Trip reports

Rspb Trip to North Cave and RSPB Bempton Cliffs 23rd June 2019

Rspb Trip to North Cave and RSPB Bempton Cliffs 23rd June 2019
Puffin at Bempton Steve Chippedale

Sunday, 23 June 2019

We set off from Springwood car park, Huddersfield at 8.30am arriving at North Cave an hour later. and a good number of birds were to be seen. Those enjoying coffee and cake from the burger van in the shelter were treated to a tame Robin and a nesting Wood pigeon. Warblers which were both seen and heard included, Cetti's Sedge, Reed, White throat, Lesser White throat, Chiffchaff and Blackcap. Some also managed to spot Corn Bunting. Ducks included Shelduck, Potchard, Shoveler, Gadwall and Tufted Duck. Waders spotted were Avocet, Oystercatcher and Red Shank. Birds of prey included Kestrel, Marsh Harrier and Red Kite and Grass snake and newts were seen on the ponds. Leaving North Cave at 12.45 we set off for Bempton Cliffs. Were we enjoyed seeing large numbers of Gannets, Guillemots, and Kittiwakes alongside what seemed like a large increase in the number of Puffins and Razorbills. The cliffs and nesting Birds with their chicks are always something special to see. Insects seen throughout the day included a good collection of butterflies, Red admiral, Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell and Meadow Brown were all spotted. We set off home at 5pm