31 Dec 18

Church Ope Cove and Penns Wood

Another busy day on the beach with hordes of people visiting the cove. Sadly no Black Redstart or Stonechat, though both the "Rock" and "Hut" Robins were back. In fact there were quite a few Robins about, with 5 in Penns Wood and neighbouring gardens, another in the grounds of St Andrew's Church and the 2 previously mentioned ones, giving 8 singing birds in total.

Also on the beach were both the Grey and Pied Wagtails with just 9 Rock Pipits and 5 Wrens. Behind the huts on the flowering Hebes 2 Honey Bees which was a bit of a surprise, especially as it was so dark and gloomy.

Only real highlight this morning was a Chiffchaff singing at the top of Penns Wood. Whatever next!!

Here are a few images from today:

Not the best of days for photography. Here is a very grey Grey Wagtail.............

..........and a male Pied Wagtail.

This adult winter Herring Gull is appearing quite a lot know at the top end of the cove.

Out to sea a Great Black-backed Gull..............

.........makes its way up the coast.

A bit of a surprise a Honey Bee on the Hebes, in fact there were two buzzing about.

It was so dark I had to use a bit flash..........

.........but this one didn't seem to bothered by it. 

Birds Recorded: Cormorant, 1 Oystercatcher, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Wood Pigeon, 9 Rock Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, Magpie, Carrion Crow, 8 Wren, Dunnock, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 8 Robin, Blackbird, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Chaffinch and Goldfinch.

Also 2 Honey Bees.

On this day..........
Today's Sightings Here