Swoop, swirl, glide, dive… Sweeping over the waves or clinging on the cliffs, seabirds are everywhere! This is Bempton Cliffs on the coast of Yorkshire just north of Bridlington. Gulls, gannets and guillemots; razorbills, fulars and kittiwakes all circle around these sheer white sides and manage to find a ledge, a niche, to nest and lay eggs.
It seems precarious and counter-intuitive but they’ve been doing it successfully for years so I guess they know what they’re doing. Puffins are about – but none visible while we were there. The bird above is a gannet, by the way.