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Go away snow
The temperature is rising at last! It has been up to 4 degrees C at Bempton today and sunny (even got to put my cool shades on). Most of the guillemots that had come back to the reserve in the past few days - to drop off their christmas cards - have now left the cliffs and headed back out to sea. There...
10 Dec 2010
...and a partridge in a pear tree! (Only joking)
Just a quick update for you today (we're doing a stock take in the visitor centre and it's an all day job). A couple of our keen volunteers, Angela and Pat, have been scouring the reserve this morning for little birds and they've come back with a long list for our sightings board. The first...
30 Sep 2010
Falling out of the sky
With few confirmed reports of the brown flycatcher in the past couple of hours we were starting to calm down a bit. Then came the news that a red-breasted flycatcher had been sighted in one of the fields near the visitor centre. Bempton Cliffs always seems to have something interesting up it's sleeve...
6 Sep 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
Our roving site warden, Zoe, spotted 15 whimbrels over the cliffs today. Whimbrels are large, wading birds that breed in the north of Scotland and winter in South Africa. We're getting towards the time of year where the more and more migrants will be passing through or over our reserve, so keep your...
26 Jul 2010
‘Wet Your Lips’ and Swallow Those Beetles
Bempton Cliffs visitor centre may soon be home to some new baby birds. The swallows that have been swooping in and out of the centre’s porch have now built a fully serviceable nest and so we’re keeping our fingers crossed that we will soon hear the cheeping of tiny little beaks. The prospective...
9 Jul 2010
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