16 Mar 18

East Weare's and Grove Cliffs

A change of scenery today and a walk north along the East Weare's and up Grove Cliffs before doubling back along the cliff top back to Bumpers Lane. Just one Spring migrant, a Chiffchaff under the cliffs at The Grove. Other than that a huge increase in Fulmars. A couple of days ago there were 3 and today there were at least 15 with 7 potential nests on the cliff ledges.

Here are a few images and videos from today:

A Kestrel takes time out to do a bit of preening.

A pair of Fulmars on the Grove Cliff

A pair of Fulmars.

A Fulmar prepares for take-off.

Here a few aerial shots of Fulmars

One of the 2 Oystercatcher making their way along the shore-line.

This Sparrowhawk was making the most of sun.

Birds Recorded: 15 Fulmar, 2 Gannet, Shag, Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, 2
Kittiwake, Wood Pigeon, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Raven, Chaffinch, Linnet and Goldfinch.

Also 1 Common Drone Fly


A Long-tailed Tit was on the suet tube as I left for my walk this afternoon.

Looks like I'm going to top this feeder up.