I have just returned from a weeks holiday in Filey, whilst there we visited Bempton but the strangest thing happened along Filey bay.
i was out with my 20 month old daughter on Wednesday morning, to my surprise we came across what looked like a stricken Guillemot, as we approached it, it started to to move a little but I was shocked as it didn’t try to get away, I was concerned for the bird, spent some time admiring it up close (first time I had seen one) and then it started to get active, it eventually swam off after having a couple of dives under waves .
i really didn’t think much of this other than a chance up close and personal encounter, until I read the article in the times about the number of guillemots and razorbills that having issues.
long winded post (first time) I just wanted to put it out there to ensure people knew that this wasn’t just happening up in Scotland and in the NE, it seems to be tracking down the country which is a real worry.
First, welcome to the forum James from a currently sunny West Midlands, but that is set to change and back to the cloud again anytime soon, and second, definitely not a long winded post, the detail I'd say is about right.
Sadly, I'm not able to offer any explanations, though I'm sure someone will.
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Hi James, been a fair amount of coverage about this awful event, another Article Here for those who haven't read about it
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JMR271186 said:Thank you Mike, I am only an amateur but really do enjoy birds and learning about them, just a shame that I have stumbled across this sad story.
James, you're very welcome. Don't let this sad story dishearten you, you will come across many more, and have probably encountered many in the past.
I'm only a mere amateur (only been birding four years), and constantly learning with the fabulous help from the friendly and helpful people on the forum. Don't try and take everything in, in one go, it won't happen, but you will pick things up gradually and the important thing is to enjoy what your doing and you will learn.
Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can
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