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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

Thursday 14th February 2019

Penhill Marsh

pm - Cycled over to the south side of the Taw Estuary for a change to see Maurice's Cattle Egrets & was not disappointed. I cannot match Roy's excellent flight shot through my telescope but here are a few shots of the birds foraging.


Posted February 14th at 6:36 pm by Rob Jutsum in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Tuesday 12th February 2019

Baggy Point

11 Common Scoters still at Baggy Point this morning.

Posted February 12th at 1:41 pm by Rob Jutsum in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts


The two Red-necked Grebes were again together in Elberry Cove, also 3 Great Northern Divers, 1 Red-throated Diver but the highlight was a high flying Barnacle Goose which came in over the bay and continued to head NW.

Lots of Buntings on the seed at Broadsands including 8 Reedbuntings.


Posted February 12th at 10:40 am by Mike Langman in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Monday 11th February 2019

Frogmore Creek, Kingsbridge

Spoonbill Over Frogmore Creek This Morning.

Posted February 11th at 7:22 pm by patrick hawkins in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Saturday 9th February 2019

Slapton Ley / Start Bay

On the ley Ring-necked Duck ( area around middle of Lower Ley ), Scaup ( male near Stokeley Hide ), 6 Pochards, 4 Goldeneyes, Black-necked Grebe ( Torcross ) and 3 Mediterrean Gulls. On the sea 57 Common Scoters, 2 Brent Geese ( dark-bellied, briefly joined the Scoter flock ), Red-throated Diver and Red-necked Grebe.

Posted February 9th at 5:38 pm by Perry Sanders in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Friday 8th February 2019

Kingsbridge Estuary.

Spoonbill feeding unconcernedly in driving rain off the embankment this morning.

Posted February 8th at 11:45 am by Rob Macklin in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

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