What a glorious day with light winds, blue sky and wall to wall sunshine! A good day to wonder around North Landing and North Marsh. I felt confident that I would find some decent birds but perhaps should have regarded this Carrion Crow as an "omen"!
At least a dozen Redwing in the cliff top grass was nice to see, as were good numbers of Skylarks, Meadow Pipits and Linnets. My best bird was a male Brambling accompanying the Linnets. North Marsh has been reporting a taiga Bean Goose, which would have been a life tick for me! Ploughing in the field next to the overgrown path (I forgot my machete!) had forced the goose flock onto a hill a long distance away. It looked to contain Grey Lag Geese and Pink Footed Geese but no way was I going to pick out a Bean Goose! An obliging Kestrel passed overhead, bringing my camera to life.
The tyre on the stack is normally a nest for Herring Gulls but today a Great Black Backed Gull dominated!
With birds avoiding me in case I had a dose of avian flu to pass on, I turned my attention to the interesting vista around North Landing. If you come to this beautiful area, remember, the cliffs are watching and listening!
I'm sure that if these images could talk, a fascinating history could be told!
And finally, some views!
This is the stack with the tyre on the top, seen earlier in this post
North Landing with a distant Bempton Cliffs