21 Mar 18

St Andrew's Church and Church Ope Cove.

Another beautiful sunny day which saw 4 Peacock butterflies out on the wing and also 8 Wall Lizards basking in the morning sun at St Andrew's Church.

Very few birds about but the main highlight was a Firecrest behind the huts at the cove and a pair of Pied Wagtails on the beach.

Here are few images:

In the grounds of St Andrew's Church was this Goldfinch in a buddleia.

Also in the grounds 8 Wall Lizards. This pair look as if they could possibly be mating.

Another soaking up the morning sun.

The lighter colour of this one would suggest a female.....

....and this one a male.

Though difficult to compare it to the other lizards this is a juvenile from last year. 

Looking up to Pennsylvania Castle from the grounds of St Andrew's Church

On the beach a male Pied Wagtail......

....and his mate.

In the Hebe here 1 of 4 Peacock butterflies out in the sun today.

And overhead a Buzzard soaring.

Birds Recorded: Buzzard, Herring Gull, Wood Pigeon, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, 1 Firecrest, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch and Goldfinch.

Also 8 Wall Lizards and 4 Peacock Butterflies.


A quick stop here to check the boat and I'm so glad I did with a Slavonian Grebe and Great Crested Grebe both in the Fleet. Just a shame I didn't have my camera to hand.

Ships Today

This the Tiger North a bulk carrier flying the flag of Hong Kong. It's on its way to Rotterdam, Holland from New Orleans, USA having stopped of in Weymouth Bay. More on this vessel Here.