Feathers are flying

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Bempton Cliffs

Feathers are flying

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There's nothing quite like a cross gannet.  Try to pinch its belongings and there'll be trouble - as we've been finding out.

The newly re-sited CCTV camera overlooking Staple Newk is once again bringing us some intriguing insights into the lives of the seabirds - none more so than the squabbles going on among the gannets.

Fom the comfort of the visitor centre - and often nursing a cup of something warm - we've watched some of them having a right old barney after one tried to nick some of the nesting material another had put in place. They weren't happy, believe me.

The new camera between Bartlett Nab and Jubilee viewpoints today picked up shots of a puffin - one of the first we've seen on the cliffs this year. At this time of the year, lots of the birds, including the puffins, razorbills and guillemots, haven't settled down to life on the cliffs. They might be here today but there's a chance they'll have nipped off tomorrow.

But that will-they-won't-they really adds to the sense of anticipation as we await another seabird breeding season.

The CCTV cameras are daily giving us an intimate glimpse into the lives of the seabirds - it makes for fascinating watching.

  • When is the Best time to visit to see the Puffins and Razorbills please.