Thursday, 26 February 2009

Ay it were grand

Tuesday 24th February
Jan and I travelled up to the East Yorkshire for a couple days to see Jan's Mum. Its an area I've always had a fondness for, and the coastline from Filey to Spurn has produced some great birding memories. Although this wasnt a birding trip as such I did have the opportunity to visit one or two local sites. Bridlington like many seaside towns is not at its best during winter. The shuttered amusement arcades and dormant cafes create a sombre atmosphere heightened by an errie fog which rolled in from a motionless sea. There was some activity in the habour where crab boats were unloading their catch of Lobster and Crab attracting the attention of a few Gulls and Turnstones. Through the fog a flock of Purple Sandpiper flew to their high tide roost but were soon lost again in the fog.

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