Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

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.


Mike Attwood said...

They sure were close encounters Kevin. Well done.

Kevin Groocock said...

Thank you Mike, truly magnificent birds!