Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Close-up at the Great White Cape

The photo opportunities today were so good, I couldn't leave the blog until the weekend.  So here are the best photos from a visit to Yorkshire's "Great White Cape".  The remaining photos from the day and those of other photographers will be included in the usual weekly round-up.
Peregrine
Fulmars
 Kittiwake
 Black-legged Kittiwake
 Linnet
 Linnet
 Meadow Pipit
 Painted Lady on Birdsfoot Trefoil
We were standing on the cliff top admiring a pair of Puffins 40 feet away. They started running towards us along a ridge, and ended up about 6 feet away! That is very close for this particular site. 
Puffin Taking off
 Pair of Puffins
 Puffin
 Ditto
 Ditto
 Pair
 At this point I'm sure someone hummed the Laurel & Hardy Theme





 This isn't what it looks like!
 And Neither is This!
 Profile
 Head and Shoulders


 Dont Stand so close to me




 10 mins later we stopped on another cliff edge only to have our closest ever encounter with a Peregrine!  As one head after another popped over the edge of the cliff it decided to relocate, but we did see it flying around for the next 10 minutes.This may have been another Peregrine, as it seemed a lot browner than the bird we had been watching.
Peregrine

 Ditto
 Peregrine
House Sparrow

4 comments:

Jane Robinson said...

What a brilliant afternoon! Great pictures Michael.

Chris said...

Fabulous set of photos, Michael.

Wildish Thing said...

Lovely photos. I haven't got better, but I could send you a couple of gannet ones from Bempton, where I went on to.

Freyalyn Close-Hainsworth said...

Amazing photographs.