Monday, 9 January 2012

Rock pools and pipits

Rock Pipit was the most numerous bird on the beach at Kimmeridge this afternoon, living up to its name among the eroding cliffs and cracked ledges of this geologists paradise. A thinner call from the mobile flock eventually revealed a single Meadow Pipit slumming it among the seaweed with its beach boy cousins.
Meadow Pipit
Rock Pipit
With poor light and not many birds around I turned to ammonites embedded in the beach ledges to photograph - hundreds were on display at low tide. So few birds were there that I was surprised to see a tripods being erected by a group in the distance - but the mystery became clear as I approached to find a photography club rather than a birding group - not surprising with subjects like this:

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