A trip to Bridlington with the kids today, a hot summer day with long sunny spells and barely any breeze. We had a plan to join the 2.5 h Yorkshire Belle trip to Bempton, but finally gave up on it and had a wander in town, around the harbour and on south beach. It was high tide.
Kittiwakes are expanding their breeding locations around town. These regularly spaced nests with young on some of them were on the corner of a slate roof.
Turnstones wait for low tide on the harbour wall.
Kittiwakes on the outer harbour wall.
Another urban kittiwake location.
Starling singing on aerial.
The resident barnacle goose.
Long-calling Great black-backed gull.
More roosting Turnstones.
Common Gull juvenile on the beach.
The Yorkshire Belle returning from her trip to Bempton...
...and entering the harbour.
A view of the popular South Beach.
The harbour wall with plenty of people crabbing.
This cormorant caught an eel on the harbour. The eel squirmed and young herring gulls pestered the cormorant, who dived with its prey. When the cormorant emerged again there was no eel. It looked like a prey hard to subdue.
Cormorant trying to balance on a rope.
A Great Black-backed gull dwarfing a herring gull (also top shot).