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Bempton Cliffs and Flamborough Head, May 12th

Twenty members met up at the RSPB centre at Bempton and walked along the cliff tops looking at the various seabirds nesting, building or simply resting on the sea. Unfortunately Puffins were not very noticeable. At Flamborough we made a short visit to the lighthouse and then went down to the South Landing, which was more sheltered from the keen east wind, and walked back through the wood.

The birds seen were: Jackdaw, Tree Sparrow, Kittiwake, Guillemot, Razorbill, Gannet, Fulmar, Puffin, Pied Wagtail, Skylark, Herring Gull. Greater Black-backed Gull, Swallow, Corn Bunting, Linnet, Starling, Shag, Wheatear, Meadow Pipit, Cormorant, Woodpigeon, Carrion Crow, Goldfinch, Swift, Yellowhammer, Mallard, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Willow Warbler, Greenfinch, Wren, Turnstone, Whitethroat, Sand Martin, House Martin, Coal Tit, Chaffinch, Oystercatcher, Common Scoter and Magpie (40)

Plants identified included: Red Campion, Scurvy Grass, Chickweed, Dandelion, Silverweed, Coltsfoot, Buttercup, Daisy, Cow Parsley, Primrose, Daffodill, Bluebell, White Campion, Ribbed Plantain and Alexanders.

Mammal: One shrew heard but not seen, possibly a Common Shrew.

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