Had a fantastic day out at Bempton Cliffs today with some very good friends. Without a doubt, this little chap was the star of the day:
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Wow Roy simply stunning
I'm planning a trip to Bempton in a few weeks time so glad to hear you had a fantastic time there. Those pictures are amazing.
Excellent shots, he certainly was a a star.
Absolutely stonking photo's
Ditto what Sugar says. Awesome
Caroline in Jersey
Fabulous photos Roy. Glad you had some dry weather
Thanks for your kind comments, everyone.
JudiM: the weather was not only dry, it was really sunny at times. Must be a first for a bank holiday weekend!!
ChristineB: You should really enjoy Bempton, it's a superb reserve. Make sure to wrap up well against the wind though as it gets very bracing, even on a sunny day. And don't forget to visit the feeder station! As well as the usual suspects, there were bramblings, linnets, a healthy flock of tree sparrows and a lovely male yellowhammer today.
If that doesn't whet your appetite, maybe this will:
Fabulous photo Roy, and thanks for the info! I would definitely love to get a few shots like that (well, something like that with my camera). I went to Bempton as a child (quite some years ago!) and can remember really enjoying the spectacle but I had no particular interest in birds at that time, so can't wait to go and see it with new eyes!
Cracking shots Roy, Puffins are such ungainly fliers aren't they. I hope to see some in Wales in 3 weeks time, off on a 4 day bird watching holiday.
I really like those Puffin shots Roy. Well done.
cracking photos I hoped to go on Tuesday unfortunately gas man is coming mid day so its a no go :(
Those shots are stunning. I so wanted to get to Bempton in April but distance and weathet beat me
Thanks for posting such superb pics of these Puffins they have really made me eager to get back to Bempton asap
A fabulous set of shots. My husband and I want to plan a trip to see Puffins and Gannets and are wondering where the best place to go is? Does Bempton involve a lot of uphill climbing as I have medical problems which make hills difficult to cope with?
Andrew: thank you for your kind comments and I hope you get to Bempton soon. It was a long journey for us (from Manchester), but I know it's even more of a trek from where you are!
Birdwoman: Virtually no climbing involved - the car park and visitor centre are pretty much on a level with the clifftop, although it's around 250 metres/yards walk to the first viewpoint. Full accessibility details may be found here.
Best regards to all,
PS. Thanks for the comments Galatas & TopDog. Stich - I look forward to reading all about your birding break on the forums. Enjoy!