Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Bempton Circuit - 20th June 2017

Gannet

A distinct change in the weather this morning with a sea fret clearing to cloud and a cool breeze with intermittent bright spells. More to my liking than the recent very hot and sunny and more to the birds liking as activity seemed to be greatly increased. This walk takes me from my home in Bempton village, through Buckton to the pons, up Hoddy Cows Lane to Buckton Cliffs, along Bempton Cliffs and back to Bempton village!

Buckton pond held a pair of Tufted Ducks, a Lapwing, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen and Grey Heron, with a Barn Owl quartering the adjacent fields.

Barn Owl


Tufted Duck


The nearby horse paddock held a Mistle Thrush



Hoddy Cows Lane had good numbers of Yellowhammers, Common Whitethroats, Linnets, Chaffinches, Goldfinches, Greenfinches,Reed Buntings, Skylarks and Meadow Pipits.

Yellowhammer





Linnet


On arrival at Buckton Cliffs, a group of Puffins seem to be debating whether or not they form a quorum!


While this one contemplated the meaning of life!


While walking from Buckton cliffs to Bempton cliffs, I couldn't resist this rustic, rugged old post!



At all of the viewpoints on Bempton Cliffs, Puffins were showing well



And the Gannets were demonstrating their mastery





Most of the seabirds now have young with others still on egg. Here is a selection of "Happy Families"!

Gannets with "Guga"



Guillemot with "Jumpling"


Kittiwake with "Tarrocks"



Herring Gull with "chicks"




And finally, a contented cow / bullock!


2 comments:

Mike Attwood said...

Hi Kevin, You seem to be keeping yourself pretty busy. Its too hot here for the wildlife and it has gone pretty quiet. Nice pictures once again. Mike.

Kevin Groocock said...

Busy Busy Busy! They wont be here for long!