10 Feb 19

Penns Wood and Church Ope Cove

A real mixture of sunshine and showers today, and for once I managed to dodge them, well the hefty ones.

Some good highlights today with the 2 female Black Redstarts, 1 female Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaffs and 2 Goldcrests on and around the cove. In Penns Wood a further 2 Goldcrests.

Also on the beach 28 Rock Pipits and 6 Wrens, whilst overhead a Kestrel was on the prowl.

Out to sea a Cormorant was feeding just offshore, with 2 others flying over the cove.

Here are a few images and a video from today:

Black Redstart number 1

Black Redstart number 2

One of the 2 female Black Redstarts here at the cove today.

The 'Rock' Robin was also here.

The female Stonechat on a hut roof

This Grey Wagtail is showing a white feather.........

.........must be part of the moulting process.

This Grey Wagtail is having a field day with so many Kelp Flies to munch on.

One of the many Wrens on the beach. The old tyre is definitely one of their favourite spots to hunt out those Kelp Flies.

Dreadful shot I know, but one of the local Kestrels dropped in briefly.

And finally Adam and Matt from Ipswich attempting a bit of beach fishing at the Cove.

Birds Recorded: 3 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel, 2 Herring Gull, Wood Pigeon, 28 Rock Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, Magpie, Carrion Crow, 8 Wren, Dunnock, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Stonechat, 2 Black Redstart, 7 Robin, Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, Great Tit, Blue Tit, House Sparrow, Chaffinch and 11 Goldfinch.

Ships Today

This is the Dutch Container Ship 'Helga' on its way from Southampton to Liverpool. More on this vessel Here.

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