"Happy New Year!"
Sunday would normally be my day for volunteering on the cliffs but the visitor centre is closed until 1st January 2019. It was a nice morning with sunny intervals, a light westerly wind and really quite mild! I decided to harness up Symphony and have a walk around the Bempton area, including, of course, the cliffs. I decided that I would take images "willy nilly", of whatever took my fancy!
Arriving at the cliffs, I was amazed that there were no cars in the car park and that I had the reserve to myself! The light was rather atmospheric and begged an image or four!
Eventually other visitors started to arrive and although not in uniform, one of the first questions was "are there any Puffins about?". Polite education and a hasty move on allowed the visitors to enjoy the unashamed nakedness of the cliffs!
"Red and Yellow"! Yellowhammer on VC roof
A pair of Stonechats commuted between the lower nature trail bushes and the grassland
Aside from the resident Feral Pigeons, Fulmars were probably the most numerous birds on and around the cliffs
Great Black Backed Gull
Meet "Gerald" the tame Carrion Crow raised by local Bempton resident Mal.
Fight! Fight! Fight! Having arrived home, my attention was drawn to two Starlings having a right ding dong on my front lawn! (Images through window glass).