Showing posts from July, 2016

East Coast Excursions

Saturday 2nd - Sunday 10th July 2016
On Sunday (10th) I went on another West Midland Bird Club field trip with 'Team Kestrel', this time to East Yorkshire. First stop was RSPB Bempton Cliffs, and what a treat. This was my first visit here, and I can't remember how long I have wanted to go. The impressive hard chalk cliffs here are home to nesting Puffins, Gannets (only mainland breeding colony in England I believe), Guillemots, Razorbills, Kittiwakes and Fulmars. It was also nice seeing c10 Tree Sparrows around the visitor centre feeders - they seem to have disappeared from Gloucestershire. I heard a Grasshopper Warbler reeling briefly from long grass near one of the cliff viewpoints, the first of the year for me.