Saturday 2 March 2019

Saturday 2nd 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.

A pale phase Pomarine Skua moved south early morning but it was otherwise quiet offshore with just three Red-throated Diver. Elsewhere the Cetti's Warbler was at the Main Pond, the remains of a long dead Short-eared Owl were found on the Warren Point, a Redwing was in Dead Dolphin Wood, 197 Brent Geese, 32 Wigeon, 24 Teal, a Greenshank and the Slavonian Grebe were in the estuary and five Raven and two Rook were overhead. 

Stonechat - Dave Jewell

Wildlife News: The first Tree Bumblebee of the year was nectaring with up to a dozen Buff-tailed Bumblebee on a sallow on Warren Point with several Seven-spot Ladybird, a Gorse Shieldbug and a Bishop's Mitre Shieldbug also awakening for Spring. Other records included a Harbour Porpoise off the seawall and two Fox on Warren Point.

Bishop's Mitre - Alan Keatley

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