North Landing, Flamborough Head.

Flamborough Head is in East Yorkshire, England.  North Landing, here, is complemented by……. South Landing, located on the other side of the headland.

From my point of view, the area around here is a premier birdwatching site, especially during the two migration periods. Many rare bird sightings have been made in the vicinity – as they tend to be, on any promontory that sticks out into the sea cutting a migratory route.  Of the two ‘landings’, South is the preferred for passerines, as it has the benefit of a scrub lined gulley that gently slopes from the cliff top down to the beach.  But South Landing isn’t half as picturesque as North Landing.


15 thoughts on “North Landing, Flamborough Head.

  1. You might be interested in a wonderful book entitled: “Wing Beats” published by snapshot press in England. It’s a collection of bird haiku with much information about birding in your part of the world. The haijin who authored the haiku are some of the best in the world and each glimpse is a tinly moment of “being there”.

    One of the reasons I love your posts so much is that your photos give that same sense of “being there”… of the moment. Many thanks.

    • You’re very kind, thank you.

      I may give the ‘book a look’ so to speak. I’m not a particularly literary person, but having said that, by reading “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”, at the prompting of one of my lecturers, helped to provide inspiration in my photography at a time when I needed it – some of my photography continues to reflect that inspiration.

  2. Of course, half as picturesque as this is still quite a place. Whitefish Point in Michigan’s upper peninsula is a similar stopping point for migrating birds, mostly raptors, but I get there very infrequently. I used to have professional contact with the folks doing surveys and banding there and still enjoy hearing what they discover each spring and fall.

    • Flamborough Head is a good 2 hours from me, so, to make the day worthwhile, it’s an early start and late finish and a very tiring day. There’s also the question of tides and picking a day when the tide is coming up at the right time of day to push any waders up the beach towards my camera.

  3. There might be a class of beings, human once, but now to humanity invisible, for whose scrutiny, and for whose refined appreciation of the beautiful, more especially than for our own, had been set in order by God the great landscape-garden of the whole earth.

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