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Monday, 29 February 2016

RSPB Bempton Cliffs - 28th February 2016


A brilliant and exhilarating day spent volunteering at RSPB Bempton Cliffs. It was great to see seven of the eight cliff breeding birds, the only one missing being Puffin! I was based at the Grandstand viewpoint managing to see 2000+ Guillemots; 100+ Razorbills; 4 Shags; 2 Kittiwakes; Fulmars; Gannets and Herring Gulls. Several disturbing events took place during the day - several hang gliders caused massive disturbance with thousands of birds being forced off the cliffs (6 times!). Imagine this happening when the birds are breeding with eggs/chicks being dislodged when the birds panic. Another stupid event was a visitor crossing the safety fence to peer over the unstable grass topped cliffs - it beggars belief!

The Cliffs from Grandstand

My first "on the cliffs" Razorbills of the year



My first on the cliffs Kittiwakes of the year


Guillemots that didn't make it! This is nature!

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