5 Feb 19

Church Ope Cove

Very foggy today, which didn't put the birds off, with all the usual suspects on the beach. The 2 female Black Redstarts and female Stonechat were still at the north end of the beach, where the both the Grey and Pied Wagtails were as well.

Spread out on the beach were 15 Rock Pipits and a few Wrens. The "Rock" Robin was patrolling his territory and the "Hut" Robin was keeping his distance at the back of the beach.

Overhead a Fulmar flew south and was followed by 2 Great Black-backed Gulls.

Here are a few iffy shots from a very damp, dull and murky afternoon:

When I headed down to the cove it was fairly clear...........

........but as I left the fog engulfed everything.

A Fulmar was one of the few birds to pass overhead.

On the beach hut the female Stonechat.

Black Redstart number 1

And Black Redstart number 2.

Not too many Rock Pipits here today, but 15 wasn't to bad considering the low count of Kelp Flies.

Primroses at St Andrew's Church. Spring is around the corner.

Birds Recorded: 1 Fulmar, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, Wood Pigeon, 15 Rock Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, Wren, Dunnock, 1 Stonechat, 2 Black Redstart, Robin, Blackbird, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch and Greenfinch.

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