17 Feb 19

Penns Wood and Church Ope Cove

A cloudy cool day, and a very busy one with many people visiting the cove. Unsurprisingly a majority of birds were at the far north-east corner of the beach and were either on the cliff face or on the rocks.

Just 1 female Black Redstart remains, the other female Black Redstart and Stonechat seemed to have moved on. At least the Rock Pipits were in good numbers again with 17 recorded. The Grey Wagtail was here, but there was no sign of the Pied Wagtails.

Other highlights were a Chiffchaff at Rufus Castle and 2 Goldcrests in Penns Wood.

Overhead a Sparrowhawk flew over Penns Wood and an Oystercatcher crossed the bay.

Here are a few images from today:

This corner of Church Ope Cove was where the majority of the birds were now feeding, with the female Black Redstart up on the boulders.

Just the one female Black Redstart here now.

One of the 17 Rock Pipits here today.

Birds Recorded: 1 Sparrowhawk, Oystercatcher, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Wood Pigeon, 17 Rock Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Wren, Dunnock, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Black Redstart, Robin, Blackbird, Great Tit, Blue Tit, House Sparrow, Chaffinch and Goldfinch.

Ships Today

This is the German General Cargo Vessel 'Paulin B' on her way from Rotterdam to Bilbao, Spain.

This is the same ship as above the 'Paulin B' in different light conditions. More on this vessel Here.

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