Saturday 12 January 2019

Saturday 12th January

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 Velvet Scoter remained offshore with 24 Great-crested Grebe, four Common Scoter and two Red-throated Diver. In the estuary the three Eider were on Finger Point at high tide, with counts including 1160 Dunlin, 166 Wigeon, 153 Grey Plover, 78 Curlew, 73 Knot, 51 Redshank, 47 Teal, 46 Brent Geese, 12 Sanderling and two Greenshank.

Elsewhere two Firecrest were again in the Car Park early morning, four Shoveler were on the Main Pond and two Redwing and a Coal Tit were in the bushes.  

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