Bempton Cliffs again

We saw these beak fencing Gannets at Bempton Cliffs today. It’s part of their mating ritual. He later went fishing and came back with a gift of fish. It seemed to work, as I had to delete the ensuing video rather than become known as an avian pornographer. I reminded Julia that I bought her favourite – smoked mackerel – earlier in the week. According to her answer it seems that gifts of fish don’t have the same significance in the human world.

Some of the birds are on the cliffs, but most of the auks (including around a dozen puffins) are content to sit on the sea for the moment.

Have to be quick, as I need to post this before midnight. Here are a few other pictures.

It was a good day and the telescope came in useful for looking out to sea. Those Puffins were miles away!

18 thoughts on “Bempton Cliffs again

  1. clarepooley33

    I really must take a trip to Bempton Cliffs! Your video is wonderful and the photos of all the other birds you saw there make me wish I had the time to go and see them this week! The only time I have seen Gannets is when we were on holiday in County Kerry in 2005; it was thrilling watching them diving for fish!

  2. Laurie Graves

    What pictures and what a place for seeing birds! And Julia is right about that fish πŸ˜‰

      1. quercuscommunity

        Yes. It was the photo/video that made the day, and she was also the first of us to spot the puffins out at sea. Sometimes I feel I am only there to drive, carry and provide comic interludes. πŸ˜‰

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