Thursday, 13 July 2017

SCARBOROUGH FARE

A few days up north ostensibly to visit my aunty in Leeds but taking in a few things on the way.
First stop was Fermyn Woods to pay my respects to the Emperor.........
 PURPLE EMPEROR
 PURPLE EMPEROR


 SILVER WASHED FRITILLARY
 RED KITE OVER FERMYN WOODS.
A bit further north to East Leake in Nottinghamshire to see the Bee Eaters that are nesting in an old quarry there.The views were frankly disappointing as the birds were quite distant.
 BEE EATERS- heavily cropped record shots.
 We duly arrived in Scarborough early evening and made plans for the next day,it would be either Bempton Cliffs or Whitby depending on the weather.
The day dawned fair so Bempton was the choice.
Obviously its mostly about sea birds here and Gannets are taking over,about 12000 pairs are now nesting here.Kittiwakes,guillemots razorbills,puffins,fulmars,herring gull and shag all have their own little niches too.There are gannets of all ages to be seen and this helpful notice board is a good guide.


There are photographs of all except first year birds.


LIFE ON THE LEDGE





RAZORBILL

BOAT TRIP OUT OF BRIDLINGTON.

PUFFIN, Theres a puffling in the hole.










KITTIWAKE


PIANO KEYS


GANNET CHICKS




















RAZORBILL






 PUFFINS
 PUFFIN SOUNDING OFF
RAZORBILL
TREE SPARROW AT THE VISITOR CENTRE.
Filey is between Bempton and Scarborough so a quick visit to the town and Filey Brigg was made
 FILEY BRIGG- Sand Martins nest in the soft sandy cliffs.

FILEY BRIGG




The next day was spent in Whitby where we visited the abbey where Bram Stoker was inspired to write Dracula and did all the usual touristy things, walked along the pier,had haddock and chips in Hadleys, had a beer whilst listening to  a busking trio called Fat Medicine by the bridge.












 WHITBY ABBEY







WHITBY CHURCH ADJ THE ABBEY.
SCORESBY CHAIR
 TRIPLE DEKER PULPIT

 LIGHTHOUSE ON THE PIER
 SWING BRIDGE OPENING
FAT MEDICINE A very talented and entertaining trio.
A visit to Whitby has to include a steam engine or two, from the North York Moors Railway.
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Scarborough Castle,Anne Brontes grave and a long walk along the prom on the last day.Unfortunately I didn't take the camera in the afternoon when several adult Mediterranean gulls were bobbing about just offshore.




SCARBOROUGH FROM THE CASTLE


NORTH BAY

WHATS LEFT OF THE KEEP


NORTHERN MARSH ORCHID The castle grounds are really impressive for flowers and butterflies.


THE GOLDEN BALL- PUB OF THE TRIP
SAMUEL SMITHS OLD ALE £2 A PINT -BEER OF THE TRIP
BEST INDIAN OF THE TRIP-SO good we went twice.

THE GRAND HOTEL HAS LOTS OF GUESTS OUTSIDE AS WELL AS IN.


 KITTIWAKE NESTS ARE FOUND ALL OVER TOWN.






You will be pleased to know my aunty in Leeds was pleased to see me on Sunday morning.









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