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A walk along the sea-front at Lyme Regis, Devon

A foggy morning in Somerset prompted us to drive to the coast where the weather forecast looked good. It was more than good, the fog cleared a bright blue sky sat over the whole area, smashing.

We walked down to the Cobb where the wintering flock of Purple Sanpipers were roosting on the rocks along with Great Cormorant, European Shag and Ruddy Turnstone.

Purple Sandpipers

Around the sheltered marina area we saw several Rock Pipits a few Herring Gulls and a single Lesser Black-backed Gull.

Rock Pipit - this bird has a 'club' foot

After a lovely lunch in the Harbour Inn we walked up through the park where many flowering shrubs and plants held surprisingly few birds. Robin, Blackbird, Dunnock, Chaffinch and Blue Tit was all we got.

view from the park to the 'Cobb'