Guide East Devon Coronavirus residents update - 4 September 2020

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4. Help protect wild birds in the Exe estuary

Soon, thousands of wildfowl will descend on the Exe estuary to feed on the delicious (to them!) Eelgrass to help them recover from their monumentous journey of at least 3000 miles from the Arctic Circle. This means that the wildlife refuge at Exmouth Duckpond becomes operational on the 15th September until 31st December.  Please do give these highly-protected wild birds space to rest and feed by avoiding the area in and near the Duckpond during this time.

There is another wildlife refuge which protects wild birds all year round, just off Dawlish Warren. Visit South East Devon Wildlife’s website for more information and a map of the area.

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