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Waxwings were seen on the reserve yesterday. They were perched on the sea buckthorn bush (the one with the orange berries) in the car park. We'd love a picture of a waxwing on our reserve so if anyone has a bit of spare time on their hands in the next week or so, we would appreciate a photo. As a...
10 Jan 2011
If you’ve got older brothers or sisters then you’ll understand how it feels when they get to do everything first. They’re the first to ride a bike, first to go to ‘big school’ and first to stay out past 8pm. Imagine how you’ve feel though if they were the first...
15 Oct 2010
Nature is amazing - and sometimes a little gruesome - but lets keep it that way
It's been another interesting weekend here at Bempton Cliffs. As I was driving off the reserve on Friday evening I spotted a small group of 3 curlews flying inland over the field on my right. A little closer to home I saw a buzzard circling, and then making it’s way south, and this morning...
23 Aug 2010
Wild, Windswept and Wonderful
This week has been glorious at Bempton Cliffs, despite the weather forecast telling us otherwise. On Thursday the gannets , fulmars and kittiwakes were showing off their aerial acrobatics in the blustery, yet sunny, cliffside conditions and a very obliging linnet sat at one of the viewpoints to have...
13 Aug 2010
Since the king eider deigned to visit our reserve earlier this week, we've had a few other, less royal, ducks checking out the cliffs. A group of seven eider were seen paddling southwards on Wednesday and then yesterday there was a flurry of activity when two long-tailed ducks were spotted by one...
30 Jul 2010
Take a Hike
Did you know that Bempton Cliffs Reserve is part of a 4-5 mile circular walk encompassing cliff top habitat, farmland habitat, the village of Buckton and the village of Bempton? It's a wonderful way to experience a wide range of different birds and wildlife as well as getting a bit of exercise and...
16 Jul 2010
We’re pleased to announce the hatching of four baby swallow chicks at the Bempton Cliffs visitor centre. The youngsters, now a couple of days old, are typically hungry and rather vocal about it! Many people are starting their visit to Bempton staring up into the rafters of the porch where the nest...
12 Jul 2010
A Redwing? You Cannot Be Serious!
We are serious actually... (Just a little topical reference in there for anyone who's a tennis fan). Over the past few weeks there have been several sightings of a redwing , a close relation of the song thrush , on our reserve. These were confirmed beyond question when our site manager, Ian Kendall...
28 Jun 2010
Seabird Spectacle at Bempton Cliffs: Report by Ruth Porter
Hello! Well I am back for another season, and it is well underway. I have been extremely busy setting up the seabird monitoring plots at England's largest seabird colony Bempton Cliffs and Flamborough Head and organising an army of enthusiastic volunteers! Well where do I start.... a lot has...
17 May 2010
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