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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

Saturday 18th January 2020

Plymouth Breakwater

Breakwater this morning:

26+ Purple Sandpiper

13 Knot

approx 120 Dunlin

plus one Porpoise nearby

Purple Sandpiper
Purple Sandpiper

Knot and Dunlin
Knot and Dunlin


Posted January 18th at 3:52 pm by Rupert Kirkwood in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Friday 17th January 2020

Cattle Egret at Freminton Pill roost

We were surprised to see that the 8 egret which flew into the roost as we walked towards the Quay today were all Cattle Egret. 

Eight Cattle Egret
Eight Cattle Egret

Posted January 17th at 9:18 pm by Phil & Sue Naylor in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

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