Due to the significant erosion by storms at Dawlish Warren, Teignbridge District Council (TDC) is advising extreme caution when visiting. The dune path between groyne 10 – 18 is unsafe and a section of this path is completely closed with no access. Access to Warren Point is possible via the beach with the risk of being cut off for a period either side of each high tide. Access to the bird hide is only via Warren Point. The only access, up and back down, to these areas is along the beach at lower states of tide. Contact TDC for questions about access.
Overcast conditions saw a few more thrushes overhead than recent days with 269 Redwing and 12 Fieldfare, although a very unseasonal Common Swift (at 08:55) was far more unexpected, particularly as it was seen well enough at low level to discount Pallid Swift as it passed through Greenland Lake area. This is the first November record at Dawlish Warren, one on 22/11/2002 was considered to be a Pallid Swift but was not accepted by BBRC. In the bushes also signs of an arrival with nine Bullfinch, at least eight Chiffchaff and seven Goldcrest.
Elsewhere the Slavonian Grebe was in the estuary with 562 Wigeon, 285 Teal, 190 Brent Geese and a Pintail; three Shoveler were on the Main Pond and the three Eider were offshore.