7 Feb 19

Church Ope Cove

After last nights gale force winds with gusts of 66 mph recorded on the island, it was good to see that it had died down to just a stiff breeze this afternoon.

Whether the wind affected the number of Rock Pipits on the beach I can't say, but with just 7 counted, that was the second lowest count this year. The last being zero on 1 Feb.

Just the 2 female Black Redstarts on the beach today, the 3rd one from yesterday presumably chased off by the 2 'resident' birds.

The female Stonechat is still here along with both the Grey and Pied Wagtails. A single Chiffchaff was at the back of the cove.

Here are a few images from this afternoon:

Another bright sunny afternoon at Church Ope Cove

Was it something I said. The female Stonechat landed on this hut roof and immediately turned her back on me.

Then blow me down so did this female Black Redstart!!

At least this female was more endearing........

......and even dropped down in front of me.

In the distance the Grey Wagtail and............

..........Pied Wagtail.

One of the many Wrens on the beach again.

At the top of Penns Wood, these Daffodils are about to burst open.

Birds Recorded: 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Herring Gull, Wood Pigeon, 7 Rock Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Wren, Dunnock, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Stonechat, 2 Black Redstart, Robin, Blackbird, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Chaffinch and Goldfinch.

Ships Today

This is the British Tanker "Stolt Greenshank" on its way from Immingham to Stanlow. More on this vessel Here.

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