Thursday 28 March 2019

Thursday 28th 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.

The fog didn't lift until 10am but failed to drop in any influx of migrants, an early Yellow Wagtail was overhead with three Rook and a Siskin but again no hirundines. Elsewhere a low high tide saw 22 Turnstone, nine Ringed Plover, four Red-breasted Merganser, three Dark-bellied Brent Geese and a Dunlin in the estuary, the Cetti's Warbler was at the Main Pond and two Blackcap were on site.

Teal - Alan Keatley

Wildlife News: Once it warmed up insects were again out in numbers with singles of Orange-tip and Comma on the wing with at least eight Peacock and four Speckled Wood. The first Painted Nomad Bee Nomada furcata of the year was at a large colony of Yellow-legged Bee Andrena flavipes on the Car Park roundabout, sadly the verge was cut today removing many of their nectar sources. Elsewhere a large bull Grey Seal in the estuary and at least 20 Barrel Jellyfish were washed up on the tideline.

Comma - Luke Harman

 Sand Crocus - Alan Keatley

Painted Nomad Bee - Alan Keatley

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