Monday, 25 May 2015

A trip to the East Coast of Yorkshire part 2 (Scarborough)
















As you can see from the Image above Saturday morning in Scarborough was a bright sunny day.  So what better way to start with a walk along the beach before breakfast.

It turned out to be a very enjoyable walk with loads of birds around.





The Views are really Stunning up here on a clear day so if you have not been it is a must if you like the coast.  Filey, Bridlington, Flamborough head and Cayton Bay all worth a visit, also further up the coast you have Whitby.  Unfortunately I can't promise nice whether but I am sure you would enjoy it all the same.

On with the walk and more wildlife and some more views.

 



Back to Friday Evening we took a walk along the south side and here are some images from early evening as you can tell from them the weather was a little dull and overcast but still able to get views of the Lighthouse, castle and the bay itself.





Finally for this Blog on the way home we stopped off at the top of Staxton Hill and got the view over the hedge.  As you can see it goes on for miles.


Hope you enjoy the Blog.


Sunday, 17 May 2015

a trip to the East Coast of Yorkshire Part One (Bempton Cliffs)

This weekend we had a trip to Scarborough and Bempton Cliffs.  The weather was fantastic and saw some great wildlife. and the views were stunning too.  Not to mention the Fish and Chips. the only down side was the Journey which meant trawling through a load of road works on the M1 at 50 miles an hour.

on Friday we drove to Bempton Cliffs RSPB reserve in search of Gannets and Puffins and we were not disappointed.

Firstly though a few views from the cliff tops.





the picture below is of the New Visitor Centre


We then managed to see the Gannets here are a few pics.







Now some Puffins.






A mixture of the other cliff top birds Including Guillemot, Razorbills, Fulmar and Kittiwake.







On the walk back to the Visitor Centre we saw our first ever Meadow Pipit and loads of Jackdawe, Along with the usual suspects, Tree Sparrow, Blackbirds,Goldfinch, Wood, Pigeon, Blue tit, Moorhen, Crow and Collared Dove.





Thats it for now Part to later in the week.


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

An Eclipse of a week

This week again I have very little opportunity to get out and about so no new photo's to show, but to put my week in words will  be a first for me.

The week started sunning and warm and ended with the eclipse on Friday. unfortunately I was at work, even though I was lucky enough to have a clear sky and some time to go and see it I could not get any decent photo's to show.

There has been a number of birds in the garden this week including a pair of nesting Blackbirds in the hedge.  The Jay is stilll a regular visitor.

















We are still getting a good showing of Goldfinch, blue tits and Great tits, I put the nest box up this weekend which the Great tits used last year, the Blue tits have had a look but not sure about anything else.  We also seem to have adopted a pair of Ferrel pigeons, but this morning they had grown to 3. One bird we have not seen for a while is the Pair of Bullfinch we saw so regularly during the winter.  long tailed tits are making an appearance every now and again along with a Wren and the Greenfinch.

















The Nottingham Peregrines are back on the Newton Building at the Nottingham Trent University and are sitting on 4 eggs.  A link to the webcam is below.

http://www.ntu.ac.uk/ecoweb/biodiversity/falcons/index.html?campaignid=falcons

More signs of spring and the warmer weather is the signs of Tulips coming up the daffodils in full bloom, the Crocuses and the frist Primrose in the garden.  Longer days just round the corner with the clocks going forward this weekend as we enter British Summer Time.


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Not a good week for photography

This week has been a murky dull week and far from ideal for taking photographs.  To take the perfect photo you need the right subject and setting, but most of all the light needs to be right.  So a lot of the photo's I have taken this week are far from the quality I want to achieve but to show you what I mean I am going to post some for you to see.

I went back to Hall park on Sunday in search of the kingfisher but again to no avail. I did however get my first Green woodpecker of the year and saw my first Redwing of the year.
































There was a lot of black headed gulls around a few coots, mallards and the Mute swan was still there.

Also saw a lot of Blue and Long tits.






Short but sweet this week hoping for some better weather over the next couple of weekends, especially on the 28 March because we are taking our first trip of 2015 to Bempton cliffs to hopefully photograph Puffins and Gannets.