Wednesday 2 January 2019

Wednesday 2nd 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.

A higher afternoon tide brought a flock of 85 Bar-tailed Godwit to Finger Point after yesterday's absence, also in the estuary 116 Curlew, five Goldeneye, including one drake, and the Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere the Cetti's Warbler was in Dead Dolphin Wood, a Coal Tit was in the Entrance Bushes and 33 Linnet roosted in gorse in the Buffer Zone. This species has been largely absent for the last month.

Wildlife News: The Grey Seal was hauled out on a barge in the estuary at high tide.

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