Welcome back to part two of a memorable day at Bempton, starting with the local Herring Gulls.
And a true "Seagull" the smaller and daintier Kittiwake.
I should put in more views to give an overview of the site, so here's one to show just what a wonderful place Bempton is!
Probably one of my favourite birds to photograph is the Fulmar and our nearest relative to the Albatross. They fly effortlessly on those long stiff wings.
But for me the undoubted stars of Bempton are the Gannets with about 12,000 pairs breeding here. This is the only mainland site in the UK. To give an idea of the sounds as well as the sights, here is a short video clip.
Firstly some flight shots showing adults and some of the various younger birds. They take seven years to fully mature.
Watching them on the ground is equally rewarding especially the squabbles and the pair bonding.
So amazing to watch, but time to head back to the reserve centre for a well deserved ice cream (thanks Bruce). A final treat though was watching a pair of Swallows who had nested at the back of the visitor centre.
Until next year!
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