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.
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
At this point I'm sure someone hummed the Laurel & Hardy Theme
This isn't what it looks like!
And Neither is This!
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.