Monday 22 April 2019

Monday 22nd April

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 Great White Egret flew east at 6.40am mobbed by gulls as it passed the seawall, the 16th site record for this increasing species. Also offshore 11 Pale-bellied and three Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 32 Common Scoter, 12 Sandwich Tern, three Red-throated and two Great Northern Diver.

Elsewhere there were no obvious passerine migrants with counts from the estuary including 214 Oystercatcher, 34 Whimbrel, seven Turnstone, seven Grey Plover, just three Bar-tailed Godwit, in contrast to numbers further east, two Knot, two Dunlin and a Greenshank.

Wildlife News: A Grey Seal was in the Bight.

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