Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Flamborough Head - 9th May 2017

male Ring Ouzel

A gentle stroll around the lighthouse area of Flamborough Head with the local RSPB group was rather pleasant, with bright sunshine (at last!) but a cold northerly blow ensured it was not shorts weather! Surprise of the night was a stunning male Ring Ouzel that appeared briefly by the fog station!

The lighthouse car park had a good number of Pied Wagtails, some so close they were at risk of being stood on!


Whitethroats graced the path towards the fog station


Other birds seen around the grassland and gorse field included Linnets, Meadow Pipits, Skylarks and Goldfinches.

The cliffs held Guillemots, Razorbills and a couple of Puffins, this one collecting nesting material



And in association with Razorbills


Below the cliffs were Turnstone and Oystercatcher and collecting mud and nesting material, Kittiwakes.

Razorbill love on the cliff face!



And to end a good evening, the roadside pool on Lighthouse Road held a Wood Sandpiper, a lovely bird but fading light.

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