The forecast for Bempton today was rather inclement, however the reality was better! Yes we had mist, light rain and a gentle blow but bright intervals also intervened and made for a good day. The light was difficult and images required an ISO of 800+ (must try auto ISO!). Today, I concentrated on birds in flight, a subject that I struggle with, getting many blurred, many of the grass, many of the sea and many of the sky! A good number of birds were present, the highlight for me was a first winter Glaucous Gull, a bird I thought was a "lifer", but my records indicate seeing one in 2008, so still nice to tick! It didn't help that my camera was switched off when it passed so rather annoyed with myself!
At RSPB Bempton today
So, onto my efforts of "Birds in Flight"!
Great Black Backed Gull
1st Winter Common Gull
Distant, grainy, heavily cropped Gannet! (Can't wait till they come back to the cliffs!)
And of course the spectacular views - doesn't the water look inviting?