RSPB Bempton Cliffs

25th April 2011
In: Trips
We set out last Monday (yes I know it was a Bank Holiday! but we braved the traffic and in fact there were no problems) for the RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs near Bridlington in Yorkshire.

It was a sunny day but slightly cooler than it had been previously (Still good for April though) and a bit breezy. Headed for the cliff top after a coffee from Katy Wheelwrights excellent ECO Catering (Ethical Catering Outdoors)van which was situated in the reserve car park.

Link to the RSPB site here http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/b/bemptoncliffs/index.aspx and probably the best shot of the day here http://www.gfcphotography.co.uk/photo9687598.html

It was quite a challenging day for photography as the wind was quite breezy and the light quite harsh which meant that any Gannet photos were in danger of having blown highlights!

There were thousands of Gannets - some interesting behaviour also with some taking nesting material from some of the grass and several courting pairs. Not too many Puffins at present (although we did see a few) but also lots of Razorbills, Guillemots, Fulmars and Kittiwakes.

A thoroughly enjoyable day!

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