Friday, 10 April 2009

Cliff Top Pickings
















We visited Bempton Cliffs RSPB, East Yorkshire today and the weather was better than anticipated. Beside the usual sea birds, Gannet, Kitiwake, Fulmar, Guillemot, Razorbill and Puffin I was lucky enough to get some shots of a Kestrel sat peering down from a cliff ledge.
I had earlier photographed a Kestrel, a little distant but this was a far better opportunity, thanks to the gentleman who told me about the nearness of the bird.
A good day to day, we went to Seamer Tip Pools this morning and I found a pair of Little Ringed Plover.
We then went to Bempton and saw Willow Warbler near the visitors centre before proceeding to the cliff face, plenty of Sky Larks in the meadows at the top of the cliffs and the sound together with that of the Meadow Pipits is lovely.
On the way back we went to Filey Dams YWT, nothing exciting until looking at a Little Grebe nearing summer plumage I was able to point out that immediately behind on an island to the main pool was a Water Vole. The first we have manged to see at the reserve.

10 comments:

Lynmiranda said...

Hi Mike,

Lovely pictures of the Kestrel, they are quite pretty these birds of prey.

Little Brown Job said...

Great shots of the Kestrel Mike. Hoping to get to Bempton next month myself.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks for your comments Lyn & Paul. They are very attractive birds.
Bempton has all its sea birds back including a decent number of Puffins.
Mike

East Ayton Birding said...

Little ringed plovers still there this morning Mike, very smart birds.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike, finally found your blog,(couldn't remember your surname.) excellent photo of the Kestrel at Bempton cliffs. Paul & Jill from Cleethorpes. (the person who mentioned how close the bird was.)

Paul 2tins said...

just been looking through the rest of your blog, superb photography, especially like the Perigrine in flight. Paul & Jill, Cleethorpes

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks for letting me know about the LR Plovers - Dave. Hope to check again in the next couple of days.
Thanks for visiting Paul and Jill, I was pleased with the pictures, made my day. Thanks again.

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