Northern Gannets at Bempton cliffs

Northern Gannets at Bempton cliffsThe great news about gannets – the northern gannet (Sula bassana) – is that their numbers are increasing (2). With all the horror stories about wildlife suffering depredations – mainly at the hands of Man – around the world today, its uplifting to find a species that is actually thriving. They are highly adaptable, able to vary their diet according to what is available, and also, able to fly long distances in search of food.

Gannet colony at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire

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