Saturday, 6 May 2017

Gannets at Bempton Cliffs

It's always great to see the gannets at Bempton Cliffs, and today a small group performed particularly well at close range on a great day for photography. Meanwhile another group collected nesting material from the top of the cliff, where it was great to see them in amongst the masses of flowering red campion.

Whilst it's true that the UK has internationally important numbers of breeding northern gannets, with some of the largest colonies in the world and holding a significant percentage of the entire world population, Bempton Cliffs is by far the most accessible and is the only mainland gannet colony in the UK and the only English gannet colony.

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