Saturday 5 January 2019

Saturday 5th 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 first two Black-tailed Godwit and Kingfisher of the year were feeding off Cockwood, along with the Slavonian Grebe and 11 Red-breasted Merganser. Also in the estuary 256 Wigeon, 208 Teal, 98 Curlew, 81 Brent Geese, 57 Redshank and five Greenshank.

Elsewhere seven Red-throated Diver and 20 Great-crested Grebe were offshore, four Shoveler were on the Main Pond and at least one Coal Tit remains in the bushes.

Wildlife News: The Grey Seal was again in the estuary.

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