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Saturday, 4 July 2020

Bempton Cliffs RSPB, Yorkshire

A busy week at work meant I had little or no chance of getting to Yorkshire for the Black-browed Albatross before the weekend. Friday morning was the time to be there as there were some crippling photos emerging; by midday the bird had seemingly disappeared and there was no further sign up until dark. 

The sporadic nature of this bird meant that a visit on Saturday morning was worthy of an attempt, despite the odds very much against a successful twitch. Unfortunately, despite an 8-hour vigil, there was no sign of the albatross. As disappointing as this was, it was still great to view all of the regular occurring seabirds that frequent these steep-sided cliffs. 

Noteworthy sightings for the day was a splendid Long-eared Owl, many Tree Sparrows, and a couple of Harbour Porpoise, the latter directly below the viewpoints. 

Razorbills

Gannet
Puffin

Kittiwake

Razorbill

Guillemots on the edge

Tree Sparrow