Four of us made the long journey to Bemton Cliffs in hope of seeing the Black-Browed Albatross that has been seen there for a while .
We left Exeter at around 8.15 Monday evening and arrived there at the reserve at 2.30 this morning and tried to get a bit of sleep but that was hard with other cars turning up all the time , we walked out to the cliffs around 5 am and got to the spot that the bird has been seen before but there was no sign of it , but we did enjoy seeing a Barn Owl .
After a bit of a wait the call went up that it was on the cliff but it soon left and was flying around the bay and with the sun starting to rise it gave stunning flight views before landing back on the cliff . This is the 2nd BBA that I have see with the 1st one up in the Shetland Islands way back in 1987 .
Also seen were numerous Northern Gannet and Black-Legged Kittiwake , 8 Atlantic Puffin , 100+ Eurasian Tree Sparrow ( a bird that we dont see in my home county of Devon ) and a nice Brown Hair .
A great days birding with 4 good mates and a special thanks to Andy for doing the driving .