Sunday 3 February 2019

Sunday 3rd 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.

Another cold clear start to the day but no evidence of any weather related movement. Counts from the estuary included 157 Curlew, 108 Wigeon, 55 Shelduck, 50 Teal, 48 Brent Geese, 32 Bar-tailed Godwit, three Greenshank, three Eider and the Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere the Velvet Scoter and two Red-throated Diver were offshore, six Shoveler were at the Main Pond and a showy Water Rail was at the First Pond.

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