Wednesday, 28 May 2014


Spotted this chap in the garden earlier going through the bird seed like it was going out of fashion. It's back/wings were are lot lighter than normal so I'm thinking it was a youngster?

Wednesday, 14 May 2014


After Bempton we had a quick run down to Bridlington purely for rock and ice cream - it's the seaside some things just have to be done!

The harbour was awash with Turnstones and a couple of Mallard. A lone Barnacle Goose was mostly sleeping there too. Of course there were Herring Gulls  everywhere, stunning birds really and quite obliging for the camera.


Good end to a good day.

Monday, 12 May 2014


A visit to Bempton a couple of weeks ago produced all the usual seabirds and some nice views of the Puffins that the cliffs are known for. My 8 yr old had fun spotting the Puffins, she had a better eye for them then I did!

 I saw a few little birds I needed help with identifying and was pleased to discover that along with a Meadow Pipit, i'd seen a couple of Corn Buntings too, a new bird for me.

 A few other photos from the day.

Sunday, 11 May 2014


Finally had my first Swifts over the house yesterday.

Originally they used to turn up around the 3rd or 4th May but they've been getting later every year. There's only 3 at the moment but it's already so nice to hear them screeching about, it's a sound I miss!

No photos yet but they usually put on a wonderful low aerial display out the front of the house a few times so hopefully i'll snap a few then.