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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Puffin - Bempton Cliffs & Flamborough

I've been meaning to head over to Bempton Cliffs and Flamborough on the East Yorkshire coast for quite some time now. The promise of thousands of sea birds, and of course Puffins, was a big draw. So the chance finally presented itself and off we went for a weekend by the coast.
RSPB Bempton is famous for attracting upwards of 250,000 sea birds to its chalky white cliffs to nest and raise young. The site of so many Gannets was quite mesmerising, and the smell, well quite something else.
The Puffins were one of my main reasons for going. Having only seen them as little specks on the sea on Anglesey before, I really wanted close up views. I wasn't disappointed, with several very close on the cliffs and others flying overhead as we moved to sea level at Flamborough.
I'll be sharing other birds from the trip soon, but for now, here are some very cute looking Puffins.



Checking out a Kittiwake on its nest.

It wasn't easy to capture these guys in flight. So fast and almost directly above me.

Like a torpedo.

Oh good, you're awake now.


31 comments:

  1. They are so darn cute. I would love the see the Puffin in the wild. Great shots!

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  2. I wished I could see a puffin at such close quarters. How did you manage that?
    Amazing to see so many gannets together!
    Thanks for sharing your information about these birds. In my surroundings we have ducks, mainly mallards, coots swans, herons, all kind of geese and more waterbirds.
    Have a great week!
    Wil, ABCW Team

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  3. This is the closest I've been to a puffin ... wow, what brilliant captures! 'Like a torpedo' indeed :-). #aNoviceMumCommentLuv

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  4. Nice work Adam. I absolutely love the "torpedo". And now you've made me want to visit the east coast again.

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  5. Beautiful shots of the Puffin. Such a beautiful bird!

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  6. Wow - what wonderful photos! You got some great flight shots, too!

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  7. Stunning photos, especially those of the puffin in flight!

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  8. Very, very nice photos ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  9. Wow, stunning photos, love that birds.

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  10. I have always loved the Puffin..It's amazing how aerodynamic they can make themselves..Great shots..

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  11. These are beautiful birds. The lambs are cute. And the warblers!

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  12. Your Puffins are amazing! That "torpedo" shot is really interesting!

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  13. The Puffins are so pretty and unique, wish we had them around here. Nice shots!

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  14. Marvelous photos of these puffins!

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  15. I've never seen one before, such a strange looking bird.

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  16. Beautiful pictures of the puffins.
    Perfect photographed, my compliments.

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  17. What an interesting profile. Like a blimp with wings. Great perspective.

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  18. They are so comical and cute with the huge colourful bill.... and, who knew they could turn into a torpedo? ... what a great shot.... .

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  19. Oh, I would love to photograph these birds!

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  20. puffins fascinate me. The bill is so unusual and the bird both colorful and black and white. We don't have them around here.

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  21. What wonderful captures of these really cute birds. They don't look very aerodynamic.

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  22. Wow. These pictures are gorgeous. I love the torpedo shot of the puffin. Thank you for sharing your stunning photography.

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  23. Oh my goodness..I love these birds and you got to see them in person!!! How exciting. I love the photos that you got of the puffins and of the nests of the other birds...Lovely for Nature Notes... thank you Adam... Michelle

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  24. That Puffin is so cute. I just love it looks.
    Like you say, "Like a Torpedo", is right!
    Thanks for stopping by my site.
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

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  25. SWEEEEEET close up!!! Cool birds that aren't always to get great pics of so congrats on that!

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  26. LOVE LOVE LOVE this, Puffins on my short list of have to see in my lifetime. Two years ago, we were within 2 hours, but due to long travels cross country and 2 LCGS dogs, we could not go any further. Your images are marvelous~

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  27. Ohmigosh! How incredibly cute are those guys?! I love them! Thank you for joining us Photo Friday this week!

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  28. Nice captures! They are such unusual birds.

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  29. My favourite birds! I love a trip to Bempton Cliffs. you must go to the Farne Islands sometime.

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