Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Shore Lark

After a dull start in Bempton, blue skies and sunshine appeared, so I took the advantage of heading up to the cliffs in the hope of catching the long staying Shore Lark in better light. At first I couldn't locate the bird, but eventually found it on the track near the tyre dump off the main carpark. It stayed distant, feeding well but disappeared behind a gravel mound and wasn't seen again!

Shore Lark


Showing my "horns"! Shore Lark is also known as Horned Lark!







While watching the Shore Lark, this Wren put in an appearance together with Robin, Tree Sparrow and Stonechat.

Wren


With the disappearance of the Shore Lark, I was going to the feeding station but a sunny, warm and sheltered area on the path stopped me in order to enjoy Goldcrests, Chiffchaffs, Bramblings, Dunnocks and Tree Sparrows!

Chiffchaff


A male Brambling took advantage of the warm, sunny and sheltered bushes, taking some time out!





A nice Comma butterfly taking advantage of the warm sunshine!


Dunnock



Tree Sparrow


The weather soon changes on the east coast and as I write this, the rain is falling, the wind is increasing and it feels rather cold!

2 comments:

Wendy Bartter said...

Wonderful sightings with fabulous pics for us to share, thank you Kevin, pleased to hear you enjoyed a sunny interlude!

Kevin Groocock said...

Thank you Wendy.