Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Around and about Bempton!

Tree Sparrow

Nothing special, just the opportunity to enjoy some common birds around Bempton.

Tree Sparrow Hide & Seek!





Herring Gull




Song Thrush



Friday, 20 November 2015

Scarborough

Great Northern Diver with snack!

A very pleasant day for the middle of November saw us in Scarborough, enjoying the day without the crowds. Of course, I felt obliged to explore the harbour area, and very glad I did, with Black Necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver and two Red Throated Divers challenging in the sunshine! It was also good to meet a number of friendly local birders enabling some local tips to be shared.

Black Necked Grebe








Great Northern Diver








Red Throated Diver




Thursday, 19 November 2015

Bridlington

Purple Sandpiper

After a short "break", I'm back out with the camera, and for those who do not know, living in the village of Bempton, East Riding of Yorkshire. The problem with moving to this area is the total lack of birding sites!!! (I jest!). At the moment, we are "feeling our feet" and exploring the area in order to find the areas missed on our holiday ventures. Free parking areas are also top of our "must find" list! We set off in mild, calm and blue sky conditions along the north beach in Bridlington in order to give our dog Symphony a good walk. This account can be seen on my second blog "On the Dog Walk..." CLICK HERE

Along the way, large numbers of Sanderling graced the waters edge, and remain one of my favourite birds.

Sanderling





Turnstone were everywhere




Large amounts of lobster and crab remains enticed the corvids


Heading for the harbour we found dozens of Redshank on the harbour walls



And of course Gulls

Great Black Backed Gull


Herring Gull

Then, the best birds of the day - Purple Sandpipers! My first of this year and the most I have ever seen, together in one place! There must have been c20 birds feeding below the harbour wall. The onle way I could get images was looking down on them (high tide), not ideal but hey-ho!

Purple Sandpipers






Sunday, 8 November 2015

Changes are on the way!







Dramatic changes ahead!

Normal service will be resumed asap!


Watch this space!

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