In reply to Seaman:
(Pardon the Scottish Accent)
A fabulous selection of photos PB, and a damned good day out.
I'm with Hazel on your stweasel, plus i think stoats tend to have a lighter coat, but I'm also very likely to be wrong. Nonetheless, a brilliant photo.
Top of the list has to be the swallows, closely followed by the puffins. From what you say, the swallows were as near to head height as the swallows at Baddesley are. Sadly for the puffins, I'm hearing similar tales, not as many as expected, and it is a known fact, they are in decline and I understand the big problem is sandeels, which is a staple part of their diet.
Someone I know was at South Stack recently and said the puffins were not to be seen, though i do know there has been a couple of pairs seen there.
Not good for the wee birds...
As for the gannets, they just have that wow factor.
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In reply to PimperneBloke:
Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can
Wendy S said:Puffins are not all that easy to see at Bempton even when they are present, we only saw two on the cliffs on our last visit. When we take people to see Puffins we usually go just down the road to Flamborough North Landing where you usually see them from the beach. Not in big numbers but enough to satisfy curious non birding friends. From report we have seen and heard Coquet Island has good numbers of Puffins this year
You just reminded me, I've not looked at the puffin nest webcam on Coquet Island (the link HERE for those who want to view), for a couple of days, and just checked, they have a puffling.
For those going to South Stack, the best views are down the steps to the lighthouse, at least halfway if not further down, but not to forget the climb back up!
In reply to Mike B:
Wendy S said:We were looking over Coquet Island yesterday but we left it too late to book a sailing around the island. The Terns from the island were coming to Hauxley nature reserve to preen and clean up in fresh water
That's a shame.
Could you not book online the day before, or even a phone booking?
That way you could choose your time and no rush to make too early a start.
Lot to learn
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