Saturday 29 December 2018

Saturday 29th 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.

The combination of a low high tide and flooded fields around the estuary meant low counts with 140 Grey Plover, 67 Knot, 33 Curlew and 23 Brent Geese. Also in the estuary seven Greenshank, three Eider and the Slavonian Grebe. Two Pomarine Skua were off the seawall this morning with good numbers of birds feeding or passing a long way offshore. On the sea 60+ Great-crested Grebe, 14 Red-throated and two Great Northern Diver. Elsewhere a Firecrest was in the Entrance Bushes and two Siskin flew east.

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