Thornwick Bay Oystercatchers

I’ve been spending a bit of time in Flamborough recently, but with little time to really enjoy the wildlife. So, with a spare half hour yesterday, I thought I’d see what was around Thornwick Bay.

The truth is, not that much at first glance. Few small birds flitting about, just a couple of lazing gulls.

But a little further North around the bay there were a couple of Oystercatchers, mainly dozing on the rocks.


It turned out there was actually a small flock of 15-20 birds, and I managed to grab a couple of pics through the drizzle and gloom.

I kept edging closer, but eventually they took off, flying about 50 metres further round the rocky bay.

The whole headland is worth a visit at any time, be it in Spring for the seabirds, autumn for migrants, or winter for the residents holding out in bleaker times.

North Landing, Flamborough

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2 Responses to Thornwick Bay Oystercatchers

  1. It’s a lovely spot. Haven’t been for a few years, but as the inlaws live at Robin Hoods Bay I get to see the oystercatchers regularly. Super birds, though never that keen on me getting too close for photos.

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