The Nature Group is currently suspended until a new chairman can be appointed.

Meanhwile here is some information from previous activities of the group.

 Bempton Cliffs, East Yorkshire on 18th July 2017

Keith Hildreth notes: Larry, John and I went to Bempton Cliffs on Tuesday 18th July. We left at 7.30 am arriving at 10.30.

On arrival we went through the R S P B shop and made our way to the cliffs. A Short Eared Owl was showing and according to staff this was the first sighting for a while. Blue sky, very warm and the wind was strong enough to hold the Gannets up. As well as the Gannets there were Guillemots, Razorbills, Kittiwakes and lots of Puffins this time.

We had an excellent day and arrived home at 6.45pm having travelled 230 miles altogether.

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 The Farne Islands on 3rd June 2017

Keith notes: Four members, David and Wendy Pratt, John McGuiness, myself and friend Pete made our way to Seahouses for a 9.30 departure on Glad Tidings 4 along with 56 others. The weather was perfect, sea calm, sunny but not too bright. Not long into our journey we were informed that a pod of dolphins was in the vicinity and in no time we saw them, which after visiting the Farnes for 35 years was a first for me. After a while sea fret came in but then cleared. We managed to land on both Staple and Innner Farne for 2 hours and 2.5 hours respectively. We returned to Seahouses at 4.15pm after a very enjoyable day.


Dolphins

Lighthouse and colony

Gull with an egg

Glad Tidings IV

Left to right: John, Wendy, Keith, David, Peter

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 Washington Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre on 27th May 2017


Left to right: Wendy, David, Keith, Viv, Diana, Margaret, John, Andrew

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