Wednesday 17 April 2019

Wednesday 17th 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.

Foggy conditions through most of the day dropped in some migrants with a male Pied Flycatcher in Alders behind the Main Pond the highlight closely followed by an equally stunning male Black Redstart by the Golf Course Pond. Also on site at least 13 Willow Warbler whilst the first Tree Pipit of the year was overhead. Elsewhere 219 Oystercatcher, five Whimbrel, four Sandwich Tern and a Bar-tailed Godwit were in the estuary.

Wildlife News: Two Green-winged Orchid were found in flower at a new location. The plant in Greenland Lake seems to have been lost and there has been no recent sign at the two other previous locations.

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