Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Monday, 9 July 2018

Another great day on Bempton Cliffs - 8th July 2018

Gannets with Gugas

Wow! Another great day on Bempton Cliffs with long sunny periods, warm temperatures of c21 and a light / moderate wind to pleasantly cool us! Of course, attraction of the day was, again, my magnificent legs with Puffins coming in at a close second! The birds continued to show well on the cliffs but it is noticeable that the Razorbills and Guillemots are already heading back out to sea with their young. It is expected that all of the Auks (Puffins, Razorbills and Guillemots) will have left the cliffs by the end of this month.

What could be seen today?


Whilst the birds on the cliff are beautiful in their own right, some today, did their utmost to embellish themselves with wild flowers!

Puffin





Kittiwake


Razorbill



New lives continue to appear on the ledges,

Razorbill



Guillemot





Kittiwake


Gannet




Herring Gull




Swallows preparing collecting nest material for their second brood




And who can resist more Puffins?




Some of the birds on the cliff top grassland

Reed Bunting



Meadow Pipit


And on the sea, sailing by!


2 comments:

Dean Clement said...

I've always loved seeing wildlife,right from being a kid,but right now i've shelled out on a new camera and lenses,pics like these are an inspiration to get out and attempts to do likewise,fantastic photos!!!!!

Kevin Groocock said...

Thank you Dean. I'm glad my images inspire you. The key issue is to practice, practice, practice!