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 12th November 2018
Dawlish Warren53 Oystercatcher (More…)
Sunday 11th November 2018
Dawlish WarrenSlavonian Grebe, two Pale-bellied Brent Geese, two Goldeneye, two Greenshank, three Eider, 42 Pied Wagtail, Wood Pigeon (More…)
Saturday 10th November 2018
Dawlish Warren1150 Dunlin, 500+ Wigeon, 409 Dark , Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 55 Grey Plover, 41 Shelduck, 41 Snipe, 35 Bar-tailed Godwit, eight Great-crested Grebe, five Knot, four Goldeneye, four Greenshank, three Mediterranean Gull, Tufted Duck, Little, Slavonian Grebe, 18 Long-tailed Tit, six Chiffchaff, Cirl Bunting (More…)
Friday 9th November 2018
Dawlish Warren1449 Dunlin, 900 Oystercatcher, 297 Dark, three Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 57 Grey Plover, 31 Shelduck, 24 Turnstone, seven Sanderling, two Greenshank, two Goldeneye, Knot, Great Northern Diver, Gannet, three Eider (More…)
Thursday 8th November 2018
Dawlish WarrenPurple Sandpiper, 264 Dark-bellied, Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 140 Great Black-backed, Yellow-legged Gull, nine Sanderling, four Goldeneye, Slavonian Grebe (More…)
Wednesday 7th November 2018
Dawlish WarrenTwo Pomarine, Great Skua, 50 Gannet, 40 Kittiwake, Yellow-legged Gull, 100+ Great Black-backed Gull, 25 Shelduck, Shoveler, Wigeon, Slavonian Grebe, four Red-breasted Merganser, Eider, eight Chiffchaff, six Redwing, two Goldcrest, Blackcap, Mistle Thrush, Redpoll (More…)

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