Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Sunday, 1 January 2017

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Staple Newk

With Christmas celebrations over and on New Years Day, what better way to blow off the cobwebs and fight the extra pounds than a brisk walk on the magnificent Bempton Cliffs? There was certainly a challenging blow doing its best to "take my breath away" and on occasions, attempting (and nearly succeeding!) to "blow the man down", and I'm no lightweight!!

Bird wise, I think many were taking shelter from the blow but Fulmar numbers were c50+; Gannets c30+ including at least 4 immatures; a male Stonechat did its best to stay on the top of vegetation; the sea held Shag, Cormorant and a rapid fly past drake Eider. Nice to see a Weasel on the grass near Grandstand viewpoint.

In off the sea and landing near Bartlett Nab, Song Thrush



Two of the Gannets


Magnificent and Spectacular views from the view points







2 comments:

Wendy Bartter said...

Ooooh, that's a long drop!!
Happy New Year Kevin!

Kevin Groocock said...

It is a long drop - about 400ft! Happy New Year Wendy!