Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Close Encounters with Glorious Gannets
The Gannet is the UK's largest seabird, measuring c90cm (3ft) long and with a wingspan of c2mtrs (6.6ft), weighing in at c3kg (7lbs). The British population is c220,000 pairs of which c12,500 pairs (3% of the UK population) can be found at RSPB Bempton Cliffs. The Gannets can look much smaller than this when on the cliffs due to their size - 122m (400ft). At the moment, some of the Gannets are collecting grass from the cliff tops in order to supplement their nests. This is a great time to see these magnificent birds at close quarters and appreciate their size.