Bempton Cliffs

Bempton Cliffs

Bempton Cliffs
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  • 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...
  • A soldier's story

    I'm a bit scared of poems. They do their best to bamboozle me and usually succeed. So it was with a certain amount of trepidation last month that I got involved in the Bridlington Poetry Festival and offered Bempton Cliffs as a fringe venue. To...
  • Halfway to Holland

    The following text was written by and posted on behalf of RSPB Conservation Scientist Dr Guy Anderson. The face of the Yorkshire coast has a nose. A pretty, green, rolling nose edged with magnificent white chalk cliffs. Flamborough Head. This nose has...
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