Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Final Puffin Walk

yesterday was the final Puffin walk organised by the Robert Fuller Gallery. It was a very windy day, and unlike last week when the 1st birds were Skylarks and Meadow Pipits, the first bird was a very confiding male Kestrel. The rest of the birds were pretty similar to last time, but the Fulmar wasn't on its accustomed nest, but we saw another on the cliff face. There were no Roe Deer on the edge of the cliff this time, but the much smaller Linnets were munching on the seed heads of thrift. we could see the chicks of Razorbills, Guillemots, Herring Gulls and Kittiwakes, but of course there weren't any Puffin chicks on show! Two of the participants had travelled all the way from Bradford and two more from Fridaythorpe, and despite travelling all that distance everyone appeared to enjoy the experience!

Kestrel (c) 2011 Rodney Newton


Linnet among Thrift





Herring Gull


Southern Marsh Orchid?

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