Monday, 6 September 2010

Bempton

Gannet
In May this year we made a visit to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds reserve at Bempton. This was during the breeding season and the number of birds was truly amazing.  The cliffs at Bempton are where, literally, the Yorkshire Wolds drop in to the sea and sheer cliffs of chalk provide a precarious home for the many visiting birds. 


Flying by or perched on ledges the Gannets, Auks, Gullemots and Puffins provided ample opportunties for casual viewing or serious study. I managed to take some camera shots of Gannets in flight but the Puffins were far to quick to catch.  


Being an RSPB reserve the site has ample car parking, a cafe, toilets and society shop. The staff keep a log of species seen that day and will endeavour to answer any questions you may have.


We shall return return to the reserve again to witness this amazing natural spectacle.

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