Saturday, 26 June 2010

Final Friday Flamborough Visit

Pics: Gannets, Puffin, Weasel x4, Skylark x4, Meadow Pipit, Kestrel, Reed Bunting (juvenile), Guillemot, Fulmar, Herring Gull chick, Wren, Shag x2, and the Yorkshire Belle Puffin Cruise.
The final Friday class of the summer term saw the group at Flamborough - North Landing. This proved a fitting finale to the course as we had exceptional views of all the seabirds, but also unrivalled close-ups of Skylarks and Meadow Pipts, which the participants found just as interesting. One of the early highlights was a Weasel, which performed under our feet at the first viewing area - it even seemed to come closer as I tried to do an impression of Simon King imitating a vole! Another unexpected bird was an incredibly confiding juvenile Reed Bunting. It was foolishly tame, and would have easily have come a cropper to any passing Sparrowhawk! After the pm sessikon I had to rush back to snatch a meal before heading out to the North Wolds to have a rendezvous with 3 species of Owl & several species of mammal - 0ne of which I've never previously enjoyed such good views.

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