Cliff-face cameras to view Bempton Cliffs seabirds

CCTV cameras installed on cliff
Image caption Engineers abseiled down the 300ft (91m) high cliffs to install the cameras

Two CCTV cameras have been installed on the cliff-face at a seabird centre on Bempton Cliffs near Bridlington.

The live video feed allows visitors to the RSPB reserve to watch a variety of birds nesting on the 300ft (91m) high cliffs.

The cameras were installed by engineers who abseiled down the vertical cliff-face.

In the summer breeding season the reserve is home to more than 200,000 gannets, kittiwakes and puffins.

The cameras are a permanent installation following a successful trial last year of a single camera overlooking the gannet colony.

David Aitken, RSPB Bempton Cliffs assistant warden, said: "Last year, the incredible close-up shots capturing tiny, intimate, and sometime ferocious moments in the lives of the gannets on Staple Newk, thrilled visitors on a daily basis.

"This year, the new cameras will bring us double the delight as we'll be able to watch the antics of seabirds on other parts of the cliffs."

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