fate of the archive – I’m sure that Peter will have made, or tried to make, arrangements for its future. I can make some discreet enquiries….

    in reply to: Victoria Hall, Queen Street, Exeter #10623
    IV
    (admin)

    Good thought, but not there or in Peter Thomas’s excellent books (see https://www.peterdthomasphotography.co.uk/). Peter sadly died a couple of weeks ago.

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