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Posted January 8th at 9:12 pm by Pete Aley in General Birding

Dawlish Warren

Continued erosion at Dawlish Warren means visitors are reminded to take extra care when visiting. Access along the site, to and from the bird hide and Warren Point, is via the beach only, with a risk of being cut off for a period either side of high water! Further information is available on the Teignbridge District Council website.

Posted November 9th, 2018 at 11:08 am by Mike Daniels in General Birding


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Posted October 10th, 2016 at 9:14 am by George & Julia Harris in General Birding

Sunday 12th June 2016

Morte Point

This afternoon about 10 Puffins flew west, closely followed by 8 Razorbills then 5 more Puffins. 18 Gannets were circling round over a pod of 8 Porpoise.  

Posted June 12th, 2016 at 7:14 pm by Martin Thorne MWG in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Friday 10th June 2016

Hoopoe sighting

While on her driving lesson yesterday my daughter saw a hoopoe just outside Launceston on the B3362 heading out of Launceston towards Tavistock. She had no idea what what it was but having looked on internet is absolutely certain it was a Hoopoe. Are they rare, has anyone else seen one around there? 

Posted June 10th, 2016 at 9:16 am by Julia Chatting in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

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