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It is not just about Gannets at Bempton RSPB Reserve, there are many breeding Guillemots, Razorbills and Puffins. By the time of our visit at the end of July many of the auks had finished breeding and left Bempton but they could still be seen along with the Kittiwakes which were still occupying their nest sites even though many of the chicks had fledged. Juvenile Kittiwakes are particularly attractive with their black wing markings and certainly seemed to draw our lenses towards them, especially in flight. While many of the birds at Bempton have increased in number Kittiwakes have been in steep decline and now number around 30,000 breeding pairs against 80,000 pairs 30 years ago.
ADULT KITTIWAKE IN FLIGHT
ADULT KITTIWAKE IN FLIGHT WITH FEET DOWN
ADULT KITTIWAKE CALLING IN FLIGHT
JUVENILE KITTIWAKE IN FLIGHT