I decided to walk the cliffs to Jubilee Corner viewing platform, which was nicely sheltered from the autumnal weather and spent more time than planned here! The ledges held mainly Gannets, some with Gugas of varying development, some ready to fledge, with others probably needing several more weeks before their turn comes. Recently fledged Guga's could be seen on the sea, strengthening their wings. Hundreds of hirundines (Swalows and House Martins) buzzed around the viewpoint, some only inches above my head! Later in the day, two (late) Sand Martins were seen from Bartlett Nab viewpoint. At Jubilee Corner, a Peregrine was seen regularly but stayed over Buckton Cliffs.
A Guga sporting a traditional hairstyle!
Domestic chores! I've raised my Guga which has fledged the nest, so a bit of tidying before next year!
A probable 4yr Gannet perusing the cliffs
Keeping myself in a healthy state - Gannet ablutions!
I've seen mature Gannets collecting vegetation, I'm not sure why, but I'll copy them to look good!
Year 4 Gannet
Sky pointing indicating about to fly
Gannet keep fit! Yoga! Look to the left and look to the right and bend!
A gift of love!
I'm off out, don't wait up for me!
Herring Gulls. I recently heard them referred to as "Marmite" Gulls!