Whitby,North Yorkshire.

Again,putting piccies on blog. Not many birdy pics,but they do need ID’ing lol.
I’ve added a few of the stunning area as well,hope you like them.
Rob

1

2-very quick along the sand,quality not good!sorry…

3

4-Harbour

5-Abbey

6

7

8

9-Abbey from Lighthouse

10-Swallow landing

11-swallow “keeping still!”

Both swallow pics are heavily cropped as they were quite high up! Again quality not the best.

Comments

6 Aug, 2011
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jane said:

Hi Rob...glad to hear you had a great day out in Whitby !! Photos 1 and 3 are juvenile Herring gulls, 2 looks like a Turnstone.....and the rest are all adult Herring gulls....notorious for pinching visitors chips...and fish if they get half a chance !! Lol....trust yours went down the hatch ??

6 Aug, 2011
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janette said:

Lovely photos Rob ,visited Whitby a few years ago .....and that gull on photo 7 looks like the one that mugged my hubby of his burger lol ...Its a lovely place for a visit ....thanks for sharing your visit with us ....

6 Aug, 2011
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mike said:

Thanks Rob - will be there for 3 days mid September - go most years.
Brilliant place for landscapes and sunsets.

6 Aug, 2011
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robashfield said:

Thanks for ID jane...my fish went down the RIGHT gullet! lol,the couple on the opposite table we not so lucky,one stole their milk!!
Thanks Janette,it really is beautiful,think myself & the family have fallen in love with the place.
No problem Mike,will be going next year for a week,so looking forward to getting some brill sunset & night shots...

6 Aug, 2011
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jane said:

The MILK !!! Please explain Rob !!!

6 Aug, 2011
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robashfield said:

Yes Jane,they had a pot of tea,with milk in them little jugs.They strolled over to look out over the beach,only gone 2 mins,when a Gull flew down onto the table and started to drink the milk out of the jug! Linda told me to shoo them away,but I was reaching for the camera! lol.Anyway by the time I'd got my camera ready,the couple had started to come back,so I done what most men do....Pretended to get up and "shoo" him!! It was so funny,of course Linda was "telling me off" for going for my camera first! lol.
You know what they say" you only get 1 chance to get THE picture"!!
The couple were non to amused,He was going to com plain to the waitress & ask for new milk,but they left it un-attended,AND they are by the coast.Its not the birds fault,now is it???

6 Aug, 2011
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saucy said:

Great pictures from a great day out.
I love the swallow landing - great atmosphere - if you look at it long enough it begins to move.

6 Aug, 2011
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robashfield said:

Have you been on the sauce saucy???lol..thanks for comments.

7 Aug, 2011
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david said:

Great pics of juvenile Herring Gulls, adult Herring Gulls and a Turnstone, Rob. Love your story re the milk, would have done same myself, haha! :-)

7 Aug, 2011
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phili said:

Like the young gulls Rob,a good varied blog,Abbey very impressive.

7 Aug, 2011
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robashfield said:

Cheers David,Phil:

7 Aug, 2011
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bonkersbon said:

Welcome to Yorkshire Rob .. so glad you went Friday and not the day before you d not have seen much between the rain and sea fret.

An awful lot to see and hard to know where to go first on a day visit esp after negotiating those Abbey steps .. not so bad going down them lol

Aye the gulls will snatch things from your hand if not careful so an empty table just too much of an open invitation .. glad you got some lovely shots and thinking of a return visit.

7 Aug, 2011
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robashfield said:

Thanks Ray,yes most definately coming back next year,with friends of ours.He is a yorkshire man born & bred,from Mexborough.
Looking forward to spending a week in & around Whitby,can't wait!

8 Aug, 2011
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jane said:

LOL to the milk tale Rob !! Golden rule number 1...NEVER leave food or drink unattended whilst visiting Whitby !! Packets of crisps are known to have taken to the skies..never to be seen again !!!

8 Aug, 2011
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robashfield said:

A lesson we learnt way back when in weston-super mare.We had just bought our first born an ice cream,and a gull came down and took the cream straight off the cornet! That was 27 yr ago!! Never forgot it,never will!! lol

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