21 Mar 19

Penns Wood and Church Ope Cove

Another murky day, but dry and pleasantly mild. Main highlight was much the same as yesterday with 9 Chiffchaffs in and around Church Ope Cove. I am pretty sure these are new arrivals, especially when you consider there have been 100's coming through the Bill over the past few days. See Here.

A Peacock butterfly flying over the cove was the only notable highlight.

Here are a few images from this morning.

This is where most of the action was this morning with around 9 Chiffchaffs in this area of Church Ope Cove.

A Chiffchaff has a sneaky look back at me.

And another behind a beach hut.

There were 3 Goldfinches at the back of the cove, with this one sporting a metal leg ring.

Two Herring Gulls being very vocal on the beach.

And another plant for my Portland plant list, a Red Dead-nettle, Lamium purpureum.

Birds Recorded: Cormorant, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Wood Pigeon, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, 9 Chiffchaff, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch and Goldfinch.

Also recorded: 1 Peacock butterfly.

Ships Today
This is the Liberian Vehicles Carrier 'Onyx Ace' on its way from Antwerp, Belgium to Koper, Slovenia. More on this vessel Here.

This is the British Replenishment Vessel 'RFA Tiderace' on its from Portland Harbour to Teignmouth. More on this vessel Here.

Onyx Ace passing RFA Tiderace

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