Yet another day which saw the morning rain move away to leave a bright, sunny but still breezy day.
Lots of highlights today with the cove throwing up a single Firecrest, a Peacock Butterfly, a Blood-nosed Beetle and several Tapered Droneflies.
In Penns Wood there was no sign of the 2 Firecrests and in fact there was very little bird life other than singles of Robin, Dunnock and Chaffinch singing, plus a fly-by Grey Wagtail.
The church grounds turned up trumps with 12 Wall Lizards and there was a lone lizard at Rufus Castle and 2 behind the beach huts again.
Here are a few images and a couple of videos from today:
Other than the Robins and Chaffinches, the Dunnocks are also in good voice as you can...........
Here the Wall Lizards of all ages jostle for the sunniest spot.
I counted 12 in the grounds of St Andrew's Church.
Here are 4 of them (there are 2 together at the bottom of the photo)
Also on the Alexanders this pollen covered Yellow Dung Fly and........
............Muscid Fly, Phaonia subventa.
As I was talking to one of the gardeners, who works for Pennsylvania Castle, I noticed these.........
Birds Recorded: Cormorant, Kestrel, Herring Gull, 2 Stock Dove, Wood Pigeon, 1 Grey Wagtail, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, 1 Firecrest, Long-tailed Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Chaffinch and Goldfinch
Reptiles Recorded: 15 Wall Lizard (Podarcis muralis)
Butterflies Recorded: 1 Peacock
Hoverflies Recorded: 6 Tapered Drone Fly (Eristalis pertinax)
Flies, Gnats and Midges Recorded: Muscid Fly (Phaonia subventa) and Yellow Dung Fly (Scathophaga stercoraria)
Bugs and Beetles Recorded: 1 Bloody-nosed Beetle (Timarcha tenebricosa)
This is the Liberian Bulk Carrier "Sakura" on its way from Jelsa (Norway) to Portland. More on this vessel Here.
This is the Cypriot Container Ship "Jork" on its way from Zeebrugge (Belgium) to Dublin. More on this vessel Here.