16 Mar 19

Penns Wood and Church Ope Cove

Another blustery cloudy day, which appears to have held up the Chiffchaffs from their northward migration with 2 in Penns Wood where there were also 2 Goldcrests, and at the back of the cove their were 3 more Chiffchaffs and a Firecrest.

On the beach just 3 Rock Pipits and a Pied Wagtail, which once again feigned to land and then flew off again, whilst out to sea there were a good dozen or so Gannets heading down towards The Bill.

On the way back home a small party of 4 Meadow Pipits flew over.

Here are a few images from this morning:

A couple of photos of the Chiffchaffs in Penns Wood

Here is the second bird and........

.......they were accompanied by two Goldcrests.

Also in Penns Wood a Tree Bumblebee on a Russian Comfrey.

On the beach just 3 Rock Pipits........

.........the numbers have dropped right off as the gale force wind seems to have dispersed the Kelp Flies.

Out to sea a dozen or so Gannets.

The seas are quite rough......

.......but a bit quieter here on the east of the island

Birds Recorded: 12+ Gannet, Cormorant, Shag, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Wood Pigeon, 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch and Goldfinch.

Also recorded: 1 Buff-tailed Bumblebee and a Tree Bumblebee



Last night I came across this Scarce Fungus Weevil, Platyrhinus resinosus in the house. Here are a few photos of it today, under daylight conditions.

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