The lane by the cottage also held alot of interesting bird life Yellow Hammer, Red Legged Partridge and to top it all off singing Quail, we didn't get to see them but often heard them in the near by Barley fields.
|Red Legged Partridge|
Wykeham Wood were only 15min down the road so we often popped along to try and see the Honey Buzzard and Turtle Dove. We never saw the Honey Buzzard but did to get to watch a Turtle Dove feeding by the nursery area for around 5 minutes plus a fly over example latter in the week. Other birds seen there were Crossbill, Red Legged Partridge, Chaffinch, Wood Pigeon and Pheasant, also plenty of Hare's again in the fields.
|Juv Crossbill at Wykeham Wood|
Spent a pleasant morning at Bempton Cliffs to get the sea birds missing from our year list the birds to saw were Fulmar, Kittiwake, Gannet, Razorbill, Guillemot, Puffin, Rock Dove, Meadow Pipit, Sky Lark, White Throat, Reed Bunting, Starling, Tree Sparrow, Kestrel and Sedge Warbler.
|Meadow Pipit at Bempton Cliffs|
|Rock Dove at Bempton Cliffs|
|Razorbill at Bempton cliffs|
|Gannet at Bempton cliffs|
|Kittiwake at Bempton Cliffs|
|Gullimot at Bempton Cliffs|
|Gannet at Bempton Cliffs|
|Sedge Warbler Bempton Cliffs|
|The all mighty class 37! 37264 looking great in large logo blue on the North York Moors Railway|
|Class 24 D5061 working a short rake of coaches on the North York Moors Railway|
On our final day in Yorkshire we visited Whitby and for a chance of seeing some moorland birds we came back via the Roman Road that runs nearby towards Thornton le Dale. We managed to find a great little spot by a ford which got us Whinchat, Pied Wagtail, Whitethroat and Reed Bunting plus unusually we also saw a family of Redstarts. Also seen while driving across the moor were Curlew Red Grouse and Lapwing. We though didn't see any raptors or corvids looks like the game keepers have got rid of the lot which is a shame and means the place has lost a bit of its soul.
|Female Whinchat on the North York Moors|