Overall, a rather pleasant day greeted us on the cliffs, sunny intervals but a cooling south easterly blow. It was the sort of day that raised hopes of spring being just around the corner. It was hard to believe the media warnings of a "Beast from the East" coming in this week to challenge normality! The cliffs were much quieter today, with only Gannets and Fulmars to enjoy, the Guillemots and Razorbills having departed back to the North Sea. It should be remembered that Auk presence on the cliffs at this time of year is transient, but the breeding season is not too far away. It was also nice to see at least four Porpoises, a Red Fox and a Weasel.
A colourful start to the morning with this Pheasant at the feeding station
Arriving on the viewpoints, I was immediately taken by this view of Scarborough Castle, highlighted in the sunshine, about fifteen miles away!
It was the Gannets that were probably the most numerous birds today, some have already reunited with their partners at their nest sites, some are still waiting, but many more have not yet returned.
At least two Peregrines delighted between Bartlett Nab and Jubilee Corner viewpoints, with this one landing briefly at Bartlett.
And of course, the Fulmar