Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Gannets of Bempton

A few shots from last Friday's visit to Bempton Cliffs of Gannets one of my favourite birds.
The third shot, my favourite is slightly blighted by green from the grasses on the cliff top.
All of the shots are full frame with no cropping.


East Ayton Birding said...

I tend to take these for granted Mike living so close to Bempton - shouldn't really, one of my favorite birds, very majestic.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Majestic is the right description Dave. We visit a couple of times a year but it was actually the first time for a few years that I spent a good while there and I enjoyed it immensely.

Lynmiranda said...

Lucky you Mike, I would love to see the Gannets!

Anonymous said...

Super images Mike. Unfortunately I have never seen one.

Chris said...

Hi Mike,
Beautiful, I would love to get them so close. They are staying far away from the coast in Iceland, except in the north of the country!!! Well captured flight action.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks Lyn, Roy & Chris
Bempton is a great place to go if you can visit as it is the only mainland Gannetry in England.
A trip to Bass Rock is number one of the natural wonders voted for by Natures Calender viewers. I hope to get there soon.

The Early Birder said...

Not something we see too often down south but I'm facinated by this consumate "fisherman".
Thank for sharing Mike.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks Frank.
They are fantastic birds and it is wonderful to see them arrowing into the water to catch their prey.