Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Bempton Cruise

The RSPB boat trip out from Bridlington to the seabird colonies on bempton cliffs is as spectacular as you would imagine, the towering cliffs and number of birds are overwhelming. Luckily on this trip the light conditions changed from bright and sunny to dark threatening thunder clouds, lightening, torrential rain and finally a double rainbow. The gannet colony, which is the biggest in europe is stunning, while puffins, guillemots, razorbills are difficult to photograph from the boat if not sat on the ledges. Very few shags nest here but can be seen on the lower cliff and fulmars follow the boat. One arctic skua showed up chasing kittewakes far out but i have included the image. If you have not been on this trip give it a go, you will not be disappointed.

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