Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Bluethroat & Red Breasted Flycatcher @ RSPB Bempton Cliffs

juv Bluethroat

Another good day at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, continuing with the good fortune of some excellent birds! The north easterly blow challenged clothing choices, compensated by blue skies and sunshine! The Red Breasted Flycatcher stayed loyal to the willows in the overflow car park near the pond and showed well (a second bird was reported later). Yellow Browed warblers, Goldcrests, Brambling and Chiffchaffs also showed well, but I missed the Firecrest. Song Thrushes and Redwings were present in good numbers. Near Bartlett Nab, the juvenile Bluethroat was very active on the cliff path, giving everyone good views. Marsh Harrier and Short Eared Owl were mobbed by corvids over the derelict RAF Bempton listening station. Near Jubilee Corner a Ring Ouzel was reported with a Wheatear near New Rollup. Reports also indicated two Richards Pipits on site!

Red Breasted Flycatcher

Juvenile Bluethroat

Cave below Bartlett Nab


Wendy Bartter said...

Another WOW day then Kevin & such great pics to prove it .. that last Blue-throat one is a delight, thanks!

Kevin Groocock said...

Thank you Wendy, a WOW day indeed!

Mike Attwood said...

Great stuff Kevin. As usual I am full of envy.
Regards Mike.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

May we display your header on our new site directory. As it is now, the site title (linked back to your home page) is listed, and we think displaying the header will attract more attention. In any event, we hope you will come by and see what is going on at

Kevin Groocock said...

Thank you Mike. We are on a roll at the moment!

Kevin Groocock said...

Jerry, yes that is OK!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thank you so very much for giving permission. Aside from the All category and the slideshow on the Home page, you can see your header under Birding, Land/Sea/Skyscapes, Photography and the United Kingdom.