Saturday 11 May 2019

Saturday 11th 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.

A Little Ringed Plover was a brief visitor over high tide with 46 Dunlin, 43 Whimbrel, 18 Sanderling, nine Turnstone, two Dark-bellied Brent Geese and a Bar-tailed Godwit. Elsewhere a Great Northern Diver and migrants included a single Wheatear, 31 Swallow and a House Martin.

Sanderling - Alan Keatley
Wildlife News: The first Common Blue butterfly of the year was out in the Back Meadow with a Brimstone in the Car Park. Also on the wing the first Wasp Beetle of the year and a Small Spotty-eyed Dronefly Eristalinus sepulchalais.

Brimstone - Alan Keatley 

Wasp Beetle - Alan Keatley

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