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A walk along the Cobb and the sea-front at Lyme Regis produced a few birdie sightings...……………….


Weather:  a beautiful, calm, sunny day top temp 19C

Dawn and I arrived at Lyme around 10am and spent most of the day strolling along the sea-front with what seemed like the rest of the population of the Southwest of England. It was crowded.

One of the Rock Pipits around the Cobb

From the Cobb we noted several Rock Pipits, a few Great Cormorants, a couple of Sandwich Terns and three Ringed Plovers. It is too early for the Purple Sandpipers to arrive but I searched for them all the same.

There are three Ringed Plovers in this picture, can you find them?


This rocky breakwater extension to the Cobb is the usual haunt of the Purple Sandpipers,but none had arrived just yet

It was a very low tide and miles of sand, mud and rock was exposed which encouraged dozens of fossil hunters out onto the beach areas. Dawn brought her very own fossil with her!

Looking west from Lyme - you can see Golden Cap in the distance

a view across Lyme Bay towards Portland

Looking East from the Cobb

half of Lyme from the Cobb

We had a lovely lunch in our usual pub before sitting for an hour on a bench watching the world go by, a very pleasant, relaxing day. It was nice to see so many people enjoying the great outdoors!