Monday 31 December 2018

Monday 31st December

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 quiet end to the year with a quick afternoon visit revealing 47 Great-crested Grebe and a Red-throated Diver offshore, with 323 Wigeon, 141 Curlew, 36 Brent Geese, six Greenshank, three Eider, two Goldeneye and the Slavonian Grebe in the estuary.

Many thanks to everyone who has provided records to the Recording Group in 2018. Happy New Year to all and best wishes for 2019.

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