Thursday 2 May 2019

Thursday 2nd 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 304 Oystercatcher, c80 Dunlin, 60+ Whimbrel, 30 Sanderling, 15 Ringed Plover and three Dark-bellied Brent Geese. A single Swift flew through with 20 Swallow and three House Martin. Elsewhere there were 11 Great Northern Diver, the first two at 6 am high, flying up estuary, six south and three on the sea. Also offshore 11 Sandwich Tern, five Manx Shearwater, two Common Scoter and a Red-throated Diver.

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