A really "invigorating" day on the cliffs today - blue skies, white clouds and a "challenging" north east wind! You could say that there was no room for cob-webs! It was a good day for practicing "birds in flight" but seasonal limits restricted my efforts to Gannet, Fulmar and Great Black Backed Gull. On the cliffs some of the Gannets still have very young Guga, no doubt attributed to the late efforts of inexperienced first time breeding pairs. One cannot be more than six weeks old, and with a thirteen week raising period, the Guga will still be here in November!
There is always one!
There is no "air traffic control" in the life of Gannets, but I'm sure this would count as a near miss!
Great Black Backed Gull
"Sea Fever" below Bartlett Nab