Saturday 13 April 2019

Saturday 13th 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 day of quality over quantity with a single Puffin east one of only four auks noted and two Arctic Tern present with just six Sandwich Tern; also offshore a single Great Northern Diver, Elsewhere six Blackcap and five Willow Warbler were on site, single Swallow and House Martin flew through and 12 Turnstone and a Sanderling were on the new shingle beach.

 Sanderling - Alan Keatley

Turnstone - Alan Keatley

Wildlife News: The continuing cold easterly and cloudy conditions limited insect activity but the first Hogweed Picture-winged Fly Euleia heraclei was on the wing.

Euleia heraclei  - Alan Keatley

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