Monday 12 November 2018

Monday 12th November

Due to the significant erosion by storms at Dawlish Warren NNR, Teignbridge District Council (TDC) is advising extreme caution when visiting. The dune path between groyne 10 – 18 is unsafe and a section of this path is completely closed with no access. Access to Warren Point is possible via the beach with the risk of being cut off for a period either side of each high tide.  Access to the bird hide is via Warren Point. The only public access, up and back down, to these areas is therefore along the beach at lower states of tide.  Contact TDC for questions about access.

No birding today but a cannon-netting session lead to 53 Oystercatcher being trapped and ringed this morning. Four birds were re-traps, three from the Feb 2018 catch and a ringed bird from March 2004.  Of this catch, 10 Oystercatcher were fitted with GPS devices (along with the usual colour-rings plus an extra uncoded small blue ring above the metal on the left leg).  These GPS devices will record locations once per hour, research that will provide valuable insight into feeding locations around the Exe Estuary and further afield.
Please continue to submit your sightings to For more information on the Exe Oystercatcher project visit

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