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Went to Bempton on Thursday,  weather was pretty bad driving up there but once we arrived the sun came out. We left about 15.30 for the two and a half hour drive home and after dinner I looked at Bird

Great set of photo's Mick, you missed an Albatross!! That's a big 'dip'!! Was there much at Flamborough, I remember our trip a few years ago with the Wryneck etc...

Excellent Mick , damn I must get back jealous of your puffins one I sadly missed properly, though have the 400lens now 👍

Great set of photo's Mick, you missed an Albatross!! That's a big 'dip'!! Was there much at Flamborough, I remember our trip a few years ago with the Wryneck etc...

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Excellent Mick , damn I must get back jealous of your puffins one I sadly missed properly, though have the 400lens now 👍

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I missed it by one hour but never knew until I checked later on birdguides. I did consider going back up there early the next day but that would have meant another £30 in fuel so I decided against it. I know I have never dipped so bad before.

 

Flamborough was pretty good. Bempton is full and I think the birds are moving south to find nesting sites.

 

Do you think the pipit I photographed on the wall is a rock pipit, it looked good when I saw it but I'm having second thoughts?

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1 minute ago, Bottletopburly said:

Excellent Mick , damn I must get back jealous of your puffins one I sadly missed properly, though have the 400lens now 👍

400mm lens would be great especially for the gannets as they were pretty close.

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I think it's a Meadow Pipit Mick, the legs are flesh coloured and Rock Pipit's have dark legs plus the breast marking's are different, sorry! 

 

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Really excellent set of photos Mick, well done. Lovely to be able to get out again and visit places like this. I didn't even know there was a Bridled Guillemot. We have birding friends who have moved recently to Flamorough, so they're very lucky.

 

Gutted for you about the albatross..

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1 hour ago, RonC said:

I think it's a Meadow Pipit Mick, the legs are flesh coloured and Rock Pipit's have dark legs plus the breast marking's are different, sorry! 

 

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Agreed.

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