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 first Reed Warbler of the year was on Warren Point with at least six Willow Warbler and two Wheatear also on site. Other arrivals included at least 77 Whimbrel through during the day, along with 18 Swallow, a House Martin, nine Sandwich and a Little Tern. Elsewhere a Red-throated Diver was offshore and the Slavonian Grebe was in front of the hide with 11 Dunlin and two Dark-bellied Brent Geese in the estuary.