Topsham Lock Cottage


Wild birds on the Exe estuary (Photos: David J Glaves)

Topsham Lock Cottage occupies a unique location on the west bank of the estuary between two nature reserves — one operated by the Devon Wildlife Trust and the other by the RSPB.

The Exe Estuary is an important conservation area. It is reckoned that over 10,000 wild fowl and 20,000 waders spend the winter here, including the avocet, black-tailed godwit, dark bellied Brent goose, ringed plover and wigeon.

Some of the latest bird sightings in the area are listed below. Further sightings can be found at

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Monday 21st January 2019
Dawlish WarrenVelvet Scoter, 74 Great-crested Grebe, two Red-throated Diver (More…)
Sunday 20th January 2019
Dawlish WarrenVelvet Scoter, 26 Great-crested Grebe, Cetti's Warbler, eight Shoveler, 80 Pied Wagtail (More…)
Saturday 19th January 2019
Dawlish WarrenVelvet Scoter, three Red-throated, two Great Northern Diver, 283 Teal, 160+ Brent Geese, 87 Wigeon, two Eider, Greenshank, Slavonian Grebe, two Firecrest, Coal Tit, Redwing, 79 Goldfinch, eight Cirl Bunting, Siskin, seven Shoveler (More…)
Friday 18th January 2019
Dawlish WarrenFulmar, four Great Northern Diver, 120 Gannet, 19 Great-crested Grebe, two Common Scoter, Red-throated Diver, 145 Teal, 130 Wigeon, 37 Brent Geese, three Greenshank, five Shoveler, Coal Tit (More…)
Thursday 17th January 2019
Dawlish Warren54 Great-crested Grebe, Common Scoter (More…)
Wednesday 16th January 2019
Dawlish WarrenVelvet Scoter, 24 Great-crested Grebe, seven Common Scoter, Red-throated Diver, three Shoveler, Water Rail (More…)
Tuesday 15th January 2019
Dawlish WarrenVelvet Scoter, five Red-throated Diver, five Common Scoter, 38 Great-crested Grebe (More…)

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