The fine weather from this morning extended well into the afternoon and so it was off down to Church Ope Cove via Bumpers Lane. Sadly not a lot about and the only real highlights were 2 Meadow Pipits heading north, 5 Song Thrushes dotted about and a Gannet far out to sea. At Rufus Castle and St Andrew's Church a Common Drone Fly at each location.
Here are a few images from this afternoon:
In the middle of the frame a Kestrel peers up from the undergrowth having just caught something.
A Common Drone Fly
And a White-tailed Bumblebee
Birds Recorded: 1 Gannet, Kestrel, Herring Gull, Wood Pigeon, 2 Meadow Pipit, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, 5 Song Thrush, 1 Goldcrest, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, 2 Linnet and Goldfinch.
Also seen 2 Common Drone Flies and a White-tailed Bumblebee.
Another glorious start to the day. Birds visiting the feeders this morning were 2 Great Tits, 2 Goldfinches and singles of Blue Tit and Dunnock.
In the distance the Elbtrader........
........a Cypriot container ship on its way from Rotterdam, Holland to Dublin. More on this vessel Here.
.......and a French Fennec, Armée de l'air hélicoptère. More on this airframe Here.