Monday 25 March 2019

Monday 25th March

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 Barnacle Goose made a surprise reappearance in the Bight early morning with a small flock of Brent Geese, also in the estuary 185 Curlew, 40 Redshank, 26 Turnstone, six Greenshank, three Eider, two Sanderling and a Ringed Plover.

Overhead a Red Kite flew east at 11.30 with 120 Chaffinch and the first Grey Wagtail of the year heading the same way earlier in the day. Elsewhere a Sandwich Tern and a Red-throated Diver were offshore and four Wheatear were on site.

 Shoveler - Lee Collins

 Barnacle Goose - Martin Rooney

Wildlife News: The Sand Crocus put on a good show once the sun came out early afternoon with a new population of c200 flowering plants discovered in the Wryneck Plain. The sun also brought out the first Dark-edged Beefly and Small Tortoiseshell of the year, both in the Entrance Bushes. Elsewhere a Grey Seal was off the seawall and a Fox was by the hide.

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