Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Friday, 26 August 2016

RSPB Bempton Cliffs - Gannets and Gugas (plus some landscape)

After a night of very heavy rain, this morning dawned sunny and warm which lasted all day. It was a good morning for a walk and I decided on a four mile circular route encompassing scrub, farmland and cliffs. I walked from our house, through Buckton, up Hoddy Cows Lane to Buckton Cliffs, along Bempton Cliffs and down Cliff Lane back to Bempton. Encouragingly, I was receiving texts from a birder already on Hoddy Cows but alas, although close, I failed to see most of the species reported! Off to Specsavers I think! I did find a Redstart in the Dell and a Wheatear on Buckton Cliffs, both distant and ended up enjoying and photographing Gannets and Gugas! A little bit of landscape was also undertaken from Bartlett Nab viewpoint.

Gannet with Guga at Jubilee Corner

Look who's still on the ledge - my Gannet family at Bartlett Nab, can't be much longer!

And of course the first time, late breeders


Just Gannets!

From Bartlett Nab

Shush! Someone might be listening!

From Bartlett Nab


Wendy Bartter said...

Thank you Kevin, your pictures are pretty amazing!!

Kevin Groocock said...

Thank you Wendy, I do my best and I'm glad you enjoy them.