Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Bempton Cliffs - 17th June 2018

Kittiwake with Tarrocks

Once again my attendance on the cliffs was limited to the morning. The weather was bright with a light wind and pleasantly mild. It is good to see new lives emerging on the cliffs - Herring Gulls, Guillemots, Razorbills, Gannets, Kittiwakes and Puffins all have young, with many more on eggs!

New life on the ledges

Kittiwake with Tarrocks


Guillemot with Jumpling


Razorbill with Jumpling



I'm not sure what is happening with this Guillemot and egg


At first it looked like an egg with "poop" on it but closer inspection showed damage / cracking. It also appears to have a chick emerging but in several hours, very little progress was made.

It was also a good Puffin day with excellent views on all of the viewpoints





Away from the cliffs, I attempted to get a decent image of a Reed Bunting with this male fitting the bill!




And finally, todays sightings:


Hopefully, next week I should be on the cliffs for full days! Will I see you there?

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