Friday 9 November 2018

Friday 9th November

Sadly, the weather of the last few days has resulted in significant erosion of Dawlish Warren. Teignbridge District Council are advising extreme caution when visiting this area. The dune path between groyne 10 – 18 is unsafe to use. Access along the site, to and from the bird hide & Warren Point is along the beach only, with the risk of being cut off for a period either side of high water.

Counts from the estuary included 1449 Dunlin, 900 Oystercatcher, 297 Dark and three Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 57 Grey Plover, 31 Shelduck, 24 Turnstone, seven Sanderling, two Greenshank, two Goldeneye, a Knot and a Great Northern Diver. Despite strong southerlies few birds were offshore with a two hour watch early afternoon producing just a single Gannet; the three Eider were off Warren Point.

Pale (& Dark)-bellied Brent Geese - Dave Jewell

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