Saturday, 23 February 2019

Saturday 23rd February

Due to the significant erosion at Dawlish Warren, Teignbridge District Council 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 and the bird hide is only possible via the beach with the risk of being cut off for a period either side of each high tide. The only access, up and back down, to these areas is along the beach at lower states of tide.

Counts from the estuary included 213 Brent Geese, 143 Grey Plover, 95 Curlew, 77 Common and an adult Mediterranean Gull, 49 Redshank, 39 Knot, 26 Bar-tailed Godwit, seven Greenshank, three Eider and the Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere a Great Northern Diver was off the seawall and four Shoveler were on the Main Pond.

 Dunlin, Grey Plover, Knot & Sanderling - Alan Keatley

Great Northern Diver - Alan Keatley

Wildlife News: The first butterfly of the year, a Red Admiral, flew past the seawall.

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