Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Oh Deer! Thornwick Pool, Flamborough Headland.

Roe Deer

The weather today is AWFUL! Strong, cold northerly wind, rain and just generally unpleasant! I dropped Heather at RSPB Bempton Cliffs for her volunteering role - I don't envy standing on the viewpoints today! I then headed out to Thornwick Pool near North Landing, Flamborough, hoping the pair of Garganey would still be present, but alas they had gone, leaving very little to see. That is, until this delightful Roe Deer appeared.







The water held very little until this proud Grey Lag Goose family appeared out of the reeds!




Monday, 30 May 2016

RSPB Bempton Cliffs - 29th May 2016

Puffin

What a difference a day week makes! Last Sunday on the cliffs was warm enough for shirt and shorts but today was more like an arctic blast! The birds must have liked the conditions, particularly the Puffins, because they showed extremely well and there were more of them visible from the viewpoints that I have ever seen at Bempton! Our visitors were more than pleased, both on the cliffs and from below (RSPB cruise on the Yorkshire Belle)!

RSPB Cruise on the Yorkshire Belle


Puffins Galore









Fulmar







Gannets


Juvenile Gannet



Juvenile Gannet

A juvenile Gannet is severely dealt with!

Overstepping the mark?



Kittiwakes




Razorbill





Linnet



Sunday, 29 May 2016

An Excellent Day at RSPB Bempton Cliffs!

Grandstand Viewpoint

Puffins galore at RSPB Bempton Cliffs today! Puffins to the left of us, Puffins to the right of us, Puffins underneath us, Puffins everywhere! I've never seen so many at Bempton = many happy visitors above and below the cliffs!

Enjoying the cliffs from below on an RSPB Puffin & Gannet Cruise aboard the Yorkshire Belle!






Enjoying the cliffs from above @ Grandstand viewpoint!