THE seabird breeding season is in full swing at one North Yorkshire RSPB reserve, with more than 250,000 seabirds picking the picturesque Bempton Cliffs to rear their eggs and chicks.
Press Association photographer Danny Lawson captured some of the characters who make the chalk cliffs such a draw for bird watchers.
The fantastic images show some of the thousands of gannets nesting on the cliffs.
The gannet is Britain’s largest seabird, identifiable by its bright white plumage, long neck and beak and black tipped wings.
They can also be found breeding at Troup Head in Aberdeenshire and out on St Kilda and Bass Rock.
They arrive at their colonies from January onwards and leave between August and October.
Also nesting at Brempton are kittiwakes.
The cliffs are the British mainland’s largest colony of the bird.
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