Friday 14 December 2018

Friday 14th December

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.

Counts over a low high tide were limited to 560 Dunlin, 280 Wigeon, 97 Grey Plover, 64 Brent Geese, 53 Shelduck, 29 Turnstone, 28 Knot, nine Sanderling, a Goldeneye and a male Peregrine. Elsewhere two Great Northern Diver and two Eider were offshore, five Shoveler were on the Main Pond, a Coal Tit and a Redwing were in Dead Dolphin Wood and two Cirl Bunting were by the hide.

Cirl Bunting (female) - Alan Keatley

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