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Bempton Cliffs 2009

Bempton CliffsAlthough we only recorded 32 species on this visit, 12 of which were new to the birders tick list (shown in italics), this visit was more to do with quantity as the sea cliffs were covered in thousands of nesting birds. It was good to see a few Puffins (sadly declining in numbers) but the nesting Gannets were fantastic.

Pictured below are the Gannet Rock nest site, some Gannets with a rather ungainly chick, and a Guillemot and Bridled Guillemot for comparison.

Species
Gannet
Pheasant
Fulmar
Kittiwake

Gannet Colony at Bempton CliffsHerring Gull
Gt Black-backed Gull
Lr Black-backed Gull
Puffin
Guillemot
Bridled Guillemot
Razorbill
Rock Dove

Feral Pigeon
Gannet and chickWood Pigeon
Skylark
Swallow
House Martin

Meadow Pipit
Pied Wagtail
Dunnock
Blackbird
Song Thrush
Whitethroat
Guillemot and Bridled Guillemot at Bempton CliffsGreat Tit
Magpie
Jackdaw
Carrion Crow
Tree Sparrow
Chaffinch
Goldfinch
Linnet
Reed Bunting


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2009 Trips
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