Saturday 1 December 2018

Saturday 1st 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.

Seawatching early morning saw six Great Northern and a Red-throated Diver fly south with 116 Gannet and 49 Kittiwake with an Eider also offshore. In the estuary counts included 950 Oystercatcher, 512 Wigeon, 290 Dark and a Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 63 Shelduck, 14 Sanderling, four Mediterranean Gull, three Greenshank, two Goldeneye and a Slavonian Grebe.

Elsewhere two Shoveler were on the Main Pond, seven Chiffchaff, two Siskin, two Goldcrest and two Coal Tit in the bushes and a Mistle Thrush overhead.

Chiffchaff - Alan Keatley

Wildlife News: A Red Admiral was on the wing in Skipper Meadow.

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