Birding from the Belle With thanks Sal Cooke (Cruise Co-ordinator) Geoff Edmond  Chrys Mellor Lenora Bruce Nigel Medcalf  ...
Breeding at Bempton
Kittiwakes <ul><li>45,000 pairs </li></ul><ul><li>1% of the world population </li></ul><ul><li>For 2006 the trend was up  ...
304 nests were monitored (in five plots)  2 nests contained 3 fledged young (not seen for over ten years)  45 fledging 2 1...
Population of other Bempton Birds ~ 2,500 individuals ~ 8000 individuals ~ 45,000 individuals ~1,200 pairs ~3,900 pairs ~ ...
The RSPB Cruises
Yorkshire Belle  1947 -
2007 Built in 1947 the Belle is the last remaining of 6 Bridlington pleasure boats that operated during 1920s – 1950s
The Puffin Cruises
I didn’t see a puffin! <ul><li>I wanted to see a puffin, </li></ul><ul><li>You know the ones that have their egg on their ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Skua and Shearwaters <ul><li>Approximately 3 hours  </li></ul><ul><li>No guarantees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On birds </li></...
Weather Conditions
Shearwaters
 
 
 
 
 
 
Skuas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Personal Highlight 2007
 
 
 
 
And other birds too
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you
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Birding from the Belle

  1. 1. Birding from the Belle With thanks Sal Cooke (Cruise Co-ordinator) Geoff Edmond Chrys Mellor Lenora Bruce Nigel Medcalf Barry Smithson Keith Barrow Roger Barnes Sarah Robins Karl Dutton Kev Barnard Mike Pearson The Skipper (Pete) and crew of the Yorkshire Belle And anyone I missed!
  2. 2. Breeding at Bempton
  3. 3. Kittiwakes <ul><li>45,000 pairs </li></ul><ul><li>1% of the world population </li></ul><ul><li>For 2006 the trend was up </li></ul>1997 0.44 1998 0.87 1999 1.34 2000 1.28 2001 1.07 2002 0.76 2003 0.25 2004 0.19 2005 0.62 2006 0.82 1997 0.44 1998 0.87 1999 1.34 2000 1.28 2001 1.07 2002 0.76 2003 0.25 2004 0.19 2005 0.62 2006 0.82 <ul><li>2004 was the lowest record in 22 years of monitoring </li></ul>
  4. 4. 304 nests were monitored (in five plots) 2 nests contained 3 fledged young (not seen for over ten years) 45 fledging 2 149 fledging 1 109 nests fledging none
  5. 5. Population of other Bempton Birds ~ 2,500 individuals ~ 8000 individuals ~ 45,000 individuals ~1,200 pairs ~3,900 pairs ~ 30 pairs
  6. 6. The RSPB Cruises
  7. 7. Yorkshire Belle 1947 -
  8. 8. 2007 Built in 1947 the Belle is the last remaining of 6 Bridlington pleasure boats that operated during 1920s – 1950s
  9. 9. The Puffin Cruises
  10. 10. I didn’t see a puffin! <ul><li>I wanted to see a puffin, </li></ul><ul><li>You know the ones that have their egg on their feet, </li></ul><ul><li>And live on the ice. </li></ul>
  11. 25. Skua and Shearwaters <ul><li>Approximately 3 hours </li></ul><ul><li>No guarantees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On birds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or weather </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This year my personal count from the boat was 45 species </li></ul><ul><li>And a best day of 34 </li></ul>
  12. 26. Weather Conditions
  13. 27. Shearwaters
  14. 34. Skuas
  15. 46. Personal Highlight 2007
  16. 51. And other birds too
  17. 58. Thank you

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