stand and preen on the upper ledges at the RSPB Bempton
Cliffs Reserve. Since I first visited Bempton, in its pre-nature
reserve days, in the 1970s numbers of gannets have
increased from a few pairs to 3,000. Bempton remains our only mainland
pair of swallows has nested in the porch at the
RSPB information centre at Bempton. An adult dashes in with food.
The young stand on the mud-cup nest to exercise their wings.