Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Sunday, 21 February 2016

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Grandstand was a little damp and murky!

Sunday is my day for volunteering at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, but today I could only spend three hours. Once the morning briefing was over and radios collected, I spent my time on Grandstand, which first thing was a little damp and murky. It was not a morning for wildlife images and my 400mm stayed in my bag, using my Olympus bridge camera in an attempt to capture the atmosphere! Thankfully, for later visitors, the conditions began improving!

Around 40 Gannets were on the ledges to the left of Grandstand with about 20 Fulmars. 3 Guillemots were on the sea, with 2 Red Throated Divers and 5 Shags. A Peregrine soon had the 100+ Feral Pigeons off the grassy tops, and a bedraggled Kestrel patrolled the cliff top. At sea, at least 3 Harbour Porpoises were spotted. Five flying Cormorants showed breeding plumage.


  The "Murk!"

Eventually, Filey Brigg and Scarborough Castle, reluctantly came into view!

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