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.
Seawatching during the morning saw the following totals head south 37 Kittiwake, 34 Gannet, 27 Manx Shearwater, 14 Fulmar, five Great Northern Diver, plus one high north up the estuary, and a single Skua east, probably Pomarine. Also offshore a female Eider and 30+ Sandwich and a Common Tern.
Elsewhere the Slavonian Grebe was in the estuary with 77 Whimbrel, 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Shelduck, a Dunlin and the Brent Goose.