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Dawlish Warren

Please take extra care when visiting Dawlish Warren. We have been informed that due to the recent bad weather there has been significant erosion from Groyne 10 eastwards. This means that access along the site, to and from Warren Point (and the bird hide) will be via the beach only, with a risk of being cut off for a period either side of high water! Signs have been put up to alert people to the hazards, but people need to be aware that access routes that they have become used to may not be available and they need to exercise extreme caution,  with the possibility of being cut off by the tide, and people are strongly urged not to try climbing the sand cliffs. 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

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Posted June 30th, 2016 at 9:24 pm by George & Julia Harris in General Birding

Monday 21st January 2019


Yellow-browed Warbler and at least 1 Firecrest in back of 1st car park.

Posted January 21st at 1:10 pm by Mike Langman in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Saturday 19th January 2019

Slapton Ley

Ring-necked Duck still present at Torcross but only one of last weeks Scaup remaining. Also 6 Goldeneyes and 11 Pochards. Yellow-browed Warbler showing well at Torcross, usual spot near the Chapel opposite 'Windfalls'. Black-necked Grebe on the ley viewable from the Stokeley hide. Red-necked Grebe off Torcross and 11 Common Scoters off the monument.

Posted January 19th at 4:56 pm by Perry Sanders in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Thursday 17th January 2019


The Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 2 Blackcaps and 3 Chiffchaffs were again in the back corner of the 1st car park. 23 Cirl and 4 Reed Bunting in the 2nd car park on seed first thing this morning.

Posted January 17th at 3:33 pm by Mike Langman in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Tuesday 15th January 2019


Preston: 1 Black-necked Grebe

Goodrington: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver, 8 Great Crested Grebes

Broadsands: 2 Black-necked Grebes, 1 Red-necked Grebe (around Mussel Farm buoys), 3 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Great Northern Divers, 2 Common Scoter (drakes) and 10+ Common Dolphins. Also the Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest and 1 Chiffchaff in the back corner of the 1st car park, 10+ Cirl and 1 Reed Bunting on seed in 2nd car car park. 

Posted January 15th at 1:31 pm by Mike Langman in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

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