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.
The Velvet Scoter was off John's Watch with 24 Great-crested Grebe, eight Red-throated and a Great Northern Diver also offshore.
Counts from the estuary included 192 Grey Plover, 125 Knot, 112 Brent Geese, 45 Shelduck, 21 Sanderling, three Eider, two Greenshank and the Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere the Cetti's Warbler was in the Entrance Bushes, two Redwing and a Coal Tit were on site and four Shoveler were on the Main Pond.