Counts from the estuary included 1150 Dunlin, 1150 Oystercatcher, 500+ Wigeon, 409 Dark and two 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, two drake Tufted Duck and single Little and Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere 18 Long-tailed Tit and six Chiffchaff moved around the bushes and c12 Cirl Bunting were on site.
The reason the Dune Path is closed after Groyne 10. At least five metres of dune has been lost since last year's beach recharge.
Warren Point. Severe erosion has also occurred in the Desert with much of this area being lost.
Change is a constant feature of the Warren, in the mid 1990's this area was part of the main Exe channel. The sand level was approx. two metres lower back then but has also been approx. two metres higher than today in recent years.