Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Saturday, 4 July 2015

A Week in The East Riding of Yorkshire - 27th June to 4th July 2015.

The 158 Squadron Memorial, RAF Lissett

What a week for a break in the East Riding of Yorkshire! We were going to the Lakes, camping with Symphony, but then Heather's dad offered us the use of a very comfortable static caravan in the East Riding (Brandesburton). Unfortunately, Symphony couldn't come so she stayed at home with Abigail. We had a number of objectives to achieve - bird watching, bird watching, photography, bird watching and oh! retail therapy! Heather informed me on our journey north that we were NOT spending the whole week bird watching! Hmmmm!!! I'll let you decide if we had a good week bird watching - a list of sightings can be seen at the end of this post! Birding visits were made to Blacktoft Sands; Hornsea Mere; Bridlington Harbour; Bempton Cliffs; Filey Dams; Filey Brigg; Tophill Low; Spurn; and Flamborough. Retail Therapy was achieved at Skirlington Market; Bridlington Town; Filey Town; Hornsea Freeport; and Beverley! Actually, another objective was to get a good idea of somewhere to relocate - oops did I say that?! Anyway, broadening my photographic horizons...........

The 158 Squadron Memorial at RAF Lissett, East Riding. A very evocative place. The memorial bares the names of 851 members who perished.

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot! A memorial in the East Riding village (Holderness Region) of Welwick, commemorates the contribution played in the Gunpowder Plot of Christopher and John Wright.

Thornwick Bay Flamborough


The natives were friendly!

From Filey Brigg

Filey Brigg

Dead Man Walking!

The "holiday" shot!

It's not just teenagers!

When I got back from the Brigg!


Swift; Blackbird; Wren; Robin; Wood Pigeon; Rook; Goldfinch; Carrion Crow; Starling; Jackdaw; Song Thrush; Magpie; LBB Gull; House Sparrow; Jay; Pheasant; Mute Swan; Collared Dove; Chaffinch; Pied Wagtail; Kestrel; Black Headed Gull; Swallow; Buzzard; Marsh Harrier; Yellowhammer; Dunnock; Blackcap; Sedge Warbler; Mallard; Whitethroat; Teal; Shoveler; Wigeon; Spotted Redshank; Sand Martin; Tufted Duck; Reed Bunting; Montagu's Harrier; Dabchick; Great Crested Grebe; Grey Heron; Reed Warbler; Coot; Little Egret; Shelduck; Lapwing; Moorhen; Gret Tit; Grey Lag Goose; Yellow Wagtail; Chiffchaff; House Martin; Linnet; Mistle Thrush; Barn Owl; Blue Tit; Herring Gull; Canada Goose; Oystercatcher; Cormorant; Sandwich Tern; Gannet; Black Swan; GBB Gull; Common Sandpiper; Turnstone; Kittiwake; Skylark; Meadow Pipit; Guillemot; Razorbill; Puffin; Fulmar; Rock Dove; Shag; Common Scoter; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Pochard; Shelduck; Gadwall; Little Ringed Plover; Dunlin; Common Tern; Cettis Warbler; Greenfinch; Stock Dove; Curlew; Bat Tailed Godwit; Black Tailed Godwit; Whimbrel; Golden Plover; Avocet; Grey Partridge; Little Gull; Little Tern; Greenshank; Redshank; Lesser Whitethroat; Red Kite.

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