Sunday 18 November 2018

Sunday 18th November

Due to the significant erosion by storms at Dawlish Warren, Teignbridge District Council (TDC) 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 is possible via the beach with the risk of being cut off for a period either side of each high tide.  Access to the bird hide is only via Warren Point. The only access, up and back down, to these areas is along the beach at lower states of tide.  Contact TDC for questions about access.

Early morning again saw some movement NE overhead with 802 Redwing, 148 Chaffinch, 115 Fieldfare, 97 Goldfinch, 38 Lesser-Black-backed Gull south, 22 Greenfinch, 22 Linnet, 14 Siskin, 13 Reed Bunting, three Brambling, a possible Hawfinch and a late Swallow.

Counts from the estuary included 1303 Wigeon, 472 Teal, 204 Brent Geese, 100 Redshank, 38 Curlew, 33 Turnstone, 31 Shelduck, 15 Bar and six Black-tailed Godwit, 13 Greenshank, three Lapwing and the Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere four Shoveler were on the Main Pond and three Eider and a Great Northern Diver were offshore.

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