Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Sunday, 15 January 2017

"Biffing" at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Fulmar

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"!

Fulmar





Great Black Backed Gull



Herring 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?





2 comments:

Wendy Bartter said...

doesn't the water look inviting?
NO NOT!!!
Great flight pics though Kevin!

Kevin Groocock said...

Thank you Wendy.