Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Puffins, Bempton Cliffs

Puffins - everyone's favourite bird and there were plenty of them at Bempton today. Infact we have never seen so many. We must have timed it just right for their arrival back on the cliffs, but as soon as they start nesting they disappear into the cracks and crevices on the cliffs. We had 10 on the first rocky outcrop with pairs on every other cliff. They really are so charismatic and a real crowd pleaser. A fabulous day again at Bempton with blue sky and warm sunshine !

Gannets that are waiting for their partners to arrive back. Most were single birds and you just have to hope that they will be joined by their nearest and dearest very soon.  We may go back to Bempton in a couple of weeks time when we are sure the pairing up and breeding of gannets will be in full swing. Love to see them collecting their nesting material, will definately have a return trip.  

Guillemots by the thousand, resting on the cliffs.

Bempton Cliffs 

1 comment:

Stewart M said...

Great shots - I was there a couple of years ago.

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Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne