I hope you managed to get out and do something wild today. I thought today that I would do something out on the wonderful Yorkshire coastline.
Well what a day to pick! This is was one wild day - so windy where I was which meant I didn't see as much as I'd hoped to but it was still a great day out.
So where did I go? Well I thought I'd visit another +Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve as well as dropping in on an old favourite.
Our family headed out to Flamborough Head and took a long ride through the gorgeous North Yorkshire countryside. The first place we dropped into was the Living Seas Centre where I had a nice chat to the manager Antony Hurd. It was nice to get this tweet off him.
Great to meet @nerdboy386 this morning on his @YorksWildlife nature reserve challenge. Let us know what you find in the rockpools— YWT Living Seas (@YWTLivingSeas) 2 June 2016
|Esme checks out Limpets|
I'd done my research before I left on the tide times. Low tide was at 10 and we had got there around 11.30 so I was surprised when I got there that most of the rock pools were already covered. That was a shame as Dad had been wanting to find some Sea Squirts. Still we had a look round and Esme, our dog, had a good sniff at the Limpets. It was great to be by the sea even on a day with such powerful winds. I watched a few Sandmartins going to and from their nests, there must have been about 80 tunnels in the cliff face.
|Puffin in flight at Bempton|
|A Tree Sparrow at Bempton|
|Gannet in flight|
|Gannet collecting plants for its nest.|
|A lone Hoverfly - how it could fly|
on such a windy day was amazing!
One thing I was quite surprised to see was a lonely Hoverfly on an umbellifer. Not identified the species yet but I think it did well not to end up in Norway!
Hope you enjoyed,