Photographer's Note

The photos of North East England which I recently showed were always taken at a great weather with blue sky so I got plenty of comments about how great the summer must be here. No, there is no summer, and most likely there will be no summer this year again. MJR who lives not that far from me was wondering: how is it possible that I have always great weather while in the same places he has terrible conditions? My answer was simple: when the weather is bad I stay at home which means I stay at home most of the time...

Last weekend though we were again blessed with some sun and we tried to make the best use of it. For a while now I wanted to visit Bempton Cliffs near Flamborough Head which are one of the best bird watching places in England with about 200,000 birds including 60,000 puffins. I really wanted to see puffins again and this is now the best time to spot them. The location is spectacular indeed and we had almost no wind which made the day out very pleasant. The only drawback of this station is that the puffins nest in cliff caves and they are rarely visible only from a distance. This area seems to be supposedly the only mainland colony of gannets (Morus bassanus) in England. They are the birds which you see in this photo.

Photo Information
Viewed: 1993
Points: 43
Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7245 W: 106 N: 19097] (73224)
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