Tuesday 30 April 2019

Tuesday 30th April

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.

A welcome, if small, increase in migrants with the first Garden Warbler of the year, at least 10 Whitethroat on site and 47 Swallow and a House Martin through. Elsewhere at least 55 Whimbrel were on site and a Red-throated Diver remains offshore with just seven Sandwich Tern.

Wildlife News: Several Fork-jawed Nomad Bee Nomada ruficornis were seen with their host Orange-tailed Mining Bee Andrena haemorrhoa, a new species for the Recording Area. Also new the sawfly Marcophya duodecimpunctata.

Fork-jawed Nomad Bee Nomada ruficornis - Alan Keatley
 Orange-tailed Mining Bee Andrena haemorrhoa - Alan Keatley

 Marcophya duodecimpunctata, a sawfly - Alan Keatley

 Southern Cuckoo Bumblebee Bombus vestalis - Alan Keatley

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