12 Jan 21

Magazine Source

MRA

Magazine Author

Martin Adlam

Magazine Date
12-01-21
Magazine Article
Penns Wood, St Andrew's Church, Church Ope Cove, Penn's Weare, Penn's Copse, Rufus Castle and Mermaid Track

Yuck, a miserable rainy day, which just got wetter and wetter. You'll see what I mean below with a few wet and muddy photos of Ted.

Only highlights today were several Gannets heading up the coast towards Portland Harbour. Other than that there were singles of Cormorant and Great Black-backed Gull out to sea, plus just off the cove there were 6 Herring Gulls including a 1st Calendar gull. No sign of the adult Yellow-legged Gull from the other day.

Here are a few images from today:

The 1st Calendar Herring Gull still remains at Church Ope Cove.

He looks like how I feel in the rain.

Spring is on its way in the grounds of St Andrew's Church with the first signs of flowers on this Primrose

This photo says it all.

But at least he managed a spring in his step.

Until his "mop" fell over his eyes.

Birds Recorded: 7 Gannet, 1 Cormorant, 6 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, Wood Pigeon, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, Long-tailed Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Magpie, House Sparrow, Chaffinch and Goldfinch

Flies, Craneflies, Gnats and Midges Recorded: Kelp Fly (Coelopa frigida)

Ships Today

This is the Maltese Passenger Ship "Marella Explorer" still off Portland's east coast. More on this vessel Here

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2018
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