With the storm force winds blowing around the island I drove down to The Bill, to see if there were any interesting sea birds about. Apart from 20+ Cormorants and a few Shags, it was pretty quiet. On the rocks and in between the boulders there were over a dozen Linnets, 2 Rock Pipits, 3 Jackdaws and overhead 5 Swallows, 1 House Martin and a Raven.
Here are a few images from this afternoon:
Not a Stock Dove but a juvenile Wood Pigeon, minus its white ring around its neck.
A Kestrel showing us the way to The Bill.
And just about hanging on in the Force 8 wind.
In a sheltered spot a Jackdaw searches for food in the grass.
Whilst overhead a Raven looks on.
A Rock Pipit
Rock Samphire, Crithmum maritimum. Also known as Sea Fennel
A good harvest of Elder Berries.
The waves crashing along the coast.
Looking out to sea.
This is the Passenger Ship Norwegian Jade flying the flag of the Bahamas.
More on Norwegian Jade Here.
Norwegian Jade crosses over the Races and past The Bill
On the edge of The Races
Almost disappearing out of sight below the rollers.
In "calmer" waters and a big relief I would imagine.