From Wildlife Extra:
Photo story – Bempton gannets giving flowers
Gannets mate for life
July 2012. Around 8,000 pairs of gannets return every year to the nature reserve between Bridlington and Filey in Yorkshire – and this pair were caught billing and cooing on camera by wildlife photographer Steve Race. Gannets are renowned for their faithfulness, usually returning to the same nesting site with the same partner for many years and regularly re-decorating their summer home with grasses, flowers – and even bits of rope and rubbish.
Flowers and feathers for love birds
Younger birds, like these two, that haven’t quite got the hang of being grown-ups, are often seen presenting each other with flowers and feathers, as they appear to work on their chat-up lines.
“The reserve is awash with colour at this time of the year, with red campion, birds foot trefoil and clover stretching as far as…
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