Sunday, 20 January 2008

Seawatching off Kingsdown

This morning's south-westerly wind was not too promising, but there were plenty of birds flying into it down the channel. Guillemots were the most numerous, but there were also Red-Throated Divers, Gannets, Kittiwakes and Great black-Backed Gulls.
There were a few Guillimots sitting on the sea, fishing, as well as one diver (above, ID'd as a Red-Throated by its flat-chested look and upturned bill) and a couple of Great Crested Grebes.

It was good to see both Stonechats on the rocks of the rifle range, closely associating with a Meadow Pipit, and the Black Redstart was also seen. Fulmars continued to establish their nesting sites, loudly.

The early Coltsfoot shoots have grown into bright yellow flowers, but still with no leaves.

1 comment:

Steve said...

some nice pictures Steve. saw my first Coltsfoot of the year today...too dark for any decent pictures as I could only get out late PM.