Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Sunday, 17 January 2016

North Landing, Flamborough Headland

Richards Pipit

Heather dropped me at North Landing on the Flamborough Headland this morning on her way to sing in the choir at St Oswalds, Flamborough. I'm glad I had my wellies because the paths up and on the cliffs were rather muddy! I had heard that three Richards Pipits were in the coastal fields, but could be mobile. Luckily, I met a local birder who had them in his scope. The three Pipits remained close together which helped. My best views of Richard Pipit even though they remained distant. While watching the Pipits, (Meadow & Rock Pipits were also present), a small dark bird perched on the fence wire, before flicking its orange tail and flying towards the cafe buildings - fem/juv Black Redstart! Unfortunately, it could not be relocated, but gave pleasure to three birders present!

Richards Pipit

The cliff ledges had small numbers of Guillemots, but they will probably go back out to sea.

Also on the cliffs were Fulmar, but flight shots were a little more tricky!

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