Saturday 30 March 2019

Saturday 30th 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 first two Willow Warbler of the year were welcome migrants with three Blackcap and a Wheatear on site, with two Sand Martin and two Siskin overhead. Elsewhere the Cetti's Warbler was at the Main Pond, six Sandwich Tern were offshore and counts from the estuary included 136 Oystercatcher, eight Ringed Plover, four Bar-tailed Godwit, two Sanderling and single Dunlin and Greenshank.

Blackcap - Alan Keatley
 Wildlife News: The Grey Seal was again on a pontoon in the estuary and the Sand Crocus flowers opened from 10.30. Butterflies included a Red Admiral, two Orange-tip and two Comma with a Green Longhorn moth also on the wing.

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