Saturday 9 February 2019

Saturday 9th February

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.

Seawatching during the morning saw 182 Kittiwake, 96 Gannet, 15 Fulmar, 43 Red-throated and a Great Northern Diver head south, most during the first couple of hours. Also offshore the Velvet Scoter and small groups of Black-headed and five Lesser Black-backed Gull heading north.

Counts from the estuary included 183 Grey Plover, 118 Brent Geese, 86 Knot, 49 Shelduck, 46 Bar-tailed Godwit, three Eider and the Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere the Cetti's Warbler was in the Car Park, two Redwing and a Coal Tit were on site and five Shoveler were on the Main Pond.

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