Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Monday, 9 October 2017

Bempton Cliffs - 8th October 2017

Weasel near Bartlett Nab

A pleasantly mild but predominantly overcast day, with increasing sunshine during the afternoon was the order of the day on the cliffs. Bird numbers continue to decrease so what is about?

Todays Sightings


A few Gannets remain on the cliffs, some still supporting their Gugas but larger numbers can be seen on the sea and in flight. Looking to the skies, out to sea and through the vegetation brings in migratory birds - currently large numbers of migratory Blackbirds, Thrushes and Finches.

Gannets - some still supporting Gugas





Surprises today included quite good views of a roosting Tawny Owl in the Dell, harassed by Thrushes on a regular basis!




On the grassland areas, "charms" of Goldfinches add colour


But for me, and a few lucky visitors, two Weasels near Bartlett Nab viewpoint were the highlight of the day!



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