Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Monday, 26 June 2017

RSPB Bempton Cliffs - 25th June 2017

Gifts for my beloved!

My call to the cliffs today was well supported by great weather, blue skies, sunshine, occasional cloud but challenged by a strengthening blow that required me to keep on my fleece! The breeding season is now in full swing with the young of most birds easily seen. For those with cameras, some excellent photo opportunities can be had! Of interest, the Puffin nest at Grandstand viewpoint is allowing occasional telescope views of the Puffling but the tunnel is dark making images impossible. Also, a Puffin carrying sand eels near Bartlett Nab, stood on a ledge(distant) for nearly an hour and made no effort to deliver its cargo to a hungry Puffling!

Today, I found the glorious Gannets in a very photogenic mood!








Gannets with young, known as Gugas


Feed me mum, but please don't eat me!




And of course, the (loveable) Puffins






Always a delight, a Bridled Guillemot with chick (Jumpling)


And Kittiwakes


"Are you sure this is ours?
Razorbills




Fulmar



And an ever watchful Herring Gull


And finally, today's sightings


2 comments:

Bryan Downes said...

Good to meet you for a short chat Sunday 25th Kevin. A great day at Flamborough then Bempton, and I went home with 697 images to go through. Gladly many of them keepers with many available at:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3bGBq9

Lessons learnt during the day - wear a hat for longer as my brow is burning LOL

For ID I was one of the Ogston Bird Club group.

Kevin Groocock said...

Hello Bryan, yes it was good to meet you on Sunday and I'm glad you had a great day. I know what you mean about large number of images - on Sunday a lot of mine were binned as I spent time trying to take birds in flight! I'll have a look at your images. All the best.