Trip reports

Coach Trip to Bempton Cliffs RSPB Reserve

View of Bempton Cliffs

Sunday, 15 June 2008

On a day of sunshine & showers (the heaviest whilst on the coach), 22 members of the local RSPB group enjoyed a day's outing to the seabird colony at Bempton Cliffs.

The usual species were present although possibly a decrease in numbers than when I last visited (several years ago). Even so the colony is still a spectacular sight (& smell) with good views of :-

Gannet, Kittiwake, Fulmar, Puffins, Herring Gull (pair nesting with visible young), Razorbills, Guillemot - all nesting on the cliff sides, and lots of birds in the air and on the sea.

Also seen in the meadows, and at the feeding station:- Tree Sparrow, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Whitethroat, Linnet, Meadow Pipit, Song Thrush, Kestrel

(Apoligies for any omissions of species seen by other members).

Also of interest were the beautiful carpets of Dog Daises on the verges of the motorways.

I hope all the members enjoyed the outing as much as myself. JW Bateman (Group Leader).