Sea Birds

Our second visit to Bempton this summer provided less than ideal conditions – although a gentle breeze from the east had been forecast, the wind had come around to a strong cold wind from the north, so we were not treated to birds flying towards us. This was a bit disappointing but at least it provided opportunities for some different types of pictures from last time and we were lucky to see a small number of puffins.

Kittiwake chicks were looking very vulnerable to predators as they sat alone on ledges waiting to be fed. Sadly, a herring gull took one and devoured the whole chick in just a few minutes.

© Christine Widdall