A Kittiwake sits precariously on a cliff

Kittiwake, Bempton Cliffs

Nikon D50, 70-300mm F/4-5.6 G, polarising filter

300mm, f/5.6, 1/1000s, ISO 1600. Date: 2007-07-16

cropped, levels and curves adjustment, sharpening

Bempton Cliffs RSPB reserve in the East Riding of Yorkshire is home to thousands of nesting sea birds in the summer, including vast numbers of kittiwakes. They are distinguishable from other gulls by their black feet and the call, after which they were named.

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