Monday 4 July 2022

Saturday 2nd July

Paul Bray , Mark Bailey , Dave Boult and myself started the long journey from Exeter to Bempton Cliffs in Yorkshire at 3am this morning to look for a Turkestan Shrike also known as ( Red-Tailed Shrike ) .

As we were near to getting are destination we saw are 1st bird of the day a Red Kite that slowly drifted over our car . We arrived at the car park and then had a long walk to the spot where the Shrike was showing but the bird was quite distant in a hedgerow and you could only get nice views of it through a scope  .Getting a shot of it was a different matter and I could only manage to get these record shots of it . But who cares as I was stood there looking at another new bird for me in Britain , and they do not come along very often these days 👀😀

We then went out to the cliffs were we got nice views of the Black-Browed Albatross that has returned to the same spot with the Northern Gannets as it was last year . Also seem were 7 Atlantic Puffin  , numerous Razorbill ,Common Guillemot and Black-Legged Kittiwake and back around the car park there was quite a few Tree Sparrow . 

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