Thursday 23 May 2019

Thursday 23rd 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 from the estuary included 85 Sanderling, 76 Dunlin, 41 Ringed and five Grey Plover and a Whimbrel. Elsewhere a Spotted Flycatcher by the Crocus Compound, two Wheatear were on Warren Point and six Sandwich Tern offshore were the first for several days.

Wildlife News: Single Red Admiral and Brown Argus were on the wing along with at least five bumblebee species. Also flying Cinnabar, Yellow Belle and the first Common Tubic Alabonia geoffrella and Bumblebee Hoverfly Volucella bombylans of the year.

 Common Tubic - Alan Keatley

 Bumblebee Hoverfly - Alan Keatley

Marram Weevil Philopedon plagiatum - Alan Keatley

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