This is a short summary of the walk,scenery and the birds which we saw along this superb stretch of coastline.
We started by parking along the roadside near to the National Trust shop and regal looking Raven Hall Hotel at Ravenscar and after getting our rucksack packed we were off on our journey.
There is some very impressive scenery along here,coupled with some excellent birding habitat and it wasn't long before i managed to find the first goodie of the walk....a male Ring Ouzel.
I sort of expected i may come across one of these today,as there are some brilliant paddocks and sheep fields which are ideal habitat for this mountain Thrush and there had been a flush of sightings all along the country.
The views were only distant,but nice all the same and we carried on hopefull for some more nice sightings to add to the day.
By the time we had reached Stoupe Brow,we had seen several Blackcap,Willow Warblers and Chiffchaff and a small group of 10 Sand Martin prospecting along the cliffs and we took the steps down to the beach and completed the final section to Robin Hoods Bay along the beach.
Just off this lovely seaside smugglers paradise,a flock of 18 Sandwich Terns were loafing on the rocks here,a great sight and sound to witness and i thought to myself it won't be long before we are seeing them on their breeding grounds in Northumberland.
After some lovely food and a rest at the very nice Victoria Park Hotel we were off again on the return leg taking in the breathtaking scenery along this fantastic coastline.
The only different bird sightings from the first leg of our walk included a single Wheatear and a singing male Lesser Whitethroat near Stoupe Brow and as we neared Ravenscar,the male Ring Ouzel was still on the same Sheep Field,with a lovely male White Wagtail on the golf course below Raven Hall Hotel.
Some added interest apart from the afore mentioned bird sightings included a few insects,with Speckled Wood,Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell Butterflies,a Dark-edged Bee Fly and the best of the bunch 3 lovely Gorse-Shield Bugs.
So what a great walk today,with some cracking weather and brilliant scenery,coupled with some nice birds to boot,we travelled home slightly worse for wear with the muscles a tad sore,but what a grand day out.
|Ravenscar Looking Towards Robin Hoods Bay.|
|A Distant Male Ring Ouzel On An Adjacent Sheep Pasture.|
|Looking Towards Robin Hoods Bay From Boggle Hole.|
|Looking Along The Beach Towards Ravenscar From Boggle Hole.|
|Stunning Scenery From The Cliffs At Ravenscar.|
|White And Pied Wagtails At Ravenscar.|