TA2073 : Scale Nab, Bempton Cliffs

taken 4 years ago, near to Bempton, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

Scale Nab, Bempton Cliffs
Scale Nab, Bempton Cliffs
A part of the colony of gannets that nest along these cliffs.
Gannets and Scale Nab, Bempton Cliffs
Scale Nab is an outcrop from the cliffs at the south-eastern end of the RSPB Reserve. There is a viewing platform on the cliff above it, called Staple Newk.
This end of the cliffs is particularly favoured by Gannets as a breeding site, although they can be found in large numbers throughout the cliffs - there were about 6000 pairs at the last count.
Gannets don't breed until their 4th or 5th year, and can live up to 20 years. Some of the juvenile birds return to the nest sites after winter migration. Adults are primarily white, the juveniles have black or grey plumage, which is gradually replaced by white as they mature.
Bempton Cliffs RSPB :: TA1974
The RSPB Reserve at Bempton Cliffs, near Flamborough Head, is home to massive numbers of nesting seabirds in spring. Gannets, Kittiwakes, Fulmars, Razorbills, Guillemots and Puffins breed in large numbers. It has the highest population of nesting Kittiwakes in Europe, 37,000 pairs when last counted. The sight and smell(!) of all these seabirds in late May is very memorable, as is the sight of so many keen birdwatchers with massive lenses on their cameras.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 18 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 23 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Place (from Tags)
RSPB Bempton Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 2044 7375 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:8.7281N 0:9.4577W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 2042 7372
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Gannetry 

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