Saturday 10 November 2018

Saturday 10th 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 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.

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