UK’S LARGEST COLONY

Bird Watching (UK) - - News Wire -

Gan­nets, Puffins and Ra­zor­bills are among the hun­dreds of thou­sands of seabirds that make up the largest main­land seabird colony in the UK on the Flam­bor­ough and Fi­ley Coast, new fig­ures have re­vealed. The 400ft chalk cliffs around the Flam­bor­ough and Fi­ley coast – a pro­posed Spe­cial Pro­tected Area (PSPA) – stretch 17 miles from Bridling­ton to the north of Fi­ley, in­clud­ing spe­cial sites such as Bemp­ton Cliffs RSPB, Flam­bor­ough Head and Fi­ley Bay. The lat­est count of the birds, which took a team of six ex­perts 253 hours dur­ing May and June, has re­vealed the colony is now home to 298,054 breed­ing seabirds, which fledge over 113,000 young, mak­ing it the largest main­land colony in the UK.

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