Friday 29 March 2019

Friday 29th March

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 foggy morning followed by clear blue skies and the same mix of birds. Four Sandwich Tern was the highest count so far this year with 52 Oystercatcher the peak on a low high tide. Elsewhere 12 Great-crested Grebe were offshore with two Shoveler on the Main Pond and a Green Woodpecker in Greenland Lake. The latter species have been audible offsite for most of the year but have rarely made it into the recording area.

Ringing News: This Turnstone on Warren Point on Wednesday had been ringed on the island of Jomfruland, Norway on 23/8/18, 1238 km NE of the Warren. 

Turnstone - Lee Collins

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