Thursday 21 March 2019

Thursday 21st 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.

Ten Eider offshore (3m, 4f & 3 imm males) were new arrivals with the three overwintering immature males still in the estuary, also offshore two Red-throated Diver, 23 Great-crested Grebe and 20 Common Scoter.

Elsewhere two Wheatear and three Chiffchaff were on site with counts from the estuary including 156 Oystercatcher, 115 Curlew, 54 Redshank, 49 Dark and the two Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 29 Common Gull, 10 Grey Plover, four Greenshank, four Ringed Plover and a Bar-tailed Godwit.

Wildlife News: A Common Seal was close inshore from John's Watch.

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