Thursday 16 May 2019

Thursday 16th 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.

Counts over high tide included 60 Oystercatcher, 51 Sanderling, 12 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, eight Sandwich Tern, seven Whimbrel, five Turnstone and a Grey Plover. Elsewhere six Swallow and two House Martin flew through and two broods of Long-tailed Tit have joined up with at least 20 in Dead Dolphin Wood.

Long-tailed Tit - Alan Keatley

Wildlife News: A Tooth-thighed Hoverfly Tropidia scita was another new species for the recording area. Also on the wing Azure & Blue-tailed Damselfly, Common Blue, Orange-tip, Speckled Wood and Peacock.   

Tooth-thighed Hoverfly Tropidia scita - Alan Keatley

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