The Bempton Cliffs RSPB reserve, on the north Yorkshire coast, is home to one of the UK’s top wildlife spectacles. Around half a million seabirds gather here between March and October to raise their families on towering chalk cliffs which overlook the North Sea. An early start is recommended to catch the birds at their best, added to the warm light and lack of crowds. We arrived at 7am and met only a few other keen photographers as we walked the cliff edge path looking for photo opportunities. Gannets are the key species here and they can be seen in their thousands as they come and go from the cliff faces and grassy tops. There were several other species here but I will share those on a subsequent post.