Friday 17 May 2019

Friday 17th May

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 Avocet of the year was briefly in the Bight this morning with other waders including a Little Ringed Plover, 87 Sanderling, 30 Ringed Plover, 18 Dunlin, seven Whimbrel, two Bar-tailed Godwit and single Redshank and Turnstone.

Elsewhere a flock of seven Eider (a drake, four females & two immature drakes) arrived offshore and seven House Martin and six Swift flew through.

Wildlife News: The first Cockchafer of the year was on the wing with two new beetles added to the Recording Area list, Knotgrass Leaf Beetle Chrysolina polita and the ground beetle Dromius quadrimaculatus.

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