3 Feb 19

Church Ope Cove

Another sunny day here on Portland and the main highlights were the 2 overwintering female Black Redstarts, female StonechatGrey Wagtail and Pied Wagtail on the beach. Also here 33 Rock Pipits, 5 Wrens and both the Chiffchaffs again.

Only other highlight was a Honey Bee on the Hebes at the back of the cove.

On the way back home two small flocks of Redwing were seen heading into Wakeham Wood.

Here are a few images from this afternoon.

Quite a few Rock Pipits on the beach today.

Apart from one day this year when there were none on the beach there have always been good numbers here. Today there were 33.

One of the two female Black Redstarts here today.

And of course the female Stonechat.

Still here the Grey Wagtail...........

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

Never to far away the resident male Kestrel hovering over the cliffs at the north end of the cove.

A bright sunny day here at Church Ope Cove.............

.........which was warm enough for this Honey Bee.

At the top of Penns Wood by the main road, the "resident" Robin.

Birds recorded today: 1 Kestrel, Herring Gull, Wood Pigeon, 33 Rock Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Wren, Dunnock, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Stonechat, 2 Black Redstart, Robin, Blackbird, 20+ Redwing, Great Tit, Blue Tit, House Sparrow, Chaffinch and Goldfinch.

Also 1 Honey Bee

Ships today

This is the Liberian Tanker "FPMC 20" on its way into Weymouth Bay. More on this vessel Here.

This the Tanker "Sarnia Liberty" flying the flag of Gibraltar. It is on its way from Cowes to an unknown destination. More on this vessel Here.

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