|Black-browed Albatross - Mike King - https://theglosterbirder.co.uk/|
An amazing 3 days in Yorkshire started off with amazing looks at my first Black-browed Albatross! Though this bird has turned up at Bempton Cliffs since 2017, it's behaviour and length of time at the Gannet colony isn't guaranteed. My timing, however, was spot on and though it was a 4 1/2 hour drive and 3 hour wait, it was worth it. It made several figure of eight flights in front of a captive audience before settling on a ledge, mixed in with the Gannets.
After the euphoria of this South Atlantic beauty I was able to enjoy the breeding residents of this amazing reserve including Gannet, Razorbill, Guillemot (1 bridled), Puffin, Kittiwake, Fulmar, Barn Owl and Tree Sparrow.
The following day I returned to Bempton Cliffs for a second viewing of the Black-browed Albatross and a little more time spent with residents. Next was a visit to Flanborough Head where there were at least 100 Seals. No new species added here but a drive around the farm areas produced more Yellowhammer and Corn Bunting.