Thursday, 7 March 2019

Thursday 7th 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.

Counts from the estuary included 710 Dunlin, 300 Oystercatcher, 92 Curlew, 70 Turnstone, 45 Grey Plover, 33 Knot, 25 Sanderling, six Greenshank, three Eider and in the saltmarsh a single Muscovy Duck. Elsewhere a Chiffchaff was by the Main Pond and a Great Northern Diver was offshore.

Redshank - Alan Keatley

Wildlife News: Another new species for the recording area was found today, the sawfly Aglaostigma aucupariae, a widespread early Spring species. The Grey Seal was again in the estuary.

Aglaostigma aucupariae - Alan Keatley

 

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