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  • Recent Sightings Special 21/07/14 - Farewell!

    Hello readers, and welcome again to a special edition of Recent Sightings. Apologies for the delay in getting this one up -- I've just graduated, so I'm sure you can imagine it's been a busy week! Unfortunately, this also means that this will...
  • Well done, Sal

    It’s always nice to get a pat on the back. When it's accompanied by a university-style gown on your back, it’s even more welcome. This is exactly what happened recently to East Riding local group volunteer and RSPB Council member, Sal...
  • Reflections on the season: Gannet engineering

    Gannets must love Bempton Cliffs. Back in the 1970s there were only about 20 pairs breeding, but by 2012 there were 11,000 pairs and 1000 non-breeding birds (see graph). A look around the reserve suggests that the number has continued to rise. One...
  • Making Jo's day

    How good does it feel to release a puffin back into the wild? The smile on Jo Allen's face probably gives you some idea. The box in the photo (henceforth known as a Puffin not Pet Carrier) contains a puffling that was brought to the reserve...
  • Reflections on the season: seabird monitoring

    Welcome to the first of an occasional series of blog posts looking back at the 2014 seabird monitoring programme at Bempton Cliffs. It’s hard to believe, but the 2014 seabird monitoring season at Bempton Cliffs is winding down. Most of our auk...
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