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Nesting Fulmars

A photo of Fulmars (Fulmaris glacialis) nesting on a cliff-face in Fife. After an almost total absence from their usual nesting places last year, fulmars appear to be back in numbers on the East Coast of Fife this year. Fulmars look like gulls, but they are actually a type of petrel. They have a shorter, stubbier beak than gulls and tend to stiffly flap their wings and glide rather in contrast to the gull flight which has more continuous flapping and longer wings that bend in the middle. Fulmars are back nesting in the tower over the wall from our back-garden and it is nice to hear their chatter above our heads again.

 

I haven't been on Flickr much this past few weeks as we had been showing guests from the USA and then England, arounf Scotland. I think that they enjoyed themselves despite mixed weather?

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Taken on June 24, 2012