Monday, April 13, 2009

Back At Bempton




I will have to apologise now for the amount of Bempton posts that I will be submitting this year! This will be my first full season at Bempton as a volunteer and I am just starting to find the hot spots on the cliffs for photography.

The cliffs are filling up now with large numbers of Gannet, Razorbill, Guillemot, Kittiwake and Fulmar. Puffins are slowly creeping back in small number, but give it a few more weeks and we  will see more and more of our colourful friends arriving. 

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Heron City

Took a trip to my local Heronry to see what stage the nests where at and found that 4 birds where already sat on their large nests. As I approached the Heronry I noticed one bird flying above making its way from the area so when I got to the place that I thought would be ideal for some flight shots I waited for this bird to return.

Forty five minutes later I could see the bird returning in the distance and it was just a matter of time before the Heron passed my lens so I could snap the above images. I will definitely return to the Heronry in a few weeks time once the chicks have hatched and when there will be a lot more activity for me to capture.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Seabird Central

RSPB Bempton Cliffs is heating up with large numbers of Gannets on the cliffs as well as Kittiwake and Fulmar. Puffins have arrived and at present they occasionally visit the cliffs for a while before going back out to sea. Both Guillemot and Razorbill have also been on and off the cliffs but can be seen in large rafts on the sea. It will not be long now before the cliffs are crammed packed with seabirds, so if you are thinking of visiting Bempton soon you will not be disappointed.

I am a volunteer at Bempton manning the view points most Saturdays, so if you plan to pop in on a Saturday please feel free to say hello.