Saturday 4 May 2019

Saturday 4th 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 female Whinchat in Greenland Lake was a lone new arrival although the Cuckoo and two Wheatear remained on Warren Point. Overhead 12 Swallow, five House Martin and a single Swift. Elsewhere counts from the estuary included 115 Oystercatcher, 60+ Dunlin, 42 Whimbrel, 28 Sanderling, nine Ringed Plover and single Curlew, Grey Plover and Redshank.

Little Grebe - Alan Keatley

Wildlife News: The weather saw good numbers of insects again on the wing, including the first Wall Brown and Azure Damselfly of the year. An Orange-belted Hoverfly Xylota segnis in the Entrance Bushes was new for the Recording Area.

Orange-belted Hoverfly Xylota segnis - Alan Keatley

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