So we had a plan and we drove to Sandwith and the track up to Tarnflatt Farm, £2.00 for parking is cheap and perhaps a lesson for the National Trust and the Lake District National Park authority, whoah sorry I'm nearly on a rant:-)
The weather faired up and we enjoyed a lovely walk on the cliff top, occasional rain drops meant a regular lens clean for the camera though. These razorbills seemed oblivious to the weather as they surveyed their decorating task:-
The guillemots meanwhile had found that life is sustainable at different levels-
Herring gulls are much ignored by many, plentiful though they are they sometimes offer a wildlife photographer opportunities that cannot be wasted:-
Here an adult then a fledgling.
Nesting kittiwakes are quite evident around here, but only in flight, try as I could this was my only shot.
The nesting cliffs are a spectacular example of eroding sandstone-
Crumbly rock and very susceptible to erosion these cliffs are gradually falling apart, Britain is becoming a smaller country, landwise anyway.
More brilliant sights to behold now, as we first saw cormorants fly past quite close and then guillemots take their first hesitant and almost reluctant flights.
A final shot of the coast, we headed back inland...cows are not Josie's favourite and when a very large bull lumbered towards us she fled quickly back towards the coastal path, no bother we found a route through some soggy but worthwhile fields.
A yellowhammer and linnet appeared in the fieldside scrubland, the next field was another good one too!
Ears of wheat on one side, and a birdfest in the gorse and scrub on the other..close to perfection for us, the lovely wheat swaying in the breeze, a ringlet butterfly and a spotted flycatcher, just not an ordinary day!!!
A challenging day turned into a great one, lovely sights warm weather helps. A hedge full of sparrows completed the day's photographs.
- A good exploration of a coast and farmland, always something to see for the wildlife watcher!