Rock Pipits on breakwater beach

This is the view from Brixham’s Breakwater Beach on a pleasant day.

Brixham - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

There’s the insistent calling and elegant undulating flight of two Rock Pipits along the shoreline:

Rock Pipit - Brixham - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

I’ve decided to lie down on the deeply uncomfortable pebbles and wait for them to approach as they work the shore up and down.

Rock Pipit - Brixham - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

I’ve got the sun to my back, I’m not moving and I’m waiting. It doesn’t take long to gain their confidence.

Rock Pipit - Brixham - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

They’re not going to let me interfere with their foraging:

Rock Pipit - Brixham - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

This one is covered in dark black oil.

Rock Pipit - Brixham - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

I worry for it.

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