Sunday 31 March 2019

Sunday 31st 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 smart male Redstart in the Entrance Bushes was the pick of the migrants with at least three Wheatear and a couple of Willow Warbler also on site. Overhead five Swallow and four Sand Martin and the year's first Osprey, which flew over the spit and up the estuary late afternoon, being seen off Exminster 20 minutes later.

Elsewhere the Cetti's Warbler was at the Main Pond and counts from the estuary included 16 Turnstone, eight Ringed Plover, two Dunlin, two Greenshank and a Dark-bellied Brent Goose.

Wildlife News: The Sand Crocus flowered briefly during a sunny period early afternoon with four Peacock and a Comma also enjoying the rays.

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